This HD146X is replacing a 5-6yr old Optoma 520 that finally had a problem and would only give a faded pink image.
Liked the throw and spread of the last Optoma in our home theater and decided to go for this similarly performing latest model. I am a researcher... you know who you are of you are like me. Especially on sognifxnst purchases like this that are over $300-400 and are technical and electronic. So many choices out there today.
I received this unit today n one day from Amazon. Cool!
Out of the box, the immediate difference from our old Optoma 529 was brightness. Wow! Some reviews mention that this is bright enough to watch with some lights on on the room and there’s statements are 100% legitimate. Very bright and I’m very happy.
Next, the throw on this unit is identical to our old 520. I installed on the same exeoli g mount and had to do NOTHING to adjust the zoom for our screen. I am projecting this on a 120” horizontal screen with a 16:9 screen format that o built myself when screens of this size were over $1,200. I built my own screen for about $180 and that was 6yrs ago.
Also, it is FAR more quiet than our old Optoma 520. The fan nose bothered some buyers on the 520, but it never bothered us while watching movies. However this HD146X is VERay quiet even with the fan running.
For you shoppers who also may have an Optoma projector you are looking tonrepoace, I’ve got one bit of bad news... this unit comes woth the same crust remote control, with SUPER bright backlot buttons that is way too bright. For me this is a no -issue as we control our home theater with a Logitech programmable remote. Just wanted everyone to know that the Optoma remote is functional and easy to use. However, it is lightweight plastic and the backlot buttons are crazy bright. Like you could use them to navigate your home on the dark instead of your smartphone flashlight.
Out of the box I’m stoked. However, I’m crossing my fingers and hoping mine last longer than3-4months loke some other reviewers here. I definitely found the warranty registration card and immediately entry online and registered my unit just in case.
This is a no frills unit that appears to have great quality video. I am a big Amazon review person and I believe in buying based on reviews so I pay it forward on stuff I buy. If there is any change, I certainly will update this review.