- Nov 27, 2001
Hm, the thing that sticks out to me with these two is the price. The original was at a pretty decent price point that made it competitive with other 1080p projectors (at that time). Well, the problem is that this is now only slightly cheaper than an entry-level 4K projector from Optoma. While that sounds like one to avoid, it actually reviews quite well.
If I'm looking for a good 1080p projector, I find it hard to ignore the more budget-oriented units like the Optoma HD143X or its more expensive cousin, the HD27e. Sure, it doesn't have horizontal keystone correction, but both of the aforementioned projectors are less than half the price. To note, the HD27e doesn't even have vertical keystone correction, which is odd since it costs more than the HD143X, which does have it. Although, since keystone correction alters the image to compensate for the off-angle projection, a picky viewer might prefer a straighter shot over keystone correction anyway.