Optoma H190X DLP Projector Review

The Optoma H190X DLP projector is a portable 2-chip DLP projector. It is available in a variety of screen sizes and resolutions, from 35” to 100”. The H190X supports both computer and television connectivity, and it has a built-in speaker for audio output.

The projector uses high contrast ratio XGA resolution with automatic lens shift technology for accuracy in color balance and brightness performance across the entire projected image.

This model has an HDMI input that allows you to connect your computer or display device directly into this product without an additional adapter or cable necessary (a separate HDMI cable would need to be used instead).

Image Quality

The Optoma H190X DLP projector is able to produce bright images with a contrast ratio of 25,000:1. It can also display up to 16 million colors and has an effective resolution of 1080p.

The image quality on this projector is excellent for its price range, but there are some issues with it that we’ll discuss later in this review.


The Optoma H190X DLP projector has a resolution of WXGA (1280×800), which means that it can produce images with a 16:9 aspect ratio and display them on your screen at 1280 pixels wide by 800 pixels high.

This is considerably higher than most regular computer monitors, which have resolutions ranging from 1024 to 1600 pixels wide and 768 to 1024 pixels in height.

The short throw lens allows you to project images up to 120 inches away from your screen, which makes it possible for you to use this projector at an extremely large distance from your seating area in order to get an even image quality across the entire screen area without having any distortions or crosstalk issues due to light reflections coming off different surfaces such as walls and ceilings around you

Setup and Flexibility

The projector is very easy to set up. The controls are intuitive and the lens shift mechanism is motorized, so it does not require any extra effort on your part for precise alignment of the image.

The focus range is also good, allowing you to adjust it easily without affecting the quality of your video signal or making it blurry or overexposed in any way.


The H190X is a 1080p projector with a native contrast ratio of 3000:1, brightness rating of 1500 lumens, and 5,000:1 contrast ratio. It has four HDMI ports for connecting devices like your computer or gaming console to the projector.

The image quality is good overall but only exceptional in certain areas. The most glaring deficiency is color accuracy which lacks even the smallest hint of red or green; these are normally subtleties that you may not notice until they’re gone, but here they’re just missing entirely!

The other issue with color accuracy on this projector is its focus range which will likely vary from person to person depending on their personal preference for sharpness versus blurramaity (a term used by many reviewers).

KWL JVC’s website claims “Focus accuracy up to +10m,” but I found my experience was much closer to zero than +10m when using any setting other than “Photo Mode” which automatically sets everything correctly at 100% focus regardless of where I point it now matter what position I place it next time around.”

Brightness and Contrast Ratio

Brightness and contrast ratio are two important factors to consider when choosing a projector. Brightness is measured in lumens, and contrast ratio is the difference between the brightest and darkest parts of an image.

The higher the contrast ratio, the better picture quality you’ll get from your home theater system or computer monitor.

The H190X has an impressive brightness of 2000 lumens—that’s about 350 watts! It can go from 0% to 100% without any issues at all (although it will get warm).

The 3200 ANSI lumens rating means that this projector can produce images that are as bright as natural sunlight outdoors on a sunny day; so if you live where there’s no direct sunlight or need extra light for some reason then this might not be right for you yet since it doesn’t have built-in speakers like many other models do today.”

3D Performance

The 3D performance of the Optoma H190X is very good. The image quality is excellent with vivid colors and dark blacks, but you will notice some ghosting when there are multiple objects in the frame.

This is common among projectors that have a 2D-to-3D conversion scheme like this one does, as most projectors have to scan each individual pixel separately before creating an image from them.

However, if you’re looking for a projector that can produce great 3D images without fringing or other issues like this one does, then the Optoma H190X may be just what you need!


We’ve seen this projector in action, and we can say with confidence that it’s an excellent choice for a home theater setup.

The image quality is comparable to other DLP projectors on the market, but its 3D performance is superior thanks to the use of a 60Hz refresh rate.

This ensures smooth motion from left to right or up and down when watching movies or playing games with three dimensions enabled.

It’s also lightweight so you don’t have to worry about carrying around heavy equipment throughout your home!

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