The MagikFlame holographic electric fireplace is far superior to the Dimplex Opti-V fireplace. The Dimplex offers one flame, and one flame only, while the MagikFlame offers 30 different flames. The MagikFlame can simulate not only wood-burning fireplaces, like vintage fireplaces and modern fireplaces, but it can also simulate natural gas and even propane fires. Each of our 30 Flames has different log crackling popping sounds while the Dimplex has one sound.
The MagikFlame comes with a variety of optional mantle packages while the Opti-V must be installed directly in a wall and hard-wired adding to the difficulty of installation. This can be expensive and requires professional installation. The MagikFlame comes with a 5200 BTU infrared quartz heater built-in, while the Opti-V does not produce heat. What is the point of owning an electric fireplace that doesn’t have a heater? The MagikFlame uses state-of-the-art Bluetooth connectivity, which means you can use your iPhone from any room of your house to control your fireplace in the bedroom. The Opti-V uses 60-year-old infrared remote control technology that requires line of sight. This means that you need to be standing directly in front of your fireplace for the remote control to operate.
Overall, the MagikFlame is a superior product, offering 30 Flames to their 1, offers more variety of sounds, and better control options, as well as a built-in heater and ease-of-use. Furthermore, the MagikFlame has a built-in sleep timer so the fireplace will turn itself automatically when you have fallen asleep, and it can even produce ambient nature sounds like rain and thunder and even birds chirping for a relaxing experience. It also can be a virtual aquarium on the days you’d rather see tropical fish swimming around than a hot fire! Our fireplace even has a built-in touchscreen so that the fireplace can be used in the dark, without squinting at a tiny remote control with cryptic icons. I can even update itself over time to include more flames and more features completely free of charge for the life of the fireplace. There is no doubt that the MagikFlame is superior to the Opti-V in just about every way, and may even cost less.