- Lights on viewing 3000 ANSI Lumens- Easy connectivity - 2x HDMI and MHL support and built-in 10W speaker- Amazing color - accurate REC.709 colors- Lightweight and portable Convenient and easy to...
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17 Reasons For
A Best Selling Product
Across all data projectors, the HD142X is one the fastest selling products currently available according to sales data from Amazon.
Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors
Optoma is one of the superior multimedia projector manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Optoma also has good reviews for its 23000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.
One Optoma HD142X owner who purchased this projector considered that it was good looking. Expert website Projectorcentral.com mentioned this year “The new Optoma HD142X full HD home theater projector puts up a gorgeous image with good contrast, natural flesh tones” in their review.
Good High Def TV
One Optoma HD142X reviewer who reviewed this projector concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV.
Good Picture Quality
One customer considered that the product had good picture quality. Expert website Projectorcentral.com said in their Optoma HD142X review in December this year “Plenty of shadow detail, all for a street price of just $579” .
Just Released Six Months Ago
This 23000:1 contrast ratio projector has only been on the market for six months.
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The Optoma HD142X supports 3D. Most of the other new comparable spec data projectors do not support 3D.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Optoma HD142X has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD142X also have a built-in speaker(s).
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL M900HD[plb_3821033_price].
Supports Full HD
Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD142X, the Optoma HD142X supports full HD.
1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution
The highest resolution of the Optoma HD142X is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD142X is WVGA (854x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution supported by the Optoma HD142X is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). The worst resolution of all projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD142X is 640 x 350 and the best is 4096 x 2160.
Fairly Big Digital Zoom
At 2 times zoom factor, the Optoma HD142X has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the HD142X. Comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD142X have digital zooms of between 1.1x and 2x.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp
Comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the HD142X have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h. At 5,000 hours, the Optoma HD142X has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HD142X.
Quite Big Offset
Across all the recently released multimedia projectors the offsets range from 1.5% to 120%. With an offset of 116 percent, the Optoma HD142X has one of the bigger offsets amongst projectors of this age.
The average weight of new similar spec data projectors is 8.9kg. At only 2.4 kilograms, the Optoma HD142X is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the HD142X.
Very Quiet Noise Level
At only 26 decibels, the Optoma HD142X has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD142X. The average noise level of new data projectors is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 21dB to 41dB.
Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the DELL M900HD[plb_3821033_price] (36dB) which also has a higher rating.
Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)
With a noise level (economic mode) of only 24 decibels, the Optoma HD142X has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. The average noise level (economic mode) of projectors that have been available for the last year is 31dB, and the noise level (economic mode)s range from 24dB to 36dB.
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Only 100V AC Input Voltage
This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec projectors that were launched in the last year.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Optoma HD142X does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other latest data projectors also do not support wi-Fi.
We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the DELL M900HD[plb_3821033_price] which is also higher rated.
Very Small Uniformity
The uniformitys of recently released similar spec multimedia projectors range from 70% to 900%. The Optoma HD142X has one of the smaller uniformitys (only 80 percent) amongst projectors of this age.
Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Most data projectors that have been available for the last year have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, including the Optoma HD142X which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
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Average Projector Brightness
At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD142X has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were released in the last year.
Average Running Costs
Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the HD142X is £80, which is typical compared to the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
1 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratios
4:3, 16:10, 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
27.88 - 305.3
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
1.48 - 1.62:1, 1.48 - 1.62
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.5 - 2.67
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.86 - 24
Supported Graphics Resolutions
640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Supported 3D Formats
Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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