Optoma HD142X home theater projector offers great value for money. Its specs allow it to be used as a part of your home theater setup, delivering a good image quality.
The HD142X offers the brightness of 3000 lumens, delivering a crisp and detailed image with vibrant real-life colors. Such brightness is enough for you to use this Optoma projector even in lit rooms. Of course, dimmed or dark environment will ensure the projector’s best performance, but it’s not an absolute necessity.
This HD142X 1080p projector by Optoma supports the Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), making it suitable for the high-quality video sources like Blu-ray. The 23,000:1 contrast ratio results in a detailed, balanced image. Also, because this projector features the DLP technology, the chances of the rainbow effect are minimal.
The HD142X is the 3D DLP model, which means you will be able to enjoy movies in 3D in the comfort of your home. The glasses are sold separately. The refresh rate of 144Hz allows for a smooth playback and a flicker-free image, even in 1080p.
Keep in mind that this projector is not a short throw one. The throw distance mentioned in the manual ranges from 3 to 35 ft. Therefore, this model is not suitable for you if you plan to use it in a small room (unless you need it to project onto a smaller screen).
This is a relatively lightweight model, so it is suitable for a ceiling mount. You will need to get the mount brackets if you want your projector to be more stable.
This model features a built-in speaker, which is great for gaming and occasional usage. However, if you want a bit more, there’s a standard 3.5 mm audio out, which you can use to connect your sound system for a more surrounding effect.
Keep in mind that once you get your new HD142X projector, you might need to experiment with the settings a little bit. To get the best color calibration for your room lighting, you can get an additional ISF calibrator. This is not a necessity but can improve your home theater experience immensely.