Brilliant and Affordable 1080p Home Projection


  • 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
4.73 out of 5 based on 26 customer ratings
(26 customer reviews)

Big screen entertainment

Project a bright 3000 lumen 1080p image with the Optoma HD142x with Amazing Color technology. The compact form factor enables watching live sports, TV shows, movies and gaming anytime and anywhere easily.

An integrated speaker provides great sound while HDMI inputs enable easy connectivity. Connect a video streaming device, gaming console or Blu-ray player to play games, stream videos and share photos on a big screen, from the comfort of your own home.

At less than 5.5 lbs, it’s easy to take to a friend’s house with the optional carry bag for a game day, movie night or gaming marathon for the best big screen experience anywhere with a flat surface.

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DLP Technology®

DLP® (Digital Light Processing) is a proprietary technology from Texas Instruments™ that offers digital projection with higher contrast, faster response time, good pixel structure and virtually no color degradation.

Amazing Color

Our projectors are capable of reproducing the Rec.709 color gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate reproduction of cinematic color exactly as the director intended. Our projectors can also create saturated colors, great for gaming and animated movies.

Full 3D

Display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray Disc™ players, 3D broadcasting, and the latest-generation game consoles. Support for 144Hz rapid-refresh rate provides ultra-smooth flicker-free images. Optoma 3D glasses required.

Direct Power On

Turn on the projector directly from the power source. This feature aids installations that rely on power-on timers. The sleep timer can be used to turn the projector off after a set time.

Full HD 1080p

1080p (1920×1080) resolution renders sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compression, which is perfect for movies, TV shows and gaming.

Dynamic Black Technology

This feature gives more depth to your image by smoothly adjusting the lamp output to create a stunning high contrast ratio. Bright scenes appear crisp and clear, while dark scenes remain detailed with deep blacks and exceptional light and shade detail.

MHL Connectivity

Turn your projector into a smart display by connecting your smartphone or tablet with a single cable using MHL; now you can view presentations and documents, stream videos and share photos on the big screen.

Integrated Speaker

Complete your home entertainment experience with the convenience of a powerful built-in speaker. Built-in speakers provide exceptional sound quality and are easy to set up without the need for costly external speakers.

Long Lamp Life

Reduce the number of lamp changes with long lamp life.

USB Power

Power and charge your USB devices with the USB power port. The port delivers up to 1-amp and ideal for some HDMI streaming sticks.

+12v Trigger

Easily trigger a motorized screen to lower or raise when the projector is powered on or off.

ISF Modes

This feature allows you to save your calibrated day and night mode settings for the ideal viewing experience.

Additional information

Aspect Ratio16:9
Brightness3,000 ANSI lumens
Compatible Aspect Ratio16:9 Native, 4:3 Compatible
Connections2xHDMI (1.4a 3D support) + MHL v2.1, audio out 3.5mm, 12V trigger, 3D-Sync, USB power (1A)
Contrast Ratio23,000:1
Display TechnologySingle 0.65” 1080p DC2 DMD chip DLP® Technology by Texas Instruments
Displayable Colors1.07 billion
Image Size27.88" – 305.3"
Keystone Correction±40° Vertical
Light Source Life5000
Light Source Type195W
Light Source Life8,000/6,000/5,000 (hrs) (Dynamic/Eco/Bright)
Maximum Resolution1080p (1920 x 1080)
Native Resolution1080p (1920×1080)
Noise Level24dB
On-Screen DisplayComplete on-screen menu adjustment in 26 languages
Operating Temperature41°F – 104°F, Max. Humidity 85%, Max. Altitude 9842.52 feet
Power Consumption236W typical (Bright), 2600W max (Bright), 196W typical (Eco), 216W max (Eco)
Power Supply100-240V, 50-60Hz
Projection Distance3-10ft
Projection LensF/2.5~2.67; f=21.86~24mm
Projection MethodFront, rear, ceiling count, tabletop
Projection Screen Size0.71 – 7.75m (27.88" – 305.3") Diagonal 16:9
Remote ControlBacklit IR remote control
Throw Ratio1.48 – 1.62:1
Zoom Type1.1x Manual
3D CompatibilitySide-by-Side: 1080i50 / 60, 720p50 / 60, Frame-pack: 1080p24, 720p50 / 60, Over-Under: 1080p24, 720p50 / 60
Computer CompatibilityFHD, HD, WXGA, UXGA, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA, Mac
Horizontal Scan Rate15 – 91kHz
Optional WirelessNo
Vertical Scan Rate25 – 85Hz (120Hz for 3D)
Video CompatiblityPAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N, 576i/p), NTSC (M, 4.43/3.58 MHz, 480i/p), SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L) HD (1080i, 720p)
Dimensions (W x H x D)11.7in x 9in x 3.8in
SecuritySecurity bar, Kensington lock, password protection
Weight5.5 lbs
Optional AccessoriesDLP®Link™3D glasses, wireless HDMI, ceiling mount, HDCast Pro
Standard AccessoriesAC power cord, remote control, batteries for remote, quick start guide, CD user manual and warranty card
Warranty Info1-year warranty
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The best projector prices and sales in February 2019

February 11, 2019

Cheap projector deals, you say? Here’s what we found

Projectors get you the cinema experience in your living room. However, you need to be wary when fishing for a great projector sale. Cheap imports often have misleading or flat-out made-up specs. When you get the beamer home you’ll find it’s a lot dimmer, and less sharp, than you expected….

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December 12, 2016

“This projector offers a quality image, reliable 3D mode (RF support), a backlight remote and low noise levels in eco mode”

Image quality 2D: 4 out of 5 stars

Image quality 3D: 5 out of 5 stars

Features and design: 4 out of 5 stars

Consumption and noise level: 4 out of 5 stars

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October 26, 2017

“The Optoma HD142X is one of the best home theatre projectors among those available on the market that offers a true Full HD resolution at such an attractive price. This kind of projector makes a movie theatre obsolete and offers not just a similar, but better experience in the comforts of your home”.

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October 18, 2016

“The Optoma HD142X is a winner, especially considering it has an 8,000-hour lamp life.”

“The Optoma HD142X is a best-buy budget home theater projector that will satisfy both beginner and intermediate projector fans.”

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November 2, 2016

“Looking for a powerful projector for gaming-nights? We might have something for you!

Particular features to highlight for gamers: the integrated gaming mode. Using this mode, the projector activates high contrast values and scores with low latencies. Also the installation is simple: Install, connect and switch on!”

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February 2, 2017

“Price hit with potential!"

"With great colour and  a silent fan its a serious projector for a living room cinema. Optoma's HD142X sets new standards and that not in the high-price segment.”

Price/ performance: very good

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HiFi Vision,
June 24, 2017

“With the HD142X Optoma sets the standard and even for higher price segments. With only a few easy steps, you get a serious projector for your Living room.”

“Price/ performance: very good”

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May 27, 2017

“The HD142X model offers a good quality-price ratio due to the 1920 x 1080, 3D capability and options and the low 33ms latency which makes this projector a good choice for both movies and gaming.”

“The image quality is very good, offering vivid colors, minimal distortion and a good contrast. The projector uses approximately 227W of power in normal usage conditions and approximately 186W in Eco mode.”

“In conclusion, Optoma offers an easy to use projector, ideal for both gaming and Home Cinema, also the projector offers numerous options for 2D and 3D image configuration. The connectivity of the projector is good offering both HDMI and HDMI compatible MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link).”

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The Digital Fix,
June 5, 2017

The HD142X is a budget priced 1080P DLP projector that can comfortably throw a near-flawless 120-inch image in most living room spaces

The 1080p image was crystal clear, easily on par with a mid-range large screen TV, but more than twice the size, price per (quality) inch we think the HD142X is unbeatable. Sharp lines and a good colour range that benefits from the 23,000:1 contrast ratio makes even the most basic screen setup pop.

Overall:  For quality picture per inch, you won't find a better value projector 9 out of 10

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April 21, 2017

"Optoma HD142X: A Full HD video-pro well balanced, very robust in 3D … and at the right price."
"Easy installation"
"A 2D image with 'cinema' rendering"
"Optoma HD142X is a good projector for gaming, with an input-lag that does not exceed 32ms"
"An excellent video-pro for 3D movies"
"Optoma HD142X is a video projector that “does the job” for a very good price, especially good that it does not require an engineering degree to enjoy it."

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November 22, 2017

The HD142X is all about quiet brightness. Don’t underestimate how useful is to have a projector that can be used at any time of day, and at the HD142X’s low price, its 3,000 ANSI Lumens is a good value feature.

Expect clean, crisp images with plenty of accurate color, and more contrast and shadow detail within black areas of the image that you’ve a right to expect at this price. And we loved the brightness of the lamp, which meant we could use the HD142X at midday and still see the image clearly.

Long story short, if you’re after a projector that you can take out of a cupboard for the occasional big screen movie or gaming night, the compact, versatile and great value HD142X is hard to beat.

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Live for Films,
April 27, 2017

“As with all the Optoma projectors, it was extremely simple to set up.”

“I was pleasantly surprised at just how clear it was during the day and with lights on in the room.”

“As for the picture quality it was, on the whole, very good.”

“The gaming mode worked wonders when using my PS4 and there was no drop in quality or speed when playing video games.”

“The HD142X is a powerful projector and you get a lot for your money. It gives you plenty of options for how you can use it and is so simple to set up and use.”

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April 25, 2017

“WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: The HD142X appeals to the budget-set with an 8,000-hour lamp life and 3,000 lumens of brightness.”

“If you don’t have a fortune to spend upfront, it can be hard to find a projector that combines all the features you need into a package that doesn’t break the bank. Enter the budget option: the Optoma HD142X, another in a long line the company’s cost-conscious projectors that deliver serious performance for a price that the average consumer can justify.”

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July 28, 2016

“The HD142X is no different, with 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness that fill the room with light even during the brightest of days.”

“Optoma is also great at making projectors that look just as good as competing models that can run at twice or three times the same cost. Movies and TV streamed from various sources, as well as source 4K video, looked amazing on the Optoma during ambient light tests as well as the dead of night, with very little noticeable framedrops or bad focus.”

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July 7, 2016

“A great top performance Projector and easily portable for those on the go, weighing in at just under 5.5 lbs…”

“The 8000-Hour lamp life provides extended hours of viewing time with little need for maintenance”

“The HD142X Projector is a great design for top gaming platforms which include the Xbox One, PS4, and your own Personal Computer.”

“The advanced optical lens design , plus crisp 1080p graphics and rich-deep blacks provide sharp-vivid graphics and textures.”

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September 12, 2016

“It really hits its stride as a projector for the living room or den when the crowd is over for some weekend entertainment. It is also small and light enough (5.5 lbs) to be used at work or on the road if HDMI sources are available.”

“The video image from the HD142X was clear, sharp from edge to edge and top to bottom, and noise free. Cinema mode rendered very natural flesh tones, and after a slight boost in contrast and a reduction in brightness, highlight and shadow detail were well-defined. Black levels were excellent with dark scenes showing smooth transitions and small grey-scale differences easily distinguished.”

“The Optoma HD142X is one of the lowest priced 1080p home theater projectors on the market.”

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July 23, 2016

“Overall, it’s packed with some pretty impressive features and is available for a bargain of a price, considering what it’s capable of. While you may not consider it a necessity for your home theater system, it’s capable of a wealth of high-end technology that’ll likely outperform most other models for the price.”

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The Masters Switch,
November 1, 2017

The HD142X is one heck a home projector, with great value for money. For under $550 – less if you wait for a sale – you get full HD 1080p resolution and a solid contrast ratio of 23,000 to 1. It’s MHL-compatible for controlling what’s playing on the screen via your smartphone.

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July 23, 2016

“If you are in the market for an affordable home theater projector that comes with high definition resolution, then look no further than the Optoma HD142X 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector.”

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