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Optoma HD142x is Affordable Home Theater 1080p Projector

Optoma announced a replacement for the HD141x, which was the top selling home theater projector in the U.S. market last year. The new, $579 HD142x home theater 1080p DLP projector improves slightly over its predecessor with claims of even better color and contrast, improved lamp life and a smaller form factor.

With color and contrast ratio the two most critical elements to a great picture, Optoma claims to have improved upon both with its HD142x. Adding an sRGB color mode, the Optoma HD142x reproduces accurate colors for PC and Mac content and color space, complementing the Reference Mode, which reproduces accurate Rec.709 HDTV broadcast spec colors – ensuring content created for any source will look true and vibrant. With a contrast ratio at 23,000:1, this projector also can provide rich blacks capable of showing important texture and detail in any picture.

In addition, lamp life has been improved to deliver up to 8,000 hours, a new and advanced optical lens ensures even sharper and crisper images. Its new and smaller form factor with a rear I/O panel makes adopting projection into a home even easier.


  • Accurate, rich colors with both Rec.709 and sRGB color modes
  • 23,000:1 contrast ratio means bright whites and dark, detailed blacks in any picture
  • 1080p high-definition resolution translates to incredible picture detail for movies, games and more
  • With 3,000 lumens of brightness, the HD142x can be used in rooms with moderate ambient light, and can light up larger home screens – or walls
  • Supports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D formats for playback of 3D content for immersive viewing
  • Integrated 10-watt speaker for integrated audio/video and ultimately consumer ease of use
  • Wireless and device compatibility: MHL devices such as Optoma’s HDCast Pro for wireless streaming, Roku Streaming Stick, and smart phones connect directly to enable users to plays music and videos, view pictures and even share other content seamlessly

Price and Availability

Optoma HD142x will be available July 18, 2016 for purchase online for $579 (estimated street price). It comes with a one-year warranty.

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Specification Comparison

Product Name HD141X HD142X
Weight 5.4 lbs 5.2 lbs
Brightness 3000 ANSI Lumens 3000 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio 23,000:1 23,000:1
Native Resolution 1080p 1920 x 1080 1080p 1920 x 1080
Display Technology Single 0.65″ DC3 DMD DLP Technology by Texas Instruments Single 0.65″ 1080p DC2 DMD chip DLP Technology by Texas Instruments
Dimensions (W x H x D) 315 x 224 x 114 298 x 230 x 96.5
Lamp Type/Lamp Life2 6000/5000 (hrs)  8000/6000 (hrs)
Noise Level (Eco mode) 26dB 24dB
Throw Ratio 1.48 – 1.62:1 1.48 – 1.62:1
Native Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Lamp Type 190W  195W

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