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Reddit mentions of Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector

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Reddit mentions: 29

We found 29 Reddit mentions of Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector. Here are the top ones.

Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector
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  • Screen Size Range: 66-inches from 8 feet; 107-inches from 12 feet
  • Brightness: 3,000 ANSI Lumens. Computer compatibility: FHD, HD, WXGA, UXGA, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA, Mac
  • Contrast Ratio: 23,000:1; Keystone Correction: Yes, Lens Shift: No
  • 2 x HDMI (1.4a 3D support) plus MHL v1.2, Audio Out 3.5mm, 12V trigger, 3D-Sync, USB service Display Technology: Single 0.65” 1080p DC3 DMD chip DLP Technology by Texas Instruments
  • Operating Conditions: 5°C - 40°C, Max. Humidity 85%, Max. Altitude 3000m
Height3.7 inches
Length9 inches
Number of items1
Weight5.5 Pounds
Width11.73 inches

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Found 29 comments on Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector:

u/scottymoze · 13 pointsr/hometheater

$250 AV Receiver Denon 720 (refurb w/ltd warranty, has HDCP 2.2 Dolby Atmos)


$90 Micca MB42X Bookshelves PAIR for Front

$90 Micca MB42X Bookshelves PAIR for Surround


$70 Micca MB42X-C Center Channel


$42 Micca M8C In-ceiling speakers EACH (for x.x.2 atmos)

$42 Micca M8C In-ceiling speakers EACH (for x.x.2 atmos)


$200 BIC America F12 12" Sub


$550 Projector Optoma 142X (cnet.com "Best Picture for the Money" 2018)


$205 Elite Manual 120" Projector Screen


TOTAL: $1550

You will also want a universal remote (Logitech Harmony recommended), speaker wire / banana plugs, stands / mounts, HDMI + subwoofer cable. So with this stuff as well you're over budget, but you could grab everything except the sub and add that later, for example.

EDIT: found the projector recommendation here, with more research you might be able to find better (same for the screen):


u/Brown_Menace · 11 pointsr/hometheater

If you're willing to stretch your budget just a bit more, the BenQ w1070 is raved for it's price range and will compete with many pricier projectors. It's selling for $585 on amazon at the time of this post. There are newer models of it, but it was the gold standard <$1k projector when I was shopping around a year ago. Otherwise, the Optoma HD142X is also well received, athough again $48 over your price range. I personally purchased an Acer H5380BD a year ago around $400, with a factory refurb currently selling on amazon for $280 (steal price!!). If you're buying new though, I'd recommend stretching out for the w1070, or newer BenQ generation if you can save up to the $700 mark. The w1070 is worth the extra cash compared to my Acer, but I do enjoy my Acer quite a bit and would jump on that refurb if you're comfortable purchasing a refurb. Things have changed in the past year though, so might help to do a quick search on wire cutter or other sources for newer tech.

ninja edit: if the BenQ was <$600 when I got my Acer, would have purchased without a doubt. It was around $750 when I was holding out for it but got too impatient.

double edit: Acer 5382 is a brigher version of the 5380 for $420. These are 720p though and I'd still recommend the BenQ. As someone else mentioned, H6510BD is a solid projector as well, but the BenQ w1070 was repeatedly named best value for a reason.

u/durkamerp · 7 pointsr/hometheater

Please don't buy a $100 projector. I have the older version of this and it has served me perfectly. This would basically be the minimum price point of still having a 1080p image (IMO). I would stick to the major brands in general (BenQ, Optoma, Epson, etc.).

u/Polympics · 4 pointsr/minimalism

If you can order from IKEA, or have one nearby, I highly recommend you check them out for most of your furniture needs. You hear all the time that people hate IKEA, and how cheap their furniture feels, but I think that might be because people don't know how to take care of their furniture. You have to know the limits.

DESK: LINNMON / $45 - I've had this desk for 2 years going on 3, and have not had one single issue with it. Here is an image of it's potential.

PROJECTOR: Optoma HD142X / $545 - One of the best 1080p projectors on the market for the price. Can throw an amazing 150+ in screen size while still looking incredibly vivid and beautiful. Here is what it looks like in my current setup. Beats my 55 inch 4k TV I bought for $700.

There are also some short throw projectors that are really expensive, but if it's worth not having to mount it then it might be a good fit for you. Just note, any projector will be limited to how many devices you can hook up to it so I recommend either going with something like a chromecast, or buying a receiver to hook everything up to.

If you get a sofa from IKEA, just know that you are sacrificing a bit of comfort for aesthetics / easy setup and take down when you move. But the second part to that is important in your situation.

Most IKEA sofas are bought broken down, and you set it up at home. This makes moving them in much easier.

SOFA: FRIHETEN Sleeper sectional / $599 - This sofa is comfortable, functional, and looks really nice. I have since replaced it with a larger sectional when I moved, but here is an image of what it can look like in a space.

BED: Zinus Memory Foam 10 Inch Mattress, King / $275 - This is easily the best purchase I have made in quite some time. I was skeptical about it's price, but it is easily beyond any mattress I have ever slept on.

BEDFRAME: Really anything you like in this category, there are many options from all over the place. If you get a memory foam then a platform bed without a box spring looks sleek.

u/Fergalbuttmuncher · 3 pointsr/gaming


This is the one I have and does movies and games no bother. Just make sure you get a HD one either way.

u/sniper344 · 2 pointsr/projectors

To me the Optoma HD142x is better on the top of the sub I have a great list with 1080p projectors and some videos you can check out the videos on the projector

u/The---Technician · 2 pointsr/projectors

The Optoma HD142X in general is a better projector which of course, have been proven by many already.

u/Jew__Gold · 2 pointsr/PS4

It would be a waste of money. You can get the projector I linked above for ~$600. Here's the updated version for $550, actually https://www.amazon.com/Optoma-HD142X-Lumens-Theater-Projector/dp/B01HQCF6R6. Anything in the range you posted will be Chinese garbage that runs at 720p with upscaling, at best.

If $550 is out of budget, take that $250 you were going to spend and stick it in a jar or something. Keep adding to it until you're at $550 + some room for cables/mount/screen. Then there's also cost of speakers, since projector speaker sounds worse than ringtone speaker on a Nokia 3310. My setup was very on the budget (Believe it or not, $600 for a projector that is native 1080p and actually can be visible in different lighting and produce a quality image is extremely cheap. I am looking to upgrade this holiday season and upgrade options go from $2500+. Even this is peanuts, considering my family just spent $10,000 on a 4K Sony projector for their new movie room) and came out to right about $1000 with projector, screen, cables and ceiling mount. That is ONLY because I had $5,000 worth of existing sound components and didn't have to buy any speakers/subs.

Bottom line is, projectors themselves can be cheap, but you need to add a lot of other things that usually come with TV sets (speakers/mounting/surface to project on/possibly extra long cables/in-wall wiring if you want it to be neat). If money is a problem, TV is an easier solution that comes with everything at a cost of smaller surface.

Edit: If you do only use it for PS4 and by yourself, all sound-related costs can be minimized to buying PS Golds or some sort of headphones that work for you and are compatible with PS4. If you do intend to play with friends, speakers, or at least a sound bar will be mandatory, unless you want to listen to a single 20W mono speaker attempt to recreate 5.1 sound.

u/ImMortalMystery · 2 pointsr/projectors

Actually did find this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HQCF6R6/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_R3bOAbPHGP8XK
But I heard the "rainbow effect" is bad with fast moving images

u/Plastonick · 2 pointsr/projectors

You can probably start getting entry level 1080p for that price.

This is generally a well received projector.


Edit: that's not to say it's flawless, but I think this is good for the price.

u/MaybeLithuanian · 2 pointsr/detroitlions

Thanks for the suggestion! The one in the screen shot just happened to be the most popular one in the gaming category so it’s on top. I’d be looking at a 4K one for gaming eventually just thought I’d check some prices right now. Currently, I have an Optoma that I got from amazon a few years ago for about $500 if I remember right. Don’t have any complaints.

u/relic1882 · 1 pointr/RetroPie

I'm using an Optima HD142X https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HQCF6R6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Great value and the picture quality is awesome. If you wait until it gets really dark outside you can probably get away with a cheaper one. I haven't bought into building a dedicated screen yet but for now I'm using a huge painter's canvas drop cloth I bought at Lowes. It works great for what I'm doing. You would think that the canvas cloth would lower picture quality but you don't even notice it. The projector has enough lumens to give you great clarity and color. We play games and watch movies out here on the weekends. For sound I'm using a JBL charge 2+. Plenty of volume for what we're doing. I may get some nice outdoor speakers eventually. I'm a bit of an audiophile. You should see my HTPC setup.

If there's leftovers on the grill, it's right there too! A cooler of drinks near us and the night is set! My wife bought us an outdoor bed/hammock type thing that we can "sleep" on too. :)

u/Captain_Fun_Dicks · 1 pointr/steroids

This was my first projector so I didn't want to drop a bunch of cash. I've had it for over a year and it's actually great.

Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HQCF6R6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_q85bBb3WP7ESR

u/Echoskull · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Why a projector? A Tv could de 1080p 60fps for $1k cad
I chose [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Optoma-HD142X-Lumens-Theater-Projector/dp/B01HQCF6R6) one. can't see refresh rate tho.

u/SeafoodDuder · 1 pointr/projectors

Sorry friend, that projector is not something you would be interested in.

There are a LOT of cheap (mostly chinese) projectors out there. When you get used to seeing some of the signs of these projectors then you'll be faster at recognizing what makes a good or bad projector.

1) The random stock images. They show kids watching a projector, mechs/robots, balloons. It's multi-purpose and 'shows' you what it connects to instead of telling you in the description.

2) They advertise 1080p or 'Support' 1080p in the title. This is mostly a clickbait thing they use to get you to click the link or read more into their projector. When you scroll down, to the product information, you'll see that the projector you're looking at is actually WVGA 854*480 (480p) with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 100 lumens. They also advertise 30,000 hours but we don't know how long it will actually last for.

3) The little bullet points below the price like someone left their capslock key on and used stars instead of small, normal bullet points. Even the grammar in the sentences is messed up, spacing problems and things like that.

4) Some of the cheap projectors just look cheap. Sometimes you can just tell it's a generic, shit projector. Like this compared to something real like this.

5) Copycat projectors on Amazon and eBay. For example: Tronify vs Bestrunner vs Dinly. What's up with all the dinly projectors. Never heard of these companies and I've never heard of TOUMEI either.

6) Most of these reviews come from people who have never seen a real projector before. The sheer size of the picture and it not being unwatchable is great for them, even if it's 480p. It's just a toy and not a real projector IMO.

Stick to companies like Epson, Optoma, BenQ, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Viewsonic, AAXA, JVC.

To (finally :P) answer your real questions:

  1. I wouldn't buy this projector. Price discrepancy, chinese name, very low lumens. Even 75 lumens vs 300 lumens is a pretty sizable difference.

  2. Lumens is basically brightness. The more lumens, the brighter/better looking picture you get. Most 720p/1080p projectors have at least 1700-2200 lumens which would look great in a dark room, the darker the room then the better the picture. It's the same with lower lumen projectors, only the picture will appear more/less dim.

  3. From looking at some of the pictures on amazon, it doesn't look that bad to be honest but there are better things out there like the LG PH300, Dell M115HD, AAXA P5, Optoma ML 300/550, ASUS S1. Check on youtube for some videos/reviews and definitely check eBay for things like a refurbished LG PH300. Can find some really sweet deals. :)
u/dangerouspangolin · 1 pointr/hometheater

I own an Optoma HD142x The picture is amazing and it was ranked as #1 in many reviews. If you intend to watch 3d movies/play games, I think you can't find a better money/quality ratio.

edit, I saw now that your throw distance is 2.1m, that will give you a picture of 165cm diagonal with the optoma

u/SirMaster · 1 pointr/projectors

I'd have a hard time recommending anything less than this:


u/Rpd444 · 1 pointr/hometheater

Yeah, I hear that. I don't blame you, especially because $200 can otherwise be spent on better speakers, or something. How is your audio setup?
I went to Amazon.com and found that they're selling the BenQ W1070 for $519.

Here are some other options, if your budget is in that $500-$700 range:

Optoma HD 142X

Optoma GT1080p

The one I picked up was the Epson Home Cinema 2045 (which I bought from Best Buy actually)

u/hidadthrowaway · 1 pointr/audiophile

Hello all.

This will be my first foray into the audio world so I apologize in advance for any frustration going through this comment.

I’m looking for speakers to use for music and tv.

My budget is ~700 usd and I live in a very small space so don’t need lots of power.

For music, I primarily listen to jazz and folk with a smattering of hip hop, some opera and classical. I don’t really listen to electronic(?) music and prefer mid-range string instruments, piano and I focus most on vocals. Love lower female voices and higher male voices.

I don’t regularly enjoy symphonies or electronic music or songs with booming bass as the centerpiece.

For tv, I just need sound to be present- no frills. The one caveat though is that it needs to play nice with my projector Optoma HD 142x which just has a 3.5mm audio out and two HDMI. Thinking of using with a bluetooth adapter.. But concerned this will give rise to syncing issues - might be more of a question for r/hometheaters, but if anyone has any experience please chime in!

The source for my music will primarily be my desktop and streaming apps on my phone. For tv, it’ll be computer/Chromecast/Firestick (all HDMI).

So based on some preliminary digging, seems various Edifier, Elac Debut and Dali Zensor come highly recommended on reddit for this price range..

I’m leaning more toward the Dali Zensor 1 because of the smaller size and looks.. But I’m not sure what amp I should get with it. Or if I should stay away from passives in the first place.

My dad, who lives overseas, was playing with the idea of sending me his Synthesis Flame (they stopped making this one I believe? Please chime in if you have any info/opinions). He said it would be good as a starter amp and it sounded nice with his Elacs. But shipping would be 200 or so and he sort of changed his mind and said I may as well buy one here in the US for that price, and that he can see some people getting tired of the Flame imparting warm/bright qualities to music.

So then I’m considering the Dali Zensor 1 AX which has a built in amp and bluetooth capability. I think I will enjoy learning and futzing around with different speakers, amps, sources and whatnot, but an active speaker with limited inputs (no USB, electrical digital or even standard stereo RCA inputs according to audiofi.net) will put a damper on developing this hobby..

What are your suggestions? Active? Passive? What speakers? What amp?

Side note: I’m a bit of a romantic so I think tube amps are really cool and the Synthesis Flame especially is pretty damn sexy. But do let me know if you think a digital amp would be considerably more practical.

PS - Please feel free to ramble, go off on tangents, correct me and potentially over-explain. Really trying to learn here! It’s been a thrill having father daughter time over one of his few hobbies :D

u/ForeverANinja · 1 pointr/gadgets

Hi everyone, I've been looking at getting a projector for a while now, and I'm extremely confused about specs and price ranges. Hoping you can clear it up for me some.

I would like to have one for gaming on my PC, as well as netflix and such. I have a fairly high end gaming rig that easily runs most games at 1080p/60fps on my monitor, and I want to be able to get the same results through a projector(60 Hz or better refresh rate).

I've looked around and found a number of different projectors at quite different price points. I am hoping to stay under $1000 Canadian.

Here are a few that I've found:

-Optoma HD27- $889 CAD

-Optoma HD142X- $779 CAD

-BenQ W1070- $1444 CAD

-Optoma GT1080- $787 CAD

-Epson 2040- $996 CAD

I see a lot of threads of people saying trying to get a good projector for under $1000 is not a good idea- can anyone help me out with these choices and tell me which one is best, and if I really need to spend more?

If you have any other suggestions besides the ones I've listed, please let me know! Thanks!

u/Jessie_James · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT

For less than $600 you could buy a projector like this one.

u/Draper14 · 1 pointr/projectors

Thank you! That is one of the top three I have been looking at. The other which is a little under 600 is


Both have very good reviews so I am looking for people like you who have had projectors for some time to lead me in the right direction :)

u/kpmgeek · 1 pointr/hometheater

That's a big ask for a 150" screen. Maybe an Optomoa HD142X ($100 over your budget) but that's 1080p and actually nice and bright (not reference image quality but its cheap and super bright).


Cheaper than that Acer has a decentish 720p projector for $450: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IPAKKY2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00I0VRE6E&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwpuresimula-20&linkId=DJTW4J2N355YOSLV&th=1

u/gibson_mel · 1 pointr/projectors
  1. Diagonally.

  2. Projectors have a zoom feature which should make it fit, depending on the distance and height. Use the ProjectorCentral.com calculator to find out.

  3. Don't get the HD141x; its successor, the HD142x is due out next week. You'll only be able to get 52" from 12 feet away. My recommendation is to paint the wall with Behr Silver Screen paint.