Optoma HD243X 1080p Projector for Movies and Gaming, Super Bright 3300 Lumens, Long 12000h Lamp Life, 3D Support, Easy Setup with Zoom and Keystone Adjustment
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- SUPER-BRIGHT: Enjoy an incredible 3, 300 lumens of brightness in any space such as a home theater, living room, or in your backyard for outdoor movie nights
- STUNNING PICTURE QUALITY: High contrast (24, 000: 1), reference display mode and RGB combine to deliver bright, accurate colors that are perfectly aligned to the REC. 709 and REC. 709b color space.
- LATEST DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY: The single 0. 47" DMD DLP chip by Texas Instruments enables very crisp, high quality and high resolution HD displays
- LOW LAG FOR GAMING: Experience fast 1080p input response times at 16ms with enhanced game mode on, perfect for connecting to the latest gaming consoles and high performance PCs.Light Source Type:240W
- FULL 3D 1080p SUPPORT: Display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray Disc players, 3D broadcasting, and the latest-generation game consoles; 3D glasses purchase required
- CLEAR, DETAILED IMAGES: 1080p (1920×1080) with WUXGA(1920x1200) supported resolution renders sharp and detailed images from high definition content without downscaling or compression
- CONNECTIVITY: A pair of HDMI inputs and USB power provide easy connectivity to the latest HD video streaming devices and gaming consoles, with additional 3D sync port and 3. 5mm Audio in & out
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Stunning Picture Quality
Add stunning color and detail to every home theater experience. The single 0.47" DMD DLP chip by Texas Instruments enables very crisp and high quality, and high-resolution HD displays. High contrast (23,000:1), Reference Mode and RGB combine to deliver bright, accurate colors that are perfectly aligned to the REC.709 and REC.709b color space.
Leave the Lights On
With 3,300 lumens of brightness, you can leave the lights on while you enjoy your home entertainment.
Low Lag for Gaming
Experience fast 1080p input response times when connected to the latest gaming consoles and high-performance PCs.
Vibrant home theater projection
Bring the cinematic experience into your home with the affordable 3,300 lumens Optoma HD243X 1080p home theater projector. The 24,000:1 contrast ratio, reference display mode, and REC.709 color support deliver extraordinary video quality perfect for movies, sports and gaming. The single 0.47" DMD DLP chip by Texas Instruments enables very crisp and high quality, and high-resolution HD displays.
Pair the Optoma HD243X with a Blu-ray player, high-performance gaming PC or console and transform your living room into a big-screen home theater. The vivid colors, deep black levels and crisp details make it a must-have for watching Hollywood blockbusters and gaming.
- Bright and colorful 3,300 lumens
- 24,000:1 contrast ratio
- Reference display mode enables accurate REC.709 color
- Full HD 1080p resolution delivers stunning movies and games
- Amazing 12,000 hour lamp life reduces overall cost of ownership
- BrilliantColor dazzles with vibrant colors
|Category||Home Theater||Home Theater & Gaming||Home Theater|
|Highlights||The latest in 1080p DLP display technology, ideal for lights-on viewing of movies, sports & gaming.||Big screen home entertainment ideal for gaming & TV/Movie Streaming in 1080p. Easy on/off with HDMI-CEC.||Bright, Full HD 1080p projection ideal for movies, sports & gaming.|
|Picture Quality||1080p resolution 25,000:1 contrast ratio||1080p resolution 25,000:1 contrast ratio||1080p resolution 23,000:1 contrast ratio|
|Color||HDTV color quality with REC.709 & REC.709b||HDTV color quality with REC.709||HDTV color quality with REC.709 & REC.709b|
|Gaming||Big screen gaming – up to 300"||Enhanced Gaming mode with 16ms input lag. Game Display Mode for boosted shadows and dark scens for greater visibility.||Big screen gaming – up to 300"|
|Brightness||3300 lumens||3600 lumens, lights on viewing||3000 lumens|
|Throw Distance||Standard Throw: Project a 120" image from approximately 13 feet away||Standard Throw: Project a 120" image from approximately 13–14 feet away||Standard Throw: Project a 120" image from approximately 13 feet away|
|Lamp Life||Up to 12,000 hours||Up to 15,000 hours||Up to 15,000 hours|
|Installation Flexibility||1.1x zoom||1.1x zoom||1.1x zoom|
|Connectivity||2xHDMI, audio-out, 3D Sync port, 12V trigger, USB power||HDMI 1.4, Audio-Out, USB-A (Power)||2xHDMI, audio-out, 3D Sync port, 12V trigger, USB power|
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Bring the cinematic experience into your home with the affordable 3, 300 lumens Optima HD243X 1080P home theater projector. The 24, 000: 1 contrast ratio, Reference display mode, and Rec. 709 color support delivers extraordinary video quality Perfect for movies, sports and gaming. Pair the Optima HD143X with a Blu-ray player, high-performance gaming PC or console and transform your living room into a big-screen home theater. The vivid colors, deep black levels and crisp details make it a must-have for watching Hollywood blockbusters and gaming. A pair of HDMI inputs and USB power provides easy connectivity to the latest HD video streaming devices and gaming consoles to the Optima HD243X. The 1. 1x zoom ensures flexible mounting and installation.
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I am using it for backyard movies on a sixteen by nine foot white PVC screen, and it is awesome. Blows everybody away when they come over for backyard movie night. I was worried about rainbow effect. And now I almost wonder if it's a myth! I've asked literally everyone who has watched our set-up, and out of 50+ people (and counting), young and old, not one person has reported seeing rainbows. I'm using a 'flexiwhite' screen made from a white PVC material which makes a spectacular picture with bright clear color and deep dark blacks. No complaint whatsoever on color or contrast. We do, admittedly, mostly watch kids stuff--so lots of animated movies--but in all content, we've got no complaints and have used only 'out of the box' picture settings. We start the show right around sunset and it does absolutely fine with dusk/twilight lighting and normal suburban background lighting of cars and neighbors' houses, porch lights, etc.
I know how many hours of research I did before buying, and this review probably won't stop your obsessive research either, but please know you can buy this projector with COMPLETE CONFIDENCE and you will be delighted!
I started noticing frequent strong rainbow artifacts in video clips/movies that were so annoying and distracting I unfortunately had to return it and bought an Epson 1040 instead (it's a 3LCD system which inherently does not have rainbow effects).
2 other minor issues for me were: - No Component input, and jittery video when using Miracast mirroring via a WiFi stick (that same ScreenBeam Mini 2 stick works flawlessly when connected to my HDTV)
If you are not sensitive to the DLP's rainbow effect, this is one fantastic projector and my review below stands.
- - - - - - - - I hope you find this review helpful.
I posted this video at much better quality on YouTube under "Optoma HD142X 1080p - 100" of Pure Pleasure"
This is one amazing 1080p projector. All of a sudden our 50" HDTV is so uninteresting.
We use it on an excellent 100" motorized screen that I reviewed with a video as well (link at end of this review)
The HD142X fit my budget and is ---
- The 1st choice in cnet.com Projectors for 2017, - 1st on the excellent ProjectorCentral.com site for PJs under $750, and 1st on Amazon's quality PJs for Home entertainment (as well as the many favorable reviews here)
My research on Projectors brought me back time and again to the HD142X and it really is a gem.
Yes, 10% of the reviews are not-favorable, but that's the case for all Projectors of $500 to 700+
Other Projectors people loved which I considered at the $500 - $700 price range:
1 - Epson HC 1040 - a 3LCD technology, but pricing and deciding to get a DLP had me skip it
2 - Optoma HD27 - 3200 vs 3000 lumens of the HD142X and contrast of 25,000:1 vs 23,000:1 did not seem worth the extra $80
3 - BenQ W1070 - a popular DLP projector, but pricier, only 2000 Lumens, 2 HDMI but neither w/MHL
4 - BenQ MH530 - a very good 3200/1080p projector, 2 HDMI but no MHL, no USB A port
5 - Short throw projectors could not work for my setup and are also usually more expensive
I learned the following the hard way after buying/returning 2 projectors:
- Quality 3000/1080p projectors cost over $400. Verify that 1080p is 'NATIVE' resolution and the stated 3000 Lumens is ANSI. Low cost projectors say 1080p 'compatible' but are only 480 or 720p at most. They also claim 3000 lumens but you only get measly 200 ANSI at best. The 2 I tried with Android 4.4 OS were buggy, slow and useless.
General tips on getting a best price on a Projector, if not in a hurry:
1 - Sign up for free at sites like slickdeals.com and set an alert to get emails on 'Projector'
... Many deals are for brand new projectors from reputable sellers
... e.g. BenQ MH530 sold for $380 on eBay by NewEgg (Regular price $550)
2 - Sign up for Daily Deals alerts on Amazon + check upcoming Lightning Deals for projectors
3 - If refurbished is your thing, look under 'Other Sellers' (where you can also get new/no-tax)
... e.g. a refurbished/open-box HD142X was available via Amazon's warehouse deals for $385
1. This newly selling motorized 100" screen at $64 turned out to be excellent and a I posted a review with a video too:
ShowMaven 100-inch 16:9, Matte White Home Theater Electric Motorized Drop Down Projection Projector Screen w/ Remote Control
2. (Update) After a few hours of watching various content I started noticing the rainbow effect, which became a deal breaker for me.
3. The on-board speaker is nothing to write home about. Optoma's Audio team really dropped the ball on that one. There is also no Menu Audio settings of any kind except for Mute/Volume. I use my own Speakers instead anyway.
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**Edit: After using it for an average of 5~ hours a day since receiving it, the lamp has seemingly died. The replacement lamp is BL-FP240G, which is VERY SCARCE in Canada. Avoid purchasing this projector if you live in Canada.
Also impressed with the quietness of the fan. Projector doesn't heat up the room as much as my previous projectors. But unique to this projector is the supreme quietness.
I use this as a home theatre projector. I live in a loft with big windows and I don't use a screen. So I need a machine that is powerful and bright. Half the time the room isn't even dark. Still works very well.
The Black Levels on this projector are staggering, I never knew what True Black Levels meant, now I do!
The ONLY setting I changed was Colour Temperature: I set it to Cold, I was using my 4K LG TV before I received this projector: pretty much the same PQ as my TV when I set it to Cold and not Cool etc. ...
This projector's PQ is marvelous, and the Black Levels while other colours are included within the scene is captivating.
**If the colours in (a) certain scene(s): it is the blu-ray's/DVd's "fault", 'Monsters University' would benefit from HDR, and now that Disney/Pixar is releasing 4K content, maybe eventually.***
I recently watched 'Romancing The Stone', you know the scene at the beginning when the woman throws the knife at the man: I actually saw her face for the first time ever, I have owned it on VHS, DVD 20th Anniversary, and now the recent release on Blu-ray(2008). First time EVER. Oh, she has blonde hair!!! The rest of the movie looks DVD quality just before and after "Joan Wilder, you and your sister can go!". 4K please, next year is the 35th Anniversary because Disney owns it now.
'The Incredible Hulk'(Edward Norton) on 4K. The scene where Bruce - still as The Hulk - and Liv Tyler are in the cave as it is raining when The Hulk hits his head and it actually hurts him, I could not really make out The Hulk in the dark while rain is falling. Now I can, including facial expressions on The Hulk and muscle definition and his purple shorts and his black hair!!! I have also owned the Green Case Blu-ray and this is the first time.
There is two negatives about this projector, and they are:
the Power Cord is too short(the picture that this projector displays is so big that I have it sitting on top of an old VHS to DVD machine which is to the right of my chair on the floor; the projector is about 3 to 4 inches from of the back of my chair therefore the Power Cord barely reaches 3 1\2 inches to behind my chair, around behind my chair which is a regular Lay-Z-Boy width and to the wall socket which is about 4 to 5 inches from the front of my chair and the normal height from the floor. Not fray the wires over time by its placement but the Power Cord is short. Extension Cord!
The last negative would be: The Lens Cap and it's String, the string is just the right length but if you hit the Lens Focus Wheel(which is that Big Wheel surrounding the Lens in the picture) you will un do your liking of the Focus Cleanliness. Not a big deal but, these are the only negatives in the time that I have owned this projector.
Petit dérangement, la mise au point par la lentille avant se dérègle facilement et doit être souvent réajustée. Comme le projecteur est accessible pour moi, facile à régler, mais pourrait être un problème plus dérangeant pour quelqu'un qui installe le projecteur de manière difficilement accessible.
Projector is excellent. Picture is great, set up and controls are easy, and it is quiet enough I never notice it. I currently have it set at 130" on a screen which I painted with Sico Pure White Pearl finish paint from Kent and it looks awesome. It's obviously not ideal for bright rooms or with the lights on but it is still watchable with a small amount of light in the room.
When researching this projector I read a lot of people complaining about the 'RBE' or rainbow effect caused by DLP projectors like this one. I have not had any issues. I've had at least a dozen different people watch movies and TV on it and nobody has ever noticed. The only time I pick up on rainbow is if white text is on black background and I purposefully move my eyes or head quickly to see it.
To those who are on the fence, I recommend going for it.
Unfortunately, I had to return mine because apparently I'm susceptible to the high-pitch wine of the color wheel. I thought this might just be a bad color wheel but reading the other reviews, it seems this is just how it is. Either you hear it or you don't. It didn't affect anyone else in my family, but it's all I could hear every time I turned the projector on, so back it went. Shame, because I didn't see any DLP rainbow effect (which was what I was actually concerned about when I ordered) and I really wish I could have kept it!
Settled on an Epson 2040 instead, which is a 3LCD system, and I have absolutely no regrets.
The sharpness is what really got me. I notice a big difference between this and my friends 720p Epson.
I have tried all the vankyo models before returned all of them .. the big issue with them was the focusing..
But optoma has exceeded all my expectations
-brightness will make you blind (can be adjusted accordingly)
-amazing picture quality and color production
-fan noise is nothing compared to those vankyo ones
If you are going to spend double the money you are going to get the quality three folds
De allí en más todo excelente por ahora.
My main issue with this projector was a loud, high-pitched buzzing sound that came from the color wheel. I returned and bought this projector a second time because I thought it was a defect, but that's just how it is. If you are partially deaf to high pitched sounds then maybe this projector is for you. For me and my friends it was headache inducing and could be heard over any media sounds because of how high-pitched it was. I could not even get around to testing the gaming mode and other features because of how painful it was to the ears.
Another issue was the poor placement of the IR receptor, which made the remote only work properly when pointed at the perfect position towards the top back of the projector. This issue made operating the projector a chore, which made it feel like a very poor quality device. If you have it ceiling mounted then it might work better for you.
Aside from that, the fan noise was quite loud compared to my LG PH550 projector, and it created a lot of heat even immediately after being turned on.
Overall, I would recommend buying a LED powered projector instead, as they are better in almost every way. From this experience, I also do not recommend Optoma's projectors. The LG PF50KA is my preferred device.
El unico contra que le veo es que las zonas oscuras no te da buen calidad de negros.. de lo demas esta muy bien..
It's really bright and can get a huge detailed image with 6 feet of clearance. I bought it for my DJ company. I wish it had both horizontal and vertical keystoning - but for the price I couldn't find anything comparable at 1920 x 1080 resolution.
I picked the black one - though I believe the white one is $100 less in price.
The machine is a bit bulky - but, it costs several hundred dollars more for a smaller machine with the same specs.