Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p 3000 ANSI Lumens Projector - Dropped to £399 at Amazon
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Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p 3000 ANSI Lumens Projector - Dropped to £399 at Amazon

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Found 22nd Nov
Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p Projector (Full Lights on Viewing 3000 ANSI Lumens, x2 HDMI with MHL Support and Built-In 10 W Speaker)

Amazon Choice Deal. I don't think it's been this cheap before but it's also available at ebuyer for £1 more here (link).



Top features:

- High quality Full HD images with 3D capabilities

- Straightforward connectivity with support for Amazon Fire and Apple TV

High quality Full HD images

Delivering true to life, Full HD image reproduction with 3D compatibility, the Optoma Home Cinema Projector is perfect for viewing a presentation or watching a film. You can even connect a games console to play games on a huge screen, or watch live TV.

Able to display true 3D content from almost any 3D source like games consoles or 3D Blu-ray players, you can enjoy rapid refresh rates and ultra-smooth imagery for a truly immersive experience.

Straightforward connectivity

Featuring an integrated speaker and two HDMI inputs, you can easily setup the HD142X and get it connected to your laptop, PC, Blu-ray player or console. Compatible with Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire and Apple TV, enjoy all your favourite TV shows and films without any complex setups. Weighing only 2.3 kg, the HD142X Projector is easy to move around between classrooms or meeting spaces for additional convenience. Get the most out of your Home Cinema Projector with our range of projector screens, so that you don't have to worry about finding a blank wall large enough for the image. The Optoma range spans up to a huge 305”, so that you can bring a genuine cinematic feel into your home.

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Now £375 on Amazon.
36 Comments

HOT!

I had an eye on this one... Started a 489£, got down yesterday to 429£ (almost bought it) and now at 399£...

Will it go down any further by Black Friday?
Edited by: "pedr0barbosa" 22nd Nov

£399.98 + Cashback at ebuyer

Its £100 more right now but if your in the market for a budget projector then the Benq w1070 is the only superb sub-£500 PJ that should be considered from what I tried myself. See what black Friday brings

PAULTRD13 m ago

£399.98 + Cashback at ebuyer


Cashback? Not seeing it on their site

Original Poster

Sir_Deadpool_of_Awesome2 m ago

Its £100 more right now but if your in the market for a budget projector …Its £100 more right now but if your in the market for a budget projector then the Benq w1070 is the only superb sub-£500 PJ that should be considered from what I tried myself. See what black Friday brings


2000 ANSI

I was thinking of going for the Epson EH-TW5210/5300 for £500 but was waiting until black friday in case it came down in price: amazon.co.uk/Eps…h=1

However, this has come up as a deal on Amazon. More lumens but 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Was keen on getting a 3LCD to avoid rainbow effect. What do people think?

amazon.co.uk/Eps…TF8
Edited by: "Criptop" 22nd Nov

Criptop5 m ago

I was thinking of going for the Epson EH-TW5210/5300 for £500 but was …I was thinking of going for the Epson EH-TW5210/5300 for £500 but was waiting until black friday in case it came down in price: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Epson-EH-TW5300-Projector-2200-lumens-White/dp/B015E5BUXG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510770752&sr=8-1&keywords=epson+projector+tw5350&dpID=41DMYY-zRkL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1However, this has come up as a deal on Amazon. More lumens but 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Was keen on getting a 3LCD to avoid rainbow effect. What do people think?https://www.amazon.co.uk/Epson-EH-TW650-Lumens-Cinema-Projector-White/dp/B075ZX5M2K/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8


I managed to nab an open box 5300 from Amazon Warehouse, utilising the 20% off which brought it down to £364.58. Will be keeping an eye on deals on the day to see if anything better appears still

SleepyChris12 m ago

Cashback? Not seeing it on their site


Via Top Cashback or Quidco

Excellent projector, i currently own the HD 3D 131XE model and that is amazing, just replaced bulb in it. Pity im selling as moving home and the wife wants to go back to TV.

DLP projectors have improved loads to avoid rainbow effect nowadays

I would recommend this or any optoma projector to anyone

Is it short throw? How does it compare with Optoma GT1080E?

PAULTRD26 m ago

Via Top Cashback or Quidco


Ah....OK thanks

DannyBoy9929 m ago

I managed to nab an open box 5300 from Amazon Warehouse, utilising the 20% …I managed to nab an open box 5300 from Amazon Warehouse, utilising the 20% off which brought it down to £364.58. Will be keeping an eye on deals on the day to see if anything better appears still



Great find!

vikasbhasin25 m ago

Is it short throw? How does it compare with Optoma GT1080E?


No m8 its not short throw, just stand wall or ceiling mount.

Any improvements over the 141X?
*edit* aha, it has a USB port to power a chromecast
Edited by: "CampGareth" 22nd Nov

Criptop48 m ago

I was thinking of going for the Epson EH-TW5210/5300 for £500 but was …I was thinking of going for the Epson EH-TW5210/5300 for £500 but was waiting until black friday in case it came down in price: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Epson-EH-TW5300-Projector-2200-lumens-White/dp/B015E5BUXG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510770752&sr=8-1&keywords=epson+projector+tw5350&dpID=41DMYY-zRkL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1However, this has come up as a deal on Amazon. More lumens but 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Was keen on getting a 3LCD to avoid rainbow effect. What do people think?https://www.amazon.co.uk/Epson-EH-TW650-Lumens-Cinema-Projector-White/dp/B075ZX5M2K/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8


It went down to £349 on Prime Day, I'd wait till Black Friday. I have one and the blacks aren't great, but overall I'm very happy with it.

Thanks OP, got a "like new" one for £306.

Same Price at Richer Sounds with an option to upgrade to 6 year warranty for complete peace of mind which is quite necessary for Optoma projectors anyway

Would always prefer to get it from RicherSounds than Amazon or eBuyer

Here's a link for those interested:
Richersounds

Zuulan1 h, 3 m ago

2000 ANSI


The Optoma has a RBGCYW colour wheel, meaning that a lot of the light the projector produces is just white, this helps to incease the apparent 'brightness' of the image but at a cost of the colours appearing washed out.

In comparison the Benq 1070 has an RGBRGB colour wheel, meaning that the colours are brighter in reality althought the full image is not as bright as the optoma (due to the optoma in essence also constantly emmitting white light to make it appear brighter).

I said this on a previous deal from richer sounds the other day, the optoma is still a great projector for £400 and I would not let my comment put you off buying it. However for what is relatively a small amount more the picture quality should be better on the 1070 if you are fussy about image quality, the 1070 is the one to buy.

DannyBoy991 h, 17 m ago

I managed to nab an open box 5300 from Amazon Warehouse, utilising the 20% …I managed to nab an open box 5300 from Amazon Warehouse, utilising the 20% off which brought it down to £364.58. Will be keeping an eye on deals on the day to see if anything better appears still


I did the same TH5300 open box. Looks quite good. Was between this and an Optoma, as I'm replacing my old Game Time.

The TH5300 had been used for 2hrs and sent back, so don't know what the problem is, need to play with it more tonight to see if there's a problem, as I think you only get 30 day guarantee so this might make more sense. (but I think the "rainbow effect" was giving more sore heads with my Optoma, hence the change) ... we'll see.

petermcgregor1450 m ago

The Optoma has a RBGCYW colour wheel, meaning that a lot of the light the …The Optoma has a RBGCYW colour wheel, meaning that a lot of the light the projector produces is just white, this helps to incease the apparent 'brightness' of the image but at a cost of the colours appearing washed out. In comparison the Benq 1070 has an RGBRGB colour wheel, meaning that the colours are brighter in reality althought the full image is not as bright as the optoma (due to the optoma in essence also constantly emmitting white light to make it appear brighter). I said this on a previous deal from richer sounds the other day, the optoma is still a great projector for £400 and I would not let my comment put you off buying it. However for what is relatively a small amount more the picture quality should be better on the 1070 if you are fussy about image quality, the 1070 is the one to buy.


1070 is rainbow central. I took mine back and swapped for LCD...

mk816 m ago

1070 is rainbow central. I took mine back and swapped for LCD...


With the 3LCD units is there no bulb to replace, so no on-going costs except electricity?
Or is there 3 to replace and hence 3 times the cost to maintain?

Criptop2 h, 4 m ago

I was thinking of going for the Epson EH-TW5210/5300 for £500 but was …I was thinking of going for the Epson EH-TW5210/5300 for £500 but was waiting until black friday in case it came down in price: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Epson-EH-TW5300-Projector-2200-lumens-White/dp/B015E5BUXG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510770752&sr=8-1&keywords=epson+projector+tw5350&dpID=41DMYY-zRkL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1However, this has come up as a deal on Amazon. More lumens but 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Was keen on getting a 3LCD to avoid rainbow effect. What do people think?

I still have my HD700X, a blast from the past from 2008 hotukdeals.com/dea…944

Still going strong, after a few years in storage I got it back out and watch films on it and it still looks great. Not seen the latest wave of PJs in action though so maybe I should not demo any as Ill end up with another hole in my wallet

Do I need to upgrade it......

Seandaytona4 m ago

Not seen the latest wave of PJs in action though so maybe I should not …Not seen the latest wave of PJs in action though so maybe I should not demo any as Ill end up with another hole in my walletDo I need to upgrade it......



After a few years storage, I would guess probably not mate. 720p is still decent even at 100inch. Your lumens are low though so you must only be able to watch your projector at night.

rehydrated1 h, 19 m ago

I did the same TH5300 open box. Looks quite good. Was between this and an …I did the same TH5300 open box. Looks quite good. Was between this and an Optoma, as I'm replacing my old Game Time.The TH5300 had been used for 2hrs and sent back, so don't know what the problem is, need to play with it more tonight to see if there's a problem, as I think you only get 30 day guarantee so this might make more sense. (but I think the "rainbow effect" was giving more sore heads with my Optoma, hence the change) ... we'll see.


I saw many reviews complaining about the noise it makes, so wouldn't be surprised if some people fired it up, tried to watch a movie and then decided it was too loud. Is there a setting which gives you the uptime? I'll have to check that when mine arrives.
Edited by: "DannyBoy99" 22nd Nov

Criptop2 h, 8 m ago

Great find!


Also got an open box Yamaha-YSP2500. Good day for home cinema discounts, bad for the bank balance...

Seandaytona21 m ago

I still have my HD700X, a blast from the past from 2008 …I still have my HD700X, a blast from the past from 2008 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/optoma-hd700x-dlp-high-definition-home-cinema-projector-399-amazon-142944#commentsStill going strong, after a few years in storage I got it back out and watch films on it and it still looks great. Not seen the latest wave of PJs in action though so maybe I should not demo any as Ill end up with another hole in my walletDo I need to upgrade it......


Me too....don’t use mine that often, but wondered like you if it’s a noticeable upgrade ?

Bought this exact pj about 9 months ago. Use it almost daily, much better than I expected... a couple of points to keep in mind;

The internal speaker is pretty useless, you'll need an amp/soundbar or whatever.
There is some fan noise, but it's much less so in 'eco' mode and on that setting it's not an issue, although there is a slight dip in brightness.
In a 'living room' setup you'll end up wanting to ceiling mount this, so it is a bit of a project.

Overall recommend.

Zuulan4 h, 1 m ago

2000 ANSI


Don't be swayed by marketing spec so easily, friend.

Taken from Projectorpoint.co.uk :

'Brightness is measured in ANSI lumens. ANSI is the American National Standards Institute, who came up with a way of measuring projected brightness. Unfortunately, however, the nice people at ANSI left a little room for "scientific interpretation" when this standard was launched.

As such, a 3,000 lumen projector from one manufacturer isn't always as bright as a 3,000 lumen projector from another, so don't take these measurements as absolute. Just going by the numbers is not always the truth of the matter – look out for “colour brightness” measures on specifications. This measure goes beyond just the ANSI Lumen standard white light testing and we’re guessing that you’re not just projecting a white screen!'



I'll only ever toot my own horn on three (admittedly, pretty useless) things - gaming, Marvel and entry-level projectors - I researched and demoed the hell out of all widely-available projectors earlier in the year before upgrading from my Optoma and found this to be the best for the following reasons (in brief because I've rambled enough)

Brightness (the pictures just fine with the curtains partly shut on a bright day)

Cheap replacement lamps and/or lamp housing every 3000-4000 hours (£25-£35)

Low RBE (me and the mrs haven't noticed any but all people are affected differently tbf)

Short-ish throw (I get 116" screen from 3.2m away - don't swear by the projector distance calculators available online)

Informed and well-experienced Reviews

Reputation (also check avforms, avsforum, whathifi)


TL;DR
Nothing is perfect under a grand for sure, but if you're not affected by rainbow effect (if you don't know pop to your local richer sounds for a demo to find out) the benq - especially paired with a cheap screen will be noticeably better than most cheap pjs. If it's your first, and have nothing to compare to (like most owners of the previous dirt cheap hd141x) then you'll just be happy and amazed at a huge 1080p screen on your wall.

OP, it went further down again on AMAZON.

Now at 375£

£325 and they have a deal!

petermcgregor143 h, 28 m ago

The Optoma has a RBGCYW colour wheel, meaning that a lot of the light the …The Optoma has a RBGCYW colour wheel, meaning that a lot of the light the projector produces is just white, this helps to incease the apparent 'brightness' of the image but at a cost of the colours appearing washed out. In comparison the Benq 1070 has an RGBRGB colour wheel, meaning that the colours are brighter in reality althought the full image is not as bright as the optoma (due to the optoma in essence also constantly emmitting white light to make it appear brighter). I said this on a previous deal from richer sounds the other day, the optoma is still a great projector for £400 and I would not let my comment put you off buying it. However for what is relatively a small amount more the picture quality should be better on the 1070 if you are fussy about image quality, the 1070 is the one to buy.



Useful info, that explains my 141x behaviour increasing brightness washes it out. But in overall if room is dark quality is great. Quite happy with 141x so don't think much of an upgrade looking at specs. Will wait till LED ones come down in price People complaining about fan - well all fans make noise, but if you happy with quality you get from projector then buy 120mm fan of your choice for pc and side mount it, connect using 12v supply. Extra airflow should drop temperature and lower RPM on internal fan then won't be that noisy.

Anthonis5 m ago

Useful info, that explains my 141x behaviour increasing brightness washes …Useful info, that explains my 141x behaviour increasing brightness washes it out. But in overall if room is dark quality is great. Quite happy with 141x so don't think much of an upgrade looking at specs. Will wait till LED ones come down in price People complaining about fan - well all fans make noise, but if you happy with quality you get from projector then buy 120mm fan of your choice for pc and side mount it, connect using 12v supply. Extra airflow should drop temperature and lower RPM on internal fan then won't be that noisy.


Yes, most of the reviews of the optoma 141/142 state if run in eco mode/or using 3d glasses which block some of the white light, the picture quality is improved. Most people will run it in eco mode I would assume as the projector should be plenty bright enough for a living room setup, so should be able to improve the image quite simply.

Eco mode, reduces the lumen output hence why the image looks better.
Edited by: "petermcgregor14" 22nd Nov

Down to £375 on Amazon. Be quick!

Original Poster

pedr0barbosa1 h, 47 m ago

OP, it went further down again on AMAZON.Now at 375£




Someone expired this one so I've reposted it at the new price. Thanks.

Seandaytona4 h, 48 m ago

I still have my HD700X, a blast from the past from 2008 …I still have my HD700X, a blast from the past from 2008 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/optoma-hd700x-dlp-high-definition-home-cinema-projector-399-amazon-142944#commentsStill going strong, after a few years in storage I got it back out and watch films on it and it still looks great. Not seen the latest wave of PJs in action though so maybe I should not demo any as Ill end up with another hole in my walletDo I need to upgrade it......


I only upgraded because my Gametime GT-700 (Same asHD700X) kept turning itself off after I replaced the lamp with an OEM one. The last 2 replacements had previously been fine, but after this third one was causing issues I thought time to upgrade.

Initial impressions of the TH5300, it is brighter and the colours are deeper/richer, and I do notice the difference. Whether it is worth £400 to notice the difference, that's up to you, but we got rid of our TV years ago so the projector is how we watch stuff so for me it is worth it.

rehydrated22nd Nov

I did the same TH5300 open box. Looks quite good. Was between this and an …I did the same TH5300 open box. Looks quite good. Was between this and an Optoma, as I'm replacing my old Game Time.The TH5300 had been used for 2hrs and sent back, so don't know what the problem is, need to play with it more tonight to see if there's a problem, as I think you only get 30 day guarantee so this might make more sense. (but I think the "rainbow effect" was giving more sore heads with my Optoma, hence the change) ... we'll see.


How did you get on with yours? Mine's just arrived and appears completely unused. 0 lamp hours showing. This despite being advertised as "Used - Very Good". Tried it out and works like a charm.
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