Optoma HD142X movie projector – bright enough for the daytime

by Jane on September 11, 2016

Just want to pass along the answer to a question we were asked about the Optoma HD142X home theater projector. A person was wondering how bright this model was and if it would be a good choice to use during the daytime. How much the sunlight coming in from the windows and room lights would effect the image.

First, we will say this is a decently bright projector (rated 3,000 ANSI Lumens). Ideally, if you plan to use a projector during the daytime in a normally lite room you will want a model capable of kicking out at least 2000 ANSI Lumens of brightness.

Optoma HD142X projector brightness

For Daytime Use?

So as we stated above that the Optoma HD142X movie projector is rated at 3,000 units. So this would we a good choice for people wanting to use their projector this way.

With that said, you must also understand the image a projector produces will always look better in a dim or very dark room. Any ambient light in the room will have a negative effect on the image compared to a darker room environment.

But we do like the HD142X it’s bright and also provides 1080p high definition at one of the most affordable prices on the market. We have compared this projector to two other popular models you might also be interested in the Optoma HD141X and the BenQ W1070. See the comparison.

In short, if we had to choose one of these three (HD141X, HD142X, BenQ W1070) as a projector for strictly using during the day in a normally lite room we would choose the Optoma HD142X.

The BenQ W1070 model mentioned above is the least bright out of the three. However, comparing the image quality once the lights are turned off and the room is dark the W1070 does in our opinion provide the best colors.

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