Product Comparison: Optoma HD27 vs Optoma HD142X

General Specifications
About the Product
Convenient and easy to setup the bright and versatile HD27 boasts Amazing colour technology and conforms to Rec.709 delivering accurate true to life colour reproduction. This small projector is ideal for watching live sport, TV shows or movies any time of day on a big screen. You can even connect your games console and play games on it with its low input latency.
The Optoma HD142X is a dynamic and cost-effective 1080p Home Theater Projector packed with an array of features including 3000 lumens, 1920 x 1080 FullHD Resolution, 1.1x Zoom, sRGB support, and 23,000:1 contrast ratio. The HD142X is the perfect Home Theater Projector for watching Blu-ray movies on movie night or Games of Thrones on a Sunday Evening. The 8000-hour lamp life leads to extended hours of viewing with limited need for maintenance and a lower overall cost-of-use without sacrificing outstanding picture quality. The HD142X is a great projector for gaming platforms including Xbox One, PS4, and your Personal Computer. The advance optical lens, crisp 1080p graphics and deep blacks produce detailed and vivid graphics and textures. sRGB color profile enables rich accurate color, based on the primaries of Rec.709 HDTV specification when used with a PC, Mac, or any sRGB compatible source. It features the latest and greatest digital media interface with support for MHL v1.2-enabled HDMI ports and is compatible with MHL devices such as Optoma’s HDCast Pro, Roku Streaming Stick and Smart Phones which connect directly to the projector to playback music and video, view pictures and even share web pages and other user generated digital media content.
Key Specs
Projection Technology
Image Resolurion
1920 x 1080 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
Contrast Ratio
25000 :1
23000 :1
3200 lumens
3000 lumens
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Optoma HD27
  • Coming from that previous projector to this one, the higher 1080P resolution, colors, and contrast ratio is more than enough to keep me happy. Unless you are sitting less than 6 feet from the screen, you won't miss the detail that a 4K version offers.
  • Plenty bright even for daytime use. Resolution and focus are top notch.
  • I un-boxed the projector, plugged it in, turned it on, then focused the picture. The brightness, color and contrast were spot on right out of the box!
  • Very good projector for the money, very bright, native 1080P, good color.
  • The only criticism I see a little bit of a rainbow artifact every now and then on high contrast scenes.
Optoma HD142X 1080p Home Theater Projector
  • I bought this unit because it offered outstanding viewing qualities - high brightness resolution, high video and graphic's resolution, good pricing and portability.
  • The vast array of options and features make this one of the best, if not, the best budget home theatre projector with a full 1080p native resolution.
  • Excellent color reproduction , mamboing contrast , do very well in dark scenes.
  • One of the reasons I went with this model was because of the higher brightness rating. I have it in my living room which has blinds over the windows, but theres still a decent amount of ambient light in the room in the middle of the afternoon.
  • Rainbows are everywhere in high contrast scenes like credits on black background, my older DLP has none compared to this one.
Size & Weight
3.7 in.
3.7 in.
11.7 in.
11.7 in.
9 in.
9 in.
5.29 lbs.
5.5 lbs.
Aspect Ratio
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
Image Colors
1073.4 million
1073.4 million
Min. Image Size Output
27.88 in.
27.88 in.
Max. Image Size Output
305.3 in.
305.3 in.
Min. Projection Distance
3.2 feet
3.3 feet
Max. Projection Distance
32.8 in.
33 in.
Keystone Correction
Manual: ±40° Vertical
Manual: ±40° Vertical
What customers say about "Display"
Optoma HD27
  • I have the projector at a distance of 15.5 feet and the picture is very crisp and event during the day you able to at least make out what you are seeing.
  • The colors are stunning & the image is very sharp as well.
  • It's projection is great quality. Crisp, colorful and bright images with fairly deep blacks. It also offers a range of customization settings.
  • Image looks great even with all the lighting turned on in my living room. Its a bit washed out in direct daylight, but that is to be expected.
  • This is an awesome projector. The color is great, the image is bright and sharp and setup was easy.
Optoma HD142X 1080p Home Theater Projector
  • I have it at a fairly good distance and its projecting a huge crip and color rich picture. Setup was super easy.
  • It does have 60 frames per second and also a great picture for gaming or watching movies and shows
  • I had been looking for a projector for awhile. The picture looks great on my 100" 16:9 screen. I'm glad I purchased it.
  • Image in bright even scenes in uneven, but not that noticeable on other scenes.
  • Not enough zoom for bedroom use. Image size does not gets to THX recommended 40 degrees viewing angle.
Lamp Life
8000 hours
8000 hours
Power of Speakers
10 watts
10 watts
Noise Level
26 dB
26 dB
Optical Zoom
Full 3D, Quick Resume, Auto Power Off, Dynamic Black Technology, Enhanced Gaming Mode
Full 3D, Dynamic Black, MHL Support, Reference Mode and sRGB
What customers say about "Features"
Optoma HD27
  • 3D is great! Watched the go-to movies (Avatar 3D, Gravity, LEGO Batman, Cloudy with a chance of meatballs etc.) to test it out. PS3/PS4 gaming...excellent. (Played some Battlefield, Call of Duty) it was a nice experience!
  • This projector replaced my older unit. I love the picture quality and especially 3d capability.
  • Long bulb life and dynamic mode , doesn't compromise brightness.
  • Speakers are decent.
  • Two months and it's making a ticking noise very loud.
  • I little harder to set up then my last but worked out well. Only wish the zoom out or in allows for more range.
Optoma HD142X 1080p Home Theater Projector
  • longer lamp life of 8000 hour compared to about 5000 average on others
  • I especially like that the projector has a USB port so that I can power my Amazon Fire stick directly from the projector.
  • Decent speaker on it can be used occasionally but would need better speaker if watching movies
  • The internal speaker is not the greatest. Voice sound clear and loud but anything else is bad, external speaker strongly recommended.
  • Also the speaker is not great & I think the could've threw in some type of stand or mount but maybe I'm asking for too much now.
2x HDMI, USB Type A, Audio Out 3.5mm
2x HDMI, USB Type A, 3D Vesa Sync Port, 12V Trigger, Audio Out 3.5mm
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Optoma HD27
  • IPtv via Android box, Firetv, Chromecast etc (HDMI)...depending on your stream it's just like watching direct from cable/satellite.
  • USB port is a plus.
  • MHl and HDMI input, powered USB out helps to power roku or other streaming device.
  • USB slot purpose??? I tried plugging in a simple laptop cooler to keep temps down & no power from the USB. Not a dealbreaker, but what's going on there? I solved this by plugging the cooler into my modem for continuous power. It definitely helped.
  • The main thing I dislike is that: I have my projector hooked up to a PC, but when I turn the projector off, it still sends a signal to the PC - making the PC think it is still active.
Optoma HD142X 1080p Home Theater Projector
  • USB power is a must have for chromecast, amazon fire, or other usb peripherals
  • It has a USB port to power up firestick
  • Only 2 HDMI and no other inputs
  • Only 2 HDMI ports and 2 audio ports. I wish they had included a few more ports.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
0.25 year(s)
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