The Bottom Line: Rather excellent, and better than some higher priced projectors! Its 1080p resolution produces a sharp, crisp image whether projecting movies, HDTV, sports, or video game content. There are two best modes on the projector – Cinema and Reference – which have excellent color and are great at handling skin tones. Vivid Mode is your best bright mode – you’ll get to see how these modes measured on the next page. I quite enjoyed viewing both movies and TV content, as well as playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Stranger Things is one of the darker shows out there, in terms of both color and story, and so you’ll want to use one of the brighter modes on shows like that if you’re viewing with ambient light. Vivid should do fine. The projector should do well in your typical living room or media room environments, and does not need to be used in a home theater or “cave” environment. Still, it would be at home in a fully darkened room, and you can definitely use it as a home theater projector.
Next up is the Performance Page, where I will discuss how the projector performed in terms of brightness and meeting its claim. I’ll also talk about the effects of the zoom lens and ECO Mode on brightness, input lag, image and audible noise. After that, we’ll hop over to the final page of the review, where I sum up my findings on the Optoma HD143X and provide a list of pros and cons so that you can determine whether this projector is right for your particular needs.
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