The Optoma HD142X is a 1080p DLP projector with 3,000 claimed lumens, making it ideal for bright room environments where there’s not a lot of control over ambient light. Optomas are known for being great gaming projectors with relatively low input lag, so if you’re a gamer, hooking up your PS4 or Xbox One and playing your favorite games should be an enjoyable experience, whether playing online or campaign mode.
The HD142X is 3D capable, and has an MHL port for streaming sticks such as Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more. This Optoma has a great lamp life as well – 5,000 hours at full power and up to 8,000 hours in ECO. The HD142X did not win an award simply because it was up against some newer, more capable Under $1000 projectors, such as the Epson HC2100/2150 and last year’s Best Performance winner, the BenQ HT3050.