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Optoma TX542

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Optoma TX542. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the price and reliability are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also appreciated.

image quality, usability, size, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma TX542 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Optoma TX542

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Optoma TX542 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People really like the size and price. Views are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma TX542-3D, XGA, 2800 ANSI Lumens, 3D-Multimedia ProjectorOptoma TX542-3D, XGA, 2800 ANSI Lumens, 3D-Multimedia Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Projector reviews (projectorreviews.com)

Expert Review

 

Runs quieter than many projectors in its class, Very good image with native resolution or higher and good color accuracy, No dust filter to keep clean, Very good lamp life – 5000 hours in Standard mode, Lightweight – 6.2 lbs., Good warranty and support...

Runs quieter than many projectors in its class, Very good image with native resolution or higher and good color accuracy, No dust filter to keep clean, Very good lamp life – 5000 hours in Standard mode, Lightweight – 6.2 lbs., Good warranty and support...

A summary of the Optoma TX542 projector’s pros, cons. The Optoma TX542 provides a lot of value for the money.  It’s image quality, color rendition and scaling/resizing of higher resolutions is very solid and for the most part, equal to or better than...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Optoma TX542

 

Lightweight ? 6.4 lbs

Runs quieter than many projectors in its class ; Very good image with native resolution or higher and good color accuracy ; No dust filter to keep clean ; Very good lamp life ? 5000 hours in Standard mode ; Lightweight ? 6.2 lbs ; Good warranty and...

Not as bright as some of the competition ; Limited zoom range ; No network display capability or wireless networking

Lightweight ? 6.2 lbs

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Paul (newegg.com)

Fantastic little projector

 

This is the best projector I could find in this price range.

Finding good projector reviews are tough. I finally settled on this one. It has a native resolution of 1024x768 which is the minimum I would suggest. Many of the cheaper ones are 800x600. Who remembers that ; Many, many inputs. Two VGA, HDMI, S-video,...

The should provide a simple audio cable

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: fireboy (beachcamera.com)

Full-Featured Projector

 

Works Great!

Clear Sound ; Easy To Set Up ; Energy Efficient

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: fireboy (buydig.com)

Full-Featured Projector

 

Works Great!

Clear Sound ; Easy To Set Up ; Energy Efficient

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Johnny (buydig.com)

Great picture quality

 

Excellent picture quality even with nearby lighting. Games and movies look sharp and very clear. Beats the competition!

Easy To Set Up ; Sharp Picture And Quality

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: (beachcamera.com)

Optoma TX5423D Best In Class 2800 Lumen DLP Multi-Media Projector

 
Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Johnny (beachcamera.com)

Great picture quality

 

Excellent picture quality even with nearby lighting. Games and movies look sharp and very clear. Beats the competition!

Easy To Set Up ; Sharp Picture And Quality

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: pointam (rakuten.com)

awesome

 

This thing is as powerful as the sun. We have 4 other projectors, but we no longer use them. This one is amazing. It's also super easy to connect with other projectors (via VGA). You should totally get this!its a must buy camera , good performance and...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Van (buydig.com)

Great Product

 

Great picture quality and performance. I ussed it to project a movie on a building - it looked great! An awesome picture.

Easy To Set Up ; Easy to use ; Great picture quality ; Reliable Performance

Sep, 2010
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Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Ceiling mounting supported:Y
Colour of product:Black

Lamps

Bulb power:180
Lamp Type:P-VIP
Service life of lamp:4000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):5000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.2
Focal length range (f-f):18.2 - 21.8
Focus:Manual
Offset:115
Throw ratio:1.6 - 1.92:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:5

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):324 x 234 x 97
Menu:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, USB, VGA
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Remote control type:iR

Performance

Horizontal scan range:15.3 - 91.1
Noise Level:31
Noise level (economic mode):29
Vertical scan range:25 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:3
Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1, 3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):233
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):255
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):3000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:40
Matrix size:1.4
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:1.2 - 10
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2800
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:762 - 7797.8
Uniformity:85
Zoom capability:Manual

Video

3D: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:Footprint (metric)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.9