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Epson 2040vsOptoma HD142X

Epson 2040

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Epson 2040

$642.64
$99.03
Our Verdict:
A good spec and award winning moderate noise level XGA projector, with moderate running costs
93
Reviews
70 Reviews + 1 Award
59
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
63
Running Costs
$1,500 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) Yes 4,200 ANSI Lumens Dec 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
3D Yes
Projector Brightness 4,200 ANSI Lumens
Release Date Dec 2016
Optoma HD142X

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Optoma HD142X

$505.37
Our Verdict:
A sensationally quiet and very popular 1080p 23000:1 contrast ratio data projector, with very low running costs and good features
94
Reviews
203 Reviews + 4 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
93
Running Costs
$41 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
26dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 26dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2016
Epson 2040

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Epson 2040

$642.64
$99.03
Our Verdict:
A good spec and award winning moderate noise level XGA projector, with moderate running costs
93
Reviews
70 Reviews + 1 Award
59
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
63
Running Costs
$1,500 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) Yes 4,200 ANSI Lumens Dec 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
3D Yes
Projector Brightness 4,200 ANSI Lumens
Release Date Dec 2016
Optoma HD142X

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Optoma HD142X

$505.37
Our Verdict:
A sensationally quiet and very popular 1080p 23000:1 contrast ratio data projector, with very low running costs and good features
94
Reviews
203 Reviews + 4 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
93
Running Costs
$41 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
26dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 26dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2016

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Reasons For

Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
4 Reasons For
A Lot Brighter Projector Brightness
The Epson 2040 is a 4,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Optoma HD142X is only a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,200 ANSI lumens dimmer).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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A Lot Bigger Bulb Power
The Epson 2040 has a bulb power of 300W, however the Optoma HD142X is only a 195W lamp power projector (105W smaller).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Ethernet LAN
The Epson 2040 has an Ethernet LAN, but the Optoma HD142X does not.

This denotes whether the projector has the native capability to connect to the local network, in order to receive movie files and the like from your computer.

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Better Brand
Epson projectors have an average rating of 89.3%, but Optoma has an average rating of 87.8%.
8 Reasons For
43% Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma HD142X is a 26dB projector. That's 11dB quieter than the Epson 2040 (37dB).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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A Lot Longer Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma HD142X is an 8,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Epson 2040 is only a 5,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h shorter).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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Full HD
The Optoma HD142X supports full HD, whereas the Epson 2040 does not support full HD.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

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Cheaper by $137
The Optoma HD142X costs $137.27 less than the Epson 2040.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
97% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Optoma HD142X only costs $41 to run but the Epson 2040 costs $1,539 to run (3690% more).
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Three More Awards
The Optoma HD142X has 4 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Epson 2040 has 1 award.
A Bit Better User Reviews
The Optoma HD142X has an average user review score of 93%, however the Epson 2040 has an average rating of 92% (based on 67 reviews).

Reasons Against

Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Optoma HD142X has more awards than the Epson 2040. The Optoma HD142X has 4 awards, where as the Epson 2040 has 1 award. Compare all award winning projectors.
Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
1 Award
4 Awards Best

Average Expert Rating

The Epson 2040 and the Optoma HD142X have identical average expert review scores. For both projectors the average expert review score is 80%.
Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Optoma HD142X has better user reviews than the Epson 2040. The average user reviews score for the Optoma HD142X is 93% based on 192 reviews, where as the average score for the Epson 2040 is 92% based on 67 reviews.
Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
5 stars
47 reviews
4 stars
16 reviews
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
1 review
Best
5 stars
146 reviews
4 stars
34 reviews
3 stars
6 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
2 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Epson has a better average brand rating than Optoma. The average brand rating for Epson is 89.33% based on 4,261 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Optoma is 87.84% based on 4,140 reviews.
Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Epson

89

89

Based on 4,261 reviews
Optoma

88

88

Based on 4,140 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Optoma HD142X than the Epson 2040 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 56.2% recommend the product, based on a total of 217 reviews for the Optoma HD142X and 217 reviews for the Optoma HD142X.

Projectorcentral.com Review Score

Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
The Home Cinema 2040 performs similarly to how the Home Cinema 2030 did, though there have been some notable improvements. When we reviewed the Home Cinema 2030 (almost exactly two years ago, as it happens), we noted that the projector produced a sha...
On the surface, the Home Cinema 2040 looks and acts very much like the earlier Home Cinema 2030. On the spec sheet, not much has changed. However, once you get into the meat and potatoes of the machine, you start to realize that the Home Cinema 2040 ...
Sep 2015
The new Optoma HD142X full HD home theater projector puts up a gorgeous image with good contrast, natural flesh tones, and plenty of shadow detail, all for a street price of just $579. And it is bright--when calibrated for optimum video it puts out o...
Mali 720
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The Optoma HD142X is one of the lowest priced 1080p home theater projectors on the market. It delivers a very bright, richly saturated, naturally color balanced image that some would enthusiastically describe as stunning. Optoma has done a great job ...
Sep 2016

Date Released

Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
15 months old Best 19 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

Full HD

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Best
No
Yes

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Epson 2040
Epson
2040
230 trees 9.0 tonnes CO2
Optoma HD142X
Optoma
HD142X
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Noise Level 37dB 26dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode) 29dB 24dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio
23000:1
 23000:1
23000:1
 23000:1
Projector Brightness 4,200 ANSI Lumens
BEST
3,000 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 91.15kHz
Maximum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 85kHz
Colour Light Output 2,200 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output 4,200 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
1.6:1
 1.6:1
1.6:1
 1.6:1
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Lamp Unknown - Click to provide data 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 10,000h 8,000h
BEST
Bulb Power 300W
BEST
195W
Service Life of Lamp 5,000h 8,000h
BEST
 
 
 
Lens System Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Optical Zoom 1.6x
BEST
1.1x
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Offset Unknown - Click to provide data 116%
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Video Colour Modes
Natural Cinema
Dynamic Living room
Auto
 Natural
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Living room
 Auto
Natural Cinema
Dynamic Living room
Auto
 Natural
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Living room
 Auto
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
RS-232 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version Unknown - Click to provide data 2.1
 
 
 
Networking Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
100 100,100,10
10,100,1000 10,100
 100
 100,100,10
 10,100,1000
 10,100
100 100,100,10
10,100,1000 10,100
 100
 100,100,10
 10,100,1000
 10,100
 
 
 
Storage Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
RMS Rated Power 16W
BEST
10W
Built-In Speaker Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Display Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Display Diagonal Unknown - Click to provide data 27.95"
 
 
 
Power Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Power Consumption (standby) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 333W 230W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 235W 192W
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave) 235W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 260W
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Weight 4.2kg 2.5kg
BEST
Height 101mm 96.5mm
Depth 291mm 230mm
Width 377.2mm 298mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Other Features Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Analogue Video Signal Unknown - Click to provide data
Panel Brightness Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000 Cd/m²
USB Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Security Features Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Epson 2040 Optoma HD142X
Contrast Ratio
23000:1
 23000:1
23000:1
 23000:1

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$1,326.53
cheaper to run