- Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 32.4 x 9.7 cm ; 2.9 Kg
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 Kg
- Item model number: TX542-3D
- ASIN: B004466CIK
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 29 2011
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #357,744 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Optoma TX542-3D XGA, 2800 Lumen, 3000:1, DLP Multimedia Projector (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- Easy-to-read text - bright at 2800 ansi lumens and high 3000:1 contrast ratio
- Broadcast messages to the projector over the network
- Eco-friendly low power consumption - sub-one watt standby mode
- Remote management and control via RS-232 or RJ45 and built-in closed captioning
- 3D content can be viewed with active LCD shutter glasses when the projector is connected to a computer with a compatible 3D graphics card.
There is a newer model of this item:
Optoma’s TX542-3D is designed to meet the demanding requirements of school districts and businesses. Bright, high contrast images provide easy-to-read text, and the built-in closed captioning decoder displays text from videos that have closed captioning embedded in the signal. Wired networking allows remote management and control of the projector, and a built-in 10-watt speaker system outputs volume required for larger audiences.
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The first 2 were TX-542 models, one regular, and one 3D. Each started showing stuck pixels after one year, once the warranty ran out. The first one I thought was maybe jarred during our move to a new house, or dust from pets. So I got the same model to replace it. That one had the same thing happen, same time frame. Reviews online revealed others had the same issue.
I replaced the second one with a DH-1011, having read good reviews about this model. I was very happy with the picture quality and especially the brightness. With less than 25% of the bulb hours used, though, it stopped working. It would flash the bulb indicator after 5 minutes of trying to start, even with a brand new bulb in it. Optoma Support, though knowledgeable and friendly, have very few options to offer, and that's the real problem.
Optoma OEM bulb replacements are around half the cost of a new projector. The first thing tech support needs you to do in order to troubleshoot is purchase one of these, and if that doesn't work you need to shell out over $100 more send it in for diagnostics. So for the cost of troubleshooting, to see if it is a problem that can even be fixed, maybe for a few hundred more, you can buy a new projector. Sadly, this is in part why I bought projectors #2 and 3, but no more. I am going with a different brand and suggest everyone wanting to get more than 18 months out of your purchase do the same.
If you don't mind buying a disposable, un-serviceable product for your money, and are willing to spend the same amount again in 2 years or less on a new model, than these are good projectors for you. I really wish these would last longer than 18 months, but after 3 times it's obvious they either have recurring, widespread issues, or this is their business model- which could explain the lack of support and servicing options.
Such a shame.
update: One day after posting this review on the Optoma website, I received a one-time warranty fix for my most recent failed projector model (which failed just a few months beyond the short 1-year warranty period). This was a nice gesture to keep me immediately satisfied, and the projector worked like new once again. The return packaging was not up to the quality level that they require when you send the unit in, however, and there was very little information on what the issue was, which further indicates to me that support behind these projectors is not to the level that is needed.