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Optoma H181X Projector

23000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 28dB Nov 2014
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Enjoy fantastic-looking movies, games and PC content with the Optoma H181X 3D Projector. Made for home entertainment This Optoma H181X 3D Projector allows you to watch TV programmes, sports... More
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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this data projector is fantastic based on 108 owner reviews.

Good High Def TV

A number of Optoma H181X reviewers who purchased this projector thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Kendog mentioned in their review of this projector “I can tell even as it is now that the picture quality is much better than my Samsung 40" full hd tv” . M Bennett said in their review of the Optoma H181X “It's amazing! The HD picture quality from the Sky+ box or PS3 is fantastic” and scored it 5 stars. Matteo wrote in their review of this projector a few weeks ago “It is only HD” and gave this projector a rating of 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Optoma H181X reviewers said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Two years ago Catherine Wallace mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is amazing! Very pleased I trusted the reviews - I'm projecting straight onto my grey walls at home”. David scored it very highly and he wrote “Love this projector, great image quality and sharpness” in his review of this projector. Edi wrote “The picture quality is excellent and a definite step up from the brilliant hd700x i had.”.

Four customers wrote that it had good colour saturation. In November this year John David Phillips mentioned in his Optoma H181X review “It was just the colours that seemed off”. John David Phillips also wrote “That has made the colours much much better for me”. In November this year M C Fryer mentioned on Amazon “The colours are amazing, 3D is good, throw works well in a small room (my screen is now 190cms wide”.

Two people said in their reviews that the Optoma H181X was good for playing games on. Scarab wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Perfect for gaming or tv through hdmi”. Veetee said in November last year “Need to buy another speaker system now! Great for games”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of customers who bought it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Alliamos scored it 5 stars and said in their review “Optoma H180X 720p 3000 Lumen Full 3D DLP Home Theater Projector with HDMI.I am very sure this is the best 720p 3D projector until now”. Emem wrote this year “Best image and 3d and everything” in their review of the Optoma H181X. Last year Howard Rogerson wrote in his review “Amazing for the price you can't go wrong with this 3d hd ready projector watched avatar 3d last night on the 120 inch screen with the projector”.

Good Product Quality

A few Optoma H181X owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Aki said on Amazon “Amazing quality so far, used outside”. Alliamos wrote on Amazon “Great specifications and perfect picture quality” in their Optoma H181X review. Alliamos also said “Picture quality is amazingprice is perfect I recommended this projector to anyone looking for home theater entertainment projector for movies”.

Easy to Use

Several Optoma H181X reviewers who purchased this projector considered that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Dr. R. said in their review “Is now referred to as "the portable"The projector was very easy to set up, I have it linked to a home PC” and gave the Optoma H181X a score of 5 stars. Edifinders wrote in their review “Very quick and easy to set up”. Niels Peter Kaagaard mentioned “Easy to set up, more than decent quality for a home setup” in their review.

Some customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. In November John David Phillips he mentioned in his review on Amazon “None of the default settings seemed good enough”. M. Green said in their Optoma H181X review “The 181x had a better sync menu for altering the sound to the video if taking sound from the audio out on the projector itself”.

Several Optoma H181X reviewers agreed that it was easy to use. Hadlitt mentioned “I like to use the remote to switch it on”. Kendog said two years ago “Ease of use is exceptional” in their Optoma H181X review and gave the Optoma H181X a rating of 5 stars. T. Mcewan mentioned in their Optoma H181X review on Amazon “It would seem the quality control is a bit hit-and-miss for these things, so make sure you fully test it well within the exchange period”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this projector had a good experience. Kendog said on Amazon two years ago “I am sure concert dvds/blu rays will be a fantastic experience especially since my blu ray player converts 2d to 3d” in their review of the Optoma H181X. Rosemary Parr said in her review of this projector “We can ignore that for the improved viewing experience” .

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few Optoma H181X owners who reviewed this projector agreed that it was quiet. In November this year Brian Smyth mentioned in his review of this projector “When it is in a silent room it can be heard.”. Two years ago John wrote in his review “Runs reasonably quietly”. Kendog said “The fan is quiet enough sitting right next to the machine to not be bothersome even in quiet parts of the film” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A few Optoma H181X reviewers who bought this projector reckoned that it was noisy. M. Green mentioned “Fan noise is noticeable and not constant so pitch goes up”. Paige Jordan said in November “The projector fan isn't very loud, I can't hear it with music or a film playing”.

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A Best Selling Product

According to sales data from Amazon, the H181X is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased data projectors in the last 3 months.

Good Sound Quality

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Bobsterrobster wrote “Just make sure you run it through a good surround sound system and also get a decent projecr screen though” and rated this projector as excellent. Dawn Gould gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she said in her review of the Optoma H181X two years ago “I would recommend this as a home entertainment system also, projection onto screen is great with surround sound”. In November last year Sundeep Kaushal said in their review of this projector “Have connected external speakers as a bit quiet otherwise” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Optoma has good average reviews for its 23000:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Size

One person wrote that it was a good size. One Optoma H181X reviewer concluded that it was compact.

One person who reviewed the Optoma H181X thought it was lightweight. P Miller mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up, Good picture quality, Bright Bulb, Lightweight”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

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Nice Design

A number of people reckoned that it was good looking. Cp mentioned “Rather than get a replacement of the same model, I bought the 2013 which works beautifully”. Tzwrtzis wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “This is a fantastic projector the picture is pretty amazing very bring with lots of colour”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was aesthetic. T. Mcewan said in their review of the Optoma H181X “On the whole, this is a really nice bit of kit - aesthetically pleasing, compact, very affordable, superb quality picture, good brightness”.

One customer thought it was a good design. Two years ago Mr T a Pollard-Wilkins said in his Optoma H181X review on Amazon “Effortless setup, attractive design, great picture quality” and scored the product very highly.

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Robust

Two Optoma H181X reviewers reckoned that it was well made. In November last year M. Green mentioned on Amazon “Both built in speakers are the same” in their review. Paige Jordan mentioned on Amazon this month “The built in speakers are nasty to listen to” in her review of the Optoma H181X and rated the product 5 stars.

One Optoma H181X reviewer who purchased the product thought it was reliable. A. Downes said “Hopefully more reliable in the long run” yet they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Good Connectivity

Some people who purchased it thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Mr. Ian O'brien wrote on Amazon “If you have anything electronically HD related that has a HDMI socket, you can connect it to this projector” in his review of this projector and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Remote Control

One Optoma H181X owner who purchased this projector thought it had a good remote control.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma H181X supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the H181X do not support Full HD projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the HD141 ($638.95), the S316, or the HD26 ($669.99) all from Optoma which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma H181X supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the H181X do not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HD141 ($638.95), the S316, or the HD26 ($669.99) all from Optoma.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma H181X has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the H181X also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD141 ($638.95), or the Sony VPL-EX235.

It is worth considering other projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Sony VPL-EX255 ($669.95).

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Two Built-In Speakers

Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type only have one built-in speaker, however the Optoma H181X has two built-in speakers.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Optoma H181X is a two HDMI port projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the H181X only have one HDMI port.

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Very Big Display Colour

The Optoma H181X has one of the biggest display colours (1,073.7 million) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The smallest display colour of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the H181X is 1,000M, the biggest is 1,100M, and the average display colour is 1,100M.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of 7,000 hours, the Optoma H181X has one of the longer lamp service lives amongst projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 5,700h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 28 decibels, the Optoma H181X has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The quietest noise level of projectors that are a similar age to the H181X is 21dB and the loudest is 43dB.

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Narrow

The average width of similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the H181X is 340mm, and the widths range from 100mm to 500mm. With a width of only 287 millimeters, the Optoma H181X is one of the narrower comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the H181X amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Light

The weights of projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 110g to 32kg, and the average weight is 5.7kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the Optoma H181X is one of the lighter projectors of this age and type amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Not Good for Ceiling Mounting

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not good for ceiling mounting.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma H181X does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The lamp power of multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the H181X range from 130W to 580W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma H181X has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Optoma H181X is a one USB 2.0 port data projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma H181X

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Optoma released the H181X.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma H181X has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the S316, or the HD26 ($669.99) both from Optoma.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Audio Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Colour
Supported Number of Colours Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Projector Output
Additional Accessory
Projector Input
Dimensions
Aspect Ratio

User Reviews

(93)
Reviewed 22 October 2016 by Zeus
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome projector...

Reviewed 23 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

So awesome! For the price i am so happy with this projector, would recomend without a doubt.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Oubari
(Verified Purchase)

Highly recommened. A great performance for the price. To me, it is the cheapest of the best Home Cinema projector. Do not go any cheaper!

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by Cliente Amazon
(Verified Purchase)

Everything perfect...

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by R. Hopkirk Gwyn-Jones
(Verified Purchase)

Good project and good price, easy set up and automatic search for input and would recommend...

Reviewed 10 July 2016 by Martin Finnucane
(Verified Purchase)

The projector arrived promptly and was securely packaged. Very easy to setup. The picture is amazing, better than any home cinema I've seen. My only quibble is that the projector is a little... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Had it for about a 8 months, as a replacement to my acer 3d projector, reasonable for the price, good quality, no complaints.

Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased the H182X. Paid £299.99 for it and for this price I cannot fault it. Great image even though it is only 720p and not too loud. Would recommend.

(Verified Purchase)

This has been my first projector and my expectations were almost entirely satisfied. PROS: - Colors are great (they feel natural); - Brightness is satisfying (still can enjoy it on cloudy days,... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2016 by Brian Smyth
(Verified Purchase)

I have purchased this for my back room and have it ceiling mounted and hooked up to an Xbox One. When it is in a silent room it can be heard, however as soon as the sound plays (at any level),... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $58.17
Electricity cost when on standby $2.83
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Manufacturer Part Numbers 1280x720, code h181, code h181x, optoma h181, optoma h181x, optoma h181xb, optoma p222438, optoma h181xbu, optoma p222438p, optoma h181xbun, optoma h181xbund, optoma h181xbundl, optoma h181xbundle, optoma e1p0f0l110z1, optoma e1p0f0l110z1c, applearcticbelkincanonciscocreativeenergy h18
Barcodes 00636676958972, 00796435812157, 05060059049158, 07964358121578

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