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Optoma HD131 Projector

18000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 26dB Dec 2013
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- Fantastic Full 3D 1080p image quality- Crystal clarity - 20,000:1 contrast- Bright vivid Colours - 2000 ANSI Lumens- Built-in 10W Speaker Enjoy your favourite TV shows, sports and action-packed... More
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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this 18000:1 contrast ratio data projector is excellent based on 136 user reviews.

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Optoma is one of the superior projector manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Optoma also has good reviews for its 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Good Sound Quality

One person thought it had good sound quality. Projectorreviews.com said “Very bright, built-in 10W audio” .

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age which do not support Full HD projection, the Optoma HD131 supports Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma DХ346[plb_2528640_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma HD131 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the HD131 also support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the DХ346[pl_2528640_price], the W300[pl_2141202_price], and the DX345[pl_2819975_price] all from Optoma which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD131 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the DХ346[pl_2528640_price], the W300[pl_2141202_price], and the DX345[pl_2819975_price] all from Optoma is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma HD131 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD131 the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma HD131 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). The best resolution of all projectors that have been available for more than two years is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 400.

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Very Big Matrix Size

When compared to other data projectors of this spec and age, the matrix size of the Optoma HD131 of 0.65 inches is one of the biggest. The matrix sizes of multimedia projectors of this type and age range from 0.55" to 0.65".

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Two HDMI Ports

The Optoma HD131 is a two HDMI port multimedia projector.

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Very Big Offset

With an offset of 116 percent, the Optoma HD131 has one of the biggest offsets amongst 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors of this age and type have offsets of between 110% and 120%.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 10 Watts, the Optoma HD131 has one of the highest RMS rated power amongst 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The RMS rated power of multimedia projectors of this spec and age range from 2W to 10W.

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Very Big Lamp Power

When compared to other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD131, the lamp power of the Optoma HD131 of 240 Watts is one of the biggest. The average lamp power of comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the HD131 is 200W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the HD131 the noise levels range from 26dB to 29dB, and the average noise level is 28dB. The Optoma HD131 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 26 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors of this type and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma HD131 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD131 is 2,800 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 3,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD131 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HD131.

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the W300[pl_2141202_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), the DХ346[pl_2528640_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the DX345[pl_2819975_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) all from Optoma which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago the lamp service lives range from 3,500h to 5,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,600h. At only 3,500 hours, the Optoma HD131 has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

The lightest 18000:1 contrast ratio data projector that came out more than two years ago is 2.3kg heavy and the heaviest is 3.1kg. With a weight of 3.1 kilograms, the Optoma HD131 is one of the heaviest data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD131 amongst 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Very Wide

When compared to other 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD131, the Optoma HD131's width of 324 millimeters is one of the widest. The narrowest similar spec data projector that has been around for around the same time as the HD131 is 220mm wide, the widest is 330mm, and the average width is 300mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma HD131

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
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
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
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AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(5)
16 December 2013

OPTOMA HD131xe HOME THEATER PROJECTOR: OVERVIEWThe HD131Xe is a cross-over projector marketed for home entertainment, home theater, and gaming. It's suitable for doing business presentations, too.... Read more…

15 March 2013

A la lecture de ce banc d'essai vous aurez compris qu'en achetant un HD131X, vous achetez un HD25. Nous avons néanmoins pu relever quelques différences subtiles entre ces frères jumeaux. Si on...

La nettet de l'image
Les menus complets et actualiss
Le CMS efficace
Une image 3D sans ghosting
Le choix des lunettes RF pour la 3D
Absence de LensShift
Pas d'interpolation d'images
Bruit de fonctionnement
Iris dynamique inutile
4 February 2014

Optoma har en overskuelig menu, og fjernbetjeningen har oplyste knapper, der kan betjenes i mørke. Projektoren kan justere alle primær- og sekundærfarver for både farvetone, mætning og... Read more…

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22 January 2014

Optoma har ett överskådligt menysystem och fjärrkontrollen har lysande knappar som man hittar i mörker. Alla primär- och sekundärfärger kan justeras med färgton, mättnad och ljusstyrka.... Read more…

15 January 2014

Optoma har en oversiktlig meny, og fjernkontrollen har opplyste knapper som kan betjenes i mørket. Projektoren kan justere alle primær- og sekundærfargene med både fargetone, metning og... Read more…

User Reviews

(134)
Reviewed 4 March 2013 by Railroader

0:00 0:00 This video is not intended for all audiences. What date were you... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2014 by Malcolm M
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this because i love 3D and only DLP technology gives you perfect ghost free viewing, for the £500 i paid i consider it a bargain and it's as good as other DLP projectors that cost three... Read more…

Reviewed 27 January 2014 by Robal
(Verified Purchase)

I was unlucky enough to receive an unit with lens focusing problem (poor convergence). This is known issue affecting only few early units (according to Optoma). Anyway, the unit has been sent back... Read more…

Reviewed 12 October 2013 by Steveyoung664
(Verified Purchase)

I was impressed with every aspect of this projector with one exception: if I focus the top part of the image, the bottom was out of focus and vice versa. I read the manual, tried adjusting all... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2013 by MattT
(Verified Purchase)

Only received this last night and set it up very quickly. Initial impression are very good and it performed for the 15 mins I had it switched on very quietly. I was a bit concerned about the noise... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $74.14
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $77.01
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hd131x, hd131xe, hd131xw, optoma 1080, optoma 1080p, optoma hd131, optoma hd131x, optoma hd131xw
Barcodes 00071030574854, 00665164774961, 00717990806795, 00796435812065, 00796435812133, 05052184790494, 05053973110042, 05060059047581, 05060059048137, 05060059049578, 07964358120656, 07964358121332

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