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Optoma HD161X

Optoma HD161X Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 2,000 ANSI Lumens 1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Sep 2014
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Created for movie-lovers, the HD161X brings digital cinema quality images into the comfort of your home. Packed with features, you can experience your favourite films, TV shows and sporting events... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 1,709 expert and owner reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically for its projectors compared to other manufacturers.

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 HD161X supports Full HD projection.

Other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Panasonic PTAE7000U[plb_1897671_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma HD161X supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the HD161X.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[pl_2301495_price], or the PowerLite Pro G6900WU[pl_1919039_price] both from Epson or the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma HD161X is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of this age and type. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. In addition, this Optoma projector support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Big Offset

With an offset of 130 percent, the Optoma HD161X has a very big offset compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago. The smallest offset of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD161X is 0.03%, the biggest is 140%, and the average offset is 100%.

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Narrow

The narrowest projector that is a similar age to the HD161X is 130mm wide, the widest is 750mm, and the average width is 380mm. The Optoma HD161X is quite narrow (only 286 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HD161X, the Optoma HD161X does not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma HD161X does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the HD161X also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q7[plb_2086346_price], or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Uniformity

The uniformities of comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD161X range from 80% to 130%. With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the Optoma HD161X has a very small uniformity compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD161X

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD161X has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the LG HECTO[plb_1543613_price].

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Expert Reviews

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Likes? Great image clarity? Plenty of output? No viewing fatigue even at high brightness settings? Accurate color, gamma and grayscale after calibration? Excellent optics? Fluid and natural motion...

Impressive image quality
Full 1080p in 2D and 3D
Two HDMI connectors, plus component video using three RCA connectors
Shows rainbow artifacts, primarily in black-and-white film clips
Long lag time
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30 March 2015

The Optoma HD161X home theater projector delivers impressive image quality with excellent color and sharp detail, plus some features that aren't typically available at this price...

21 January 2015

Projectorreviews.com

The Optoma HD161X projector serves up good color, true 1080p resolution and plenty of brightness ? claiming 2000 lumens - plus the native sharpness, look and feel of a DLP projector.Optoma sure... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 24 March 2015 by Bern

I recently installed a new larger screen which meant that my old projector could no longer properly fill the screen from the projector location without using excessive keystone correction. I... Read more…

Durable
Easily Viewed
Lens Shift
Lightweight
Sharp Bright Image
Not Enough Lens Shift

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.55
Electricity cost when on standby $2.83
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Total running cost over 5 years $69.38
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd161, optoma hd161x, optoma e1p0d0r110z1
Barcodes 00796435812218, 05055387600195, 07964358122186

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