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Optoma HD26 vs Optoma HD36

Optoma HD26 vs Optoma HD36

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Optoma HD26
Optoma HD36

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma HD36 (3,000 ANSI lumens).
Longer service life of lamp Edit
Optoma HD26 is 5,000h lamp service life. That's 1,000h longer than the Optoma HD36 (4,000h).
$1,071 cheaper
The Optoma HD26 is $1,070.65 cheaper than the Optoma HD36.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by $28.16
The Optoma HD26 only costs $61.46 to run over five years however the Optoma HD36 costs $89.62 to run (46% more). Read more
One more awards
The Optoma HD26 has 2 awards, but the Optoma HD36 has 1 award.
5 Reasons For
Bigger bulb power Edit
Optoma HD36 is 310W lamp power. That's 120W bigger than the Optoma HD26 (310W).
DVI port Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a DVI port, however the Optoma HD26 does not have a DVI port.
15% quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a noise level of 27dB, however the Optoma HD26 is a 31dB noise level projector (4dB louder). Read more

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.

Expert reviews are moderately better
The Optoma HD36 has an average expert review score of 77%, however the Optoma HD26 has an average rating of 73% (based on 9 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Optoma HD36 has an average user review score of 100%, however the Optoma HD26 has an average rating of 95% (based on 30 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller bulb power Edit
The Optoma HD26 has a bulb power of 190W. That's 120W smaller than the Optoma HD36 (310W).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Optoma HD26 does not have a DVI port, however the Optoma HD36 does.
4dB louder noise level Edit
The Optoma HD26 has a noise level of 31dB, whereas the Optoma HD36 is a 27dB noise level projector (4dB quieter). Read more

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.

Three months older
The Optoma HD26 is older than the Optoma HD36 by three months.
A little Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Optoma HD26 is only 73%, whereas the average expert rating of the Optoma HD36 is 77% (based on 3 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Optoma HD26 is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Optoma HD36 is 100% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma HD26 (3,000 ANSI lumens).
1,000h shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector. That's 1,000h shorter than the Optoma HD26 (4,000h).
$1,071 more expensive
The Optoma HD36 is more expensive than the Optoma HD26 by $1,070.65.
Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Optoma HD36, whereas 4 retailers sell the Optoma HD26. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More expensive to run over five years by 46%
The Optoma HD36 costs $89.62 to run which is $28.16 more to run than the Optoma HD26 over five years. Show assumptions.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Optoma HD36 has received 1 award, the Optoma HD26 has received 2 awards.

Awards

2 Awards
projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

34 months Ago 32 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 58.57
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 61.46
Purchase price $ 669.99
Total cost of ownership $ 731.45
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 86.73
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 89.62
Purchase price $ 1,740.64
Total cost of ownership $ 1,830.26
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.57T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 30000:1
 30000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
3,000 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1920 x 1200
BEST
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% 80%
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 91.15kHz
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 85kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.38kHz
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
BEST
Projection Distance
1.5 - 10 1.2 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
41.8 - 305 30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
6,500h
BEST
3,500h
Bulb Power
190W 310W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
5,000h
BEST
4,000h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.48 - 1.62:1
 1.48 - 1.62:1
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Offset
116% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.5 - 2.67 2.42 - 2.98
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.9 - 24 20.77 - 31.173
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D-ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
AUX in
 AUX in
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Inputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
31dB 27dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
26dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 120 15.375 - 91.146
Vertical Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146 24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Password Protection
 Password protection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W 30W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
233W
BEST
345W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
193W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
262W Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Powered
 USB powered
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 220
 220
 110 - 220
 220

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 45 5 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.5kg
BEST
4.5kg
Height
102mm 162mm
Depth
224mm 280mm
Width
315mm 386mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card

Technical Details

Contrast Ratio
25000:1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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