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Optoma H181X Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 28dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens 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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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, H181X owners rated this projector as outstanding.

Acceptable Noise Level

Six customers who reviewed it concluded that it was quiet. Brian Smyth said “When it is in a silent room it can be heard.” in his review. John said in his review of the Optoma H181X “Runs reasonably quietly”. Kendog wrote on Amazon “The fan is quiet enough sitting right next to the machine to not be bothersome even in quiet parts of the film”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Two years ago M. Green wrote in their review on Amazon “Fan noise is noticeable and not constant so pitch goes up”. Paige Jordan wrote “The projector fan isn't very loud, I can't hear it with music or a film playing” in her review of the Optoma H181X and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Optoma H181X reviewers considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Alliamos said on Amazon three years ago “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” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Emem said in their review “Best image and 3d and everything”. Matteo gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “You definitely can't fully appreciate its potential for obvious reasons); - 3D is fun, glad to have this functionality even if not essential; - Light weighted thus easy to carry”.

Good High Def TV

A few Optoma H181X owners wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Howard Rogerson said 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” and gave the Optoma H181X a rating of 5 stars. Kendog scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this projector on Amazon “I can tell even as it is now that the picture quality is much better than my Samsung 40" full hd tv”. M Bennett rated this projector 5 stars and said on Amazon “It's amazing! The HD picture quality from the Sky+ box or PS3 is fantastic”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Optoma H181X owners who reviewed this projector wrote that it had good picture quality. Three years ago Catherine Wallace wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is amazing! Very pleased I trusted the reviews - I'm projecting straight onto my grey walls at home” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. David wrote in his review two years ago “Love this projector, great image quality and sharpness” . Edi said in their review “The picture quality is excellent and a definite step up from the brilliant hd700x i had.”.

Four people considered that this projector had good colour saturation. John David Phillips said in his review of this projector “It was just the colours that seemed off” and gave the Optoma H181X a score of 4 stars. John David Phillips also wrote “That has made the colours much much better for me”. M C Fryer said “The colours are amazing, 3D is good, throw works well in a small room (my screen is now 190cms wide”.

Some people who reviewed this projector thought it was good for playing games on. Scarab said three years ago “Perfect for gaming or tv through hdmi” in their review of this projector. Veetee said “Need to buy another speaker system now! Great for games” in their review of this projector.

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Easy to Use

A number of Optoma H181X owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to setup. Dr. R. mentioned in their Optoma H181X review “Is now referred to as "the portable"The projector was very easy to set up, I have it linked to a home PC” . Edifinders mentioned on Amazon “Very quick and easy to set up”. Niels Peter Kaagaard said “Easy to set up, more than decent quality for a home setup” in their review of the Optoma H181X and rated it 5 stars.

A few Optoma H181X reviewers thought the product was easy to use the menus. John David Phillips rated the product 4 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “None of the default settings seemed good enough”. M. Green scored the product 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “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” in their review of the Optoma H181X.

A few customers who reviewed the Optoma H181X agreed that it was easy to use. Three years ago Hadlitt wrote “I like to use the remote to switch it on” in their review. Also three years ago Kendog said in their Optoma H181X review “Ease of use is exceptional” and gave it an excellent review. T. Mcewan said “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” in their review of this projector.

Some Optoma H181X owners said in their reviews that it had a good experience. Kendog rated this projector 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I am sure concert dvds/blu rays will be a fantastic experience especially since my blu ray player converts 2d to 3d”. Rosemary Parr said on Amazon “We can ignore that for the improved viewing experience” in her Optoma H181X review.

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Good Product Quality

Several Optoma H181X reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Aki gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Amazing quality so far, used outside”. Alliamos said three years ago “Great specifications and perfect picture quality”. Alliamos also wrote “Picture quality is amazingprice is perfect I recommended this projector to anyone looking for home theater entertainment projector for movies”.

A Top Selling Projector

The H181X is one the top selling data projector currently available for purchase.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Optoma is one of the superior data projector manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Optoma also has good ratings for its data projectors.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Optoma H181X owners concluded that the product had good sound quality. Three years ago Bobsterrobster mentioned “Just make sure you run it through a good surround sound system and also get a decent projecr screen though”. Dawn Gould said on Amazon “I would recommend this as a home entertainment system also, projection onto screen is great with surround sound”. Two years ago Sundeep Kaushal gave it a very good review score and said in their review “Have connected external speakers as a bit quiet otherwise”.

Good Size

One person concluded that it was easy to carry around. One person wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. P Miller said on Amazon “Easy to set up, Good picture quality, Bright Bulb, Lightweight” but they only rated the product 60 out of 100.

One Optoma H181X owner who bought it wrote that it was compact. T. Mcewan mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon two years ago “On the whole, this is a really nice bit of kit - aesthetically pleasing, compact, very affordable, superb quality picture, good brightness”.

One customer reckoned that the product was a good size.

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Nice Design

Some Optoma H181X reviewers who bought this projector considered that it was good looking. Cp mentioned on Amazon “Rather than get a replacement of the same model, I bought the 2013 which works beautifully” in their review of this projector but even so they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Tzwrtzis said three years ago “This is a fantastic projector the picture is pretty amazing very bring with lots of colour” in their review.

One Optoma H181X owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Mr T a Pollard-Wilkins mentioned on Amazon “Effortless setup, attractive design, great picture quality” and scored it very highly. One Optoma H181X owner who purchased it said that it was aesthetic.

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Robust

A number of Optoma H181X owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made. M. Green mentioned in their review on Amazon two years ago “Both built in speakers are the same” and rated it 80 out of 100. Paige Jordan said in her review of the Optoma H181X “The built in speakers are nasty to listen to”.

One Optoma H181X owner concluded that it was reliable. Three years ago A. Downes wrote on Amazon “Hopefully more reliable in the long run” in their review.

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Good Connectivity

Several Optoma H181X reviewers reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Mr. Ian O'brien said in his review of this projector on Amazon “If you have anything electronically HD related that has a HDMI socket, you can connect it to this projector” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Remote Control

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good remote control.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma H181X supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma H181X has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Optoma H181X supports 3D.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

At 7,000 hours, the Optoma H181X has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the H181X. The service life of lamps of projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,700h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of a comparable age and type to the H181X is 32dB. With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma H181X has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Not Good for Ceiling Mounting

One Optoma H181X owner who purchased the product considered that it was not good for ceiling mounting.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this age and type do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma H181X is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of data projectors that came out more than two years ago is 140W, the biggest is 580W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Optoma H181X has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most projectors of a similar age and type to the H181X have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Optoma H181X which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma H181X

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Optoma multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma H181X has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the H181X.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma H181X has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Audio (L,R) Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Number of Colours
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

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 $57.27
Electricity cost when on standby $2.79
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma h181, optoma h181x, optoma h181xb, optoma p222438, optoma h181xbu, optoma p222438p, optoma h181xbun, optoma h181xbund, optoma h181xbundl, e1p0f0l110z1 h181, e1p0f0l110z1 h181x, optoma h181xbundle, optoma e1p0f0l110z1, optoma e1p0f0l110z1c, applearcticbelkincanonciscocreativeenergy h18
Barcodes 00636676958972, 00796435812157, 05060059049158, 07964358121578

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