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Optoma HD131XE

$779.99
A Classic 18000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Projector
18000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 26dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Optoma HD131 Review

With very good reviews but good features, we have ranked the Optoma HD131 number 110 across all projectors.
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£99 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
59
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 59?

It has brilliant user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 77%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of £99 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 1% of all 8 new similar spec projectors that we have compared it to.
The HD131 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very big bulb power
Very quiet noise level
Does not have a DVI port
Very dim projector brightness

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Optoma HD131 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this multimedia projector rated it as outstanding. Over 74% of reviewers gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

20 customers who reviewed the Optoma HD131 reckoned that it was good value for money.

Great Product Quality

17 owners considered that it was good quality.

Easy to Use

Nine customers who reviewed the Optoma HD131 mentioned that it was easy to use the menus, six customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use and three people thought it was easy to setup.

Good Picture Quality

Nine customers who reviewed the Optoma HD131 concluded that it had good picture quality and two people wrote that it had good colour saturation.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 2,303 expert and user reviews (including 38 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Robust

Six owners thought the product was well made.

Good Remote Control

Three people said in their reviews that the Optoma HD131 had a good remote control.

Good Sound Quality

Two customers who reviewed this projector thought it had good sound quality.

Acceptable Noise Level

Eight people concluded that it was quiet.


Features

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma HD131 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

New data projectors have noise levels of between 26dB and 34dB, and the average noise level is 30dB. At only 26 decibels, the Optoma HD131 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Very Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector range from 190W to 240W. At 240 Watts, the Optoma HD131 has a very big bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma HD131 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other new projectors.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma HD131 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other new projectors.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma HD131 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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RoHS Compliance

The Optoma HD131 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD131 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector have projector brightnesses of between 2,000 ANSI lumens and 3,600 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD131 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD131 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD131 supports full HD. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was February 2013 when this projector was released.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The HD131 is one of the more expensive to run new similar spec projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the HD131 will cost £99 over 1 year to run.

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Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by $322 (41%)

There was a cheaper price of $458 on Amazon US 92 days ago.

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Optoma HD131 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma HD131 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,284 product attributes, 16,046 projector reviews and 2,351,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd131xe, optoma hd131xw, optoma 1080p, hd131xew
Barcodes 00012301809886, 00071030574854, 00665164774961, 00682017415901, 00717990806795, 00796435812065, 00796435812133, 05052184790494, 05053973110042, 05060059047581, 05060059048137, 05060059049578, 07964358120656, 07964358121332

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