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Optoma HD131XE Projector

$779.99
18000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 26dB Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $77.55 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are excellent
Good quality
Good picture quality
140 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, HD131 owners rated this data projector as exceptional. Over 74% of reviewers gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Most HD131 owners think it is one of the very best comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 1,872 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 for its 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors.


Good Picture Quality

Nineteen owners who reviewed this projector reckoned that it had good picture quality. Four years ago Prax mentioned “I'm very pleased with the picture quality”. Phillip Lacey said on Amazon.co.uk “The picture quality is awesome with HD” and gave the product a rating of 8 stars. Ravi said in their review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk “I have been using it since June 2014 Pros Pleased with the picture quality”.

Eleven customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Scott said in his review of the Optoma HD131 on Amazon.co.uk “Good - Fantasic picture on full HD, colours are good” and gave it a score of 6 stars. W. Harlow wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I am projecting onto a regular plain white wall and the colors are good.”. Sheraz said “Brilliant product family love it best projector to watch hd 3 d movies fantastic picture and colours always happy to buy from amazon good deivery time 5 stars for this product”.

Four people who reviewed it thought it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Richiecee wrote “I love my bluray films, PS3, Apple TV (HiDef content) etc” in their review of this projector. Babis mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “The high contrast works great with 1080p bluray films (like a cinema), also delivers very well the motion of every film because of the 24 f/s” and rated it 6 stars. Mr Nigelson mentioned on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “My projector sits up high behind my main sofa about 4.5 m from the screen - a 140 inch luxburg - wonderful bright clear image from a bluray disc” and rated it 6 stars.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for playing games on. Robal wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The projector is good for gaming (at 1920x1080@60”. Dean Percy mentioned in his review of this projector “I have sold my 46inch 3d TV as I will use a old HD TV for sky and this will only be used for gaming on PS4, PS3” .

One person who bought this projector considered that it was good for watching standard definition TV. Phillip Lacey said on Amazon.co.uk “Very good on DVD and standard definition TV” in his review of the Optoma HD131. One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a sharp image. Twa mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “In terms of sharpness is obscenely good! Color reproduction, well”.

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Good High Def TV

Twenty-three owners who bought the Optoma HD131 reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Rosty said in their review of the Optoma HD131 on Amazon.co.uk “My previous projector was HD ready gave fantastic quality of video when i watched trough DVD player.”. Prax wrote on Amazon.co.uk “If you are looking for a good projector that displays in true HD then this is the one”. Four years ago Slawek said “Since a while I've been looking for a full HD projector for home environment” in their Optoma HD131 review and rated it 7 stars.

Good Standard Def Image

One owner who purchased this projector reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

Three owners thought it was good for ceiling mounting. Newegg.com said “No keystone had to be used with flush ceiling mount” nonetheless they gave the Optoma HD131 a score of 20 out of 100.

Good Remote Control

Four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good remote control. Dean Percy wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Zoom and focus was easy to do and the remote control responded great for me” in his review of the Optoma HD131. Mr Nigelson mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Nice remote control that lights up helpfully in the dark” in his review of this projector.

Good Sound Quality

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Projectorreviews.com scored it 5 stars and wrote four years ago “Very bright, built-in 10W audio”. Thefarhad mentioned “Sound from built-in speaker is a joke so don't count on it” in their Optoma HD131 review. Shane said “The projector speakers are adequate”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Thirty-eight customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Newegg.com said “3D support” in their review of this projector but even so they only gave this projector a rating of 1 stars. Ross mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “I'm tempted to buy another so that i can use the two to create actual 1080p full 3D PASSIVE” and gave this projector a score of 7 stars. Satty said on Amazon.co.uk “Return process was great so thank you amazon, 3D works great” in their review of this projector.


Design

Good Quality

Thirty-six customers reckoned that the Optoma HD131 was good quality. Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “The picture quality is out of this world even on larger surfaces”. Richiecee wrote on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “FLIPPIN' HECK! This thing makes my 46" LED 3D top-of-the-range TV look like a 'mickey mouse' toy! The picture quality was so vivid, so clear, so bright, so dynamic” in their review of this projector and gave the product a rating of 6 stars. Sanjay Joshi gave the product a score of 8 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Great buy excellent picture quality”.

Easy to Use

Twelve people who bought the Optoma HD131 mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Robal scored it 6 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “There are a lot of settings to play with (although the menu navigation is less than intuitive”. Rosty said on Amazon.co.uk “I spent many hours, trying adjust perfect settings, even tried with many other films.”. Taz said on Amazon.co.uk “Default settings are very good in a dark lit room”.

Ten customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Robal wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The included remote is very handy to use, however its back-lighting is probably visible from space” and rated it 8 stars. Shane said on Amazon.co.uk “The remote is easy to use and lights up so it can be used in the dark” in his Optoma HD131 review and gave the product a score of 8 stars. Suzanne Kinahan mentioned “Quality control should be better”.

Four owners said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Themightybuda said in their review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk “Really easy to set up and an amazing image, for the 3D viewers out there there is not visible shadowing when watching films”. Coolgal rated it 8 stars and wrote three years ago “The projector is simple to setup”. Olympus wrote “Very easy to set up and easy to ceiling mount” and rated it 9 stars.

One customer who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Themightybuda wrote “The ZD301 glasses that you need to buy separately are decently priced with a comfortable viewing experience” in their Optoma HD131 review.

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Strong and Durable

Eight customers who bought this projector agreed that it was well made. Robin66 said in their Optoma HD131 review on Amazon.co.uk “I can say that it's a solid projection with vibrant colours”. Railroader said in their review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk “And as a bonus a ten watt speaker built in rounds off the package”. Aamir Abideen said in their review of the Optoma HD131 on Amazon.co.uk “Very good value and a built in speaker to boot”.

One person concluded that the product was strong and durable. Newegg.com said in their review of the Optoma HD131 “Daytime viewing can be a little tough with darker” however despite that they only rated the product 1 stars. One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Newegg.com mentioned “So far (about six months of daily use) very reliable” but despite that they only rated it 1 stars.

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Good Looking

Two customers who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was good looking. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this projector “This thing for PricePerformance is just beautiful” .

Two people who purchased it reckoned that it was neat. Scott mentioned three years ago “One tip when buying a celing mount, my last one which i stupidly sold was nice and neat and the new one i bought of ebay is way to big”. Mrs. Dawn Tufnell she mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It is a neat size so not cumbersome” in her review of this projector.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed. Rosty mentioned “I like the design” in their Optoma HD131 review and gave it a score of 6 stars.

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Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma HD131 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also are ceiling mountable.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers said in their reviews that this projector was heavy and bulky. Shawn S. wrote in his review of this projector “I have no regrets after six months of heavy use”. W. Harlow scored the product 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Have recently upgraded to this from the Optoma Hd600x as the DLP chip had started to die after many years of good service and heavy use”.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD131 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector do not support full HD.

There are a number of other projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DХ346, or the DS346 both from Optoma.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma HD131 is HD-Ready. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also are HD-Ready.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD131 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the DХ346, the DX345, and the DS346 all from Optoma which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

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

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of this age and type is 2,000 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 3,600 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. The Optoma HD131 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector.

If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the DХ346 (3,000 ANSI lumens), the DX345 (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the DS346 (3,000 ANSI lumens) all from Optoma which is also higher rated.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD131 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD131 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma HD131 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of this age and spec is 30dB. The Optoma HD131 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 26 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Lamps

Very Big Bulb Power

18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector have bulb powers of between 190W and 240W. When compared to other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector that we have checked, the bulb power of the Optoma HD131 of 240 Watts is one of the biggest.

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Audio

Quiet

Eighteen people said in their reviews that the Optoma HD131 was quiet. Newegg.com said three years ago “It's very quiet, I cannot hear it running at all” in their Optoma HD131 review however despite that they scored this projector 20 out of 100. Robin66 gave it a rating of 8 stars and wrote “The picture is bright enough even with plenty of ambient light and it's very quiet”. Rosty scored the product 7 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “Fan works very quiet”.

Six owners who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Shane scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector “The fan is not very loud”. Shane also said “The picture and the lack of fan noise really trump these two defects” in his review. Suzanne Kinahan wrote in her review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk “The colour wheel is making an intermittent high pitch whiring noise like a dentist drill” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Features

Inferior Technical Features

One customer considered that it did not have good features. Taz mentioned in their review of this projector “Not advanced features like lens shift, memory etc” .


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma HD131 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the HD131 in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

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

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