Optoma HD161
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Optoma HD161

A cheap to run and fully featured 40000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
40000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 29dB Aug 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma HD161 Review

With low running costs and mediocre reviews, we have ranked the Optoma HD161 number 904 across all projectors.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$72 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 30?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $72 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports full HD
Quite dim projector brightness
Very short service life of lamp

Optoma HD161 In-Depth Analysis


Optoma Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,306 expert and owner reviews (including 381 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings. We also found that Optoma has very good ratings specifically within its projectors range. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of multimedia projectors is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB. The Optoma HD161 has a quite quiet noise level (only 29 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD161 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD161 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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The Optoma HD161 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors also are HD-Ready.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD161 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Optoma HD161 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma HD161 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released in August 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the HD161 is $72, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma e1p0d0r110z1, optoma hd161xrfba, optoma 1920x1080, optoma hd161xwhd
Barcodes 00796435812218, 00796435812348, 00796435825287, 00799198921289, 00831157766941, 05055387600195, 07964358122186