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Optoma HD161X

$1,175.00
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A very economical to run and award winning 1080p 3D projector, with a staggeringly quiet 29dB noise level but representing only moderate value for money
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 40000:1 Yes May 2015
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Optoma HD161X Review

With low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Optoma HD161X number 553 across all projectors.
85
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
63
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
88
Running Costs
$47 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 65%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $47 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This Optoma projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Native full HD 1080p resoution (1920 x 1080) for the best digital home cinema experience
PureMotion eliminates motion blur and image judder, perfect for fast-action movies and sports
DynamicBlack produces 40,000:1 contrast ratio for deeper blacks with exceptional shadow detail
All glass, milti-coated lens with vertical lens shift and 1.5x zoom ratio for superior focus and installation flexibility
Dimmer than average projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker

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Optoma HD161X In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,099.99 it is in the most expensive 41% of projectors.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The HD161X has an average 5 year running cost of $47 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma HD161X has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma HD161X of only 29dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 90% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma HD161X's contrast ratio (typical) of 40,000 is higher than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the highest 8% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD161X's projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 10% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma HD161X supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD161X does not have a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma HD161X of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 13% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD161X has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD161X is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD161X supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma hd161x

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00796435812348

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