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Optoma HD161X
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Optoma HD161X Projector

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40000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB May 2015
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- 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-... More
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14 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector manufacturer. On average data projectors from Optoma have good ratings from owners and experts.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Optoma HD161X owners wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

One customer who purchased it said that it had clear images. Expert review site Hometheaterhifi.com mentioned in their Optoma HD161X review “Likes• Great image clarity• Plenty of output• No viewing fatigue even at high brightness settings• Accurate color, gamma”.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Optoma HD161X “The Optoma HD161X home theater projector delivers impressive image quality with excellent color”.

Good Technical Features

One Optoma HD161X reviewer thought the product had good features.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Optoma HD161X owner who bought the Optoma HD161X considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Hometheaterhifi.com wrote “Grayscale after calibration• Excellent optics• Fluid and natural motion processing• Excellent 3D presentationDislikes• Requires ca” in their review of this projector.

Supports 3D

The Optoma HD161X supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also support 3D.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider including the LG PF1000U[plb_3372417_price].

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD161X supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also support full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the LG PF1000U[plb_3372417_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many projectors of this type and age.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma HD161X supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by data projectors of this type and age. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This Optoma multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the HD161X is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 1.5 times zoom factor, the Optoma HD161X has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than a year. The average optical zoom of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the HD161X is 1.3x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 1.7x.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 2 times zoom factor, the Optoma HD161X has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD161X have digital zooms of between 1.1x and 12x.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors of this age and spec is 22dB, the loudest is 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma HD161X has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of only 29 decibels, the Optoma HD161X has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD161X. The noise level (economic mode)s of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HD161X range from 26dB to 40dB.

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Very Light

The average weight of projectors of this age and spec is 8.8kg, and the weights range from 2.1kg to 33kg. The Optoma HD161X is quite light (only 2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HD161X.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD161X does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD161X.

It is worth also looking at alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the LG PF1000U[plb_3372417_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma HD161X is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the HD161X is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD161X has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Optoma HD161X is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD161X have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Uniformity

The average uniformity of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HD161X is 83%. The Optoma HD161X has a fairly small uniformity (only 80 percent) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the HD161X.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma HD161X

Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector was released over a year ago.

Specification

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3D
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Full HD
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Ceiling Mountable
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USB Powered
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Manual
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Quick Start Guide
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RS-232C

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Expert Reviews

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Likes? Great image clarity? Plenty of output? No viewing fatigue even at high brightness settings? Accurate color, gamma and grayscale after calibration? Excellent optics? Fluid and natural motion...

Impressive image quality
Full 1080p in 2D and 3D
Two HDMI connectors, plus component video using three RCA connectors
Shows rainbow artifacts, primarily in black-and-white film clips
Long lag time
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30 March 2015

The Optoma HD161X home theater projector delivers impressive image quality with excellent color and sharp detail, plus some features that aren't typically available at this price...

21 January 2015

Projectorreviews.com

The Optoma HD161X projector serves up good color, true 1080p resolution and plenty of brightness ? claiming 2000 lumens - plus the native sharpness, look and feel of a DLP projector.Optoma sure... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 24 March 2015 by Bern

I recently installed a new larger screen which meant that my old projector could no longer properly fill the screen from the projector location without using excessive keystone correction. I... Read more…

Durable
Easily Viewed
Lens Shift
Lightweight
Sharp Bright Image
Not Enough Lens Shift

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Electricity cost when switched on $54.93
Electricity cost when on standby $2.75
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Total running cost over 5 years $57.68
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd161, optoma hd161x, optoma 1920x1080
Barcodes 00796435812348
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