Optoma HD36
Optoma HD36
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Optoma HD36

Trusted Reviews Recommended
An award winning and fully featured 30000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
30000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 27dB Oct 2014
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Optoma HD36
Optoma HD36 30 ANSI00 Lumen Full 3D DLP Home Theater Projector with HDMI (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Optoma HD36 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Optoma HD36 number 10 across all projectors.
4 Reviews + 1 Award
Good Features
$91 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer 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 $91 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
The HD36 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Quite quiet noise level
Only 1,080 video mode

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Optoma HD36 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this data projector. This projector received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Optoma data projector is 77% based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar and

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Optoma Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

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

Value For Money


We think this data projector looks expensive compared to other multimedia projectors. We checked 618 multimedia projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Optoma HD36 of £799.99 ($799.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $938.76.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma HD36 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors is 34dB. At only 27 decibels, the Optoma HD36 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD36 has a fairly typical projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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The Optoma HD36 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma HD36 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This Optoma projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The worst resolution of all projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD36 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The Optoma HD36 has one of the bigger bulb powers (310 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W and the biggest is 3,000W.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD36 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector was released in October 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the HD36 will cost $91 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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optoma e1p0f0g1e0z1, optoma 1920x1080, optoma hd36



Optoma HD36


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