Vivitek H1186
Vivitek H1186
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Vivitek H1186

A critically acclaimed and cheap to run 50000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
50000:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 33dB Apr 2016
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Vivitek H1186 Review

2 Reviews
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$77 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $77 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:
Has a carrying case
Quite dim projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode

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Vivitek H1186 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and the average expert rating of this Vivitek projector is 85 out of 100.

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Fairly Priced

One Vivitek H1186 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was good value for money.

Good High Def TV

One person who reviewed this projector concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. mentioned two years ago “The Vivitek H1186-WT is another new home entertainment projector that takes full HD 1080p resolution below $700” in their review of the Vivitek H1186.

Good Picture Quality

One Vivitek H1186 reviewer wrote that it was good for playing games on. said in their review of this projector on PC Mag “It offers a short lag time suitable for gaming and a high-enough brightness t”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag said “Full 1080p in 2D and 3D” however despite that they only gave this projector a score of 1 stars.

Vivitek Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Vivitek projectors and also specifically for Vivitek projectors and found that in both cases Vivitek had very good ratings. 100% of those that bought a Vivitek data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Vivitek H1186 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Vivitek H1186 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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The Vivitek H1186 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Vivitek H1186 has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors also have a carrying case.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Vivitek H1186 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The resolution of all data projectors ranges from 280 x 800 to 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 the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Vivitek H1186 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Full HD

The Vivitek H1186 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Released 15 Months Ago

Vivitek released the H1186 in April 2016.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the H1186 is $77 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00813097020505