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Vivitek H1186WT

77

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Vivitek H1186WT

$875.00
Vivitek H1186
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A critically acclaimed and phenomenally high contrast ratio moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with a good price and good features
33dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 50000:1 No Apr 2016
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Vivitek H1186 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Vivitek H1186 number 399 across all projectors.
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Reviews
2 Reviews
71
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
87
Running Costs
$49 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $49 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Dynamic 3d SRS WOW audio with built-in 10w speaker
Integrated closed caption decoding (ccd) automatically converts the audio portion of a tv's signal and displays it as subtitles on the projected screen
Easy control with full functioning remote control and direct access 9 key menu pad
Compatible with long HDMI and VGA cables for a maximum length up to 20 meters
Auto search filtering to quickly locate input signal source
Top sided cover for convenient lamp replacement
Crestron roomview certified
High-efficiency lamp that last up to 7000 hours (in dynamic eco. mode)
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Vertical len shift for greater installation flexibility and convenience
Host of connectivity options including HDMI v1.4, vga-in, s-video, component and composite
ISF calibration compatibility for the best possible image quality
DLP darkchip3 and brilliantcolor technologies for optimal black levels and vibrant colorful images
High brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens and high 50,000:1 contrast ratio ensuring a crisp and sharp image
Anti-theft security features include: kensington security slot, security bar, and PIN lock keypad
Very short service life of lamp
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Vivitek H1186 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 54% of projectors, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $875.00 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Vivitek H1186 and the United States price of $875.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £1,098.18 ($1,098.18).

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the H1186 will cost $49 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Vivitek H1186 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Vivitek H1186 of 33dB is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 36% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Vivitek H1186's contrast ratio (typical) of 50,000 is higher than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 7% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Vivitek H1186 of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is dimmer than 89% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Vivitek H1186's service life of lamp of only 3,500h is shorter than 69% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Vivitek H1186 has a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Vivitek H1186 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The Vivitek H1186's bulb power of 240W is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 55% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Vivitek H1186 has a carrying case. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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3D-Ready

The Vivitek H1186 is 3D-ready. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Supports Full HD

The Vivitek H1186 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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