Optoma HD36 vs Optoma HD50

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Optoma HD36
Optoma HD50

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
800 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
Optoma HD36 is 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Optoma HD50 is only a 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (800 ANSI lumens dimmer).
91.15kHz higher maximum horizontal synchronization Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 91.15kHz maximum horizontal synchronization projector. That's 91.15kHz higher than the Optoma HD50 (unknownkHz).
Higher maximum vertical synchronization Edit
The Optoma HD36 is an 85kHz maximum vertical synchronization projector. That's 85kHz higher than the Optoma HD50 (unknownkHz).
1,073.4M higher number of colours Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 1,073.4M colour projector. That's 1,073.4M higher than the Optoma HD50 (unknownM).
70W bigger lamp power Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a lamp power of 310W, whereas the Optoma HD50 is only a 240W lamp power projector (70W smaller).
DVI port Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a DVI port, but the Optoma HD50 does not.
Three VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Optoma HD36 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Optoma HD50 only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 27dB noise level projector. That's 2dB quieter than the Optoma HD50 (29dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Vastly higher RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma HD36 has an RMS rated power of 30W, however the Optoma HD50 is only a unknownW RMS rated power projector (30W lower).
Cheaper by £135
The Optoma HD36 costs £799.99, whereas the Optoma HD50 is £935.00.
10 Reasons For
A lot longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma HD50 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 5,000h, but the Optoma HD36 is only a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,500h shorter).
A lot longer lamp service life Edit
The Optoma HD50 has a lamp service life of 7,000h, whereas the Optoma HD36 is only a 4,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h shorter).
Two HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Optoma HD50 is two, but the Optoma HD36 only has one HDMI port.
19% lighter Edit
The Optoma HD50 has a weight of 3.8kg, however the Optoma HD36 is a 4.5kg heavy projector (700g heavier).
100mm narrower Edit
Optoma HD50 is 286mm wide, but the Optoma HD36 is a 386mm wide projector (100mm wider).
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
21% cheaper to run
Over five years the Optoma HD50 only costs £90.22 to run but the Optoma HD36 costs £114.25 to run (27% more). Read more
Better selling
The Optoma HD50 ranks No. 32612 by number of sales, however the Optoma HD36 ranks No. 96179.
Three more awards
The Optoma HD50 has 4 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Optoma HD36 has 1 award.
Moderately better expert reviews
Based on 15 expert reviews, the average review score of the Optoma HD50 is 80%, however the average rating of the Optoma HD36 is 77% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
1,500h shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 3,500h, whereas the Optoma HD50 is a 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,500h longer).
3,000h shorter lamp service life Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a lamp service life of 4,000h, however the Optoma HD50 is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h longer).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a one HDMI port projector, whereas the Optoma HD50 only has two HDMI ports.
Heavier Edit
Optoma HD36 is 4.5kg heavy, but the Optoma HD50 is a 3.8kg heavy projector (700g lighter).
A lot wider Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 386mm wide projector, whereas the Optoma HD50 is a 286mm wide projector (100mm narrower).
Not as many stockists
The Optoma HD36 is only stocked by 13 shops, however the Optoma HD50 is stocked by 17 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Higher running costs over five years by £24.03
Over five years the Optoma HD36 costs £114.25 to run which is £24.03 more to run than the Optoma HD50. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Optoma HD36 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 96179 by number of sales in our projectors, but the Optoma HD50 ranks No. 32612.
Three less awards
The Optoma HD36 has only received 1 award, however the Optoma HD50 has received 4 awards.
Expert review Rating is slightly Worse
The Optoma HD36 only has an average expert score of 77%, but the Optoma HD50 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 15 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
A lot dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Optoma HD50 has a projector brightness of 2,200 ANSI lumens, however the Optoma HD36 is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (800 ANSI lumens brighter).
A lot smaller lamp power Edit
The Optoma HD50 has a lamp power of 240W, but the Optoma HD36 is a 310W lamp power projector (70W bigger).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Optoma HD50 does not have a DVI port, but the Optoma HD36 has a DVI port.
Only one VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Optoma HD50 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector, whereas the Optoma HD36 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
7% louder noise level Edit
The Optoma HD50 is a 29dB noise level projector. That's 2dB louder than the Optoma HD36 (29dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

More expensive by £135
The Optoma HD50 is £135.01 more expensive than the Optoma HD36.
Older by two months
The Optoma HD50 is two months older than the Optoma HD36.

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
4 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended
benchmark.pl: Great Product
Expert Reviews: Recommended
projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

27 months Ago 28 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 110.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 114.25
Purchase price £ 799.99
Total cost of ownership £ 914.24
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 90.22
Purchase price £ 935.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,025.22
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.57T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
2,200 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 -30 - 30
Uniformity
80% 80%
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
24kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
91.15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
85kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
15.38kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
1,073.4M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
Projection Distance
1.2 - 10 1.2 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 300 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
3,500h 5,000h
BEST
Lamp Power
310W
BEST
240W
Lamp Service Life
4,000h 7,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.39 - 2.09:1
 1.39 - 2.09:1
Offset
Unknown - Click to provide data 130%
Aperture Range
2.42 - 2.98 2.42 - 2.97
Focal Length Range
20.77 - 31.173 20.07 - 31.05
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -15 - 15

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
 3D image projection
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
3D-Ready
 3D-ready
 3D-ready
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
3D Format
 Side by side
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
S-Video Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Microphone Input
 Microphone input
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
1
HDMI Port
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC Power in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection

Storage

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader

Performance

Noise Level
27dB
BEST
29dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
30W Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
345W 270W
BEST
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 230W
AC Adapter Input Voltage
110 - 220 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 220
 110 - 220
 220
 110 - 220

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3000
Relative Humidity Operational Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40 5 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliant

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
4.5kg 3.8kg
BEST
Height
162mm 124mm
BEST
Depth
280mm 265.5mm
BEST
Width
386mm 286mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
BEST
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