Optoma HD161 vs Optoma HD36 vs Optoma HD50

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Optoma HD161
Optoma HD36
Optoma HD50

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
30% longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, and so does the Optoma HD50. That's 1,500h longer than the Optoma HD36 (5,000h).
One more HDMI port Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a two HDMI port projector (as does the Optoma HD50), whereas the Optoma HD36 only has one HDMI port.
Lighter Edit
Optoma HD161 is 3.8kg heavy, and so does the Optoma HD50. That's 700g lighter than the Optoma HD36 (3.8kg).
Narrower Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a 286mm wide projector, and so does the Optoma HD50. That's 100mm narrower than the Optoma HD36 (286mm).
£24.03 cheaper to run
The Optoma HD161 is £24.03 cheaper to run than the Optoma HD36 over five years. Read more
7 Reasons For
34% brighter projector brightness Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 1,000 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma HD161 (2,200 ANSI lumens) and 800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma HD50 (2,200 ANSI lumens).
23% bigger lamp power Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 310W lamp power projector. That's 70W bigger than the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 (240W).
DVI port Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a DVI port, whereas the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 do not have a DVI port.
Two more VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports on the Optoma HD36 is three, but the Optoma HD50 only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
2dB quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a noise level of 27dB, whereas the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 are both 29dB noise level projectors (2dB louder). 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.

£135 cheaper
The Optoma HD36 is £220.50 cheaper than the Optoma HD161 and £135.01 cheaper than the Optoma HD50.
More popular
The Optoma HD36 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 56242 by sales volume in our projectors, whereas the Optoma HD50 ranks No. 87911.
9 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma HD50 is a 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, and so does the Optoma HD161. That's 1,500h longer than the Optoma HD36 (5,000h).
Longer lamp service life Edit
The Optoma HD50 is a 7,000h lamp service life projector. That's 4,000h longer than the Optoma HD161 (7,000h) and 3,000h longer than the Optoma HD36 (7,000h).
One more HDMI port Edit
The Optoma HD50 is a two HDMI port projector (as does the Optoma HD161), whereas the Optoma HD36 only has one HDMI port.
Lighter Edit
Optoma HD50 is 3.8kg heavy, and so does the Optoma HD161. That's 700g lighter than the Optoma HD36 (3.8kg).
35% narrower Edit
The Optoma HD50 is a 286mm wide projector, and so does the Optoma HD161. That's 100mm narrower than the Optoma HD36 (286mm).
Available from 4 shops
The more stores stock this projector, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
£24.03 cheaper to run
The Optoma HD50 only costs £90.22 to run over five years whereas the Optoma HD36 costs £114.25 to run (27% more). Read more
Three more awards
The Optoma HD50 has 4 awards, however the Optoma HD36 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are moderately better
The Optoma HD50 has an average expert review score of 80% based on 15 reviews, but the Optoma HD36 has an average rating of 77% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
50% dimmer projector brightness Edit
Optoma HD161 is only 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma HD36 (2,200 ANSI lumens) and 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma HD50 (2,200 ANSI lumens).
30% smaller lamp power Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a 240W lamp power projector, and so does the Optoma HD50. That's 70W smaller than the Optoma HD36 (240W).
4,000h shorter lamp service life Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector. That's 1,000h shorter than the Optoma HD36 (7,000h) and 4,000h shorter than the Optoma HD50 (7,000h).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Optoma HD161 does not have a DVI port (As does the the Optoma HD50), whereas the Optoma HD36 has a DVI port.
Two less VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Optoma HD161 has one VGA (D-Sub) port (as does the Optoma HD50), however the Optoma HD36 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
2dB louder noise level Edit
The Optoma HD161 has a noise level of 29dB (as does the Optoma HD50), but the Optoma HD36 is a 27dB noise level projector (2dB quieter). 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.

£221 more expensive
The Optoma HD161 is more expensive than the Optoma HD36 by £220.50 and more expensive than the Optoma HD50 by £85.49.
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Two months older
The Optoma HD161 is older than the Optoma HD36 by two months. The Optoma HD161 is the same age as the Optoma HD50.
9 Reasons Against
43% shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 1,500h shorter than the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 (5,000h).
75% shorter lamp service life Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector. That's 1,000h longer than the Optoma HD161 (7,000h) and 3,000h shorter than the Optoma HD50 (7,000h).
One less HDMI port Edit
The Optoma HD36 has one HDMI port, however the Optoma HD50 only has two HDMI ports.
700g heavier Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 4.5kg heavy projector. That's 700g heavier than the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 (3.8kg).
Wider Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a width of 386mm. That's 100mm wider than the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 (286mm).
Fewer sellers
Only 12 shops sells the Optoma HD36, but 16 retailers sell the Optoma HD50. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
27% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the Optoma HD36 costs £114.25 to run which is £24.03 more to run than the Optoma HD161 and £24.03 more to run than the Optoma HD50. Show assumptions.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Optoma HD36 has received 1 award, the Optoma HD50 has received 4 awards.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Optoma HD36 is only 77%, whereas the average expert rating of the Optoma HD50 is 80% (based on 15 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Optoma HD50 is only 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma HD161 (2,200 ANSI lumens) and 800 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma HD36 (2,200 ANSI lumens).
Smaller lamp power Edit
The Optoma HD50 is a 240W lamp power projector, and so does the Optoma HD161. That's 70W smaller than the Optoma HD36 (240W).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Optoma HD50 does not have a DVI port (As does the the Optoma HD161), whereas the Optoma HD36 does.
Two less VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Optoma HD50 has one VGA (D-Sub) port (as does the Optoma HD161), however the Optoma HD36 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
A bit louder noise level Edit
The Optoma HD50 has a noise level of 29dB (as does the Optoma HD161), but the Optoma HD36 is a 27dB noise level projector (2dB quieter). 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.

£135 more expensive
The Optoma HD50 is more expensive than the Optoma HD36 by £135.01.
Two months older
The Optoma HD50 is older than the Optoma HD36 by two months. The Optoma HD50 is the same age as the Optoma HD161.
Worse selling
The Optoma HD50 ranks No. 87911 by sales volume, but the Optoma HD36 ranks No. 56242.

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
4 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended
benchmark.pl: Great Product
Expert Reviews: Recommended
projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

28 months Ago 27 months Ago 28 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 90.22
Purchase price £ 1,020.49
Total cost of ownership £ 1,110.71
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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 No data

Environmental Impact

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

Lamps

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.5x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Throw Ratio
 1.39 - 2.09:1
 1.39 - 2.09:1
 1.39 - 2.09:1
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Offset
130% Unknown - Click to provide data 130%
Vertical Lens Shift Range
0 - 15 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
2.42 - 2.97 2.42 - 2.98 2.42 - 2.97
Focal Length Range
20.07 - 31.05 20.77 - 31.173 20.07 - 31.05
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data -15 - 15

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
 3D image projection
 3D image projection
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 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
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 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)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 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
 Full HD projection
3D-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D-ready
 3D-ready
HD-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
 PAL 4.43
 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
 PAL 4.43
 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
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
3D Format
 Side by side
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Storage

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader

Performance

Noise Level
29dB 27dB
BEST
29dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146 15.375 - 91.146 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85 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)
 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
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display

Multimedia

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

Design

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

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
270W
BEST
345W 270W
BEST
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 230W
Power Consumption During PowerSave
230W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption
310W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
110 - 220 110 - 220 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 220
 110 - 220
 220
 110 - 220
 220
 110 - 220

Operational Conditions

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

Certificates

RoHS Compliant
 RoHS compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliant

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

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