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Optoma H181X Projector

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WXGA (1280x800) 28dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Nov 2014
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Enjoy fantastic-looking movies, games and PC content with the Optoma H181X 3D Projector. Made for home entertainment This Optoma H181X 3D Projector allows you to watch TV programmes, sports... More
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User Reviews Are Excellent

This 23000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector has an excellent average user rating based on 108 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Alliamos gave this projector a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “This projector=great price+fun+amazing picture quality for the price and for 720p+ better than many or any HDTV to make you or make your family enjoy movies”. This month Amazon Customer gave it a very good review score and wrote “Had it for about a 8 months, as a replacement to my acer 3d projector, reasonable for the price, good quality, no complaints” in their Optoma H181X review. Amazon Customer also wrote “So awesome! For the price i am so happy with this projector, would recomend without a doubt”.

A number of customers who bought this projector thought it was cheap. Ben P said “It has taken me a year of going through reviews, trying to find a budget projector that looks sharp, works well with my PS3”. Xavier Roger mentioned “Are on a budget, this is the logical choice” in his review of the Optoma H181X.

One customer considered that the Optoma H181X was a bargain for the price. P Miller said on Amazon “Cheap replacement bulbs” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Optoma H181X reviewers who purchased this projector thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Kendog mentioned in their review of this projector “I can tell even as it is now that the picture quality is much better than my Samsung 40" full hd tv” . M Bennett said in their review of the Optoma H181X “It's amazing! The HD picture quality from the Sky+ box or PS3 is fantastic” and scored it 5 stars. Matteo wrote in their review of this projector a few weeks ago “It is only HD” and gave this projector a rating of 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Optoma H181X reviewers said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Two years ago Catherine Wallace mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is amazing! Very pleased I trusted the reviews - I'm projecting straight onto my grey walls at home”. David scored it very highly and he wrote “Love this projector, great image quality and sharpness” in his review of this projector. Edi wrote “The picture quality is excellent and a definite step up from the brilliant hd700x i had.”.

Four customers wrote that it had good colour saturation. In November this year John David Phillips mentioned in his Optoma H181X review “It was just the colours that seemed off”. John David Phillips also wrote “That has made the colours much much better for me”. In November this year M C Fryer mentioned on Amazon “The colours are amazing, 3D is good, throw works well in a small room (my screen is now 190cms wide”.

Two people said in their reviews that the Optoma H181X was good for playing games on. Scarab wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Perfect for gaming or tv through hdmi”. Veetee said in November last year “Need to buy another speaker system now! Great for games”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of customers who bought it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Alliamos scored it 5 stars and said in their review “Optoma H180X 720p 3000 Lumen Full 3D DLP Home Theater Projector with HDMI.I am very sure this is the best 720p 3D projector until now”. Emem wrote this year “Best image and 3d and everything” in their review of the Optoma H181X. Last year Howard Rogerson wrote in his review “Amazing for the price you can't go wrong with this 3d hd ready projector watched avatar 3d last night on the 120 inch screen with the projector”.

Good Product Quality

A few Optoma H181X owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Aki said on Amazon “Amazing quality so far, used outside”. Alliamos wrote on Amazon “Great specifications and perfect picture quality” in their Optoma H181X review. Alliamos also said “Picture quality is amazingprice is perfect I recommended this projector to anyone looking for home theater entertainment projector for movies”.

Easy to Use

Several Optoma H181X reviewers who purchased this projector considered that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Dr. R. said in their review “Is now referred to as "the portable"The projector was very easy to set up, I have it linked to a home PC” and gave the Optoma H181X a score of 5 stars. Edifinders wrote in their review “Very quick and easy to set up”. Niels Peter Kaagaard mentioned “Easy to set up, more than decent quality for a home setup” in their review.

Some customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. In November John David Phillips he mentioned in his review on Amazon “None of the default settings seemed good enough”. M. Green said in their Optoma H181X review “The 181x had a better sync menu for altering the sound to the video if taking sound from the audio out on the projector itself”.

Several Optoma H181X reviewers agreed that it was easy to use. Hadlitt mentioned “I like to use the remote to switch it on”. Kendog said two years ago “Ease of use is exceptional” in their Optoma H181X review and gave the Optoma H181X a rating of 5 stars. T. Mcewan mentioned in their Optoma H181X review on Amazon “It would seem the quality control is a bit hit-and-miss for these things, so make sure you fully test it well within the exchange period”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this projector had a good experience. Kendog said on Amazon two years ago “I am sure concert dvds/blu rays will be a fantastic experience especially since my blu ray player converts 2d to 3d” in their review of the Optoma H181X. Rosemary Parr said in her review of this projector “We can ignore that for the improved viewing experience” .

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few Optoma H181X owners who reviewed this projector agreed that it was quiet. In November this year Brian Smyth mentioned in his review of this projector “When it is in a silent room it can be heard.”. Two years ago John wrote in his review “Runs reasonably quietly”. Kendog said “The fan is quiet enough sitting right next to the machine to not be bothersome even in quiet parts of the film” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A few Optoma H181X reviewers who bought this projector reckoned that it was noisy. M. Green mentioned “Fan noise is noticeable and not constant so pitch goes up”. Paige Jordan said in November “The projector fan isn't very loud, I can't hear it with music or a film playing”.

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Top Seller

The H181X is one the best selling projector currently available.

Good Sound Quality

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Bobsterrobster wrote “Just make sure you run it through a good surround sound system and also get a decent projecr screen though” and rated this projector as excellent. Dawn Gould gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she said in her review of the Optoma H181X two years ago “I would recommend this as a home entertainment system also, projection onto screen is great with surround sound”. In November last year Sundeep Kaushal said in their review of this projector “Have connected external speakers as a bit quiet otherwise” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

Optoma is one of the superior projector brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Optoma also has good ratings for its 23000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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Good Size

One person wrote that it was a good size. One Optoma H181X reviewer concluded that it was compact.

One person who reviewed the Optoma H181X thought it was lightweight. P Miller mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up, Good picture quality, Bright Bulb, Lightweight”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

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Nice Design

A number of people reckoned that it was good looking. Cp mentioned “Rather than get a replacement of the same model, I bought the 2013 which works beautifully”. Tzwrtzis wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “This is a fantastic projector the picture is pretty amazing very bring with lots of colour”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was aesthetic. T. Mcewan said in their review of the Optoma H181X “On the whole, this is a really nice bit of kit - aesthetically pleasing, compact, very affordable, superb quality picture, good brightness”.

One customer thought it was a good design. Two years ago Mr T a Pollard-Wilkins said in his Optoma H181X review on Amazon “Effortless setup, attractive design, great picture quality” and scored the product very highly.

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Robust

Two Optoma H181X reviewers reckoned that it was well made. In November last year M. Green mentioned on Amazon “Both built in speakers are the same” in their review. Paige Jordan mentioned on Amazon this month “The built in speakers are nasty to listen to” in her review of the Optoma H181X and rated the product 5 stars.

One Optoma H181X reviewer who purchased the product thought it was reliable. A. Downes said “Hopefully more reliable in the long run” yet they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Good Connectivity

Some people who purchased it thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Mr. Ian O'brien wrote on Amazon “If you have anything electronically HD related that has a HDMI socket, you can connect it to this projector” in his review of this projector and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Remote Control

One Optoma H181X owner who purchased this projector thought it had a good remote control.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma H181X supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD projection.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection and we think because of it's better review score, the HD141[pl_2415610_price], and the HD26[pl_2415611_price] both from Optoma is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma H181X supports 3D image projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the H181X do not support 3D image projection.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might want to consider include the HD141[pl_2415610_price], or the HD26[pl_2415611_price] both from Optoma which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the H181X, the Optoma H181X has a built-in speaker.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD141[plb_2415610_price], and the Epson EH-TW490[plb_1731975_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Sony VPL-EX255[plb_2403650_price] is also worth considering.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Optoma H181X has more built-in speakers than most of the projectors that came out around the same time as the H181X. Most of the multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago only have one built-in speaker, however this multimedia projector has two built-in speakers.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years only have one HDMI port, however the Optoma H181X has two HDMI ports.

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Very Big Display Colour

The Optoma H181X has a very big display colour (1,073.7 million) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the H181X. The smallest display colour of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1,000M and the biggest is 1,100M.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

At 7,000 hours, the Optoma H181X has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The lamp service lives of similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the H181X range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma H181X has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. The average noise level of similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the H181X is 33dB.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Epson EH-TW490[plb_1731975_price] (37dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Narrow

With a width of only 287 millimeters, the Optoma H181X is fairly narrow compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the H181X. The average width of projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the H181X is 340mm.

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Very Light

Across all the projectors that have been around for around the same time as the H181X the weights range from 110g to 32kg, and the average weight is 5.5kg. At only 2 kilograms, the Optoma H181X is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Not Good for Ceiling Mounting

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not good for ceiling mounting.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma H181X does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the H181X is 130W and the biggest is 580W. The Optoma H181X has one of the smaller lamp power (only 190 Watts) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the H181X will cost £80 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the more expensive to run projectors of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma H181X

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma H181X has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the H181X.

There are a number of other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD26[plb_2415611_price].

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Vertical Keystone Correction
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
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3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Audio Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Supported Number of Colours Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

User Reviews

(93)
Reviewed 22 October 2016 by Zeus
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome projector...

Reviewed 23 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

So awesome! For the price i am so happy with this projector, would recomend without a doubt.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Oubari
(Verified Purchase)

Highly recommened. A great performance for the price. To me, it is the cheapest of the best Home Cinema projector. Do not go any cheaper!

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by Cliente Amazon
(Verified Purchase)

Everything perfect...

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by R. Hopkirk Gwyn-Jones
(Verified Purchase)

Good project and good price, easy set up and automatic search for input and would recommend...

Reviewed 10 July 2016 by Martin Finnucane
(Verified Purchase)

The projector arrived promptly and was securely packaged. Very easy to setup. The picture is amazing, better than any home cinema I've seen. My only quibble is that the projector is a little... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Had it for about a 8 months, as a replacement to my acer 3d projector, reasonable for the price, good quality, no complaints.

Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased the H182X. Paid £299.99 for it and for this price I cannot fault it. Great image even though it is only 720p and not too loud. Would recommend.

(Verified Purchase)

This has been my first projector and my expectations were almost entirely satisfied. PROS: - Colors are great (they feel natural); - Brightness is satisfying (still can enjoy it on cloudy days,... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2016 by Brian Smyth
(Verified Purchase)

I have purchased this for my back room and have it ceiling mounted and hooked up to an Xbox One. When it is in a silent room it can be heard, however as soon as the sound plays (at any level),... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £75.63
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 1280x720, code h181, code h181x, optoma h181, optoma h181x, optoma h181xb, optoma p222438, optoma h181xbu, optoma p222438p, optoma h181xbun, optoma h181xbund, optoma h181xbundl, optoma h181xbundle, optoma e1p0f0l110z1, optoma e1p0f0l110z1c, applearcticbelkincanonciscocreativeenergy h18
Barcodes 00636676958972, 00796435812157, 05060059049158, 07964358121578

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