- Full HD 1080p image quality- Bright vivid colours 2800 ANSI lumens- Easy connectivity - HDMI and DVI and powerful built-in 30W speaker- Dynamic black technology - 28,000:1 contrast ratio Bright...
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12 Reasons For
Across all projectors, the HD151 is one the fastest selling products currently available according to Amazon sales data.
Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews
Optoma is one of the superior projector manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Optoma also has good ratings for its projectors.
Supports Full HD Projection
The Optoma HD151 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the GT1070[pl_2503383_price], or the GT1080[pl_2415608_price] both from Optoma or the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Unlike most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a built-in speaker, the Optoma HD151 has a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including a cheaper projector such as the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price] or you might consider a higher rated projector such as the Optoma GT1070[plb_2503383_price], or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].
Supports 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the HD151, the Optoma HD151 supports 3D image projection.
We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection and we think the Optoma GT1070[plb_2503383_price], and the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] which has better reviews; or the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
This data projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors that were released around the same time as it.
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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution
The Optoma HD151 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors that are a comparable age to the HD151. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Optoma multimedia projector. In addition, this data projector support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all projectors of a similar spec and age to the HD151 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).
Fairly High Number of Colours
The Optoma HD151 has one of the higher numbers of colours (1,073.4 million) amongst data projectors of this age. The average number of colours of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the HD151 is 810M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the HD151 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Optoma HD151 which has three USB 2.0 ports.
Very High RMS Rated Power
At 30 Watts, the Optoma HD151 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years. The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HD151 is 1W, the highest is 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 9.6W.
Fairly Big Lamp Power
The lamp power of projectors of a similar spec and age to the HD151 range from 140W to 420W, and the average lamp power is 250W. With a lamp power of 310 Watts, the Optoma HD151 has a fairly big lamp power compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
Across all the similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. With a noise level of only 27 decibels, the Optoma HD151 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the HD151.
Other multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price] (29dB) which is also cheaper.
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Optoma HD151 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the HD151 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price]; or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].
Very Short Lamp Service Life
Multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the HD151 have lamp service lives of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 7,900h. With a lamp service life of only 2,500 hours, the Optoma HD151 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD151.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 4,000 hours, the Optoma HD151 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD151. Projectors that are a similar age to the HD151 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 2,000h and 30,000h.
Very Small Uniformity
Projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD151 have uniformities of between 80% and 130%. With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the Optoma HD151 has one of the smaller uniformities amongst multimedia projectors of this age.
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Only One HDMI Port
Most data projectors that are a similar age to the HD151 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Optoma HD151 which has one HDMI port.
Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode
The power consumption in economy mode of projectors that have been available for a similar time to the HD151 range from 3.7W to 290W. With a power consumption in economy mode of 279 Watts, the Optoma HD151 has one of the higher power consumption in economy mode amongst projectors of this age.
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Running Costs Are Average
Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the HD151 will cost £115 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 102 projectors of this age and type.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This multimedia projector has been on the market for over two years.
Average Projector Brightness
The Optoma HD151 has a pretty average projector brightness (2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD151.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma GT1080[plb_2415608_price].
Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Optoma H111[plb_2696721_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper) or the Viewsonic PJD6350[plb_2830965_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Epson EB-1930[plb_2594640_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).
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Native Projector Resolution
2,800 ANSI lumens
1.2 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
2.42 - 2.98
Focal Length Range
20.77 - 31.173
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC J, NTSC, NTSC M, PAL, PAL 4.43, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM 4.25/4.4, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM, SECAM L
Ports & Interfaces
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, PER, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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