Optoma HD36 vs Optoma HD50

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Optoma HD36
Optoma HD50

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Reasons For

7 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).
70W bigger bulb power Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 310W lamp power projector, 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 quantitys Edit
The Optoma HD36 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Optoma HD50 only has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
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.

Cheaper by £210
The Optoma HD36 costs £789.00, whereas the Optoma HD50 is £999.00.
Better selling
The Optoma HD36 ranks No. 119243 by number of sales, but the Optoma HD50 ranks No. 177915.
8 Reasons For
A lot longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Optoma HD50 is 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode, but the Optoma HD36 is only a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,500h shorter).
A lot longer service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma HD50 is a 7,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Optoma HD36 is only a 4,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h shorter).
Two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Optoma HD50 is two, but the Optoma HD36 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
19% lighter Edit
The Optoma HD50 has a weight of 3.8kg, however the Optoma HD36 is a 4.5kg heavy projector (700g heavier).
7 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
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

8 Reasons Against
1,500h shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, whereas the Optoma HD50 is a 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,500h longer).
3,000h shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a service life of lamp of 4,000h, however the Optoma HD50 is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h longer).
Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Optoma HD36 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Optoma HD50 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Heavier Edit
Optoma HD36 is 4.5kg heavy, but the Optoma HD50 is a 3.8kg heavy projector (700g lighter).
Not as many stockists
The Optoma HD36 is only stocked by 6 shops, however the Optoma HD50 is stocked by 13 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.
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).
8 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 bulb power Edit
Optoma HD50 is only 240W lamp power, 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) ports quantity Edit
The Optoma HD50 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector, whereas the Optoma HD36 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
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 £210
The Optoma HD50 is £210 more expensive than the Optoma HD36.
Older by two months
The Optoma HD50 is two months older than the Optoma HD36.
Less popular
The Optoma HD50 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 177915 by number of sales in our projectors, however the Optoma HD36 ranks No. 119243.

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

28 months Ago 29 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 £ 789.00
Total cost of ownership £ 903.25
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 90.22
Purchase price £ 999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,089.22
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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

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

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
3,500h 5,000h
BEST
Bulb Power
310W
BEST
240W
Service Life of Lamp
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 (F-F)
2.42 - 2.98 2.42 - 2.97
Focal Length Range (f-F)
20.77 - 31.173 20.07 - 31.05
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -15 - 15

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 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
 Full HD
 Full HD
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
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3
BEST
1
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

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 (OSD) Languages
 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 (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
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
Colour of Product
 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 (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
345W 270W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230W
AC Input Voltage
 220
 110 - 220
 220
 110 - 220

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 5 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

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