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Optoma HD161 vs Optoma HD36 vs Optoma HD50

Optoma HD161 vs Optoma HD36 vs Optoma HD50

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Optoma HD161
Optoma HD36
Optoma HD50

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
£24.03 cheaper to run
The Optoma HD161 is £24.03 cheaper to run than the Optoma HD36 over five years. Read more
6 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 bulb power Edit
The Optoma HD36 has a bulb power of 310W. 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.
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.

£149 cheaper
The Optoma HD36 is £149.08 cheaper than the Optoma HD161 and £288.87 cheaper than the Optoma HD50.
More popular
The Optoma HD36 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 125153 by sales volume in our projectors, whereas the Optoma HD50 ranks No. 130036.
5 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma HD50 has a service life of lamp of 7,000h. That's 4,000h longer than the Optoma HD161 (7,000h) and 3,000h longer than the Optoma HD36 (7,000h).
Available from 12 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 16 reviews, but the Optoma HD36 has an average rating of 77% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 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 bulb 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 service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma HD161 has a service life of lamp of 3,000h. 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.
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.

£149 more expensive
The Optoma HD161 is more expensive than the Optoma HD36 by £149.08.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 stores sells the Optoma HD161, however 8 retailers sell the Optoma HD36 and 14 stores sell the Optoma HD50. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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.
5 Reasons Against
75% shorter service life of lamp Edit
Optoma HD36 is only 4,000h lamp service life. That's 1,000h longer than the Optoma HD161 (7,000h) and 3,000h shorter than the Optoma HD50 (7,000h).
Fewer sellers
Only 8 shops sells the Optoma HD36, but 14 sellers 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 16 reviews).
7 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 bulb 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.
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.

£289 more expensive
The Optoma HD50 is more expensive than the Optoma HD161 by £139.79 and more expensive than the Optoma HD36 by £288.87.
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. 130036 by sales volume, but the Optoma HD36 ranks No. 125153.

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

33 months Ago 32 months Ago 33 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 £ 908.21
Total cost of ownership £ 998.43
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 110.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 114.25
Purchase price £ 759.13
Total cost of ownership £ 873.38
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 90.22
Purchase price £ 1,048.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,138.22
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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

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 50000:1
 50000:1
 50000:1
BEST
Projector Native 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
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-30 - 30 -40 - 40 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% 80% 80%
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 91.15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 85kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.38kHz 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 Ratios
 16:10
 4:3
 16:9
 16:10
 4:3
 16:9
 16:10
 4:3
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300 30 - 300 30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

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

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 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
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
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
Supported 3D Formats
 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 Inputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
 RS-232
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
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 Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Networking

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

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

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

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
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
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 (standby)
0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
270W
BEST
345W 270W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 230W
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
230W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
310W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 220
 220
 110 - 220
 220
 110 - 220
 220

Operational Conditions

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

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

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

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
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Cables Included
 AC
BEST
 AC
 AC
BEST
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