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Optoma HD141X

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Optoma HD141X

£449.00
£51.98
Our Verdict:
An astoundingly high contrast ratio and best selling moderate noise level 1080p projector, with great features and very low running costs
90
Reviews
505 Reviews + 3 Awards
97
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
3 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Optoma HD161

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Optoma HD161

£986.50
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and very economical to run quiet 1080p projector, with one of the highest contrast ratios available but representing only average value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 40000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 29dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 40000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Optoma HD36

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Optoma HD36

£799.99
Our Verdict:
An award winning and top of the range 1080p 3D multimedia projector, with alright running costs and a breathtakingly quiet 27dB noise level
92
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
60
Value for Money
Good
90
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£83 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
27dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 30000:1 Yes Oct 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 27dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 30000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Oct 2014
Optoma HD50

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Optoma HD50

£970.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and very economical to run quiet 1080p data projector, with very good features and an astonishingly high 50000:1 contrast ratio
88
Reviews
22 Reviews + 4 Awards
80
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Age
3 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£56 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 50000:1 Yes Sep 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 29dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 50000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Sep 2014
Optoma HD141X

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Optoma HD141X

£449.00
£51.98
Our Verdict:
An astoundingly high contrast ratio and best selling moderate noise level 1080p projector, with great features and very low running costs
90
Reviews
505 Reviews + 3 Awards
97
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
3 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Optoma HD161

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Optoma HD161

£986.50
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and very economical to run quiet 1080p projector, with one of the highest contrast ratios available but representing only average value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 40000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 29dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 40000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Optoma HD36

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Optoma HD36

£799.99
Our Verdict:
An award winning and top of the range 1080p 3D multimedia projector, with alright running costs and a breathtakingly quiet 27dB noise level
92
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
60
Value for Money
Good
90
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£83 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
27dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 30000:1 Yes Oct 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 27dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 30000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Oct 2014
Optoma HD50

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Optoma HD50

£970.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and very economical to run quiet 1080p data projector, with very good features and an astonishingly high 50000:1 contrast ratio
88
Reviews
22 Reviews + 4 Awards
80
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Age
3 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£56 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 50000:1 Yes Sep 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 29dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 50000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Sep 2014

Top Prices

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Box
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£397.99
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£441.46
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£449.00
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Optoma HD141X Full 3D DLP Projector - 3000 lms
£449.99
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£986.50
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Optoma HD161X 16:9 Full HD Projector
Out of stock
£1,247.59
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£799.99
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Kent Home Cinema
Out of stock
£879.00
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Stoneaudio
Out of stock
£879.99
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£942.53
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£970.00
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Optoma HD50 16:9 Full HD Projector
£999.00
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eBay
Optoma HD50 - 2200 Ansi, DLP, Full HD, Home Cinema Projector (Brand new, unopened)
£1,090.00
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Optoma HD50 16_9 Full HD Projector (Brand new, unopened)
£1,181.21
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£1,099.00
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£1,099.00
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OPTOMA HD50 FULL HD HOME CINEMA PROJECTOR - AUTHORISED UK DEALER (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,099.00
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Harrow Audio
£1,099.00
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Kent Home Cinema
Out of stock
£1,099.99
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Stoneaudio
Out of stock
£1,099.99
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Ebuyer Business
Optoma HD50 Full HD Dlp Meeting Room Projector - 2,200 lms
£1,309.98
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Reasons For

Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
5 Reasons For
Brighter Projector Brightness
The Optoma HD141X has a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, and so does the Optoma HD36. That's 1,000 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma HD161 (2,000 ANSI lumens) and 800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma HD50 (2,200 ANSI lumens).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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£351 Cheaper
The Optoma HD141X costs £537.50 less than the Optoma HD161, costs £350.99 less than the Optoma HD36 and costs £521 less than the Optoma HD50.
42% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Optoma HD141X only costs £48 to run over five years but the Optoma HD161 costs £66 to run (37% more), the Optoma HD36 costs £83 to run (73% more) and the Optoma HD50 costs £56 to run (18% more).
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More Popular
The Optoma HD141X is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score
Projectorcentral.com's Optoma HD141X review gave it a score of 100%, whereas the Optoma HD50 only has a rating of 90% from the same site.
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4dB Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma HD36 is a 27dB projector. That's 4dB quieter than the Optoma HD141X (31dB) and 2dB quieter than the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 (29dB).

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.

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1,000 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
The Optoma HD36 is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (as does the Optoma HD141X), whereas the Optoma HD161 is only a 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma HD50 is only a 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (800 ANSI lumens dimmer).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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120W Bigger Bulb Power
The Optoma HD36 has a bulb power of 310W, however the Optoma HD141X is only a 190W lamp power projector (120W smaller) and the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 are both only 240W lamp power projectors (70W smaller).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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DVI Port
The Optoma HD36 has a DVI port, whereas the Optoma HD141X, the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 do not.

This indicates whether the projector has a DVI port to allow it to connect to computers and DVD players.

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Better User Reviews
Based on 1 user review, the Optoma HD36 has an average review score of 100%, whereas the Optoma HD141X has an average rating of 91% (based on 378 reviews) and the Optoma HD50 has an average rating of 73% (based on 3 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Vastly Longer Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma HD50 has a service life of lamp of 7,000h, however the Optoma HD141X is only a 5,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h shorter), the Optoma HD161 is only a 3,000h lamp service life projector (4,000h shorter) and the Optoma HD36 is only a 4,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h shorter).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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More Shops Are Selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Three More Awards
The Optoma HD50 has 4 awards from expert review sites, however the Optoma HD141X has 3 awards and the Optoma HD36 has 1 award.
A Bit Better Expert Reviews
The Optoma HD50 has an average expert review score of 80% based on 19 reviews, but the Optoma HD141X has an average rating of 79% (based on 8 reviews) and the Optoma HD36 has an average rating of 77% (based on 3 reviews).
Better Avforums.com Review Score
Avforums.com gave the Optoma HD50 a review score of 80%, however the Optoma HD36's rating was only 70% from the same site.
Better Benchmark.pl Review Score
Benchmark.pl gave the Optoma HD50 a review score of 100%, however the Optoma HD141X's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better Ddworld.cz Review Score
The Optoma HD50 has a Ddworld.cz review score of 75%, however the Optoma HD141X only has a rating of 0% from the same site.

Reasons Against

Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
10 Reasons Against
13% Louder Noise Level
The Optoma HD141X has a noise level of 31dB, however the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 are both 29dB projectors (2dB quieter) and the Optoma HD36 is a 27dB projector (4dB quieter).

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.

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Smaller Bulb Power
Optoma HD141X is only 190W lamp power. That's 50W smaller than the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 (240W) and 120W smaller than the Optoma HD36 (310W).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Shorter Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma HD141X is a 5,000h lamp service life projector. That's 2,000h longer than the Optoma HD161 (3,000h), 1,000h longer than the Optoma HD36 (4,000h) and 2,000h shorter than the Optoma HD50 (7,000h).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port
The Optoma HD141X does not have a DVI port (As do the the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50), but the Optoma HD36 does.

This indicates whether the projector has a DVI port to allow it to connect to computers and DVD players.

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Less Retailers
Only 4 retailers sells the Optoma HD141X, whereas 10 shops sell the Optoma HD50.
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
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Three Months Older
The Optoma HD141X is older than the Optoma HD161 by one month, older than the Optoma HD36 by three months and older than the Optoma HD50 by one month.
Fewer Awards
Whilst the Optoma HD141X has received 3 awards, the Optoma HD50 has received 4 awards.
A Little Lower Expert Review Score
The Optoma HD141X's average expert rating is only 79%, however the Optoma HD50's is 80% (based on 19 reviews).
Lower User Review Score
The Optoma HD141X's average user rating is 91%, however the Optoma HD36's is 100% (based on 1 review).
Worse Benchmark.pl Review Score
The Optoma HD141X has only received a Benchmark.pl review score of 80% , whereas the rating of the Optoma HD50 was 100%.
10 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
The Optoma HD161 is a 29dB projector, and so does the Optoma HD50. That's 2dB quieter than the Optoma HD141X (31dB) and 2dB louder than the Optoma HD36 (27dB).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
1,000 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Optoma HD161 is only 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Optoma HD141X and the Optoma HD36 are both 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors (1,000 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Optoma HD50 is a 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens brighter).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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70W Smaller Bulb Power
The Optoma HD161 is a 240W lamp power projector (as does the Optoma HD50), whereas the Optoma HD141X is a 190W lamp power projector (50W smaller) and the Optoma HD36 is a 310W lamp power projector (70W bigger).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Shorter Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma HD161 has a service life of lamp of 3,000h, however the Optoma HD141X is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h longer), the Optoma HD36 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer) and the Optoma HD50 is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (4,000h longer).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port
The Optoma HD161 does not have a DVI port (As do the the Optoma HD141X and the Optoma HD50), whereas the Optoma HD36 has a DVI port.

This indicates whether the projector has a DVI port to allow it to connect to computers and DVD players.

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More Expensive by £538
The Optoma HD161 is £538 more expensive than the Optoma HD141X, £187 more expensive than the Optoma HD36 and £17 more expensive than the Optoma HD50.
Not As Many Stockists
The Optoma HD161 is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Optoma HD141X is stocked by 4 stores, the Optoma HD36 is stocked by 4 shops and the Optoma HD50 is stocked by 10 stores.
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
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Older by Two Months
The Optoma HD161 is two months older than the Optoma HD36. The Optoma HD161 is the same age as the Optoma HD50.
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £18
The Optoma HD161 costs £66 to run which is £18 more than the Optoma HD141X and £9 more than the Optoma HD50 over five years. Show assumptions.
Less Popular
The Optoma HD161 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
7 Reasons Against
3,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Optoma HD36 is only 4,000h lamp service life, but the Optoma HD141X is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer), the Optoma HD161 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter) and the Optoma HD50 is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h longer).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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More Expensive by £351
The Optoma HD36 is £351 more expensive than the Optoma HD141X.
Fewer Sellers
The Optoma HD36 is only stocked by 4 retailers, but the Optoma HD50 is stocked by 10 sellers.
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
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Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £35
The running costs of the Optoma HD36 are £83 which is £35 more than the Optoma HD141X, £17 more than the Optoma HD161 and £26 more than the Optoma HD50 over five years. Show assumptions.
Three Less Awards
The Optoma HD36 has only received 1 award, but the Optoma HD141X has received 3 awards and the Optoma HD50 has received 4 awards.
Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse
The average expert rating of the Optoma HD36 is only 77%, whereas the average expert rating of the Optoma HD141X is 79% (based on 8 reviews) and the Optoma HD50 is 80% (based on 19 reviews).
Worse Avforums.com Review Score
The Optoma HD36 has only received a review score of 70% from Avforums.com, but the Optoma HD50 has a score of 80%.
10 Reasons Against
7% Louder Noise Level
The Optoma HD50 is a 29dB projector, and so does the Optoma HD161. That's 2dB quieter than the Optoma HD141X (31dB) and 2dB louder than the Optoma HD36 (27dB).

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.

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A Lot Dimmer Projector Brightness
Optoma HD50 is only 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Optoma HD141X and the Optoma HD36 are both 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors (800 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Optoma HD161 is a 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens dimmer).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Read more Read less | Edit
A Lot Smaller Bulb Power
The Optoma HD50 is a 240W lamp power projector (as does the Optoma HD161), whereas the Optoma HD141X is a 190W lamp power projector (50W smaller) and the Optoma HD36 is a 310W lamp power projector (70W bigger).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Read more Read less | Edit
Does Not Have a DVI Port
The Optoma HD50 does not have a DVI port (As do the the Optoma HD141X and the Optoma HD161), whereas the Optoma HD36 has a DVI port.

This indicates whether the projector has a DVI port to allow it to connect to computers and DVD players.

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More Expensive by £521
The Optoma HD50 is £521 more expensive than the Optoma HD141X and £170 more expensive than the Optoma HD36.
Older by Two Months
The Optoma HD50 is two months older than the Optoma HD36. The Optoma HD50 is the same age as the Optoma HD161.
£8 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
The running costs over five years of the Optoma HD50 are £56 which is £8 more than the Optoma HD141X. Show assumptions.
Less Popular
The Optoma HD50 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
User Review Rating is Hugely Worse
The Optoma HD50 only has an average user score of 73%, but the Optoma HD141X has an average user rating of 91% (based on 378 reviews) and the Optoma HD36 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
Worse Projectorcentral.com Review Score
Projectorcentral.com only gave the Optoma HD50 a review score of 90%, however the rating of the Optoma HD141X was 100%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Optoma HD50 has the most awards out of the four projectors with 4 awards. The Optoma HD141X has the second most awards with 3 awards. The Optoma HD36 has the third most awards with 1 award. Compare all award winning projectors.
Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
3 Awards
benchmark.pl: Very Profitable projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated projectorreviews.com: Special Interest Award
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1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
4 Awards Best
avforums.com: Recommended benchmark.pl: Award Expert Reviews: Recommended projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated

Average Expert Rating

The Optoma HD50 has the best expert reviews out of the four projectors with an average review score of 80% based on 19 reviews. The Optoma HD141X has the second best expert reviews with an average review score of 79% based on 8 reviews. The Optoma HD36 has the third best expert reviews with an average review score of 77% based on 3 reviews.
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Average User Rating

The Optoma HD36 has the best user reviews out of the four projectors with an average review score of 100% based on 1 review. The Optoma HD141X has the second best user reviews with an average review score of 91% based on 378 reviews. The Optoma HD50 has the third best user reviews with an average review score of 73% based on 3 reviews.
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Projectorcentral.com Review Score

Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Best
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Optoma's HD141X is a powerful little 1080p home theater projector that comes at a bargain price. Powerfully bright, the HD141X lacks the fancy features found in more expensive models, but image quality is good and the $599 price can't be beat. You ca...
Highly Rated
At only $599, the Optoma HD141X represents an outstanding value in home theater projectors. It's a good starter projector due to its 3D capabilities and solid performance in Cinema mode. On the other hand, projectors with better color performance and...
Dec 2014
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With the new Optoma HD50 home theater projector , Optoma continues a trend of delivering low-cost, high quality projectors to consumers. While other Optoma projectors seem to best be labelled as family room models, the HD50 steps up the image quality...
Highly Rated
The Optoma HD50 may come out of the box needing a few tweaks for best performance, but after those changes are made, the image quality is hard to match. The black levels appear a bit better than the lower priced competitors, and the lens quality make...
Apr 2015

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
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What is the Optoma HD36? The HD36 is a Full HD home cinema projector that uses single-chip DLP technology. Available for under £750 from some online retailers, the HD36's main attractions ? aside from its unusual affordability for a dedicated home e...
Recommended
Really good 2D and 3D picture quality
Good value
Adaptable to dark or bright room situations
Bright image
Easy to setup
Excellent greyscale
Good motion handling
Colours occasionally look slightly unnatural out of the box
Slight squeak from the colour wheel
Builtin speaker is a let down
Mediocre blacks
Undersaturated colours
Possible rainbow artefacts
Not just another data projector masquerading as a home cinema machine, with careful set up the Optoma HD36 can produce extremely satisfying images for movies and gaming that are unusually easy to adapt to both dark and light room conditions......
Mar 2015
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What is the Optoma HD50? The HD50 is the latest in a remarkably long line of staggeringly affordable DLP projectors, delivering pictures specifically honed for home cinema up to 300in in size for just £999. Optoma HD50: Design and Features The HD50 ...
The HD50 takes home cinema very seriously. This is abundantly obvious both in the amount of picture adjustments and features it offers and the quality of many parts of its picture quality.However, slightly compromised blacks, high input lag levels an...
Sep 2014

Avforums.com Review Score

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The Optoma HD36 is a single-chip DLP projector with 3D support and it sits between the HD26 and HD50 in the manufacturer's line-up. The HD36 appears to be an amalgamation of those two projectors, combining the chassis of the HD50 with many of the pro...
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It's always good to see projector manufacturers thinking of the home cinema fan when launching a new model. Too often we see what are essentially data grade projectors being marketed at the movie enthusiast and in reality that kind of projector just ...
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Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
43 months old 42 months old 40 months old Best 41 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

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.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Optoma HD141X
Optoma
HD141X
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Optoma HD161
Optoma
HD161
8 trees 0.33 tonnes CO2
Optoma HD36
Optoma
HD36
11 trees 0.41 tonnes CO2
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
7 trees 0.28 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Noise Level 31dB 29dB 27dB
BEST
29dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 26dB
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 29dB
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio
50000:1
 50000:1
50000:1
 50000:1
50000:1
 50000:1
50000:1
 50000:1
Projector Brightness 3,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
2,000 ANSI Lumens 3,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
2,200 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity 80% 80% 80% 80%
Minimum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 24kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 91.15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 85kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 15.38kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
1.5:1
 1.5:1
1.5:1
 1.5:1
1.5:1
 1.5:1
1.5:1
 1.5:1
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Lamp 1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 6,500h
BEST
5,000h 3,500h 5,000h
Bulb Power 190W 240W 310W
BEST
240W
Service Life of Lamp 5,000h 3,000h 4,000h 7,000h
BEST
 
 
 
Lens System Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Optical Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 2x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Offset 116% 130%
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 130%
BEST
Vertical Lens Shift Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Vertical Lens Shift Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data -15°
 
 
 
Video Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1360 x 768 (WXGA) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 768 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1360 x 768 (WXGA) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 768 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1360 x 768 (WXGA) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 768 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1360 x 768 (WXGA) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 768 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
RS-232 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1 1
S-Video Inputs Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1 1
Headphone Outputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 2
BEST
2
BEST
2
BEST
HDMI Port 2
BEST
2
BEST
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1 3
BEST
1
 
 
 
Storage Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
RMS Rated Power 10W Unknown - Click to provide data 30W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 233W
BEST
270W 345W 270W
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 193W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 230W
Power Consumption (PowerSave) Unknown - Click to provide data 230W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption 233W 310W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Weight 2.5kg
BEST
3.8kg 4.5kg 3.8kg
Height 114mm 265.5mm 162mm 124mm
Depth 224mm 124mm 280mm 265.5mm
Width 315mm 286mm 386mm 286mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Technical Details Optoma HD141X Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Contrast Ratio
23000:1
 23000:1
23000:1
 23000:1
23000:1
 23000:1
23000:1
 23000:1

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