Optoma HD161 vs Optoma HD36 vs Optoma HD50
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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 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

Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Projectorshop24
£986.50
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Optoma HD161X 16:9 Full HD Projector
£1,237.14
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Projectorshop24
£799.99
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Kent Home Cinema
£879.00
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Stoneaudio
£879.99
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Just Projectors
£942.53
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Projectorshop24
£970.00
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Amazon UK
Optoma HD50 16:9 Full HD Projector
£999.00
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Audio Visual Online
£1,099.00
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Audio Express
£1,099.00
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Touchstone Audio Visual
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
£1,099.99
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Stoneaudio
£1,099.99
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eBay
Optoma HD50 16_9 Full HD Projector (Brand new, unopened)
£1,181.21
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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 HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
No data 6 Reasons For
2dB Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma HD36 has a noise level of 27dB, whereas the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 are both 29dB projectors (2dB louder).

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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34% Brighter Projector Brightness
The Optoma HD36 is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector. 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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23% Bigger Bulb Power
The Optoma HD36 has a bulb power of 310W. That's 70W bigger than the Optoma HD161 and the Optoma HD50 (240W).

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 HD161 and the Optoma HD50 do not have 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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£170 Cheaper
The Optoma HD36 is £186.51 cheaper than the Optoma HD161 and £170.01 cheaper than the Optoma HD50.
User Reviews Are Significantly Better
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Optoma HD36 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Optoma HD50 is 73% (based on 3 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Longer Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma HD50 has a service life of lamp of 7,000h. That's 4,000h longer than the Optoma HD161 (3,000h) and 3,000h longer than the Optoma HD36 (4,000h).

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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More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this projector, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
£26 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Optoma HD50 only costs £56 to run over five years whereas the Optoma HD161 costs £66 to run (16% more) and the Optoma HD36 costs £83 to run (47% more).
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More Popular
The Optoma HD50 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Three More Awards
The Optoma HD50 has 4 awards, however the Optoma HD36 has 1 award.
Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
The average expert review score of the Optoma HD50 is 80% based on 19 reviews, but the average rating of the Optoma HD36 is 77% (based on 3 reviews).
Better Avforums.com Review Score
Avforums.com's Optoma HD50 review gave it a score of 80%, however the Optoma HD36's rating was only 70% from the same site.

Reasons Against

Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
10 Reasons Against
2dB Louder Noise Level
The Optoma HD161 has a noise level of 29dB (as does the Optoma HD50), but the Optoma HD36 is a 27dB projector (2dB 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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50% Dimmer Projector Brightness
Optoma HD161 is only 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma HD36 (3,000 ANSI lumens) and 200 ANSI lumens dimmer 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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30% Smaller Bulb Power
The Optoma HD161 is a 240W lamp power projector, and so does the Optoma HD50. That's 70W 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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4,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma HD161 has a service life of lamp of 3,000h. That's 1,000h shorter than the Optoma HD36 (4,000h) and 4,000h 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 HD161 does not have a DVI port (As does the 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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£187 More Expensive
The Optoma HD161 is more expensive than the Optoma HD36 by £187 and more expensive than the Optoma HD50 by £17.
Not As Many Stockists
Only 2 sellers sells the Optoma HD161, however 4 sellers sell the Optoma HD36 and 10 sellers sell the Optoma HD50.
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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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.
16% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
The running costs of the Optoma HD161 are £66 which is £9 more than the Optoma HD50 over five years. Show assumptions.
Less Popular
The Optoma HD161 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
6 Reasons Against
75% Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Optoma HD36 is only 4,000h lamp service life. That's 1,000h longer than the Optoma HD161 (3,000h) and 3,000h 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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Fewer Sellers
Only 4 sellers sells the Optoma HD36, but 10 sellers sell the Optoma HD50.
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
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47% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Over five years the Optoma HD36 costs £83 to run which is £17 more than the Optoma HD161 and £26 more 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 19 reviews).
Worse Avforums.com Review Score
Whilst the Optoma HD36 has received an Avforums.com review score of 70%, the Optoma HD50 has a score of 80%.
7 Reasons Against
A Bit Louder Noise Level
The Optoma HD50 has a noise level of 29dB (as does the Optoma HD161), but the Optoma HD36 is a 27dB projector (2dB 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Dimmer Projector Brightness
Optoma HD50 is only 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma HD161 (2,000 ANSI lumens) and 800 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma HD36 (3,000 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Smaller Bulb Power
The Optoma HD50 is a 240W lamp power projector, and so does the Optoma HD161. That's 70W 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.

Read more Read less | Edit
Does Not Have a DVI Port
The Optoma HD50 does not have a DVI port (As does the the Optoma HD161), whereas 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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£170 More Expensive
The Optoma HD50 is more expensive than the Optoma HD36 by £170.
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.
Hugely Lower User Review Score
The Optoma HD50 only has an average user rating of 73%, but the Optoma HD36 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Optoma HD50 has more awards than the Optoma HD36. The Optoma HD50 has 4 awards, where as the Optoma HD36 has 1 award. Compare all award winning projectors.
Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
No awards found
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 better expert reviews than the Optoma HD36. The average expert reviews score for the Optoma HD50 is 80% based on 19 reviews, where as the average score for the Optoma HD36 is 77% based on 3 reviews.
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Average User Rating

The Optoma HD36 has better user reviews than the Optoma HD50. The average user reviews score for the Optoma HD36 is 100% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Optoma HD50 is 73% based on 3 reviews.
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Trusted Reviews Review Score

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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Oct 2014
Best
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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 ...
Recommended
...
Aug 2014

Date Released

Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
42 months old 41 months old Best 42 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 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 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Noise Level 29dB 27dB
BEST
29dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 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 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)
Contrast Ratio
50000:1
 50000:1
50000:1
 50000:1
50000:1
 50000:1
Projector Brightness 2,000 ANSI Lumens 3,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
2,200 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size 0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity 80% 80% 80%
Minimum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 24kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 91.15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 85kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization 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
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
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 Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Optical Zoom 1.5x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
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 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 -15°
 
 
 
Video Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
RS-232 Port 1 1 1
S-Video Inputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1 1
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 2.0 Port 2 2 2
HDMI Port 2
BEST
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 3
BEST
1
 
 
 
Multimedia Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
RMS Rated Power Unknown - Click to provide data 30W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
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
Maximum Power Consumption 310W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions 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 HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
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 Optoma HD161 Optoma HD36 Optoma HD50
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
AC
 AC

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VS
Vivitek DH833
Vivitek
DH833
£975.60
Brighter
projector
brightness
70W bigger bulb
power
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
Cheaper to run by £28 over five years
43% longer service life of lamp
6dB quieter noise level
3D
Full HD
VS
Epson EB-585W
Epson
EB-585W
£976.79
Better brand
1,100 ANSI
lumens brighter
projector
brightness
5W bigger bulb
power
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
More popular
Longer service life of lamp
£24 cheaper to run over five years
A bit quieter noise level
3D
VS
Optoma EH500
Optoma
EH500
£979.18
Vastly better
user reviews
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
£13 cheaper to run over five years
Quieter noise level
7% bigger bulb power
3D
VS
Sony VPLSW631
Sony
VPLSW631
£959.02
£11 Cheaper
Brighter
projector
brightness
Longer service
life of lamp
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
Better brand
User reviews are significantly better
5dB quieter noise level
Cheaper to run by £8 over five years
13% bigger bulb power
8% longer service life of lamp
3D
Full HD
VS
Benq MX661
Benq
MX661
£952.77
£17 Cheaper
A little better
expert reviews
A lot brighter
projector
brightness
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
Cheaper to run by £31 over five years
3,000h longer service life of lamp
Quieter noise level
3D
Full HD
HD-Ready
VS
Epson EB-4550
Epson
EB-4550
£949.00
£21 Cheaper
Better brand
Brighter
projector
brightness
Bigger bulb
power
Ethernet LAN
Built-in
display
Optoma HD161
Optoma
HD161
£986.50
Better brand
£16.02 cheaper to run
Quieter noise level
17% longer service life of lamp
Full HD
VS
Benq MX768
Benq
MX768
£916.61
£70 Cheaper
Brighter
projector
brightness
70W bigger bulb
power
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
Better brand
5,500h longer service life of lamp
Quieter noise level
Cheaper to run by £25.18
VS
Vivitek D5110W-WNL
Vivitek
D5110W-WNL
£999.00
Brighter
projector
brightness
Bigger bulb
power
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
Better brand
Hugely longer service life of lamp
Cheaper to run by £21 over five years
4% quieter noise level
VS
Acer H9505BD
Acer
H9505BD
£999.99
800 ANSI lumens
brighter
projector
brightness
40W bigger bulb
power
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
33% cheaper to run
Longer service life of lamp
A lot quieter noise level
3D
VS
Epson EB-2245U
Epson
EB-2245U
£1,020.00
Better brand
48% brighter
projector
brightness
20% bigger bulb
power
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
Longer service life of lamp
31% cheaper to run over five years
21% quieter noise level
3D
Full HD
VS
Sony VPL-CW255
Sony
VPL-CW255
£919.99
£50 Cheaper
2,300 ANSI
lumens brighter
projector
brightness
Better brand
5W bigger bulb
power
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
29% cheaper to run over five years
1,000h longer service life of lamp
15W bigger bulb power
Better brand
3D
Full HD
VS
Sony VPL-SW631
Sony
VPL-SW631
£918.99
£51 Cheaper
A lot brighter
projector
brightness
4% quieter
noise level
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
Better brand
Cheaper to run by £13.96 over five years
6dB quieter noise level
Longer service life of lamp
13% bigger bulb power
3D
Full HD
VS
Sony VPL-SW536
Sony
VPL-SW536
£1,024.26
30% brighter
projector
brightness
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Built-in
display
Optoma HD50
Optoma
HD50
£970.00
More popular
Better brand
Longer service life of lamp
Cheaper to run by £32 over five years
4dB quieter noise level
VS
Benq 4000 Lumens Meeting Room Projector
Benq
4000 Lumens Meeting Room Projector
£972.34
70W bigger bulb
power
Optoma HD161
Optoma
HD161
£986.50
35% quieter noise level
£18 cheaper to run over five years
3D
Full HD
VS
Epson 2055
Epson
2055
£966.00
£21 Cheaper
Better brand
60% brighter
projector
brightness
40% longer
service life of
lamp
Bigger bulb
power
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Built-in
display
Optoma HD161
Optoma
HD161
£986.50
Cheaper to run by £29.07
4dB quieter noise level
VS
Benq W1400
Benq
W1400
£899.95
£87 Cheaper
15% longer
service life of
lamp
Slightly
brighter
projector
brightness
Optoma HD36
Optoma
HD36
£799.99
VS
LG SA560
LG
SA560
£780.02
£20 Cheaper
£10.30 cheaper
to run