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Running Costs Are Low
Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1610HD will cost only £100 over 1 year to run, which is in the cheapest 12% of all 9 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.
The DELL 1610HD supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the 1610HD do not support 3D.
There are a number of other projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to consider including the DELL M410HD[plb_1413363_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Unlike most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the 1610HD which do not have a built-in speaker(s), the DELL 1610HD has a built-in speaker(s).
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the DELL M410HD[plb_1413363_price] which has better reviews.
WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution
The highest resolution of the DELL 1610HD is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution.
This multimedia projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.
An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.
Very High RMS Rated Power
The DELL 1610HD has a very high RMS rated power (8 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1610HD. The average RMS rated power of 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 5W.
Very Long Service Life of Lamp
Across all the projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 3,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 2,200h. At 3,000 hours, the DELL 1610HD has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.
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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of projectors of this type and age range from 2,000h to 5,000h. At 4,000 hours, the DELL 1610HD has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.
The DELL 1610HD is one of the lighter 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the 1610HD (only 2.4 kilograms) amongst 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average weight of data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1610HD is 13kg.
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DELL Only Has Unexceptional Data Projector Reviews
Based on 657 expert and user reviews, DELL has unexceptional ratings for its data projectors. DELL also has unexceptional ratings specifically within its 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors range.
Does Not Support Full HD
The DELL 1610HD does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1610HD also do not support full HD.
It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support full HD including the PX800X[pl_3021061_price], or the PX700W[pl_3001393_price] both from NEC.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The DELL 1610HD does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the 1610HD also do not support wi-Fi.
It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi including the NEC PX700W[plb_3001393_price].
Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.4W and 15W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 4.1W. When compared to other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1610HD, the DELL 1610HD's power consumption (PowerSave) of 15 Watts is one of the highest.
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Released Over Four Years Ago
This 2100:1 contrast ratio data projector has been on the market for over four years.
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the DELL 1610HD has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 2100:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1610HD.
If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer P7215[plb_1440142_price] (6,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
3,500 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
1.2 - 10
Screen Size Compatibility
36.3 - 362
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.4 - 2.66
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 4.43, NTSC, NTSC J, NTSC, NTSC M, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, PAL, PAL N, PAL Nc, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM, SECAM L
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
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AC (power) in
RMS Rated Power
Colour of Product
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
0 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
30 January 2014
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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