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Optoma H181X

£389.00
An excellently reviewed 23000:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector with good features and one of the loudest noise levels around
23000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 28dB Nov 2014
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Optoma H181X Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma H181X number 78 across all projectors.
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108 Reviews
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Very Good
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
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£80 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
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Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 91%, based on 108 reviews. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only £80 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 20% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, product quality and it is easy to use. However they also report inferior sound quality.
The H181X has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in display
RoHS compliance
Quite small bulb power
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

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There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Optoma H181X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 108 owner reviews the average owner rating of this projector is superb. Over 72% of reviewers gave this multimedia projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

18 owners who bought the product concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report Great Product Quality

24 customers who bought it thought it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Nine customers who bought this projector reckoned that it had good picture quality and three owners wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation.

Customers Report Inferior Sound Quality

Five people who bought it agreed that it did not have good sound quality.

Optoma Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 2,445 owner and expert reviews (including 398 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Five people who reviewed this projector considered that it was quiet.

  • Good keystone settings to get picture square on games mode with no noticeable lag doesn't get too hot fan not too noisy bad points short power cable, not long enough for ceiling mounting no case Update…
    PHIL (Amazon) - December 2014
  • Fan noise is noticeable and not constant so pitch goes up…
    M. Green (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Clear and bright picture quality and very quiet…
    Scarab (Amazon) - March 2014
  • A bit noisy, nothing tremendous…
    Matteo (Amazon) - April 2016
  • When it is in a silent room it can be heard.
  • Have connected external speakers as a bit quiet otherwise…
  • Don't notice the fan noise that others complain about…
    Clare (Amazon) - February 2015
  • The fan is quiet enough sitting right next to the machine to not be bothersome even in quiet parts of the film…
  • High quality projector for a low price, fairly silent too…
    Xavier Roger (Amazon) - February 2014

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £389.00 it is cheaper than 83% of projectors.

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Features

Has a Built-In Display

The Optoma H181X has a built-in display, unlike 96% of projectors which do not have a built-in display.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The Optoma H181X's bulb power of only 190W is quite small compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 9% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma H181X is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma H181X of 3,200 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 52% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Optoma H181X has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma H181X supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma H181X has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma H181X's service life of lamp of 7,000h is in the longest 18% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB. The Optoma H181X's noise level of only 28dB is in the quietest 9% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the H181X in November 2014.


Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the H181X is only £80 based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 20% of all 1,763 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma e1p0f0l110z1c, optoma h181x
Barcodes 00796435812157, 05060059049158, 07964358121578

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