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Optoma H181X

£389.00
Optoma H181X
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An astoundingly high contrast ratio and best selling 1280 x 800 resolution 3D data projector, with very low running costs and one of the quietest noise levels on the market
28dB 1280 X 800 23000:1 Yes Nov 2014
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Optoma H181x 720p Home Cinema Projector 3200 Ansi
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Optoma H181x Full 3D HD Ready Home Entertainment Portable Projector with High Resolution & High Contrast Ratio. 2 HDMI Projector with built in speakers
£399.99
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Optoma H181X Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Optoma H181X number 12 across all projectors, number 12 in 3D projectors and number 52 in best selling projectors.
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Reviews
151 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
86
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
3 Years Old
81
Running Costs
£58 Over 5 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 91%, based on 151 reviews. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of £58 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
The H181X is one of the best selling projectors currently on the market. View best selling projectors January 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, product quality and it is easy to use. However they also report inferior sound quality.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Supports 3D

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £249.99 on eBay 47 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Optoma H181X Video Reviews

Optoma H181X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 151 user reviews this multimedia projector has an exceptional average user rating. 91 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

18 owners concluded that the Optoma H181X was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

24 people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five customers concluded that it was easy to setup and two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Nine people who reviewed the Optoma H181X thought it had good picture quality and three customers who reviewed this projector concluded that it had good colour saturation.

Customers Report Inferior Sound Quality

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality.

Top Seller

The H181X is a popular choice amongst people who bought projectors in the last 3 months.

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,311 expert and user reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Five customers who bought it reckoned 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
  • Clear and bright picture quality and very quiet…
    Scarab (Amazon) - March 2014
  • Fan noise is noticeable and not constant so pitch goes up…
    M. Green (Amazon) - August 2015
  • When it is in a silent room it can be heard.
  • A bit noisy, nothing tremendous…
    Matteo (Amazon) - April 2016
  • 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

Spectacularly Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. However at £389.00 it is cheaper than 85% of projectors.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The H181X is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the H181X will cost £58 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since November 2014.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most frequently found resolution on multimedia projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Optoma H181X of only 28dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 91% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma H181X of 23,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 9% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma H181X's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is brighter than 53% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma H181X supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma H181X has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma H181X's service life of lamp of 7,000h is longer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 82% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma H181X has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Optoma H181X's bulb power of only 190W is in the smallest 7% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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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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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma H181X is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of multimedia projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma H181X supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma e1p0f0l110z1, optoma h181x

Barcodes:

00012304421788, 00014444594841, 00024710625391, 00610747258536, 00796435812157, 00799198089583, 05060059049158, 07964358121578

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