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Optoma H181X Projector

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WXGA (1280x800) 28dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Nov 2014
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Enjoy fantastic-looking movies, games and PC content with the Optoma H181X 3D Projector. Made for home entertainment This Optoma H181X 3D Projector allows you to watch TV programmes, sports... More
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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Optoma multimedia projector is outstanding based on 108 owner reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A few Optoma H181X owners mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma H181X was good value for money. Alliamos said on Amazon “This projector=great price+fun+amazing picture quality for the price and for 720p+ better than many or any HDTV to make you or make your family enjoy movies”. In January last year Amazon Customer rated the product as very good and mentioned in their Optoma H181X review “Had it for about a 8 months, as a replacement to my acer 3d projector, reasonable for the price, good quality, no complaints”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “So awesome! For the price i am so happy with this projector, would recomend without a doubt”.

A few Optoma H181X owners considered that this projector was cheap. Ben P wrote “It has taken me a year of going through reviews, trying to find a budget projector that looks sharp, works well with my PS3” in his review and scored it 5 stars. Xavier Roger wrote in his review of this projector “Are on a budget, this is the logical choice” and scored it 5 stars.

One Optoma H181X reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. P Miller wrote “Cheap replacement bulbs” in their review of the Optoma H181X.

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Good High Def TV

A few customers who bought it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Kendog mentioned in their review on Amazon “I can tell even as it is now that the picture quality is much better than my Samsung 40" full hd tv”. M Bennett mentioned in their review “It's amazing! The HD picture quality from the Sky+ box or PS3 is fantastic”. Matteo scored it 4 stars and said in their review on Amazon last year “It is only HD”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Optoma H181X owners who reviewed this projector considered that it had good picture quality. Three years ago Catherine Wallace wrote “The picture quality is amazing! Very pleased I trusted the reviews - I'm projecting straight onto my grey walls at home” in her review and scored it very highly. David gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said “Love this projector, great image quality and sharpness”. Three years ago Edi wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is excellent and a definite step up from the brilliant hd700x i had.”.

Four people who reviewed this projector mentioned that it had good colour saturation. John David Phillips mentioned “It was just the colours that seemed off”. John David Phillips also wrote “That has made the colours much much better for me”. In January last year M C Fryer wrote “The colours are amazing, 3D is good, throw works well in a small room (my screen is now 190cms wide”.

A few Optoma H181X reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good for playing games on. Scarab mentioned “Perfect for gaming or tv through hdmi” in their Optoma H181X review. Veetee said on Amazon two years ago “Need to buy another speaker system now! Great for games”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma H181X had a good 3D picture quality. Alliamos rated this projector as very good and wrote in their review of the Optoma H181X on Amazon “Optoma H180X 720p 3000 Lumen Full 3D DLP Home Theater Projector with HDMI.I am very sure this is the best 720p 3D projector until now”. Emem said in their Optoma H181X review on Amazon “Best image and 3d and everything” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Howard Rogerson he said in his review of the Optoma H181X “Amazing for the price you can't go wrong with this 3d hd ready projector watched avatar 3d last night on the 120 inch screen with the projector”.

Easy to Use

A number of people concluded that it was easy to setup. Dr. R. rated the Optoma H181X as excellent and wrote in their Optoma H181X review on Amazon “Is now referred to as "the portable"The projector was very easy to set up, I have it linked to a home PC”. Edifinders said “Very quick and easy to set up” in their Optoma H181X review. Niels Peter Kaagaard wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up, more than decent quality for a home setup” in their review and rated it 5 stars.

Several customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. John David Phillips gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his Optoma H181X review “None of the default settings seemed good enough”. M. Green said in their review of this projector “The 181x had a better sync menu for altering the sound to the video if taking sound from the audio out on the projector itself” .

Some customers mentioned that the Optoma H181X was easy to use. Hadlitt mentioned in their review “I like to use the remote to switch it on”. Three years ago Kendog gave the product an excellent rating and wrote in their review “Ease of use is exceptional”. T. Mcewan wrote “It would seem the quality control is a bit hit-and-miss for these things, so make sure you fully test it well within the exchange period” in their review of the Optoma H181X.

Several Optoma H181X reviewers who bought the Optoma H181X considered that it had a good experience. Kendog gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “I am sure concert dvds/blu rays will be a fantastic experience especially since my blu ray player converts 2d to 3d” in their review of this projector. Rosemary Parr wrote on Amazon “We can ignore that for the improved viewing experience” in her Optoma H181X review.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Optoma H181X reviewers who bought this projector thought it was quiet. Brian Smyth said on Amazon “When it is in a silent room it can be heard.” in his review. John scored the product 80 out of 100 and he said “Runs reasonably quietly” in his review. Kendog gave it a very good review and mentioned “The fan is quiet enough sitting right next to the machine to not be bothersome even in quiet parts of the film”.

Several people who purchased it agreed that it was noisy. Two years ago M. Green said in their review of the Optoma H181X “Fan noise is noticeable and not constant so pitch goes up” and scored it 4 stars. Paige Jordan mentioned on Amazon “The projector fan isn't very loud, I can't hear it with music or a film playing” in her review of the Optoma H181X.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Optoma H181X reviewers mentioned that the product was good quality. Aki said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Amazing quality so far, used outside”. Alliamos wrote three years ago “Great specifications and perfect picture quality” . Alliamos also wrote “Picture quality is amazingprice is perfect I recommended this projector to anyone looking for home theater entertainment projector for movies”.

A Top Selling Multimedia Projector

According to Amazon sales data, the H181X is one the top selling data projector currently on the market.

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Optoma projectors and also specifically for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Good Sound Quality

A few people considered that the product had good sound quality. Bobsterrobster mentioned in their review on Amazon “Just make sure you run it through a good surround sound system and also get a decent projecr screen though”. Dawn Gould gave the product a score of 5 stars and she wrote “I would recommend this as a home entertainment system also, projection onto screen is great with surround sound” in her review. Sundeep Kaushal said on Amazon “Have connected external speakers as a bit quiet otherwise” in their Optoma H181X review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Size

One customer who purchased the Optoma H181X concluded that it was easy to carry around. One customer said in their reviews that this projector was lightweight. Two years ago P Miller said “Easy to set up, Good picture quality, Bright Bulb, Lightweight” in their review of the Optoma H181X.

One Optoma H181X reviewer who bought it concluded that it was compact. T. Mcewan wrote on Amazon two years ago “On the whole, this is a really nice bit of kit - aesthetically pleasing, compact, very affordable, superb quality picture, good brightness” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was a good size.

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Nice Design

Some Optoma H181X owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Cp wrote two years ago “Rather than get a replacement of the same model, I bought the 2013 which works beautifully”. Tzwrtzis said on Amazon “This is a fantastic projector the picture is pretty amazing very bring with lots of colour” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One Optoma H181X reviewer who bought this projector concluded that it was a good design. Mr T a Pollard-Wilkins wrote in his review on Amazon “Effortless setup, attractive design, great picture quality” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One Optoma H181X reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma H181X was aesthetic.

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Robust

Some people who purchased this projector concluded that it was well made. M. Green mentioned in their review of the Optoma H181X two years ago “Both built in speakers are the same” and rated it 80 out of 100. In January last year Paige Jordan said on Amazon “The built in speakers are nasty to listen to”.

One person who purchased the Optoma H181X thought it was reliable. Three years ago A. Downes wrote in their Optoma H181X review on Amazon “Hopefully more reliable in the long run”.

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Good Connectivity

A few Optoma H181X owners thought this projector was good in terms of HDMI connections. Mr. Ian O'brien scored the product very highly and he said “If you have anything electronically HD related that has a HDMI socket, you can connect it to this projector” in his review of the Optoma H181X.

Good Remote Control

One person who bought it thought it had a good remote control.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma H181X supports full HD, unlike most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the H181X which do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma H181X has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at include the Optoma S313[plb_2502195_price] which is cheaper; or the Optoma H100[plb_2040880_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma H181X supports 3D, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think a cheaper projector such as the Optoma S313[plb_2502195_price] or you might consider a higher rated projector such as the Optoma H100[plb_2040880_price] are also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the H181X have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h. The Optoma H181X has a quite long service life of lamp (7,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the H181X.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors of this type and age range from 20dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. The Optoma H181X has one of the quieter noise levels (only 28 decibels) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Light

The average weight of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the H181X is 5kg. The Optoma H181X is quite light (only 2 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the H181X.

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4 Reasons Against

Not Good for Ceiling Mounting

One Optoma H181X owner concluded that the Optoma H181X was not good for ceiling mounting.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma H181X does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the H181X also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the H181X range from 140W to 580W, and the average bulb power is 250W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma H181X has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the H181X.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma H181X is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma H181X

Running Costs Are OK

The H181X has an average 1 year running cost of £80 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 118 data projectors of a similar age and spec.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Optoma data projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma H181X has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the H181X.

We compared all the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma H100[plb_2040880_price] is also worth considering.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma H181X has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Specification

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Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Audio (L,R) Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
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Power
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Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
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AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

User Reviews

(93)
Reviewed 22 October 2016 by Zeus
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome projector...

Reviewed 23 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

So awesome! For the price i am so happy with this projector, would recomend without a doubt.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Oubari
(Verified Purchase)

Highly recommened. A great performance for the price. To me, it is the cheapest of the best Home Cinema projector. Do not go any cheaper!

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by Cliente Amazon
(Verified Purchase)

Everything perfect...

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by R. Hopkirk Gwyn-Jones
(Verified Purchase)

Good project and good price, easy set up and automatic search for input and would recommend...

Reviewed 10 July 2016 by Martin Finnucane
(Verified Purchase)

The projector arrived promptly and was securely packaged. Very easy to setup. The picture is amazing, better than any home cinema I've seen. My only quibble is that the projector is a little... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Had it for about a 8 months, as a replacement to my acer 3d projector, reasonable for the price, good quality, no complaints.

Reviewed 18 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased the H182X. Paid £299.99 for it and for this price I cannot fault it. Great image even though it is only 720p and not too loud. Would recommend.

(Verified Purchase)

This has been my first projector and my expectations were almost entirely satisfied. PROS: - Colors are great (they feel natural); - Brightness is satisfying (still can enjoy it on cloudy days,... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2016 by Brian Smyth
(Verified Purchase)

I have purchased this for my back room and have it ceiling mounted and hooked up to an Xbox One. When it is in a silent room it can be heard, however as soon as the sound plays (at any level),... Read more…

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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