Optoma HD131
Optoma HD131
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Optoma HD131

A classic 18000:1 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector with fine features and one of the loudest noise levels on the market
18000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 26dB Feb 2013
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Optoma HD131 Review

With very good reviews but low running costs,
142 Reviews
Average Features
4 Years Old
£99 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has superb user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 142 reviews. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of £99 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, excellent product quality and that it is easy to use.
The HD131 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite dim projector brightness

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Optoma HD131 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Average

Four experts from sites including,, and have rated this data projector on average 70%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

HD131 owners on average rated this projector as excellent. 101 reviewers (74% of all reviewers) gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

20 owners who reviewed the Optoma HD131 said that it was good value for money.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

18 people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine people who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus, six owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was easy to use and three owners who purchased this projector thought it was easy to setup.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

10 customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good picture quality and two owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation.

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Customers Report That it is Robust

Six owners who reviewed this projector agreed that it was well made.

Customers Report a Good Remote Control

Three owners concluded that this projector had a good remote control.

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

Two people said that the product had good sound quality.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Eight owners said that this projector was quiet.


Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise level of the Optoma HD131 of only 26dB is in the quietest 5% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD131 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD131 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD131 supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD131's projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is quite dim compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 12% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma HD131 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This multimedia projector has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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The Optoma HD131 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Optoma multimedia projector has been on the market since February 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The HD131 is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on satisfactory energy prices, we estimate the HD131 will cost £99 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd131xe, optoma hd131xw, optoma 1080p, hd131xew
Barcodes 00012301809886, 00071030574854, 00665164774961, 00682017415901, 00717990806795, 00796435812065, 00796435812133, 05052184790494, 05053973110042, 05060059047581, 05060059048137, 05060059049578, 07964358120656, 07964358121332
Brighter projector brightness
£19.87 cheaper to run
Louder noise level