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Optoma HD161X Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 2,000 ANSI Lumens 1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Sep 2014
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Created for movie-lovers, the HD161X brings digital cinema quality images into the comfort of your home. Packed with features, you can experience your favourite films, TV shows and sporting events... More
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Projectorreviews.com gave this data projector an "Special Interest Award".

Good Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag.

Good Brand

On average Optoma multimedia projectors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all projectors manufactured by Optoma.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who reviewed the Optoma HD161X considered that it had good picture quality.

One Optoma HD161X owner who reviewed this projector considered that it had clear images. Expert website Hometheaterhifi.com said “Likes• Great image clarity• Plenty of output• No viewing fatigue even at high brightness settings• Accurate color, gamma” in their Optoma HD161X review.

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Good Product Quality

Several Optoma HD161X owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said on expert review site PC Mag “The Optoma HD161X home theater projector delivers impressive image quality with excellent color”.

Good Technical Features

One Optoma HD161X reviewer said in their reviews that this projector had good features.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person considered that the Optoma HD161X had a good 3D picture quality. Hometheaterhifi.com mentioned in their review “Grayscale after calibration• Excellent optics• Fluid and natural motion processing• Excellent 3D presentationDislikes• Requires ca” .

Reasonably Priced

One Optoma HD161X owner who reviewed the product thought it was cheap. Two years ago Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this projector on expert review site PC Mag “Although the line between home entertainment and inexpensive home theater projectors is more than a little blurred”.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD161X which do not support full HD, the Optoma HD161X supports full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price], the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price], and the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma HD161X supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price], the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price], and the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many projectors that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma HD161X supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). This multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HD161X is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Very Big Offset

When compared to other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD161X, the offset of the Optoma HD161X of 130 percent is one of the biggest. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the HD161X the offsets range from 0.03% to 140%.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD161X does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Epson EB-1771[plb_1748930_price] or the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price], or the Optoma HD36[plb_2569323_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma HD161X does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the HD161X also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors of a similar type and age to the HD161X have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Optoma HD161X has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Uniformity

The Optoma HD161X has one of the smallest uniformitys (only 80 percent) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the HD161X the uniformitys range from 80% to 130%, and the average uniformity is 84%.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The average power consumption (economy mode) of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 180W, and the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 3.7W to 290W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of 230 Watts, the Optoma HD161X has one of the higher power consumption (economy mode)s amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD161X

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the HD161X is £91, which is typical compared to the other 118 multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the HD161X over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD161X has a fairly typical projector brightness (2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD161X.

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Specification

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Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(3)

Likes? Great image clarity? Plenty of output? No viewing fatigue even at high brightness settings? Accurate color, gamma and grayscale after calibration? Excellent optics? Fluid and natural motion...

Impressive image quality
Full 1080p in 2D and 3D
Two HDMI connectors, plus component video using three RCA connectors
Shows rainbow artifacts, primarily in black-and-white film clips
Long lag time
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30 March 2015

The Optoma HD161X home theater projector delivers impressive image quality with excellent color and sharp detail, plus some features that aren't typically available at this price...

21 January 2015

Projectorreviews.com

The Optoma HD161X projector serves up good color, true 1080p resolution and plenty of brightness ? claiming 2000 lumens - plus the native sharpness, look and feel of a DLP projector.Optoma sure... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 24 March 2015 by Bern

I recently installed a new larger screen which meant that my old projector could no longer properly fill the screen from the projector location without using excessive keystone correction. I... Read more…

Durable
Easily Viewed
Lens Shift
Lightweight
Sharp Bright Image
Not Enough Lens Shift

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd161, optoma hd161x, optoma 1920x1080
Barcodes 00796435812218, 07964358122186

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