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Optoma HD161X Projector

40000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB Sep 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £90.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Supports full HD
1080p (1920x1080) resolution

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Good Brand

Projectors produced by Optoma generally have good reviews compared to other brands.


OK Running Costs

The HD161X is typical compared to the other projectors of a similar age and type that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the HD161X will cost £91 over 1 year to run.


Released Over Two Years Ago

This 40000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released in September 2014.


Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD161X supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago which do not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony VPL-VW500ES, and the Epson Home Cinema 3000 are also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

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

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD161X has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the Home Cinema 3000 (2,300 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the 5030ub (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Epson or the Panasonic PT-AT6000E (£1,999) (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD161X has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector, the Optoma HD161X does not have a DVI port.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma HD161X has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma HD161X has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector. The noise levels of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector range from 21dB to 45dB.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd161x
Barcodes 00796435812218, 07964358122186

Optoma HD161X Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma HD161X review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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