Optoma HD161X
Optoma HD161X
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Optoma HD161X Special Interest Award
An economical to run 40000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector with satisfactory features
40000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 29dB Sep 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma HD161X Review

With low running costs but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Optoma HD161X as follows for Summary.
Average Features
3 Years Old
£91 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 39?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £91 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
1920 x 1080 resolution
Quite dim projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode

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Optoma HD161X In-Depth Analysis


Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

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


Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Optoma HD161X's projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 12% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma HD161X's noise level of only 29dB is fairly quiet compared to most other data projectors. It is in the quietest 14% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma HD161X has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this Optoma projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Projectors resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD161X supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma HD161X of only 3,000h is in the shortest 16% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This Optoma multimedia projector has been on the market since September 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The HD161X is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on alright energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the HD161X is £91.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma hd161x


00796435812218, 07964358122186

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