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Optoma HD161X Projector

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40000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB May 2015
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- Native Full HD 1080p resoution (1920 x 1080) for the best digital home cinema experience- PureMotion eliminates motion blur and image judder, perfect for fast-action movies and sports-... More
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10 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Optoma is one of the better rated projector manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the Optoma HD161X supports 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D and we think because of it's better review score, the LG PF1000U (£895.00) is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD161X supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HD161X also support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the LG PF1000U (£895.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA)|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 768 (WXGA)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1360 x 768 (WXGA)|1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)|1440 x 900 (WXGA+)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on data projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the HD161X is 1.3x. At 1.5 times zoom factor, the Optoma HD161X has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HD161X.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Optoma HD161X has a quite big digital zoom (2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the HD161X. Comparable spec data projectors that were released one year ago have digital zooms of between 1.1x and 12x, and the average digital zoom is 3.1x.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

At only 29 decibels, the Optoma HD161X has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD161X. Across all the similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the HD161X the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 32dB.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the HD161X is 22dB, the loudest is 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. The Optoma HD161X has one of the quieter noise levels (only 29 decibels) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 29dB noise level projectors currently available including cheaper projectors such as the VPL-EW345 (£770.00), the VPL-EW315 (£699.99), or the VPL-EW348 (£914.99) all from Sony.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2.7 kilograms, the Optoma HD161X is one of the lighter multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the HD161X amongst data projectors of this age. The weights of multimedia projectors of this spec and age range from 2.1kg to 33kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD161X does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the HD161X.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Canon LV-WX300USTi (£909.60); or the LG PF1000U (£895.00).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of a similar age and type to the HD161X do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma HD161X is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors of a comparable type and age to the HD161X have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD161X has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the HD161X.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Optoma HD161X is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Uniformity

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD161X the uniformitys range from 70% to 95%, and the average uniformity is 82%. With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the Optoma HD161X has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the HD161X.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD161X

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the HD161X will cost £78 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 40000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Optoma released the HD161X.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
12V Trigger
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

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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

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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 £73.71
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £77.40
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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