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Optoma HD161X Projector

40000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB May 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £77.40 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Impressive image quality
Good picture quality
projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site thought that this projector was good. Projectorreviews.com gave this multimedia projector an "Special Interest Award".

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site PC Mag scored this 40000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector 80%.

Good Brand

Data projectors manufactured by Optoma are some of the better data projectors according to average user and expert reviews.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The HD161X is typical compared to the other 40000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the HD161X is £78.


Good Picture Quality

Two people who bought this projector thought it had good picture quality.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was May 2015 when Optoma released the HD161X.


Design

Impressive Image Quality

Two customers wrote that it was good quality. Website Hometheaterhifi.com said two years ago “Impressive image quality”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma HD161X is ceiling mountable. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD161X does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out more than a year ago do have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the LG PF1000U (£899.95), or the Optoma GT5000 (£979); or the DELL 4350 (£837.46) are also worth considering.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD161X supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think the DELL 4350 (£837.46) which is cheaper; or the Optoma GT5000 (£979), and the NEC M353WS (£838.73) both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many projectors of this spec and age.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD161X has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the Optoma GT5000 (£979) (3,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD161X is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD161X has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma HD161X does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma HD161X has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 29 decibels, the Optoma HD161X has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than a year ago.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors of this spec and age the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 9,500h. At only 3,000 hours, the Optoma HD161X has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435812348

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 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 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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