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Optoma HD36 Projector

£789.00
£759.13 £29.87 cheaper than 54 days ago
30000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 27dB Oct 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £114.25 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good high def TV
Not good in terms of size
4 Reviews + 1 Award
Trusted Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at websites Trusted Reviews wrote that concluded that they would endorse this 30000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar and avforums.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 77 out of 100.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 1,873 owner and expert reviews for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically within its 30000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person concluded that this projector was not a big size.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £29.87 (4%)

The price has dropped from £789 to £759.13 in the last 54 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 65% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 35% chance that the price will actually go back up.

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Good Value

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Two years ago Techradar mentioned “Good value” in their review of this projector but in spite of that they only gave this projector a score of 1 stars. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “It's an ideal, low-cost, beamer for everyday use even in daylight” in their Optoma HD36 review.

Not Cheap

After checking the price of 30000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago they range in price from £346 to £767. We think that this data projector looks expensive compared to other 30000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.


Good High Def TV

One person concluded that the Optoma HD36 was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector on Trusted Reviews “What is the Optoma HD36? The HD36 is a Full HD home cinema projector that uses single-chip DLP technology”.

Good Sound Quality

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product had good sound quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma HD36 had a good 3D picture quality.

Excellent Colours Black Levels

Two owners wrote that the product had good colour saturation. Techradar mentioned two years ago “Excellent colours black levels” in their review of this projector but they only gave the product a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Expert review site Techradar.com gave the product a rating of 8 stars and said in their review of this projector “The Optoma HD36 boasts great colours, superbly bright images”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

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Design

Really Good 2D and 3D Picture Quality

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Techradar wrote two years ago “Really good 2D and 3D picture quality” but despite that they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Mr. Gregory Brys mentioned “The equivalent LED/LCD costs £2,700 Such a difference in price does not mean there's a compromise on image quality, images produced are stunning” in his Optoma HD36 review.

Smooth Motion Handling

One person who purchased the Optoma HD36 said that it was smooth. Techradar said “Smooth motion handling”.

Easy to Setup

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to handle. One person who bought it concluded that it was easy to setup. Techradar said “Easy to setup” however they only gave it a score of 1 stars.


Audio

Quiet Operation

One owner concluded that the product was quiet. Two years ago Techradar said “Quiet operation” but in spite of that they only rated it 18.8 out of 100.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in October 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD36 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 30000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD36 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector which do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma HD36 is 3D-ready. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also are 3D-ready.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

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

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other projectors that have been available for a similar time to this multimedia projector that we have assessed, the projector brightness of the Optoma HD36 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector is 500 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 1,300 ANSI lumens.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The Optoma HD36 has a DVI port. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec do not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD36 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma HD36 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The service life of lamps of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector range from 4,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 24,000h.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector is 35dB. With a noise level of only 27 decibels, the Optoma HD36 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the HD36 is £115, which is in the most expensive 1% of all the data projectors of this spec and age.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma e1p0f0g1e0z1, turntables 1080p3d, optoma 1080p3d, optoma hd36
Barcodes 05060059049691

Optoma HD36 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma HD36 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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