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78

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Optoma HD36

£799.99
Optoma HD36
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An award winning and top of the range 1080p 3D multimedia projector, with alright running costs and a breathtakingly quiet 27dB noise level
27dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 30000:1 Yes Oct 2014
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Optoma HD36 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Optoma HD36 number 318 in 3D projectors and number 499 across all projectors.
92
Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
60
Value for Money
Good
90
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£83 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%. This projector has received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However this Optoma projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
The HD36 has running costs of £83 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Very quiet noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Has a built-in speaker
Vertical lens shift
Full HD 1080p
Full 3d
Gaming mode
Integrated speaker
Dynamic black
24p
Color guarantee
Wireless
USB-Power

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Optoma HD36 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This projector was given a "Recommended" award by website Trusted Reviews who said that this Optoma multimedia projector was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar and avforums.com the average expert rating of this Optoma data projector is 77%.

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Optoma Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,311 user and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £799.99 it is in the most expensive 46% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Optoma HD36 and the United Kingdom price of £799.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,825.99 (£2,517.68).

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The HD36 is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the HD36 will cost £83 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since October 2014.

Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma HD36 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma HD36's noise level of only 27dB is quieter than 94% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma HD36's contrast ratio (typical) of 30,000 is higher than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 9% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD36's projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 28% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD36 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma HD36's service life of lamp of 4,000h is fairly standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 47% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma HD36 supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD36 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Optoma HD36 of 310W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 18% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma HD36 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of data projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma HD36 has a DVI port. 90% of multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD36 supports full HD, unlike 63% of multimedia projectors which do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma hd36

Barcodes:

05060059049691

Optoma HD36

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