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Optoma H183X

Optoma H183X
alaScore 92

97 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Optoma H183X. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and noise are generally positive. The size and usability also get good comments, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, size, noise, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma H183X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Optoma H183X


For £300, the H183X is an ultra-affordable HD Ready projector, with its eyes firmly set on taking up residence in the living rooms of sports fans across Britain with the upcoming Euro football tournament and Olympic games. Although it turns out that it...

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Easy to set up and offers decent quality.


Bought for my "Man cave", easy to set up, quality is impressive, sound is through Sony 5.1 speaker system which sounds awesome in a smallish room.

May, 2018

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Awesome service and product


Works a treat with PlayStation. Son is going to be overwhelmed with excitement using this for his PlayStation at Xmas. Great services from shop who opened earlier to let me in thanks guys

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (

Good value


Bought mainly for presentations and more then adequate for the job. Was hoping to show the odd film at home. Its ok for this but not outstanding. Still at the price a good projector.

Sep, 2017

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The product performs well and seems good value for money. However, the CD supplied with it for the manual did not work and Optoma just sent a link to the online manual rather than sending me a working CD.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (

Ideal for our basic needs


Wanted this to show slides for a small charity. We needed a simple and basic machine of good quality at a reasonable price. This was recommended by RS and seems to fit well with the above. We have used it twice so far and the material shown received...

May, 2017

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Perfect for the price!!


I bought this to enable customers to preview images in my studio. Even though I was pushed to but a different model at a much higher cost, I though I'd stuck to this as it was reduced and closer to budget. After being told it was not very good by the...

May, 2017

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Too much of a compromise


I was super psyched about the prospect of getting a projector. The possibility of such a massive screen in my room which I could watch things normally on my 24” monitor was tantalizing. Even though I'd never owned one before, I felt by the things said...

ease of use , budget price , lack of fan noise

washed out colors , screen always imbalanced , poor sharpness scaling

Apr, 2017

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Great for the money


I've owned this projector for two months now and held off leaving a review on purpose until now. Even though this model is just 720p and I am projecting onto a wood chip magnolia wallpaper covered wall for the cost the image quality in eco+ plus mode...

image size not realistically achievable with a tv

remote control

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (

Optima h183x


I've got a optima x141 1080p in the front room thought I'd treat my son to the h183x it's only 720p but the quality is amazing when playing it on the Xbox one at a size of a 100 inch screen Would recommend

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications


RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Ceiling mounting supported:Y
Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Desktop
Product type:Desktop projector


Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Consumption (economy mode):187 / 190
Power consumption (max):225
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):225 / 230
Power Source:AC
USB powered: Yes


Bulb power:195
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:5000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.41 - 2.53 / 2.5 - 2.67
Digital Zoom:2
Focal length range (f-f):0.861 - 0.945
Offset:112.4 / 115
Optical Zoom:1.1
Throw ratio:1.54 - 1.71:1 / 1.55 - 1.7:1


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:2


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:IR
Warranty card: Yes


Display scan frequency (horizontal):15.3 - 91.1 / 15.375 - 91.146
Horizontal scan range:15.3 - 91.1 / 15.375 - 91.146
Noise Level:29
Noise level (economic mode):29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Password protection:Y
Vertical scan range:24 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
DVI port: No
HDMI connector type:Full-size
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
HDMI version:1.4a
PC Audio in: Yes
PC Audio out: Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2


AC input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (economy mode):187 / 190
Power consumption (max):225
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):225 / 230
Power Source:AC
USB powered:Y


Contrast ratio (typical):25000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-40 - 40 / ± 40
Matrix size:0.65
Matrix type:DMD
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Number of colors:1.073 billion colors
Objective projection distance:26.8 - 316.5 / 39.4 - 472.4
Projection distance:26.8 - 316.5 / 39.4 - 472.4
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:3200
Projector native resolution:720p (1280x720) / WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:26.9 - 316.5
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:10, 16:9
Zoom capability:Auto/Manual / Manual
Zoom ratio:1.1:1


Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details



3D compatibility: Yes
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported 3D formats:Frame packing, Side by side
Supported graphics resolutions:1280 x 800 (WXGA) / 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Supported video modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video color modes:Cinema, Game, Natural

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.8 / 9.06
Height:3.8 / 9.06