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Optoma HD161X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Optoma HD161X. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the noise and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma HD161X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Optoma HD161X from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The noise and price are also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD161X 2D and 3D 1080p Home Theater Projector with Vertical Lens ShiftOptoma HD161X 2D and 3D 1080p Home Theater Projector with Vertical Lens Shift

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Optoma HD161X


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.

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.

Even if games aren't a consideration, if you find rainbow artifacts annoying enough that you want to avoid them completely, the Epson 3500 is still the projector to beat in this price range. If you don't mind seeing an occasional flash of red, green,...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Eberle (

Optoma HD161X DLP 3D Projector Review


The battle of DLP vs. LCD in the value-priced projector market continues with the new HD161X from Optoma.

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 processing ; Excellent 3D presentation ; Requires...

Requires calibration for best results, no fire-and-forget mode ; Light leakage ; No iris

THE OPTOMA HD161X is a Great Image Clarity 3D Projector.

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications


RoHS compliance: Yes


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


Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:110 - 220
AC input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220
Consumption (economy mode):230
Power consumption (max):310
Power consumption (PowerSave):230
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):230 / 270
Power Source:AC
USB powered: Yes


Bulb power:240
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:3000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):5000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.42 - 2.97
Digital Zoom:2
Focal length range (f-f):0.79 - 1.22 / 0.815 - 1.22
Optical Zoom:1.5
Throw ratio:1.39 - 2.09:1
Vertical lens shift range:-15 - 15 / 0 - 15 / 110 - 124


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated: No


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 / 5 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40 / 5 - 45

Packaging Content

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


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

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
AC (power) in: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
HDMI connector type:Full-size
HDMI ports quantity:2
HDMI version:1.4a
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB connector type:Mini-USB B, USB Type-A
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220
Power consumption (economy mode):230
Power consumption (max):310
Power consumption (PowerSave):230
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):230 / 270
Power Source:AC
USB powered:Y


Contrast ratio (dynamic):40000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):40000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-30 - 30 / -40 - 40
Matrix size:0.65
Matrix type:DMD
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of colors:1.073 billion colors
Objective projection distance:47.2 - 393.7
Projection distance:47.2 - 393.7
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:25.5 - 325 / 30 - 300
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:10 / 4:3, 16:9 / 4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.5:1


Card reader integrated: No
Optical disc player type:Not included

Technical Details

Contrast Ratio:40000:1


3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported 3D formats:Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4 / 10.5 / 4.88
Height:10.5 / 4.88
Weight:5.95 / 8.38