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Optoma HD36 Review

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I now can say I will not be buying an Optoma this year.


The HD50/HD161x is a bit costly and lag is high and overall reviews are not that great.


The HD36/HD151x above does not get a good review.


The HD26/HD141x is not even as good as last years HD131xe which I had 2 of, the 1st died in 1 day and replacement had the focus issues).
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Actually,the 3D review sounds promising.Thats my main concern.
Here's another review without 3D.
http://film.thedigitalfix.com/conten...-projector.htm
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For me 3D is not really important.


I am, old enough to remember it was to be the "next big thing" twice but died off.


Even the BBC have canned it for the time being.


I am not sure what to do now as sick of watching my old small TV since my 131xe died/replacement returned due to focus.


Optoma get a good rating for 3D but I would assume poor colours and black/details effects that as well as 2D.


That review seems opposite of the other one lol.


I have no clue why Optoma do this with the 2 models being so close together spec wise and could in fact be the same hardware with different firmware like previous models were claimed to be.


There is a difference of £100 from the HD151x to HD36.

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I now can say I will not be buying an Optoma this year.


The HD50/HD161x is a bit costly and lag is high and overall reviews are not that great.


The HD36/HD151x above does not get a good review.


The HD26/HD141x is not even as good as last years HD131xe which I had 2 of, the 1st died in 1 day and replacement had the focus issues).
The fact they describe it as "bright" without any actual lumen measurement, and only attempted to calibrate starting from the "Reference" mode gives me very little faith in their capability to review a projector. The whole review sounds unprofessional and rushed. Even so, their only real complaint is that the colors are not saturated enough.

I'll wait for a more competent reviewer.

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A peep above linked to a 2nd review.


The Specs for HD36 and HD151x are near same on Optoma site but do you know if the colour wheel is different?
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