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Optoma HD36

Optoma HD36
alaScore 91

18 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Optoma HD36. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The price also gets good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the size and noise.

usability, price, design

noise, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma HD36 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Optoma HD36 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD36 16:9 Full HD ProjectorOptoma HD36 16:9 Full HD Projector

Dec, 2018

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Optoma HD36


The HD36 is a Full HD home cinema projector that uses single-chip DLP technology. Available for under £750 from some online retailers, the HD36's main attractions – aside from its unusual affordability for a dedicated home entertainment projector – are...

Really good 2D and 3D picture quality ; Good value ; Adaptable to dark or bright room situations

Colours occasionally look slightly unnatural out of the box ; Slight squeak from the colour wheel ; Built-in speaker is a let down

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Optoma HD36 projector review


Super-bright and with best-in-class speakers, this versatile Full HD DLP impresses

Vertical lens shift ; Super-bright images ; Quiet operation ; Smooth motion handling ; Excellent colours & black levels ; Powerful speaker

Only one HDMI ; Big size ; Loud fan noise ; Fiddly focus ring ; Optional 3D & wireless

The Optoma HD36 boasts great colours, superbly bright images and excellent built-in speakers. It's an ideal, low-cost, beamer for everyday use even in daylight. The real issue issue with this otherwise quality projector is that solitary HDMI input if...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (

Optoma HD36 Projector Review


Optoma's new HD36 DLP projector offers big screen action for a budget price but is it good enough for home cinema duties?

Bright image ; Easy to setup ; Excellent greyscale ; Good motion handling

Mediocre blacks ; Undersaturated colours ; Possible rainbow artefacts

The Optoma HD36 certainly delivers a good performance in a number of key areas and for those looking for a quick and easy way of adding some big screen action to their living room it will work well. The brightness of the bulb makes it ideal for rooms...

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Desktop
Product Type:Desktop projector


Built-in Display: No


Bulb power:310
Service life of lamp:4000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3500

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.42 - 2.98
Focal length range (f-f):20.8 - 31.2
Throw ratio:1.37 - 2.05:1


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
RMS rated power:30


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Horizontal scan range:15.375 - 91.146
Noise Level:27
Vertical scan range:24 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:3
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI connector type:Full-size
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:3


AC adapter input voltage:110 - 220
AC input voltage:110 - 220
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):345
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (dynamic):30000:1
Horizontal synchronization (max):91.146
Horizontal synchronization (min):15.375
Keystone correction, vertical:-40 - 40
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:1.2 - 10
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:3000
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:762 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9
Vertical synchronization (max):85
Vertical synchronization (min):24
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.5:1


Card reader integrated: No


3D: Yes
3D-Ready: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Supported 3D formats:Frame packing, Side by side
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :16.2