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Barco MSWU-81E
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Barco MSWU-81E Projector

1800:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 43dB 8,300 ANSI Lumens Feb 2015
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Thanks to its three-chip DLP technology, this projector generates crisp images that are rich in contrast and have perfect color saturation and stability. As it makes no compromises on color and... More
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Supports Full HD Projection

The MSWU-81E supports Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the MSWU-81E also support Full HD projection.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other projectors of this spec and age, the MSWU-81E's projector brightness of 8,300 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The projector brightness of projectors that are a similar age to the MSWU-81E range from 100 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the MSWU-81E is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all similar spec data projectors that were released more than a year ago the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is nHD (640x360).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Barco MSWU-81E is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. Projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MSWU-81E graphics resolutions range from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 4096 x 2160.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

At 0.67 inches, the MSWU-81E has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the MSWU-81E. Multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the MSWU-81E have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.96".

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Two Lamps

Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MSWU-81E only have one lamp, however the MSWU-81E has two lamps.

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Quite Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

The average brightness in economy mode of projectors of this spec and age is 4,200 ANSI lumens. The MSWU-81E has one of the brighter brightness in economy mode (5,800 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Barco MSWU-81E is a two HDMI port projector. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec only have one HDMI port.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The average lamp power of projectors of this age and type is 280W. With a lamp power of 350 Watts, the MSWU-81E has one of the bigger lamp power amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The MSWU-81E does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the MSWU-81E do have a built-in speaker.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Viewsonic PJD5153 (£229.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Barco MSWU-81E does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other projectors that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Barco MSWU-81E does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Epson EH-TW5350 (£335.40) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The Barco MSWU-81E has a quite short lamp service life (only 1,500 hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MSWU-81E. The lamp service lives of projectors that are a similar age to the MSWU-81E range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of this age and spec is 800h, the longest is 75,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 9,500h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 2,500 hours, the Barco MSWU-81E has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode amongst projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The MSWU-81E is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 43 decibels, the MSWU-81E has one of the louder noise levels amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that are a similar age to the MSWU-81E the noise levels range from 22dB to 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

When compared to other projectors of a comparable type and age to the MSWU-81E that we have checked, the Barco MSWU-81E's noise level in economy mode of 38 decibels is one of the loudest. The average noise level in economy mode of projectors of this age and spec is 32dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 24dB to 40dB.

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Running Costs Are High

The average 1 year running cost of the MSWU-81E is £296 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other data projectors of this age and spec that we have assessed the weight of, the Barco MSWU-81E's weight of 32.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MSWU-81E range from 270g to 33kg.

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Very Wide

When compared to other comparable spec data projectors that were launched more than a year ago, the Barco MSWU-81E's width of 670 millimeters is one of the widest. Data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MSWU-81E have widths of between 100mm and 670mm, and the average width is 370mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the Barco MSWU-81E

Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Brightness in Economy Mode
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Colour Depth

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £280.42
Electricity cost when on standby £14.74
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £295.16
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1.5T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
38
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 38 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers barco mswu81, barco mswu81e

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