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Epson 1980WU Projector

10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 39dB 4,400 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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Projecting in WUXGA resolution and with a high brightness of 4,400 lumens, the EB-1980WU is a well-connected business projector. Epson's 3LCD technology provides high White and Colour Light Output... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review website PC Mag scored this data projector 80%.

Good Brand

Based on 736 user and expert reviews, Epson has good ratings for its data projectors. Epson also has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Product Quality

One Epson 1980WU reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this projector on PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution”.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson 1980WU reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago which do not support Full HD projection, the Epson 1980WU supports Full HD projection.

Other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the Epson 1980WU has a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] is also worth considering.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson 1980WU is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

A WUXGA (1920x1200) native projector resolution is in fact the best resolution across all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

The worst resolution across comparable types of projector is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens. The Epson 1980WU has one of the brighter projector brightness (4,400 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Epson 1980WU supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). This Epson multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 1440 x 1050, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all data projectors of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the 1980WU have lamp power of between 15W and 840W, and the average lamp power is 240W. The Epson 1980WU has a quite big lamp power (280 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1980WU.

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Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

The Epson 1980WU has one of the brighter brightness in economy mode (3,400 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The brightness in economy mode of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 240 ANSI lumens to 3,500 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 2,200 ANSI lumens.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Epson 1980WU does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the 1980WU also do not support 3D image projection.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the GP10[pl_1451163_price], or the W1500[pl_1561671_price] both from Benq which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the 1980WU, the Epson 1980WU does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The average 1 year running cost of the 1980WU is £157 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 12% of all 136 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Epson 1980WU has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the 1980WU. Across all the multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 1,000h to 30,000h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Multimedia projectors of this type and age have lamp service lives of between 500h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,400h. The Epson 1980WU has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 3,000 hours) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Epson 1980WU is a one USB 2.0 port multimedia projector.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 39 decibels, the Epson 1980WU has one of the louder noise levels amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 1980WU is 28dB, the loudest is 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

We compared this projector to all the other 39dB noise level projectors and we think the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price] (38dB and higher rated).

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

Across all the projectors of this spec and age the power consumption in economy mode range from 72W to 420W. The power consumption in economy mode of the Epson 1980WU of 330 Watts is one of the highest amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the 1980WU.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 26dB to 40dB. The Epson 1980WU has a quite loud noise level in economy mode (32 decibels) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1980WU.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson 1980WU

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this projector was released.

Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Tele Projection Distance
Wide Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
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Lamp Power in Economic Mode
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Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
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Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Audio in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
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Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 March 2015

The Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution, and a bright enough image for a midsize to large room...

High-quality images for both data and video
Rated at 4 400 lumens
1 920-by 1 200 resolution
1.6x zoom lens
Lacks 3D support

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 4 May 2015 by JumpWire
JumpWire would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector

I am a video DJ (VJ) and I have to compete with stage lighting and fog machines. This projector just blasts right through and delivers colors you won't believe. The brightness is also a bonus when... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by FlannelMan
FlannelMan would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector (Verified Purchase)

Great features for price: WUXGA resolution, network control, automatic focus and keystone, etc.One disappointment was that while the capability to project over ethernet works great for powerpoint,... Read more…

Network Control
Wuxga Resolution
Easily Viewed
Works With Many Computers
Easy To Set Up
Video Over Ethernet Poor
Reviewed 20 October 2014 by Js
Js would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector (Verified Purchase)

I've had good experience with Epson projectors and this one is one of the best I have used. The projector is bright enough to project at 100" inches in an outside lit room. I have gotten a number... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £131.08
Electricity cost when on standby £25.80
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Total running cost over 5 years £156.88
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson eb1980, epson eb1980w, epson eb1980wu, epson v11h620040, epson v11h620020, visipax v11h620020, epson epsv11h620020, visipax prv11h620020
Barcodes 00010343913769, 00012302747255, 00103439137696, 00779184049791, 08715946541099

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