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Epson 1985WU Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 39dB 4,800 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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The PowerLite 1985WU is a portable powerhouse, bringing brilliant high-definition video to your boardroom with native WUXGA, Full HD 1080p support, and DCDi video processing. Offering 3x Brighter... More
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The Epson PowerLite 1985WU Overview presented by Projector Reviews TV
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19 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site PC Mag scored this Epson multimedia projector 80 out of 100.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors produced by Epson have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Epson also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Product Quality

Two Epson 1985WU owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote last year “The Epson PowerLite 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Multimedia Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution” in their Epson 1985WU review. Pc Mag gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Epson 1985WU review on PC Mag “High quality for both data images”.

Good Connectivity

One Epson 1985WU reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Pc Mag gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote last year “WiDi for easy wireless connections”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought the product concluded that it had good picture quality.

Good Support

One Epson 1985WU reviewer considered that it had good technical guidance. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag in November last year “Lens has manual, not motorized, zoom” in their review of this projector.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. In November last year Projectorreviews.com said “The Epson Powerlite 1985WU is one of a new breed of affordable high brightness projectors suitable for medium” in their review.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Epson 1985WU supports WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Epson 1985WU supports Full HD projection. Most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the 1985WU do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson 1985WU has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Epson 1985WU has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all projectors of this spec and age is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors of a similar age and type to the 1985WU is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens. At 4,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson 1985WU has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the 1985WU.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens), or the Panasonic PT-VX600[plb_3284828_price] (5,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Epson 1985WU is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1985WU. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Epson projector. This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1985WU.

Across similar types of projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Epson 1985WU is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

This multimedia projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

The colour light outputs of data projectors of this spec and age range from 600 ANSI lumens to 4,800 ANSI lumens. When compared to other projectors of a similar type and age to the 1985WU that we have checked, the colour light output of the Epson 1985WU of 4,800 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Very Bright White Light Output

When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the 1985WU, the white light output of the Epson 1985WU of 4,800 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 1985WU the white light outputs range from 600 ANSI lumens to 4,800 ANSI lumens, and the average white light output is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The Epson 1985WU has a fairly big lamp power (280 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The lamp power of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 15W to 840W.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

At only 0.21 Watts, the Epson 1985WU has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 1985WU. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.2W to 280W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 170W.

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11 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One Epson 1985WU owner who reviewed it considered that it was not easy to use. Pc Mag mentioned “Remote control is not backlit, has relatively small buttons”.

Inferior Remote Control

One Epson 1985WU owner wrote in their reviews that this projector did not have a good remote control.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age, the Epson 1985WU does not support 3D image projection.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The 1985WU is one of the most expensive to run multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1985WU will cost £166 over 1 year to run.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The average number of colours of data projectors of this age and type is 480M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M. With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Epson 1985WU has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1985WU.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1,000h to 30,000h. The Epson 1985WU has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the 1985WU the lamp service lives range from 500h to 30,000h. The Epson 1985WU has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 3,000 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The quietest noise level in economy mode of projectors of this age and spec is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. The Epson 1985WU has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode (31 decibels) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 39 decibels, the Epson 1985WU has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. Comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the 1985WU have noise levels of between 28dB and 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

Other 39dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price].

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Epson EB-1970W[plb_2399671_price] (39dB).

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Only One Audio in Port

The Epson 1985WU is a one audio in port data projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the 1985WU have between one and two audio in ports.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the power consumption in economy mode range from 72W to 420W. With a power consumption in economy mode of 330 Watts, the Epson 1985WU has one of the higher power consumption in economy mode amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson 1985WU

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Video Processing
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
D-Sub PC in Port
Audio in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) 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
Plug and Play
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(4)
20 March 2015

The Epson PowerLite 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Multimedia Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution, and both Miracast and WiDi for wireless connections...

Bright
1 920-by 1 200 resolution
Supports Miracast and WiDi for easy wireless connections
High quality for both data images and video
Very Bright Auditorium larger venue capable, easily able to h le small screens in moderately bright rooms
No 3D support
Lacks interchangeable lenses for extremely long and short throw applications
No lens shift
Remote control is not backlit, has relatively small buttons
Lens has manual, not motorized, zoom and focus
4 January 2015

The Epson Powerlite 1985WU is one of a new breed of affordable high brightness projectors suitable for medium and larger venues. 100? screens even in bright rooms handled well.There used to be a... Read more…

11 December 2014

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10 December 2014

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £139.41
Electricity cost when on standby £25.80
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Total running cost over 5 years £165.21
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.82 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson pl1985, epson pl1985w, epson pl1985wu, epson v11h619020
Barcodes 00010343913752, 00014444567319, 00103439137528

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