Based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and pcworld.pl this multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100. If all the projectors that were released more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this projector is in the top 12%.
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We checked 479 owner and expert reviews for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has excellent reviews. We also found that Epson has excellent reviews specifically for its 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Good Technical Features
One customer who bought the Epson BrightLink 485Wi thought it had good features. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “Among its more interesting features are automatic calibration” in their review.
One Epson BrightLink 485Wi reviewer who bought this projectors said that it was cheap. Expert website Projectorreviews.com said “The BrightLink 485Wi is also inexpensive to maintain”.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the BrightLink 485Wi, the BrightLink 485Wi has a built-in speaker.
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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution
This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the Epson BrightLink 485Wi has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the BrightLink 485Wi is 0.5W and the highest is 20W.
1.35:1 Zoom Ratio
The BrightLink 485Wi supports a maximum zoom ratio of 1.35:1. That's 23% more zoom ratio than the most common zoom ratio of 1.1:1. The zoom ratio of all 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago ranges from Fixed (worst) to 1.5:1 (best).
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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the BrightLink 485Wi do not support 3D image projection. The BrightLink 485Wi is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The BrightLink 485Wi does not support Full HD projection, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The BrightLink 485Wi does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the BrightLink 485Wi also do not support WiFi connectivity.
High Running Costs
The BrightLink 485Wi is one of the less economic to run data projectors of a comparable spec and age that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the BrightLink 485Wi is £156.
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Very Small Digital Zoom
At only 1.35 times zoom factor, the Epson BrightLink 485Wi has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the BrightLink 485Wi. The average digital zoom of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the BrightLink 485Wi is 2.1x, and the digital zooms range from 1.3x to 4x.
Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The BrightLink 485Wi has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 4,000 hours) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Data projectors that are a similar age to the BrightLink 485Wi have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 230h and 20,000h.
Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports
Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the BrightLink 485Wi have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the BrightLink 485Wi which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this projector was released.
Average Noise Level
At 35 decibels, the BrightLink 485Wi has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the BrightLink 485Wi.
Average Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, the Epson BrightLink 485Wi has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.
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Native Projector Resolution
3,100 ANSI lumens
3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
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Compatible Screen Size
53 - 100
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
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Lamp Service Life
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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