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Epson EB-Z9870 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 38dB 8,700 ANSI Lumens Oct 2014
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With 8700 lumens and a XGA resolution, the EB-Z9870 large venue projector is simple to set-up and benefits from 3LCD technology. The white EB-Z9870 is an impressive and versatile installation... More
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5 Reasons For

Epson Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Epson is one of the superior projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Epson also has good reviews for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Projectors of a similar spec and age to the EB-Z9870 have projector brightness of between 700 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens. The EB-Z9870 has one of the brighter projector brightness (8,700 ANSI lumens) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the EB-Z9870 range from 0.45" to 1.1", and the average matrix size is 0.61". When compared to other projectors of this age and spec, the EB-Z9870's matrix size of 1.06 inches is one of the biggest.

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Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

Data projectors of a similar age and spec to the EB-Z9870 have brightness in economy mode of between 2,800 ANSI lumens and 7,300 ANSI lumens. When compared to other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the EB-Z9870, the brightness in economy mode of the Epson EB-Z9870 of 7,300 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 380 Watts, the EB-Z9870 has a very big lamp power compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EB-Z9870. The average lamp power of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the EB-Z9870 is 290W.

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15 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £592.30

The EB-Z9870 has increased in price by £592.30 in the last 43 days.

Expensive

We think this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector looks expensive compared to other projectors of a similar age and type. The cheapeast projector of a similar age and type that we found costs £252 and the most expensive costs £16,303.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The EB-Z9870 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the EB-Z9870 do have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The EB-Z9870 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The EB-Z9870 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EB-Z9870 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Epson EB-Z9870 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price], or the EB-Z11005[pl_2549634_price] both from Epson.

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Very High Running Costs

The EB-Z9870 is in the most expensive 14% of all 59 similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the EB-Z9870 will cost £262 over 1 year to run.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EB-Z9870 is 6,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 4,000 hours, the Epson EB-Z9870 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 3,000 hours, the EB-Z9870 has one of the shorter lamp service lives amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The shortest lamp service life of data projectors of this type and age is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,800h.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

At 38 decibels, the EB-Z9870 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the EB-Z9870. The average noise level of projectors of this age and spec is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price] (40dB and cheaper), or the EB-Z11005[pl_2549634_price] (40dB and cheaper) both from Epson.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The EB-Z9870 is a two VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the EB-Z9870 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Only One Component Video in Port

The EB-Z9870 is a one component video in port data projector.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of 35 decibels, the Epson EB-Z9870 has a very loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the EB-Z9870. Across all the projectors of a comparable age and type to the EB-Z9870 the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 31dB.

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Heavy

With a weight of 25 kilograms, the EB-Z9870 is quite heavy compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The weights of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the EB-Z9870 range from 1.3kg to 27kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg.

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Very Wide

The widths of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the EB-Z9870 range from 230mm to 750mm, and the average width is 350mm. The EB-Z9870 is very wide (741 millimeters) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the EB-Z9870.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson EB-Z9870

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released over two years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Tele Projection Distance
Wide Projection Distance
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £259.27
Electricity cost when on standby £2.73
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Total running cost over 5 years £262.00
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1.3T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers EB-Z9870, epson p203644, epson p214908, epson ebz9870, epson p214908p, epson ebz9870u, epson p203644p, special ebz9870, epson v11h611040, special ebz9870u, epson v11h607040, special v11h611040, special v11h607040
Barcodes 08715946541242, 08715946541310

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