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Epson PowerLite 955W
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Epson PowerLite 955W Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Nov 2013
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The PowerLite 955W provides excellent options for today's classroom with flexible installation features and great networking connectivity. Offering 3x Brighter Colors* than competitive models,... More
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12 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site said that this projector was superb and gave it their highest award. This Epson projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website PC Mag scored this projector 80%.

Epson Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 736 expert and user reviews for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has good ratings. We also found that Epson has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Product Quality

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Pc Mag said two years ago “Excellent quality for data images” in their Epson PowerLite 955W review. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite 955WH WXGA 3LCD Projector delivers high quality for data images, with enough brightness for a small to midsize conference room or classroom”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PowerLite 955W has a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Benq GP3[plb_2027406_price], or the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite 955W is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). In addition, this Epson data projector support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 960, 1366 x 768, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all projectors of this type and age the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite 955W have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the PowerLite 955W which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two Component Video in Ports

The PowerLite 955W is a two component video in port projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerLite 955W have between one and four component video in ports.

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Quite High Number of Colours

The lowest number of colours of data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite 955W is 1M, the highest is 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 480M. With a number of colours of 1,070 million, the Epson PowerLite 955W has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The PowerLite 955W has a fairly high RMS rated power (16 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite 955W. The RMS rated power of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1W to 20W.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,400h. The PowerLite 955W has one of the longer lamp service lives (5,000 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerLite 955W, the PowerLite 955W does not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Optoma ML550[plb_1947306_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago, the PowerLite 955W does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite 955W, the Epson PowerLite 955W does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price].

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 955W range from 28dB to 49dB. The PowerLite 955W has one of the louder noise levels (37 decibels) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

There are a number of alternative 37dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including the EB-W18[pl_2069440_price], or the EB-X24[pl_2017451_price] both from Epson which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

Projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite 955W have lamp power of between 15W and 840W, and the average lamp power is 240W. At only 200 Watts, the PowerLite 955W has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 955W.

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Only One HDMI Port

The PowerLite 955W is a one HDMI port multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 955W have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Only One Audio in Port

The Epson PowerLite 955W is a one audio in port projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite 955W have between one and two audio in ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite 955W

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the PowerLite 955W is £118 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 136 multimedia projectors of a similar type and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 955W has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite 955W.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson EB-W18[plb_2069440_price], or the Benq MH680[plb_1998672_price].

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the EB-595Wi[pl_2237072_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the 1430Wi[pl_2953476_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) both from Epson or the NEC M352[plb_2250187_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
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
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Microphone Input
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
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Plug and Play
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Voltage Tolerance
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
27 July 2015

The Epson PowerLite 955WH WXGA 3LCD Projector delivers high quality for data images, with enough brightness for a small to midsize conference room or classroom...

PC Mag

Suitably bright for a small to midsize room
Native WXGA 1 280-by 800) resolution
1.6X zoom
Near-excellent quality for data images
Better-than-typical video for a data projector
No 3D support

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 14 October 2014 by Anonymous

The reviews are helpful, but it's still a guessing game. You can spend four times as much -- or a fourth as much -- without really knowing if the equipment is right for you. We'll be tightening... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £95.82
Electricity cost when on standby £22.11
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Total running cost over 5 years £117.93
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h582020, epson v11h683020, visipax v11h683020, visipax prv11h683020, epson america v11h683020
Barcodes 00010343878310, 00010343913219, 00010343917941, 00041113751724, 00103439132196, 00779184177159, 00799198556177

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