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Epson PowerLite 97H
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Epson PowerLite 97H Projector

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10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Jan 2015
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The PowerLite 97H projector is a popular choice for virtually any classroom. Offering 3x Brighter Colors than competitive models, Epson 3LCD projectors ensure vivid lessons. Reliable and... More
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8 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This data projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

Good Brand

Based on 736 expert and user reviews, Epson has good reviews for its projectors. Epson also has good reviews specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson PowerLite 97H has a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma W515, the NEC NP-M363W, and the Canon WX320 is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Epson PowerLite 97H supports a maximum resolution of 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 projector support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 960, 1366 x 768, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 97H the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At 10,000 hours, the PowerLite 97H has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite 97H. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of data projectors of this spec and age is 3,500h and the longest is 30,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This multimedia projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Narrow

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than a year ago the widths range from 140mm to 680mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 295 millimeters, the Epson PowerLite 97H is quite narrow compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One person who reviewed this projector considered that it did not have a good remote control. Last year Projectorreviews.com wrote in their review of this projector “Remote can be difficult to operate in a dark room, since it has no backlight, dust filter that must be maintained”.

Inferior Picture Quality

One customer who bought it reckoned that it did not have a good contrast ratio. Last year Projectorreviews.com said “A relatively high black level and a modest contrast ratio means this projector is not” in their Epson PowerLite 97H review.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PowerLite 97H does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than a year ago which support 3D image projection.

Alternative data projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider include the Acer H6517ST, the Optoma W515, or the Epson Home Cinema 600 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Epson PowerLite 97H does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year do support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Epson Home Cinema 600, the NEC PH1202HL, or the Acer H6517ST which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago, the PowerLite 97H does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the Powerlite W28+, or the EX7235 both from Epson or the Hitachi CP-AW2505 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of projectors of this age and type range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens. The Epson PowerLite 97H has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 97H.

There are a number of other 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the PowerLite X27 (£356.67), or the PowerLite S27 (£326.01) both from Epson or the Hitachi CP-TW2505 (£1,029.71).

If you would prefer a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the H6517ST (£510.00) (3,000 ANSI lumens), the H9505BD (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the P1500 (£399.98) (3,000 ANSI lumens) all from Acer which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago range from 25dB to 47dB. The Epson PowerLite 97H has one of the louder noise levels (37 decibels) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

Alternative 37dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to look at include the PT-VX420 (£642.00), or the PT-VW355N (£944.22) both from Panasonic or the Epson EB-98H (£366.66) which has better reviews.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite 97H is 170W and the biggest is 420W. At only 200 Watts, the PowerLite 97H has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerLite 97H.

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Very Dim White Light Output

At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite 97H has a quite dim white light output compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 97H the white light outputs range from 2,700 ANSI lumens to 4,100 ANSI lumens.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The PowerLite 97H is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite 97H

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PowerLite 97H is £98, which is typical compared to the other 82 projectors of this age and spec.

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector was released over a year ago.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The PowerLite 97H has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
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
Video Processing
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
DC-In Jack
Microphone Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
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
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Voltage Tolerance
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
AC Adapter Included

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Expert Reviews

Projectorreviews.com

The Epson Powerlite 97H is the entry-level model of Epson's Powerlite series of classroom projectors. This model has a native 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution with a 4 x 3 aspect ratio. While this may... Read more…

Very sharp display with good focus over the entire image, only minor color fringing visible on displayed text, even when viewed up very close none visible for normal viewing distance, indicating good
Remote can be difficult to operate in a dark room, since it has no backlight, dust filter that must be maintained, a relatively high black level and a modest contrast ratio means this projector is not

User Reviews

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Reviewed 1 February 2016 by JOSH
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I HAD THE OLDER MODEL, AND WAS TOLD THAT THIS PROJECTOR IS THE NEWER MODEL, AND IM VERY HAPPY WITHIT SINCE I GOT IT...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £95.82
Electricity cost when on standby £1.55
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Total running cost over 5 years £97.37
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h688020, epson epsv11h688020, epson america emp97, epson america emp97h, fasteners epsv11h688020, epson america v11h688020
Barcodes 00010343917910

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