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Epson PowerLite W16 Projector

5000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Jan 2013
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Featuring advanced network connectivity and exceptional image quality, the PowerLite 98 provides a great choice for virtually any classroom. Offering 3x Brighter Colors than competitive models,... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this Epson projector on average 80 out of 100.

Epson Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Epson is one of the superior projector manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The PowerLite W16 supports 3D image projection, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerLite W16 do not support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Z8455WUNL[pl_1838281_price], or the PowerLite W16SK[pl_2397615_price] both from Epson or the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson PowerLite W16 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include the Hitachi CP-AX2503[plb_2298359_price], or the Epson PowerLite W16SK[plb_2397615_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Epson PowerLite W16 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 1152 x 870, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all data projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite W16 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The PowerLite W16 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

The average number of colours of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 330M. At 1,070 million, the PowerLite W16 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite W16.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have noise levels in economy mode of between 28dB and 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 31dB. With a noise level in economy mode of only 29 decibels, the PowerLite W16 has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Narrow

Multimedia projectors of this age and type have widths of between 250mm and 540mm, and the average width is 420mm. At only 325 millimeters, the Epson PowerLite W16 is quite narrow compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite W16.

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Light

The lightest projector that has been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite W16 is 2.6kg heavy and the heaviest is 27kg. When compared to other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago, the PowerLite W16's weight of only 2.7 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One Epson PowerLite W16 owner wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good sound quality. Three years ago It Reviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com “Limited audio volume” in their review of this projector yet they rated the product 4 stars.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most projectors of this spec and age do not support Full HD projection. The PowerLite W16 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price], or the Hitachi CP-AX2503[plb_2298359_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most data projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The PowerLite W16 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the projector brightness range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,800 ANSI lumens. The PowerLite W16 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

We compared this projector to all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think the Epson PowerLite W16SK[plb_2397615_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Lamp Power

At only 200 Watts, the Epson PowerLite W16 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite W16. Across all the projectors that were released more than two years ago the lamp power range from 190W to 400W.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite W16 is 9.3W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 16W. At only 2 Watts, the PowerLite W16 has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite W16.

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Only One HDMI Port

The PowerLite W16 is a one HDMI port multimedia projector.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite W16

Running Costs Are OK

The PowerLite W16 has an average running cost of £117 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 53 data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this 5000:1 contrast ratio data projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the PowerLite W16 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite W16.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many data projectors of this type and age.

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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
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
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

29 March 2013

The Epson PowerLite W16 3D WXGA 3LCD Projector offers 3D capability, plus a guarentee that you won't see rainbow artifacts...

Bright
3 000-lumen rating
Supports 3D with direct connection to video sources
High-quality data images
Limited audio volume
Needs third party software to work with 3D computers
27 March 2013

The Epson PowerLite W16 3D WXGA 3LCD Projector offers 3D in an LCD data projector, making it of particular interest to anyone who wants 3D with no chance of rainbow artifacts...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 27 March 2015 by Jack
Jack would recommend the Epson PowerLite W16 (Verified Purchase)

Our photo club has searched for a LCD projector that has accurate color rendition, is bright, focuses clearly, is straightforward to set up, and is reasonably priced. The Powerlite W16 fulfilled... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy to use
Great picture quality
Reliable Performance
Odd Charging Requirement
Reviewed 23 May 2013 by James
James would recommend the Epson PowerLite W16 (Verified Purchase)

I don't really have anything to compare these to, but they seem to work very well. Setup was a piece of cake--just turn them on and they register with the projector. I like the fact they are... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.62
Electricity cost when on standby £23.59
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Total running cost over 5 years £116.21
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0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson w16, epson w16s, visipax w16, epson w16sk, visipax w16s, visipax w16sk, epson 1280x800, epson v11h494020, epson v11h493020, generic v11h493020, visipax v11h493020, visipax v11h494020, visipax prv11h493020, visipax prv11h494020
Barcodes 00010343904019, 00010343904026, 00103439040194, 00132017739175, 00172302797213, 00779184360438, 00779184360445, 00809392588093, 00880816162563

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