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Epson PowerLite W16SK Projector

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5000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 39dB Jan 2013
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Immerse your students in ultra-bright 3D imagery that takes any subject to a whole new level. The Epson PowerLite W16SK dual projection system adds a bold, new dimension to education, displaying... More
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16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site wrote that this Epson projector was good. This data projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this Epson projector has an average expert rating of 80%.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Multimedia projectors from Epson have an average rating of 90%, which is in the top 11% of all multimedia projector brands that we have looked at.

Reasonably Priced

A few people thought the Epson PowerLite W16SK was good value for money. Expert website Projectorreviews.com said “Editor's priviledge! This projector offers schools and businesses a low cost way to serve up 3D to lar” in their review of the Epson PowerLite W16SK. Projectorreviews.com also wrote “Ultra short throw design allows wall mounting above a screen which typically saves real money compared to ceiling mounting”.

One Epson PowerLite W16SK reviewer said in their reviews that this projector was a bargain for the price. Projectorreviews.com said three years ago “Adjustable lens shift adds a good deal” in their review.

One customer who bought it said that it was cheap. Pcmag.com wrote in their Epson PowerLite W16SK review “The Epson PowerLite W16SK 3D 3LCD Dual Projection System is a complete 3D data projector solution that's designed for easy setup and uses inexpensive, passive 3D glasses”.

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Easy to Use

One Epson PowerLite W16SK owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Expert website Itreviews.com mentioned “The Epson PowerLite W16SK 3D 3LCD Dual Projection System delivers passive 3D with an easy to set up pair of projectors” in their Epson PowerLite W16SK review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Epson PowerLite W16SK owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Itreviews.com scored it 4 stars and wrote three years ago “The W16SK works with passive, rather than active, 3D glasses” in their review of this projector.

Nice Design

One Epson PowerLite W16SK reviewer who purchased the Epson PowerLite W16SK mentioned that it was a good design.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good for ceiling mounting.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson PowerLite W16SK reviewer who bought the Epson PowerLite W16SK concluded that it had a sharp image. Projectorreviews.com wrote “Although stacked projector sharpness is acceptable” in their review of the Epson PowerLite W16SK.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The PowerLite W16SK supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite W16SK which do not support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price], or the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price].

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Epson PowerLite W16SK supports Full HD projection. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerLite W16SK do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson PowerLite W16SK has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in speaker.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Epson PowerLite W16SK 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 data projector). This multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all data projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite W16SK is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Epson PowerLite W16SK is a two built-in speaker projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Narrow

5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite W16SK have widths of between 250mm and 540mm. The PowerLite W16SK is one of the narrower multimedia projectors of this age and spec (only 325 millimeters) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite W16SK do not support WiFi connectivity. The PowerLite W16SK is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite W16SK is 4,800 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens. At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite W16SK has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite W16SK.

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The average number of colours of 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite W16SK is 330M. The Epson PowerLite W16SK has one of the lower numbers of colours (only 1.07 million) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 1.1x to 1.4x, and the average digital zoom is 1.3x. At only 1.2 times zoom factor, the PowerLite W16SK has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite W16SK.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The average lamp power of 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite W16SK is 300W. The PowerLite W16SK has one of the smaller lamp power (only 200 Watts) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the multimedia projectors of this type and age the RMS rated power range from 2W to 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 9.3W. When compared to other projectors of this type and age, the RMS rated power of the Epson PowerLite W16SK of only 2 Watts is one of the lowest.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Epson PowerLite W16SK is a one HDMI port projector.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The Epson PowerLite W16SK has a quite loud noise level (39 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite W16SK. The noise levels of multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite W16SK range from 29dB to 48dB.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Infocus IN3138[plb_2142781_price] (37dB and higher rated), or the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price] (40dB and higher rated).

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Only One Audio in Port

Most 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite W16SK have between one and five audio in ports, including the Epson PowerLite W16SK which has one audio in port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite W16SK

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the PowerLite W16SK is £117 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 53 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released over three years ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
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
Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
3D Glasses Included

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

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Projectorreviews.com

See this projector in our annual Classroom Projector Report, sponsored by:I chose to review the unique, Epson W16SK 3D passive projector system myself. (Editor's priviledge! This projector offers... Read more…

3000 claimed lumens produced 3112 in the projector's brightest mode
Ultra short throw design allows wall mounting above a screen which typically saves real money compared to ceiling mounting
Plenty of brightness allows most users to run in "ecomode" w
Dual-projector system designed for easy setup
Passive 3D uses low-cost glasses
Although stacked projector sharpness is acceptable, it certainly could be a bit sharper
That, however, would probably require adjustable lens shift, instead of keystone correction and corner correction controls, and Adjustable lens shift adds a good deal
Useful brightness is substantially lower than the rated brightness
Needs third-party software to work with 3D computers

IT Reviews.com

29 March 2013

The Epson PowerLite W16SK 3D 3LCD Dual Projection System delivers passive 3D with an easy to set up pair of projectors...

27 March 2013

The Epson PowerLite W16SK 3D 3LCD Dual Projection System is a complete 3D data projector solution that's designed for easy setup and uses inexpensive, passive 3D glasses...

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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
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Epson PowerLite W16SKuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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 v11h494020, visipax v11h494020, visipax prv11h494020
Barcodes 00010343904026, 00103439040262, 00779184360445, 00809393892991, 00880816162563

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