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67

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Barco PHWU-81B

Barco PHWU-81B
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A good spec but 3 year old fairly noisy WUXGA multimedia projector, with satisfactory running costs
44dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2800:1 No Feb 2015
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Barco PHWU-81B Review

With very good features but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Barco PHWU-81B as follows:
74
Features
Good Features
74
Age
3 Years Old
59
Running Costs
£160 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £160 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Developed for midsize and large-screen projection in meeting rooms and boardrooms, this 7,500 ANSI lumens WUXGA projector is the perfect match for your business. what you'll love about this projector - stylish design that seamlessly blends in with your office interior
High-quality images with an unmatched level of detail and contrast
Button-free and cable-free for simple operation and less clutter
Reliable DLP technology for true ease of mind
Easily upgradable with future connectivity add-ons
Low cost of ownership thanks to DLP technology and sealed optics
Preset image modes that allow for flexible color management
Intuitive control menu with the most common features at your fingertips
User-friendly remote control that features just one button
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Barco PHWU-81B In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The PHWU-81B has an average 5 year running cost of £160 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since February 2015.

Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The PHWU-81B has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the PHWU-81B of 44dB is very loud compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 99% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The PHWU-81B's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,800 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 78% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The PHWU-81B's projector brightness of 7,500 ANSI lumens is very bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 4% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Barco PHWU-81B's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is shorter than 93% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the PHWU-81B of 350W is in the biggest 10% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PHWU-81B does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The Barco PHWU-81B has a DVI port, which is unusual. 90% of data projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

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