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Barco RLM-W12
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Barco RLM-W12 Projector

1600:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 43dB Apr 2013
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Thanks to its standard active 3D capabilities, low noise level and high light output, the cost-effective RLM-W12 is a perfect fit for fixed installation in conference auditoriums, lecture halls... More
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11 Reasons For

Supports Full HD

The RLM-W12 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the RLM-W12 which do not support full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors which support full HD currently available including the Optoma HD83, or the Panasonic PT-FX400U which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Barco RLM-W12 supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the RLM-W12 do not support 3D.

Alternative projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD83.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other projectors of a similar age and type to the RLM-W12 that we have checked, the RLM-W12's projector brightness of 10,500 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. Comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the RLM-W12 have projector brightnesss of between 75 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the RLM-W12 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all projectors of this age and spec is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The RLM-W12 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors that are a similar age to the RLM-W12. 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. Projectors of this type and age supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Very Big Matrix Size

When compared to other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the RLM-W12 that we have checked, the matrix size of the RLM-W12 of 0.96 inches is one of the biggest. Across all the projectors of a similar type and age to the RLM-W12 the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.96".

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Two Lamps Quantitys

The Barco RLM-W12 has more lamps quantitys than most of the projectors that have been around for more than two years. This projector is a two lamps quantity data projector compared to most of the projectors that are a comparable age to the RLM-W12 which only have one lamps quantity.

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Fairly Big Uniformity

With a uniformity of 90 percent, the Barco RLM-W12 has one of the bigger uniformitys amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the uniformitys range from 80% to 120%.

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Very Big Bulb Power

Projectors of this type and age have bulb powers of between 130W and 400W. With a bulb power of 400 Watts, the RLM-W12's bulb power is one of the biggest amongst similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the RLM-W12.

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Quite Fast Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

The Barco RLM-W12 has a fairly fast dot clock scanning frequency (165 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago. Multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have dot clock scanning frequencys of between 1MHz and 230MHz.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The RLM-W12 has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the data projectors of a similar type and age to the RLM-W12. Most of the comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the RLM-W12 only have one HDMI ports quantity, however this data projector has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Barco RLM-W12 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the RLM-W12 which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type, the RLM-W12 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at including the Gigabyte BRIX (£108.31) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 2,000 hours, the Barco RLM-W12 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 600h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,500h.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the service life of lamp of the Barco RLM-W12 of only 1,500 hour is one of the shortest. The average service life of lamp of similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the RLM-W12 is 6,000h.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The RLM-W12 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the RLM-W12 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Loud Noise Level

Across all the multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the RLM-W12 the noise levels range from 21dB to 43dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. With a noise level of 43 decibels, the RLM-W12 has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the RLM-W12.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD (37dB and higher rated), or the EH-TW490 (37dB and higher rated) both from Epson.

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Very Heavy

At 32 kilograms, the RLM-W12 is very heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the RLM-W12. Multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the RLM-W12 have weights of between 110g and 32kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Barco RLM-W12

Released Over Three Years Ago

Barco released the RLM-W12 over three years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Heat Dissipation
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
HDCP
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

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