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Epson EB-955WH

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Epson EB-955WH

£300.00
£249.99
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and good spec moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector
53
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
89
Running Costs
£51 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1280 X 800 10000:1 No Apr 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D No
Release Date Apr 2015
Optoma HD26

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

£552.17
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and very popular moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with two industry awards and very low running costs
90
Reviews
92 Reviews + 2 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Epson EB-955WH

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Epson EB-955WH

£300.00
£249.99
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and good spec moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector
53
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
89
Running Costs
£51 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1280 X 800 10000:1 No Apr 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D No
Release Date Apr 2015
Optoma HD26

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

£552.17
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and very popular moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with two industry awards and very low running costs
90
Reviews
92 Reviews + 2 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014

Top Prices

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Reasons For

Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
5 Reasons For
97W Bigger Bulb Power
The Epson EB-955WH has a bulb power of 287W, however the Optoma HD26 is only a 190W lamp power projector (97W smaller).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Ethernet LAN
The Epson EB-955WH has an Ethernet LAN, but the Optoma HD26 does not have an Ethernet LAN.

This denotes whether the projector has the native capability to connect to the local network, in order to receive movie files and the like from your computer.

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Cheaper by £252
The Epson EB-955WH is £252.17 cheaper than the Optoma HD26.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Better Brand
Epson projectors have an average rating of 89.3%, but Optoma has an average rating of 87.9%.
4 Reasons For
6dB Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma HD26 is a 31dB projector. That's 6dB quieter than the Epson EB-955WH (37dB).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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3D
The Optoma HD26 supports 3D, however the Epson EB-955WH does not support 3D.

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

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Full HD
The Optoma HD26 supports full HD, but the Epson EB-955WH does not support full HD.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

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Cheaper to Run by £3 Over Five Years
Over five years the Optoma HD26 only costs £48 to run however the Epson EB-955WH costs £51 to run (7% more).
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Reasons Against

Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
No awards found
2 Awards

Average Expert Rating

Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
55 reviews
4 stars
23 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Epson has a better average brand rating than Optoma. The average brand rating for Epson is 89.31% based on 4,216 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Optoma is 87.93% based on 4,108 reviews.
Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Epson

89

89

Based on 4,216 reviews
Optoma

88

88

Based on 4,108 reviews

Date Released

Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
35 months old Best 44 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

3D

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Best
No
Yes

Full HD

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Best
No
Yes

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Epson EB-955WH
Epson
EB-955WH
7 trees 0.25 tonnes CO2
Optoma HD26
Optoma
HD26
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Noise Level 37dB 31dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode) 29dB 26dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
2D/3D Frequency Image Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio
23000:1
 23000:1
23000:1
 23000:1
Projector Brightness 3,200 ANSI Lumens 3,200 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size 0.59" 0.65"
BEST
Uniformity Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Colour Light Output 3,200 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output 3,200 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode) 2,240 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours 1.07M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
1.6:1
 1.6:1
1.6:1
 1.6:1
Projection Distance (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Lamp Power (economic Mode) 215W Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 10,000h 6,500h
BEST
Bulb Power 287W
BEST
190W
Service Life of Lamp 5,000h 5,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Offset Unknown - Click to provide data 116%
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Video Colour Modes
sRGB Dynamic
 sRGB
 Dynamic
sRGB Dynamic
 sRGB
 Dynamic
Video Processing 8 Bit Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
RS-232 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Inputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Audio (L,R) Out 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 2
BEST
1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
RMS Rated Power 16W
BEST
10W
Built-In Speaker 1 1
 
 
 
Power Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Power Consumption (standby) 0.26W
BEST
0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 281W 233W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 215W 193W
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave) 234W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 262W
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Weight 2.9kg 2.5kg
BEST
Height 87mm 114mm
Depth 269mm 224mm
Width 297mm 315mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Cables Included
USB VGA
AC
 USB
 VGA
 AC
USB VGA
AC
 USB
 VGA
 AC
 
 
 
Technical Details Epson EB-955WH Optoma HD26
Contrast Ratio
25000:1
 25000:1
25000:1
 25000:1

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