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Epson 1980WU Projector

10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 39dB 4,400 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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Projecting in WUXGA resolution and with a high brightness of 4,400 lumens, the EB-1980WU is a well-connected business projector. Epson's 3LCD technology provides high White and Colour Light Output... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors built by Epson have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Epson also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Product Quality

One Epson 1980WU reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this projector on PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution”.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson 1980WU reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 1980WU which do not support full HD, the Epson 1980WU supports full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the W1500[pl_1561671_price], and the W1300[pl_1998671_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson 1980WU has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the EB-X24[pl_2017451_price], or the 1975W[pl_3009713_price] both from Epson.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The Epson 1980WU has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

This data projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is in fact the best resolution across all projectors of this age and type.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of data projector.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens. The Epson 1980WU has a fairly bright projector brightness (4,400 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the 1980WU.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Epson 1980WU supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by data projectors of this age and type. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Epson projector. In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1440 x 1050, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This data projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all projectors that are a similar age to the 1980WU.

Across similar types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1980WU have optical zooms of between 1.1x and 2x, and the average optical zoom is 1.3x. At 1.6 times zoom factor, the Epson 1980WU has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the 1980WU.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1980WU is 240W, and the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W. With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the Epson 1980WU has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

The Epson 1980WU has a fairly bright projector brightness (economic mode) (3,400 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1980WU the projector brightness (economic mode)s range from 240 ANSI lumens to 3,500 ANSI lumens.

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10 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Epson 1980WU does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the 1980WU also do not support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the Benq GP10[plb_1451163_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi. The Epson 1980WU is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi to this data projector and we think the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The 1980WU is one of the least economic to run projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1980WU will cost £157 over 1 year to run.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the 1980WU is 3,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,700h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 4,000 hours, the Epson 1980WU has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Epson 1980WU has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Epson 1980WU is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the 1980WU have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors of this type and age is 27dB and the loudest is 49dB. With a noise level of 39 decibels, the Epson 1980WU has one of the louder noise levels amongst data projectors of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 39dB noise level data projectors currently available including the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] which has better reviews.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price] (38dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The average power consumption (economy mode) of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the 1980WU is 250W. When compared to other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Epson 1980WU's power consumption (economy mode) of 330 Watts is one of the highest.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of data projectors of this age and spec range from 26dB to 40dB. At 32 decibels, the Epson 1980WU has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson 1980WU

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance (tele)
Projection Distance (wide)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 March 2015

The Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution, and a bright enough image for a midsize to large room...

High-quality images for both data and video
Rated at 4 400 lumens
1 920-by 1 200 resolution
1.6x zoom lens
Lacks 3D support

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 4 May 2015 by JumpWire
JumpWire would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector

I am a video DJ (VJ) and I have to compete with stage lighting and fog machines. This projector just blasts right through and delivers colors you won't believe. The brightness is also a bonus when... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by FlannelMan
FlannelMan would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector (Verified Purchase)

Great features for price: WUXGA resolution, network control, automatic focus and keystone, etc.One disappointment was that while the capability to project over ethernet works great for powerpoint,... Read more…

Network Control
Wuxga Resolution
Easily Viewed
Works With Many Computers
Easy To Set Up
Video Over Ethernet Poor
Reviewed 20 October 2014 by Js
Js would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector (Verified Purchase)

I've had good experience with Epson projectors and this one is one of the best I have used. The projector is bright enough to project at 100" inches in an outside lit room. I have gotten a number... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £131.08
Electricity cost when on standby £25.80
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Total running cost over 5 years £156.88
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h620020, visipax v11h620020, epson epsv11h620020, visipax prv11h620020
Barcodes 00010343913769, 00012302747255, 00103439137696, 00779184049791

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