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Epson 1985WU Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 39dB 4,800 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £165.21 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Good picture quality
Remote control is not backlit, has relatively small buttons
8 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site PC Mag scored this multimedia projector 80%.

Epson Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 887 expert and user reviews (including 30 verified purchases) for Epson multimedia projectors and found that on average Epson has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Epson has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Epson multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed the Epson 1985WU concluded that it had good picture quality.

No 3D Support

One customer who reviewed it thought it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Pc Mag wrote in their review of the Epson 1985WU “No 3D support”.

Inferior Remote Control

One customer considered that the Epson 1985WU did not have a good remote control.


Design

High Quality for Both Data Images

Three people who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Pc Mag said “High quality for both data images”. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their Epson 1985WU review “The Epson PowerLite 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Multimedia Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution”. Kingoff00ls mentioned “Picture quality is excellent and the brightness is still good using these on a wall with lights on in the auditorium”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson 1985WU is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Remote Control is Not Backlit, Has Relatively Small Buttons

One person said in their reviews that this projector was not easy to use. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this projector on PC Mag “Remote control is not backlit, has relatively small buttons”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One person said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Kingoff00ls said on Bhphotovideo.com “Has two manual sliders near the lens, one for amount of zoom/telephoto”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Epson 1985WU supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector which do not support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W1500, or the Epson 1975W (£1,561.40).

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Epson 1985WU has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The Epson 1985WU supports full HD, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this data projector which do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the W1500, and the W1400 (£599.95) both from Benq or the NEC NP-M282 is also worth considering.

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HD-Ready

The Epson 1985WU is HD-Ready. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to this data projector also are HD-Ready.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson 1985WU has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Epson EB-X24.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

One owner who reviewed the Epson 1985WU thought it was good value for money. Expert website Projectorreviews.com said “The Epson Powerlite 1985WU is one of a new breed of affordable high brightness projectors suitable for medium” in their review of the Epson 1985WU.


Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Epson 1985WU has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (4,800 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Epson 1975W (£1,561.40) (5,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson 1985WU is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Lamps

Fairly Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the Epson 1985WU has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of data projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,400h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Epson 1985WU has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The 1985WU is in the most expensive 12% of all 160 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1985WU will cost £166 over 1 year to run.


Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

The Epson 1985WU is not Energy Star certified. Most of the other projectors of this age and type are also not Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson 1985WU does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Epson 1985WU does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB. At 39 decibels, the Epson 1985WU has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the NEC NP-M282 (38dB) which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h619020, epson v11h621020, epson emp1985wu
Barcodes 00010343913752, 00014444567319, 00103439137528

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