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Epson 1985WU Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 39dB 4,800 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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The PowerLite 1985WU is a portable powerhouse, bringing brilliant high-definition video to your boardroom with native WUXGA, Full HD 1080p support, and DCDi video processing. Offering 3x Brighter... More
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The Epson PowerLite 1985WU Overview presented by Projector Reviews TV
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19 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Good Brand

Epson 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Epson is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Several people said that the product was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote “The Epson PowerLite 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Multimedia Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution” in their review. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “High quality for both data images”.

Good Connectivity

One person said that it was wifi compatible. Two years ago Pc Mag scored the Epson 1985WU 4 stars and wrote on PC Mag “WiDi for easy wireless connections”.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson 1985WU owner who reviewed this projector considered that it had good picture quality.

Good Support

One Epson 1985WU owner thought this projector had good technical guidance. Two years ago Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Lens has manual, not motorized, zoom” in their review of the Epson 1985WU.

Reasonably Priced

One Epson 1985WU owner who bought it thought it was good value for money. Expert review site Projectorreviews.com said in their review of this projector two years ago “The Epson Powerlite 1985WU is one of a new breed of affordable high brightness projectors suitable for medium” .

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the 1985WU which do not support wi-Fi, the Epson 1985WU supports wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support wi-Fi and we think the Benq W1500, and the Epson 1975W which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD

The Epson 1985WU supports full HD, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the 1985WU which do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support full HD currently available including the W1500, or the W1300 both from Benq which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson 1985WU has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the EB-X24 (£799.99), and the 1975W both from Epson is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson 1985WU is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all data projectors of a comparable age and type to the 1985WU the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 4,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson 1985WU has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 1985WU. Across all the projectors of this type and age the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Epson 1975W (5,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Epson 1985WU supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Epson projector). In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (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 of a similar type and age to the 1985WU.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of data projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most multimedia projectors of this type and age have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Epson 1985WU which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

This projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is typical of many data projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the 1985WU the colour light outputs range from 600 ANSI lumens to 4,800 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,000 ANSI lumens. When compared to other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 1985WU, the colour light output of the Epson 1985WU of 4,800 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Very Bright White Light Output

When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the 1985WU that we have checked, the white light output of the Epson 1985WU of 4,800 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The white light outputs of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the 1985WU range from 600 ANSI lumens to 4,800 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 1985WU is 240W, and the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W. At 280 Watts, the Epson 1985WU has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the 1985WU.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The average power consumption (PowerSave) of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the 1985WU is 160W, and the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.2W to 280W. The Epson 1985WU has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s (only 0.21 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One Epson 1985WU reviewer said that it was not easy to use. Two years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Remote control is not backlit, has relatively small buttons” nonetheless they still gave this projector a rating of 4 stars.

Inferior Remote Control

One Epson 1985WU reviewer who bought it said that it did not have a good remote control.

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Epson 1985WU does not support 3D. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support 3D.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support 3D including the Benq GP10 which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Running Costs

The 1985WU is one of the least economic to run projectors of a comparable type and age that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the 1985WU is £166.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the 1985WU have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,700h. The Epson 1985WU has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s (only 4,000 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the 1985WU have service life of lamps of between 500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the Epson 1985WU has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the 1985WU.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

At 39 decibels, the Epson 1985WU has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the 1985WU. Multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the 1985WU have noise levels of between 27dB and 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 39dB noise level data projectors currently available including the Epson 1975W which has better reviews.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the NEC NP-M282 (38dB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of data projectors of this type and age is 72W and the highest is 420W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of 330 Watts, the Epson 1985WU has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the 1985WU.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson 1985WU

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Processing
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
Audio (L,R) in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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)
Plug and Play
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(4)
20 March 2015

The Epson PowerLite 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Multimedia Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution, and both Miracast and WiDi for wireless connections...

Bright
1 920-by 1 200 resolution
Supports Miracast and WiDi for easy wireless connections
High quality for both data images and video
Very Bright Auditorium larger venue capable, easily able to h le small screens in moderately bright rooms
No 3D support
Lacks interchangeable lenses for extremely long and short throw applications
No lens shift
Remote control is not backlit, has relatively small buttons
Lens has manual, not motorized, zoom and focus
4 January 2015

The Epson Powerlite 1985WU is one of a new breed of affordable high brightness projectors suitable for medium and larger venues. 100? screens even in bright rooms handled well.There used to be a... Read more…

11 December 2014

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10 December 2014

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 24 April 2016 by KingOfF00LS
(Verified Purchase)

Bought two of these to have an image on each side of the stage at church. Picture quality is excellent and the brightness is still good using these on a wall with lights on in the auditorium.... Read more…

Reviewed 13 March 2016 by Ed C
(Verified Purchase)

I used the projector for the first time in a public meeting of about 100 people. The image was projected on a large drop down screen. It was bright, clear and overall excellent! I have not yet... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2016 by John

Used for the first time in a wedding, bright room from ambient lighting and early evening sun just after sundown. Worked flawlessly. Put a 14 foot image about 15 feet above the floor at the bottom... Read more…

Reviewed 28 August 2016 by Casserole
(Verified Purchase)

Needed a super bright projector for a wedding video in a venue with lots of ambient light. The 1985 is super bright with great contrast. It powers right through and still looks super even with a... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £139.41
Electricity cost when on standby £25.80
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Total running cost over 5 years £165.21
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0.82T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.82 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson emp1985, epson emp1985w, epson emp1985wu, epson v11h619020
Barcodes 00010343913752, 00014444567319, 00103439137528

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