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Epson 421i Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jul 2013
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Epson has good data projector reviews
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not support full HD

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Epson Has Good Data Projector Reviews

On average Epson data projectors are rated 88 out of 100, which is in the top 19% of all projector manufacturers that we have analysed.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since July 2013.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson 421i does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Epson 475Wi, or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson 421i has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of its better review score, the Epson V11H475020.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Epson 421i supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Epson 421i has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for more than two years also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors of this spec and age the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens. The Epson 421i has one of the dimmest projector brightnesses (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

Alternative 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at include because of its better review score, the Epson EB-425W (£769).

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Sony VPL-SW620C (£1,036.20) (2,600 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson 421i is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Epson 421i does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector the noise levels range from 25dB to 45dB. At 37 decibels, the Epson 421i has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors of this age and spec range from 140W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 230W. The Epson 421i has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 200 Watts) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

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Epson 421i Review Sources

To prepare this Epson 421i review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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