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Epson BrightLink 485Wi Review
|2 Reviews + 2 Awards|
|5 Years Old|
|£128 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 40?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However this Epson projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
The BrightLink 485Wi has running costs of £128 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 17% of all 1,849 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
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Epson BrightLink 485Wi In-Depth Analysis
Two Industry Awards
The writer at one expert review site concluded that this projector was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This was from PC Mag who gave it an "Editor's Choice".
The expert at one additional expert review site decided that this multimedia projector was very good. This was from Projectorcentral.com who gave it an "Highly Rated".
Expert Reviews Are Excellent
Very Good Brand
We checked 1,091 user and expert reviews (including 160 verified purchases) for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has very good ratings compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Epson multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Only 280 X 800 Resolution
The BrightLink 485Wi has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors.
The best resolution amongst similar types of data projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
Average Noise Level
The Epson BrightLink 485Wi's noise level of 35dB is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 60% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The BrightLink 485Wi's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,000 is in the lowest 24% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.
Average Projector Brightness
The projector brightness of the BrightLink 485Wi of 3,100 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 45% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Epson BrightLink 485Wi has a built-in speaker. 75% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.
Average Service Life of Lamp
The service life of lamp of the BrightLink 485Wi of 3,000h is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 27% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Epson BrightLink 485Wi has a handheld remote control. 79% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.
Average Bulb Power
The BrightLink 485Wi's bulb power of 215W is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 38% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Epson BrightLink 485Wi does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.
Released Over Five Years Ago
Epson released the BrightLink 485Wi in August 2012.
Running Costs Are Very High
The average 5 year running cost of the BrightLink 485Wi is £128 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 17% of all 1,849 multimedia projectors.