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Epson BrightLink 485Wi

Epson BrightLink 485Wi
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PC Mag Editor's Choice projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
A good spec and award winning moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
35dB 1280 X 800 3000:1 No Aug 2012
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Epson BrightLink 485Wi Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Epson BrightLink 485Wi as follows:
92
Reviews
3 Reviews + 2 Awards
77
Features
Good Features
59
Age
5 Years Old
60
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%. This projector has received two awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag and an industry award from Projectorcentral.com. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Epson projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
The BrightLink 485Wi has running costs of £130 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 13% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Interactive
Interactive pens
Mount included
Ultra-Short throw projector
WXGA
Bright and colorful
HDMI connectivity
Present over a network
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Very short service life of lamp

Epson BrightLink 485Wi Video Reviews

Epson BrightLink 485Wi In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

The writer at one expert review site said that this projector was stunningly good and gave it their highest award. This was from PC Mag who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

The author at one additional expert review site concluded that this multimedia projector was very good. This was from Projectorcentral.com who gave it an "Highly Rated".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, pcworld.pl and projectorcentral.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 85%. Projector experts think this data projector is one of the better projectors.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 2,595 user and expert reviews (including 472 verified purchases) for Epson multimedia projectors and found that on average Epson has excellent reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Epson data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the BrightLink 485Wi is £130, which is in the most expensive 13% of all 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Epson released the BrightLink 485Wi in August 2012.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The BrightLink 485Wi's noise level of 35dB is fairly typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 56% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the BrightLink 485Wi of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 28% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Epson BrightLink 485Wi's projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 40% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson BrightLink 485Wi has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The BrightLink 485Wi's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than 78% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The BrightLink 485Wi has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the BrightLink 485Wi of 215W is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 39% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the BrightLink 485Wi does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

epson v11h452520

Barcodes:

00010343888807, 00132017739106, 00747189615778

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