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Epson EB-Z9870 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 38dB 8,700 ANSI Lumens Oct 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £262.00 Electricity cost over 5 years
Epson has good reviews for its data projectors
Quite bright projector brightness
Does not support full HD
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Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 886 expert and owner reviews (including 53 verified purchases) for Epson multimedia projectors and found that on average Epson has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Epson has good ratings specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range. 98% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since October 2014.


Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 8,700 ANSI lumens, the Epson EB-Z9870 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that have been available for more than two years the projector brightnesses range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The average running cost of the EB-Z9870 is £262 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the least economic to run comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The EB-Z9870 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.

Other multimedia projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the Viewsonic PRO8600 which also has a higher rating.

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HD-Ready

The EB-Z9870 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector also are HD-Ready.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The Epson EB-Z9870 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years do not have a DVI port.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The EB-Z9870 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The EB-Z9870 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this data projector.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 380 Watts, the EB-Z9870 has a very big bulb power compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as this projector. The bulb powers of multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector range from 190W to 2,400W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,000 hours, the EB-Z9870 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector. Across all the multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,200h.

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Performance

Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 38 decibels, the Epson EB-Z9870 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector the noise levels range from 24dB to 40dB.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Epson EB-Z9800W (38dB).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h611040
Barcodes 08715946541242

Epson EB-Z9870 Review Sources

To prepare this Epson EB-Z9870 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 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 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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