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Epson EB-Z9870

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Epson EB-Z9870

Epson EB-Z9870
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A middle of the road spec and 3 year old moderate noise level XGA data projector, with high running costs
38dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 15000:1 No Oct 2014
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Epson EB-Z9870 Review

With average features and at over 3 years old, we have scored the Epson EB-Z9870 as follows:
50
Features
Average Features
46
Age
3 Years Old
18
Running Costs
£168 Over 5 Years
35
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 36?

Epson multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £168 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 1,891 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Bright installation projector
Clear images and 3lcd technology
Perfect for large venues
Portrait projection
Easy set-up
Connectivity
Short-throw capability
Louder than average noise level
Very short service life of lamp

Epson EB-Z9870 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Epson Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 1,719 expert and user reviews (including 340 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 multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The EB-Z9870 has an average running cost of £168 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Features

1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The EB-Z9870 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Projectors resolutions range from DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the EB-Z9870 of 38dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 18% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Epson EB-Z9870's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 28% of all multimedia projectors when ordered 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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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Epson EB-Z9870's projector brightness of 8,700 ANSI lumens is very bright compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 98% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the EB-Z9870 of only 3,000h is shorter than 79% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The EB-Z9870 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors range from 15W to 580W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The EB-Z9870's bulb power of 380W is in the biggest 5% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the EB-Z9870 does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The Epson EB-Z9870 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 89% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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HD-Ready

The EB-Z9870 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

epson v11h611040

Barcodes:

08715946541242

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