Epson EB-Z9870
Epson EB-Z9870
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Epson EB-Z9870

A 3 year old 15000:1 1024 x 768 projector with alright features but high running costs
15000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 38dB Oct 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Epson EB-Z9870 Review

Released 3 years ago and with mediocre features, we have scored the Epson EB-Z9870 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
2 Years Old
£262 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 37?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £262 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 6% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite bright projector brightness
Fairly big bulb power
Does not support full HD
Quite loud noise level

Epson EB-Z9870 In-Depth Analysis


Epson Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 1,088 expert and owner reviews (including 161 verified purchases), Epson has very good reviews for its data projectors. 97% of those that bought a Epson data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Does Not Support Full HD

The EB-Z9870 does not support full HD. 64% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The EB-Z9870's bulb power of 380W is in the biggest 6% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The EB-Z9870's projector brightness of 8,700 ANSI lumens is very bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 3% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Epson EB-Z9870 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most data projectors. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Has a DVI Port

The EB-Z9870 has a DVI port, unlike 88% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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The Epson EB-Z9870 is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Epson EB-Z9870 of 38dB is in the loudest 14% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The EB-Z9870 is one of the more expensive to run projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on alright energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the EB-Z9870 will cost £262 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h611040
Barcodes 08715946541242
Cheaper to run by £164.44
A lot longer service life of lamp
3% quieter noise level
Dimmer projector brightness
63% cheaper to run
Marginally quieter noise level
Vastly dimmer projector brightness