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Epson EB Z9870U

A 3 year old 15000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) data projector with passable features but high running costs
15000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 35dB Sep 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Epson EB Z9870U Review

Released 3 years ago and with mediocre features, we have scored the Epson EB Z9870U as follows for Summary.
49
Average Features
51
2 Years Old
5
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

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 data projectors 2017.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in display
Quite bright projector brightness
Does not have a handheld remote control
Not Energy Star certified

Epson EB Z9870U In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

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


Features

Has a Built-In Display

The EB Z9870U has a built-in display, which is unusual. 96% of projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the EB Z9870U of 8,700 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 3% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The bulb power of the EB Z9870U of 380W is quite big compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 7% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The EB Z9870U supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 90% of data projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson EB Z9870U does not have a handheld remote control. 79% of projectors do have a handheld remote control.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The EB Z9870U is not Energy Star certified. 99% of projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Epson EB Z9870U does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 76% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The EB Z9870U has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. Across all data projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The EB Z9870U does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

The Epson EB Z9870U's noise level of 35dB is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 61% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The EB Z9870U has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Has a DVI Port

The EB Z9870U has a DVI port. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Epson released the EB Z9870U in September 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson ebz9870u
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