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Epson EB Z9870U Projector

15000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 35dB 8,700 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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Epson has good multimedia projector reviews
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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Epson Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

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


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since September 2014.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson EB Z9870U does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson EB Z9870U does not support full HD. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

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Projector

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 8,700 ANSI lumens, the Epson EB Z9870U has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. Projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector have projector brightnesses of between 700 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the EB Z9870U is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all data projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector.

The worst resolution across similar types of projector is SVGA (800x600).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Epson EB Z9870U has a zoom capability, unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this data projector which do not have a zoom capability.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Epson EB Z9870U supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other data projectors of this age and type which do not support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper projectors such as the EB-Z11000 (£10,182.74), or the EB-Z11005 (£10,094) both from Epson.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Epson EB Z9870U has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the EB Z9870U has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the EB-Z11000 (£10,182.74) (40dB and cheaper), or the EB-Z11005 (£10,094) (40dB and cheaper) both from Epson.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The EB Z9870U has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector do not have a DVI port.

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Display

Has a Built-In Display

The EB Z9870U has a built-in display. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector do not have a built-in display.

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Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

The Epson EB Z9870U is not Energy Star certified, although it is worth noting that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector are also not Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The EB Z9870U does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector which have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 380 Watts, the EB Z9870U has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago. The smallest bulb power of data projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector is 190W and the biggest is 2,400W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson ebz9870u

Epson EB Z9870U Review Sources

To prepare this Epson EB Z9870U 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 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 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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