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Epson G6870 XGA

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Epson G6870 XGA

Epson G6870 XGA
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A 2 year old 1024 x 768 39 decibel projector with poor features
39dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) No 7,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2015
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Epson G6870 XGA Review

Released 3 years ago, we have scored the Epson G6870 XGA as follows:
19
Features
Missing Some Features
56
Age
2 Years Old
17
Running Costs
£193 Over 1 Year
28
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 28?

Sony data 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 multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £193 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 10% of all 1,758 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but it does also miss a couple of key features:
The ultra bright large-venue projector with hdbaset
Bright and colorful
XGA
HDBase-T
Advanced edge blending
Optional lens
Lens shift
Quite short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not have a handheld remote control
Does not support full HD

Epson G6870 XGA In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Epson Has Very Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 1,058 expert and user reviews (including 147 verified purchases) for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Epson has very good reviews specifically within its data projectors range. 97% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The G6870 XGA has an average 1 year running cost of £193 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 10% of all 1,758 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Epson released the G6870 XGA in February 2015.

Features

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The Epson G6870 XGA has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many data projectors.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The G6870 XGA has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). 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 Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson G6870 XGA does not have a handheld remote control. Most of the other data projectors do have a handheld remote control.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson G6870 XGA does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens. At 7,000 ANSI lumens, the G6870 XGA has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. With a bulb power of 380 Watts, the G6870 XGA has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The G6870 XGA has one of the louder noise levels (39 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The G6870 XGA does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other data projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

epson v11h698020

Barcodes:

00010343918412

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