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Epson PowerLite 4855WU Projector

£1,560.25
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1080p (1920x1080) 38dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens 1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) Jun 2013
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The PowerLite 4855WU projector provides brilliant color and amazing image quality with 4000 lumens of color brightness and 4000 lumens of white brightness and WUXGA resolution. This powerful... More
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11 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Good Brand

Epson is one of the better rated multimedia projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Epson also has good reviews for its multimedia projectors.

Good Sound Quality

One person said that it had good sound quality.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Crn.com mentioned in their review “Good sound quality” .

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite 4855WU which do not support full HD, the PowerLite 4855WU supports full HD.

Alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the VPL-HW40ES[pl_3286333_price], or the VPL-HW40ES[pl_2298294_price] both from Sony or the Epson EH-TW7200[plb_3059146_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson PowerLite 4855WU has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite 4855WU.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Benq SX914[plb_1999632_price], the Epson PowerLite 4750W[plb_1969834_price], and the Hitachi CP-AW3019WNM[plb_1740829_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite 4855WU has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite 4855WU. The average projector brightness of data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite 4855WU is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Epson PowerLite 4750W[plb_1969834_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens), or the Benq SX914[plb_1999632_price] (6,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The PowerLite 4855WU supports a maximum resolution of 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). That's over four times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). This multimedia projector also support a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it did not have good picture quality. Two years ago Crn.com said “Minor issues for data image quality, including ever so slightly soft focus” in their review of this projector.

Does Not Support 3D

Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 4855WU support 3D, however the Epson PowerLite 4855WU does not support 3D.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a 3D and we think the VPL-HW40ES[pl_2298294_price], or the VPL-HW40ES[pl_3286333_price] both from Sony or the Benq SX914[plb_1999632_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerLite 4855WU does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the PowerLite 4855WU is £153 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run data projectors of a similar spec and age.

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Only One BNC Input Ports

Most multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite 4855WU have between one and four BNC input portss, including the PowerLite 4855WU which has one BNC input ports.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

Multimedia projectors of this spec and age have noise levels of between 20dB and 47dB. With a noise level of 38 decibels, the Epson PowerLite 4855WU has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite 4855WU.

We compared this projector to all the other 38dB noise level projectors and we think the Hitachi CP-AW3019WNM[plb_1740829_price], and the Epson PowerLite 4750W[plb_1969834_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Epson EH-TW6100W[plb_1797340_price] (32dB and higher rated).

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The PowerLite 4855WU is a one HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The PowerLite 4855WU is a one number of built-in speakers data projector.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PowerLite 4855WU range from 20dB to 40dB. The Epson PowerLite 4855WU has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) (32 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PowerLite 4855WU.

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Expensive

We think this projector looks expensive compared to other projectors of a similar age and spec. We checked 68 projectors of a similar age and spec and they range in price from £162 to £19,058.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Epson released the PowerLite 4855WU over three years ago.

Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
DisplayPorts Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Noise Reduction
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Plug and Play
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(2)
28 March 2014

Supplementing its line of video projectors for the boardroom, classroom and home media room, Epson last summer unveiled its PowerLite 4000 series of industrial-grade projectors for auditoriums,... Read more…

Rated at 4 000 lumens
1 920-by 1 200 resolution
Horizontal and vertical lens shift
1.8x zoom lens
Good sound quality
Minor issues for data image quality, including ever so slightly soft focus
27 February 2014

The Epson PowerLite 4855WU 3LCD Projector is aimed squarely at applications that need high resolution with a bright-enough image for a medium- to large-size room...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 5 November 2015 by Ean
Ean would recommend the Epson PowerLite 4855WU

A solid install projector, it comes with a nice cowling that goes over the back concealing the cables, connectors and keypad. Menus are a bit confusing but comprehensive. Great geometry correction... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Great picture quality
Reliable Performance

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £121.14
Electricity cost when on standby £31.70
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Total running cost over 5 years £152.84
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Epson PowerLite 4855WUuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.76T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00010343908079, 00103439080794

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