Epson PowerLite 97
Epson PowerLite 97
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Epson PowerLite 97

A 4 year old 10000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with adequate features and lots of positive recommendations
10000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 37dB Sep 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Epson PowerLite 97 Review

With low running costs and mediocre features,
Average Features
3 Years Old
£116 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 35?

It has not bad user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £116 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Epson projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
RoHS compliance
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD

Epson PowerLite 97 In-Depth Analysis


Epson Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 1,088 owner and expert reviews (including 161 verified purchases) for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Epson PowerLite 97's projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 23% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Epson PowerLite 97 has a higher resolution than most data projectors. This Epson multimedia projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PowerLite 97 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB. The PowerLite 97's noise level of 37dB is quite loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 25% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson PowerLite 97 has a built-in speaker. 76% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PowerLite 97 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Epson PowerLite 97's bulb power of only 200W is quite small compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 22% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since September 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The PowerLite 97 has an average 1 year running cost of £116 based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson epsonv11h576020
Barcodes 00010343910010, 00103439100102, 00803982894830
Brighter projector brightness
Slightly quieter noise level
1h shorter service life of lamp
30W bigger bulb power
21% higher running costs over five years
£70.89 cheaper to run
Brighter projector brightness
Quieter noise level
Older by 10 months
1 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
Louder noise level