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Epson PowerLite 97 Projector

10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £115.60 Electricity cost over 5 years
Epson has good reviews for its projectors
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 886 expert and owner reviews (including 30 verified purchases), Epson has good reviews for its data projectors. Epson also has good reviews specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Epson multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the PowerLite 97 is £116 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 161 data projectors of a similar age and spec.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in September 2013.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson PowerLite 97 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider including the Epson Home Cinema 600 which also has a higher rating.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson PowerLite 97 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the NEC NP-M282.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PowerLite 97 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

We compared all the other 37dB noise level projectors to this projector and we think because of its better review score, the Epson EB-X24 is also worth considering.

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Projector

XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The PowerLite 97 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,700 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 97 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the NEC NP-M282 (2,800 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PowerLite 97 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also are RoHS compliance.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson PowerLite 97 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PowerLite 97 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the PowerLite 97 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. The smallest bulb power of similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 15W and the biggest is 840W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson epsonv11h576020
Barcodes 00010343910010, 00103439100102, 00803982894830

Epson PowerLite 97 Review Sources

To prepare this Epson PowerLite 97 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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