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Epson PowerLite 97H
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Epson PowerLite 97H Projector

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10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Jan 2015
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The PowerLite 97H projector is a popular choice for virtually any classroom. Offering 3x Brighter Colors than competitive models, Epson 3LCD projectors ensure vivid lessons. Reliable and... More
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7 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site said that this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was good. This projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

Epson Has Good Data Projector Reviews

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors produced by Epson have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Epson also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type, the PowerLite 97H has a built-in speaker(s).

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at include the U321Hi[pl_3086389_price], or the NP-M363X[pl_3013602_price] both from NEC or the Epson Home Cinema 600[plb_3077179_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The PowerLite 97H supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite 97H. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This data projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 960, 1366 x 768, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all projectors of this age and type the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The PowerLite 97H has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s (10,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of this age and type the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 1,000h to 30,000h.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Epson PowerLite 97H is a two audio (L,R) in projector.

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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 the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One Epson PowerLite 97H reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it did not have a good remote control. Projectorreviews.com wrote in their review “Remote can be difficult to operate in a dark room, since it has no backlight, dust filter that must be maintained”.

Inferior Picture Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this projector did not have a good contrast ratio. Projectorreviews.com wrote in their review of the Epson PowerLite 97H two years ago “A relatively high black level and a modest contrast ratio means this projector is not”.

Does Not Support 3D

The PowerLite 97H does not support 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support 3D.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D and we think the Optoma W515[plb_3108713_price], the NEC NP-M363W[plb_3708169_price], or the Epson Home Cinema 600[plb_3077179_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PowerLite 97H does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a full HD and we think the NEC NP-M363X[plb_3013602_price], the Epson Home Cinema 600[plb_3077179_price], or the Acer P1510[plb_2284610_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerLite 97H does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago also do not support wi-Fi.

Other projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Powerlite W28+[pl_2973314_price], or the EB-945H[pl_3077398_price] both from Epson or the Hitachi CP-AW2505[plb_3762614_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The PowerLite 97H has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite 97H. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 97H the projector brightnesss range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens.

We compared this projector to all the other 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think the EB-X27[pl_2896435_price], and the PowerLite S27[pl_2896330_price] both from Epson or the Hitachi CP-TW2505[plb_3255162_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the H6517ST[pl_3929999_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the H9505BD[pl_3806779_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the P1500[pl_3806777_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Acer.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 200 Watts, the PowerLite 97H has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than a year. Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PowerLite 97H the bulb powers range from 170W to 420W, and the average bulb power is 240W.

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Very Dim White Light Output

At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite 97H has a fairly dim white light output compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite 97H. The dimmest white light output of multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerLite 97H is 2,700 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,100 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Dim Colour Light Output

At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 97H has a quite dim colour light output compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 97H. Projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite 97H have colour light outputs of between 2,100 ANSI lumens and 4,100 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,100 ANSI lumens.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The PowerLite 97H is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 97H have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite 97H

OK Running Costs

The PowerLite 97H is typical compared to the other 90 projectors of this age and spec that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PowerLite 97H is £98.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PowerLite 97H has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 37dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including the Panasonic PT-VX420[plb_3723242_price], the Epson Home Cinema 600[plb_3077179_price], or the Benq MH856UST[plb_2921325_price] which has better reviews.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the PowerLite 97H is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
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
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Video Processing
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Voltage Tolerance
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included

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Expert Reviews

Projectorreviews.com

The Epson Powerlite 97H is the entry-level model of Epson's Powerlite series of classroom projectors. This model has a native 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution with a 4 x 3 aspect ratio. While this may... Read more…

Very sharp display with good focus over the entire image, only minor color fringing visible on displayed text, even when viewed up very close none visible for normal viewing distance, indicating good
Remote can be difficult to operate in a dark room, since it has no backlight, dust filter that must be maintained, a relatively high black level and a modest contrast ratio means this projector is not

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 1 February 2016 by JOSH
(Verified Purchase)

I HAD THE OLDER MODEL, AND WAS TOLD THAT THIS PROJECTOR IS THE NEWER MODEL, AND IM VERY HAPPY WITHIT SINCE I GOT IT...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £95.82
Electricity cost when on standby £1.55
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Total running cost over 5 years £97.37
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson h688, epson h688a, epson v11h688020
Barcodes 00010343917910

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