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Epson PowerLite 97H Projector

10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Jan 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £97.37 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
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Reviews

One Industry Award

One expert review site wrote that this data projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

Epson Projectors Have Good Reviews

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


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The PowerLite 97H has an average running cost of £98 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 161 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was January 2015 when Epson released the PowerLite 97H.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson PowerLite 97H does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Acer X1311, the Optoma ML750, or the Epson Home Cinema 600.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite 97H has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector.

Alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Acer X1311, the Epson PowerLite 1222, or the Vivitek H1180HD (£715).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the PowerLite 97H has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

We compared all the other 37dB noise level projectors to this multimedia projector and we think the PowerLite 955W (£724.78), and the VS330 both from Epson or the Panasonic PT-LB300 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this projector range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 97H has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the EB-S17, or the PowerLite 97 both from Epson or the Acer X1111 which all of have better reviews.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the PT-LB300 (3,100 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the PT-RZ370 (£2,865.60) (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Acer H6517ST (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

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

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Epson PowerLite 97H is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years also are RoHS compliance.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Epson PowerLite 97H has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson PowerLite 97H is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Epson PowerLite 97H does not have a DVI port. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

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

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 240W. The Epson PowerLite 97H has a quite small bulb power (only 200 Watts) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson epsv11h688020, epson v11h688020, epson emp97h
Barcodes 00010343917910

Epson PowerLite 97H Review Sources

To prepare this Epson PowerLite 97H 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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