Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255
Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255
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Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255

A 3 year old 5000:1 1024 x 768 projector with average features but high running costs
5000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 40dB Aug 2014
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Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 Review

Released 3 years ago and with mediocre features,
Average Features
3 Years Old
£341 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 37?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £341 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 3% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a zoom capability
Fairly big bulb power
Does not support full HD
Quite loud noise level

Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 In-Depth Analysis


Epson Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

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


1024 X 768 Resolution

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. 91% of data projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The PowerLite Pro Z8255's bulb power of 340W is in the biggest 14% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the PowerLite Pro Z8255 of 40dB is in the loudest 5% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PowerLite Pro Z8255 of 10,000 ANSI lumens is very bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 2% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255's service life of lamp of only 2,500h is quite short compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the shortest 13% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since August 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 is one of the less economic to run projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on passable energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the PowerLite Pro Z8255 will cost £341 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h458820, epson z8255nl
Barcodes 00010343889033

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