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Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255

Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 Projector

5000:1 XGA (1024x768) 40dB 10,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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A powerful performer that's easy to install, manage and maintain, the PowerLite Pro Z8255NL multimedia projector offers brilliant image quality for captivating presentations in virtually any... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Multimedia projectors from Epson have an average rating of 89 out of 100, which is in the top 15% of all projector brands that we have assessed.

Very Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other multimedia projectors of this type and age, the projector brightness of the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 of 10,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The average projector brightness of projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 is 4,900 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesss range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens.

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Two Lamps Quantitys

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 has more lamps quantitys than most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z8255. This Epson data projector is a two lamps quantity projector compared to most of the multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 which only have one lamps quantity.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z8255 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the PowerLite Pro Z8255 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is 190W and the biggest is 2,800W. At 340 Watts, the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite Pro Z8255.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 have a built-in speaker(s), however the PowerLite Pro Z8255 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might also want to consider including the Epson PowerLite W16.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Pro Z8255, the PowerLite Pro Z8255 does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support full HD including the Hitachi CP-AX2503.

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Does Not Support 3D

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 does not support 3D. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 also do not support 3D.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite Pro Z8255, the PowerLite Pro Z8255 does not support wi-Fi.

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Running Costs Are High

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 has an average running cost of £341 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the less economic to run projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 3,500 hours, the PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z8255. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z8255 is 4,500h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,500h to 6,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 is 2,000h, the longest is 5,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 3,300h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 40 decibels, the PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. The quietest noise level of projectors of this age and type is 29dB, the loudest is 48dB, and the average noise level is 37dB.

We compared all the other 40dB noise level projectors to this projector and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Multimedia projectors of this type and age have noise level (economic mode)s of between 28dB and 35dB. At 35 decibels, the PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Very Heavy

At 22 kilograms, the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The weights of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 range from 2.6kg to 27kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 200W, the highest is 830W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 450W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of 830 Watts, the PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Epson released the PowerLite Pro Z8255.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
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
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Auto Power Off
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included

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Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
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Electricity cost when switched on £336.50
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £340.19
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.7T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
44
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 44 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson z8255, epson z8255n, epson z8255nl, epson v11h458820
Barcodes 00010343889033

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