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Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870
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Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 Projector

5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 48dB 8,700 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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The PowerLite Pro Z9870UNL projector combines bright projection with Full HD, WUXGA performance perfect for installation in auditoriums, lecture halls and other large venues. Offering 3x Brighter... More
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Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector brand. On average projectors manufactured by Epson have good reviews from owners and experts.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years which do not support full HD, the PowerLite Pro Z9870 supports full HD.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which support full HD currently available that you might also want to look at including the Benq W1060 which has better reviews.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 of 8,700 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z9870.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870.

The worst resolution across comparable types of projector is XGA (1024x768).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Two Lamps Quantitys

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 is a two lamps quantity projector. Most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years only have one lamps quantity.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 is 190W and the biggest is 2,800W. The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has one of the bigger bulb powers (380 Watts) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 do have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the Benq W1060 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 does not support 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z9870 also do not support 3D.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D that you might want to look at include the Epson Z8455WUNL which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Running Costs Are High

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has an average running cost of £339 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 that we have checked, the service life of lamp of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 of only 2,000 hours is one of the shortest. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z9870 the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 5,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 3,300h.

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Only One BNC Input Ports

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 is a one BNC input ports projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 have between one and four BNC input portss.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Projectors that came out more than two years ago have noise level (economic mode)s of between 28dB and 35dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 31dB. At 35 decibels, the PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerLite Pro Z9870.

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Very Loud Noise Level

Projectors of this age and spec have noise levels of between 29dB and 48dB. The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has one of the loudest noise levels (48 decibels) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Epson Z8455WUNL (40dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The power consumption (economy mode)s of 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 range from 200W to 830W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 450W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of 821 Watts, the PowerLite Pro Z9870 has one of the higher power consumption (economy mode)s amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Very Heavy

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the weights range from 2.6kg to 27kg. When compared to other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago, the weight of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 of 26.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870

Released Over Two Years Ago

Epson released the PowerLite Pro Z9870 over two years ago.

Specification

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £318.88
Electricity cost when on standby £19.90
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Total running cost over 5 years £338.78
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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 z9870u, z9870un, z9870unl, epson z9870, epson z9870n, epson z9870nl
Barcodes 00010343914704, 00103439147046

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