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Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870

A 3 year old 5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) data projector with average features
5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 48dB Jul 2014
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Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 Review

52
Average Features
46
3 Years Old
12
£339 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
35
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 35?

Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £339 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 4% of all 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Fairly bright projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite loud noise level

Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Epson Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 1,058 expert and user reviews (including 147 verified purchases), Epson has very good reviews for its projectors. Epson also has very good reviews specifically within its data projectors range. 97% of those that bought a Epson data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a DVI Port

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a DVI port. Most of the other data projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. At 8,700 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a very bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a built-in display, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors do not have a built-in display.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over 10 times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Data projectors projector native resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of data projectors is 34dB. When compared to other data projectors, the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870's noise level of 48 decibels is one of the loudest.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the PowerLite Pro Z9870 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst data projectors of this age.

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Supports Full HD

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors which do not support full HD.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of data projectors is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. At 380 Watts, the PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since July 2014.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 is one of the less economic to run data projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the PowerLite Pro Z9870 will cost £339 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson z9870nl, z9870unl
Barcodes 00010343914704, 00103439147046
£224.53 cheaper to run
A lot longer service life of lamp
34% quieter noise level
Dimmer projector brightness
1h longer service life of lamp
£80.80 cheaper to run
Quieter noise level
Older by six months
Cheaper to run by £162.06
9dB quieter noise level
Over one year older
A lot quieter noise level
More expensive to run over five years by 1545%

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