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Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870

68

Overall Score

Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870

Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870
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A good spec but 4 year old fairly noisy WUXGA data projector, with satisfactory running costs
48dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 5000:1 No Jul 2014
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Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 Review

With very good features but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 as follows:
78
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
58
Running Costs
£210 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £210 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 2,068 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
The bright, large-venue installation projector with full HD performance
3x brighter colors with epson
Bright and colorful
WUXGA
Edge blending
HDBase-T
Portrait mode
3G-SDI
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Epson Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Based on 3,913 expert and owner reviews (including 997 verified purchases), Epson has excellent ratings for its multimedia projectors. 97% of those that bought a Epson data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has an average 5 year running cost of £210 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Epson released the PowerLite Pro Z9870 in July 2014.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most data projectors. Data projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The PowerLite Pro Z9870's noise level of 48dB is very loud compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 99% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 of only 5,000 is in the lowest 33% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870's projector brightness of 8,700 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 2% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 of only 2,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is shorter than 94% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870's bulb power of 380W is in the biggest 6% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a DVI port. 90% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 supports full HD, unlike 63% of data projectors which do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a built-in display, unlike 97% of data projectors which do not have a built-in display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

z9870unl

Barcodes:

00010343914704, 00103439147046

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