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Epson PowerLite W17
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Epson PowerLite W17 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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Designed with advanced connectivity and amazing image quality, the PowerLite W17 is the ideal tool for presenting dynamic lessons all at an affordable price. Offering 3x Brighter Colors* than... More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This data projector received an expert rating of 70% from PC Mag.

Epson Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 613 expert and user reviews for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has good ratings. We also found that Epson has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Product Quality

A few people concluded that it was good quality. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “It provides good text quality and a wide range of connection choices” in their review of the Epson PowerLite W17.

Good Technical Features

One Epson PowerLite W17 reviewer reckoned that the product had good features. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said “Though there are models with more features or better performa”.

Reasonably Priced

One Epson PowerLite W17 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was cheap. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Epson PowerLite W17 review on expert website PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite W17 WXGA 3LCD Projector is a capable, low-priced data projector for schools or businesses”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Epson PowerLite W17 owner who reviewed this projector considered that it was noisy. Three years ago Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Reasonably loud audio”.

Good Sound Quality

One Epson PowerLite W17 reviewer concluded that this projector had good sound quality.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite W17, the PowerLite W17 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Epson PowerLite W17 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by data projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite W17. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. In addition, this Epson projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 960, 1366 x 768, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite W17 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the PowerLite W17 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the PowerLite W17 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 500h to 30,000h.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.36 Watts, the PowerLite W17 has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Data projectors of this age and type have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.2W and 280W.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most data projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite W17 do not support 3D. The PowerLite W17 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the Optoma ML550[plb_1947306_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the PowerLite W17 does not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at include the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite W17, the Epson PowerLite W17 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors of this spec and age is 15W and the biggest is 840W. At only 200 Watts, the PowerLite W17 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The PowerLite W17 is a one HDMI ports quantity data projector. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite W17

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the PowerLite W17 will cost £113 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 131 multimedia projectors of a similar type and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

Average Noise Level

The PowerLite W17 has a fairly typical noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite W17.

There are a number of alternative 37dB noise level projectors currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Epson EB-W18[plb_2069440_price].

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Average Projector Brightness

The PowerLite W17 has a pretty typical projector brightness (2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite W17.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC in (D-Sub)
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(1)
30 April 2014

The Epson PowerLite W17 WXGA 3LCD Projector is a capable, low-priced data projector for schools or businesses...

Good range of connection choices
Good text quality
Reasonably loud audio
No 3D capabilities
Lacks carrying case
Unimpressive video quality

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 2 September 2014 by ThinkTwiceBuyOnce
ThinkTwiceBuyOnce would recommend the Epson PowerLite W17 WXGA 3LCD (Verified Purchase)

I teach and train various subjects. I use a projector to show videos, powerpoint presentations etc. I have some older poor quality videos and different types of graphics that have small type and... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2015 by Forcearty
Forcearty would recommend the Epson PowerLite W17 WXGA 3LCD

It is everything that was advertised. Simple to use...

Reviewed 5 October 2014 by MandyJP
MandyJP would recommend the Epson PowerLite W17 WXGA 3LCD (Verified Purchase)

I bought this to do power points and educational videos in my orientations. Easy to use. Software was easy to set up. Even my 12, and 9 yr old were playing around on it very easily...

Reviewed 15 July 2012 by Robincedwards
Robincedwards would recommend the Dell 5130 Series

Easy to install - high quality color printing...

Amazing sound
Superb value
Replaceable cord
Solid feel - won't break easily
Soundstage
Ear pads could be deeper
Nothing else
Fit
Size
No Foam tips

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Electricity cost when switched on £90.70
Electricity cost when on standby £21.38
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Total running cost over 5 years £112.08
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h573020
Barcodes 00010343910003, 00103439100034, 00611104743764

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