Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL
Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL
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Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL

A 4 year old 2800:1 280 x 800 projector with inferior features and high running costs
2800:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 41dB Feb 2013
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Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL Review

Released 4 years ago, we have scored the Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£276 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 26?

Sony 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 projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £276 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 6% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp
Does not have a built-in speaker
Quite loud noise level

Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL In-Depth Analysis


Quite Big Bulb Power

Across all the multimedia projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The WD8700U/BL's bulb power of 350W is in the biggest 13% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The WD8700U/BL has a DVI port. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The WD8700U/BL does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The WD8700U/BL's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is fairly short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 7% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The WD8700U/BL does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other projectors. 76% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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The WD8700U/BL is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

Data projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL of 41dB is in the loudest 3% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

Across similar types of projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The WD8700U/BL's projector brightness of 7,300 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 5% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Mitsubishi Electric released the WD8700U/BL in February 2013.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The WD8700U/BL is one of the more expensive to run projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on satisfactory energy prices, we estimate the WD8700U/BL will cost £276 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mitsubishi wd8700u, wd8700ubl
Barcodes 00082400033895, 00115971220873, 00168141610318, 00682017416038, 00824000338952, 00884542877333, 05052183916642