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Epson 1980WU Projector

10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 39dB 4,400 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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Projecting in WUXGA resolution and with a high brightness of 4,400 lumens, the EB-1980WU is a well-connected business projector. Epson's 3LCD technology provides high White and Colour Light Output... More
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Multimedia projector expert review site PC Mag scored this data projector 80 out of 100.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Epson 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Epson is one of the superior brands.

Good Product Quality

One Epson 1980WU reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this projector on PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution”.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson 1980WU reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Epson 1980WU supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the 1980WU which do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other data projectors which support Full HD projection to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00), the Benq W1500, and the Epson 1975W ($1,915.99) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson 1980WU has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Optoma ML550 ($479.00), or the Epson 1975W ($1,915.99) which has better reviews.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson 1980WU is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the 1980WU.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the 1980WU is 3,400 ANSI lumens. The Epson 1980WU has one of the brighter projector brightness (4,400 ANSI lumens) amongst data projectors of this age.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Epson 1975W ($1,915.99) (5,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Epson 1980WU supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). In addition, this Epson data projector support graphics resolutions of 1440 x 1050, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all projectors of this type and age.

The worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

At 280 Watts, the Epson 1980WU has a fairly big lamp power compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1980WU. The lamp power of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the 1980WU range from 15W to 470W, and the average lamp power is 240W.

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Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

The brightness in economy mode of data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the 1980WU range from 240 ANSI lumens to 3,500 ANSI lumens. At 3,400 ANSI lumens, the Epson 1980WU has a fairly bright brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Epson 1980WU does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 1980WU also do not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the GP10, or the W1500 both from Benq.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Epson 1980WU does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the 1980WU also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Benq W1500, or the Epson 1975W ($1,915.99) which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Epson 1980WU has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1980WU. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of a similar age and type to the 1980WU is 7,100h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,500h to 30,000h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years have lamp service lives of between 500h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,300h. The Epson 1980WU has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 3,000 hours) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Epson 1980WU is a one USB 2.0 port multimedia projector. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the 1980WU have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 39 decibels, the Epson 1980WU has one of the louder noise levels amongst data projectors of this age. The noise levels of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 39dB noise level data projectors currently available including the Epson 1975W ($1,915.99) which has better reviews.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00) (38dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1980WU the power consumption in economy mode range from 72W to 420W. The Epson 1980WU has one of the higher power consumption in economy mode (330 Watts) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The average noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the 1980WU is 30dB. At 32 decibels, the Epson 1980WU has a fairly loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1980WU.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson 1980WU

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Epson released the 1980WU.

Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Brightness in Economy Mode
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Tele Projection Distance
Wide Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
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Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Audio in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Remote Control Type

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 March 2015

The Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution, and a bright enough image for a midsize to large room...

High-quality images for both data and video
Rated at 4 400 lumens
1 920-by 1 200 resolution
1.6x zoom lens
Lacks 3D support

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 4 May 2015 by JumpWire
JumpWire would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector

I am a video DJ (VJ) and I have to compete with stage lighting and fog machines. This projector just blasts right through and delivers colors you won't believe. The brightness is also a bonus when... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by FlannelMan
FlannelMan would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector (Verified Purchase)

Great features for price: WUXGA resolution, network control, automatic focus and keystone, etc.One disappointment was that while the capability to project over ethernet works great for powerpoint,... Read more…

Network Control
Wuxga Resolution
Easily Viewed
Works With Many Computers
Easy To Set Up
Video Over Ethernet Poor
Reviewed 20 October 2014 by Js
Js would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector (Verified Purchase)

I've had good experience with Epson projectors and this one is one of the best I have used. The projector is bright enough to project at 100" inches in an outside lit room. I have gotten a number... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $101.43
Electricity cost when on standby $19.96
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Total running cost over 5 years $121.39
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson epsv11h620020
Barcodes 00010343913769, 00012302747255, 00103439137696

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