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Epson 1985WU Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 39dB 4,800 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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The PowerLite 1985WU is a portable powerhouse, bringing brilliant high-definition video to your boardroom with native WUXGA, Full HD 1080p support, and DCDi video processing. Offering 3x Brighter... More
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The Epson PowerLite 1985WU Overview presented by Projector Reviews TV
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17 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We calculated the average ratings for all Epson data projectors and also specifically for Epson 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Epson had good ratings.

Good Product Quality

Several people who purchased it thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote in their review on PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Multimedia Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution”. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “High quality for both data images”.

Good Connectivity

One Epson 1985WU owner who reviewed it wrote that it was wifi compatible. Pc Mag said in their review of the Epson 1985WU on PC Mag “WiDi for easy wireless connections”.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson 1985WU reviewer who bought the Epson 1985WU reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Good Support

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Last year Pc Mag wrote “Lens has manual, not motorized, zoom” in their review of this projector.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Epson 1985WU supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1985WU which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other projectors which support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Epson 1985WU supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the 1985WU do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might also want to look at include the Epson 1980WU[plb_2746486_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson 1985WU has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1985WU also have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Epson 1985WU has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The best resolution of all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the 1985WU is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 4,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson 1985WU has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 1985WU. The dimmest projector brightness of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 20,000 ANSI lumens.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens), or the Panasonic PT-VX600[plb_3284828_price] (5,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Epson 1985WU is 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 Epson multimedia projector). This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1985WU.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The biggest maximum digital resolution of the Epson 1985WU is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more maximum digital resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels projector, which is the most common maximum digital resolution.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum digital resolution is actually the best maximum digital resolution across all similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1985WU.

The worst maximum digital resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

The Epson 1985WU has one of the brightest colour light outputs (4,800 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors of this type and age have colour light outputs of between 600 ANSI lumens and 4,800 ANSI lumens.

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Very Bright White Light Output

At 4,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson 1985WU has a very bright white light output compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1985WU. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1985WU the white light outputs range from 600 ANSI lumens to 4,800 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The average lamp power of similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the 1985WU is 240W. The Epson 1985WU has one of the bigger lamp power (280 Watts) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

At only 0.21 Watts, the Epson 1985WU has a quite low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the 1985WU. The average power consumption during PowerSave of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 170W, and the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.2W to 280W.

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9 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One Epson 1985WU owner who reviewed this projector concluded that it was not easy to use. Pc Mag mentioned in their Epson 1985WU review on PC Mag “Remote control is not backlit, has relatively small buttons”.

Inferior Remote Control

One Epson 1985WU reviewer who reviewed it said that it did not have a good remote control.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the 1985WU, the Epson 1985WU does not support 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the Epson EX6220[plb_3076989_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 4,000 hours, the Epson 1985WU has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode amongst projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the 1985WU is 7,100h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the projectors that are a comparable age to the 1985WU the lamp service lives range from 500h to 30,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the Epson 1985WU has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of projectors of this age and spec range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. The Epson 1985WU has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode (31 decibels) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The Epson 1985WU has one of the louder noise levels (39 decibels) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average noise level of similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago is 36dB, and the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB.

We compared all the other 39dB noise level projectors to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] is also worth considering.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Epson EB-1980WU[plb_2399669_price] (39dB).

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Only One Audio in Port

The Epson 1985WU is a one audio in port projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the 1985WU have between one and two audio in ports.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

With a power consumption in economy mode of 330 Watts, the Epson 1985WU has a quite high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the 1985WU. The average power consumption in economy mode of projectors of this type and age is 250W, and the power consumption in economy mode range from 72W to 420W.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson 1985WU

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

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Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Video Processing
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Audio in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
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
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(4)
20 March 2015

The Epson PowerLite 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Multimedia Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution, and both Miracast and WiDi for wireless connections...

Bright
1 920-by 1 200 resolution
Supports Miracast and WiDi for easy wireless connections
High quality for both data images and video
Very Bright Auditorium larger venue capable, easily able to h le small screens in moderately bright rooms
No 3D support
Lacks interchangeable lenses for extremely long and short throw applications
No lens shift
Remote control is not backlit, has relatively small buttons
Lens has manual, not motorized, zoom and focus
4 January 2015

The Epson Powerlite 1985WU is one of a new breed of affordable high brightness projectors suitable for medium and larger venues. 100? screens even in bright rooms handled well.There used to be a... Read more…

11 December 2014

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10 December 2014

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $108.19
Electricity cost when on standby $20.02
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Total running cost over 5 years $128.21
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.82 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h619020
Barcodes 00010343913752, 00014444567319, 00103439137528

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