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Epson BrightLink 475WI
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Epson BRIGHTLINK475WI Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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Make almost any wall or even tabletop interactive with the sleek and powerful BrightLink 475Wi projector. This high-performance, network-ready projector and interactive pens integrate interactive... More
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7 Reasons For

Epson Has Good Projector Reviews

Based on 735 user and expert reviews, Epson has good reviews for its projectors. Epson also has good reviews specifically for its 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson BrightLink 475WI has a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the BrightLink 475WI also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at including the NEC UM330 which has better reviews; or the Optoma EW695, or the Sony VPL-SW630 ($1,189.95) which is cheaper.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of this spec and age.

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Three Audio in Ports

Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the BrightLink 475WI only have between one and two audio in ports, however the BrightLink 475WI has three audio in ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 16 Watts, the BrightLink 475WI has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the BrightLink 475WI the RMS rated power range from 0.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The BrightLink 475WI has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 28 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. The noise levels in economy mode of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the BrightLink 475WI range from 26dB to 35dB.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the BrightLink 475WI do not support 3D image projection. The BrightLink 475WI is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might want to consider including the Optoma EW695 which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The BrightLink 475WI does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors of this spec and age, the BrightLink 475WI does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think the Sony VPL-SW630 ($1,189.95) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Epson BrightLink 475WI has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the BrightLink 475WI. The dimmest projector brightness of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Promethean UST-P1 (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the Sony VPL-SW630 ($1,189.95) (3,100 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Very Small Lamp Power

With a lamp power of only 190 Watts, the BrightLink 475WI has one of the smaller lamp power amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a similar type and age to the BrightLink 475WI the lamp power range from 140W to 400W.

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Very Dim White Light Output

The average white light output of similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the BrightLink 475WI is 3,200 ANSI lumens, and the white light outputs range from 2,500 ANSI lumens to 5,000 ANSI lumens. The Epson BrightLink 475WI has a quite dim white light output (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the BrightLink 475WI.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Across all the projectors that were released around the same time as the BrightLink 475WI the digital zooms range from 1.3x to 4x, and the average digital zoom is 2.6x. The BrightLink 475WI has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 1.35 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of data projectors of this spec and age range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,400h. At only 3,000 hours, the BrightLink 475WI has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the BrightLink 475WI.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson BrightLink 475WI

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the BrightLink 475WI has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the BrightLink 475WI.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Optoma EW695 (32dB and cheaper); or the NEC UM330 (28dB and higher rated).

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1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the BrightLink 475WI is 1280 x 800. That's 47% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Standard
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.17
Electricity cost when on standby $42.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $113.95
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.73 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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