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Epson EB-Z9870 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 38dB 8,700 ANSI Lumens Oct 2014
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With 8700 lumens and a XGA resolution, the EB-Z9870 large venue projector is simple to set-up and benefits from 3LCD technology. The white EB-Z9870 is an impressive and versatile installation... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 735 expert and user reviews for Epson multimedia projectors and found that on average Epson has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Epson has good reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors that have been available for more than two years is 700 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens. The EB-Z9870 has one of the brighter projector brightness (8,700 ANSI lumens) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Big Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of projectors of a similar age and spec to the EB-Z9870 is 0.45", the biggest is 1.1", and the average matrix size is 0.61". At 1.06 inches, the Epson EB-Z9870 has a very big matrix size compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

At 7,300 ANSI lumens, the Epson EB-Z9870 has a very bright brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have brightness in economy mode of between 2,200 ANSI lumens and 7,300 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

When compared to other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the EB-Z9870 that we have assessed, the lamp power of the Epson EB-Z9870 of 380 Watts is one of the biggest. The smallest lamp power of data projectors of this age and type is 190W, the biggest is 2,400W, and the average lamp power is 290W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The EB-Z9870 is a two USB 2.0 port projector.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The EB-Z9870 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the EB-Z9870 do have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The EB-Z9870 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EB-Z9870 do support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The EB-Z9870 does not support Full HD projection, although this is within the context that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the EB-Z9870 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The EB-Z9870 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the EB-Z9870 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Epson EB-Z11005 which is also cheaper.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The EB-Z9870 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the EB-Z9870. Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the EB-Z9870 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,900h.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. The EB-Z9870 has a fairly loud noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EB-Z9870.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Epson EB-Z11005 (40dB) which is also cheaper.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The EB-Z9870 is a two VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Only One Component Video in Port

The Epson EB-Z9870 is a one component video in port data projector. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the EB-Z9870 have one component video in port.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the projectors that were launched around the same time as the EB-Z9870 the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 35dB. When compared to other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago, the EB-Z9870's noise level in economy mode of 35 decibels is one of the loudest.

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Heavy

The weights of projectors that are a comparable age to the EB-Z9870 range from 1.3kg to 27kg. At 25 kilograms, the Epson EB-Z9870 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Wide

When compared to other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the width of, the EB-Z9870's width of 741 millimeters is one of the widest. The narrowest 15000:1 contrast ratio projector that is a comparable age to the EB-Z9870 is 230mm wide, the widest is 750mm, and the average width is 350mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson EB-Z9870

Released Over Two Years Ago

Epson released the EB-Z9870 over two years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors of this age and spec.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Tele Projection Distance
Wide Projection Distance
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type

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Electricity cost when switched on $201.21
Electricity cost when on standby $2.12
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Total running cost over 5 years $203.33
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers EB-Z9870, epson p203644, epson p214908, epson ebz9870, epson p214908p, epson ebz9870u, epson p203644p, special ebz9870, epson v11h611040, special ebz9870u, epson v11h607040, special v11h611040, special v11h607040
Barcodes 08715946541242, 08715946541310
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