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Epson ELPDC21

Epson ELPDC21 Projector

SXGA (1280x1024) 1280 X 1024 (SXGA) AC Jan 2016
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6 Reasons For

Epson Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Epson multimedia projectors have good reviews on average and across all data projectors Epson is one of the superior manufacturers.

Just Released Eight Months Ago

Epson only released the ELPDC21 eight months ago.

1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution

The ELPDC21 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). Across all similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the ELPDC21 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

If you are looking for a projector with a higher resolution then you might want to consider the Optoma H114 (640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated)|800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated)|1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated)|1360 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the Vivitek Qumi Q6 ($379.99) (1280 x 800|1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated) and higher rated); or the Optoma X340 (640 x 480 (VGA and cheaper)|800 x 600 (SVGA and cheaper)|1024 x 768 (XGA and cheaper)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA and cheaper)|1280 x 720 (HD 720 and cheaper)|1280 x 768 (WXGA and cheaper)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA and cheaper)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and cheaper) and cheaper).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the ELPDC21 of 12 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst recently released multimedia projectors. The average optical zoom of latest multimedia projectors is 1.8x.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the ELPDC21 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for the last year. Across all the recently released multimedia projectors the digital zooms range from 1.1x to 16x.

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Across all the data projectors that have been available for the last year the widths range from 140mm to 590mm. With a width of only 270 millimeters, the ELPDC21 is one of the narrower newly released multimedia projectors amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The ELPDC21 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released in the last year do have a built-in speaker.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Epson EH-TW5210 or the W331 ($399.00), or the X341 ($349.00) both from Optoma are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The ELPDC21 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the ELPDC21 which support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D image projection to this data projector and we think the W331 ($399.00), or the X341 ($349.00) both from Optoma; or the Epson EH-TW5210 are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the ELPDC21, the ELPDC21 does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to consider including the Epson EH-TW5210 or the W331 ($399.00), or the X341 ($349.00) both from Optoma.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The ELPDC21 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that have been available for the last year also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Vivitek Qumi Q6 ($379.99), or the Sony MP-CL1 ($388.71).

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Epson ELPDC21 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Only One HDMI Port

The ELPDC21 is a one HDMI port multimedia projector.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson ELPDC21

SXGA (1280x1024) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the ELPDC21 is SXGA (1280x1024). That's 37% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

If the resolution of this Epson data projector is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Epson EH-TW5350 (1080p (1920x1080 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Electricity cost when switched on $3.11
Electricity cost when on standby $2.75
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Total running cost over 5 years $5.86
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Epson ELPDC21uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.039 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 1 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson vp167785, epson v12h758040, epson v12h758040d, special v12h758040, epson v12h758040da, special v12h758040d, special v12h758040da
Barcodes 05057103125142, 08715946610108, 08715946610122