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Epson PowerLite 99W Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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Featuring network connectivity and brilliant, widescreen quality, the PowerLite 99W provides the perfect choice for virtually any classroom. Offering 3x Brighter Colors* than competitive models,... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

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

Epson Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We calculated the average reviews 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 reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

A number of people considered that it was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag two years ago “Offers a bright image, excellent quality for data screens” in their review. Pcmag.com also mentioned “Better video quality than most data projectors”. Pc Mag mentioned “Excellent quality for data images” in their review of the Epson PowerLite 99W.

Good Size

A number of people who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was lightweight. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “Below the Epson PowerLite 955W WXGA 3LCD Projector$899.00 at Epson, our Editors' Choice for lightweight” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Pcmag.com also said “The Epson PowerLite 99W WXGA 3LCD Projector is lightweight”.

One Epson PowerLite 99W owner who reviewed the Epson PowerLite 99W reckoned that it was compact. Expert website Projectorreviews.com said “Pocket projectors, is nevertheless a compact model that could be considered a portable projector that could easily be moved between classrooms or conference rooms” in their review of this projector.

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Nice Design

One customer who purchased the product thought it was neat. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite 99W WXGA 3LCD Projector ($749) fits neatly in Epson's line above the Epson EX6220 WXGA 3LCD Projector%displayPrice% at %seller%” in their review of the Epson PowerLite 99W and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson PowerLite 99W has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite 99W.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite 99W is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This Epson projector also support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 960, 1366 x 768, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite 99W graphics resolutions range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Three Audio in Ports

Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years only have between one and two audio in ports, however the PowerLite 99W has three audio in ports.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The PowerLite 99W is a two USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 99W have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite 99W have RMS rated power of between 1W and 20W. With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the Epson PowerLite 99W has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst data projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of 5,000 hours, the PowerLite 99W has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 99W. The average lamp service life of comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 99W is 6,300h, and the lamp service lives range from 500h to 30,000h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of only 28 decibels, the PowerLite 99W has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite 99W. The quietest noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerLite 99W is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One customer who reviewed the Epson PowerLite 99W considered that it did not have a good remote control. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Epson PowerLite 99W on PC Mag “Remote can be difficult to operate in a dark room, since it has no backlight, dust filter that must be maintained” yet they still scored the product 4 stars.

Inferior Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed this projector concluded that it did not have a good contrast ratio. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this projector on PC Mag two years ago “A relatively high black level and a modest contrast ratio means this projector is not” although they rated this projector 4 stars.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Epson PowerLite 99W does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite 99W also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the PowerLite 99W does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might also want to consider including the NEC NP-M322 ($679.00).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PowerLite 99W does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think the PowerLite 1222 ($695.00), or the 1985WU ($1,888.56) both from Epson or the Benq W1500 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors of this age and type range from 28dB to 49dB. At 37 decibels, the PowerLite 99W has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite 99W.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 37dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including the Epson EB-W18 which has better reviews.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Epson EB-S17 (37dB).

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Quite Small Lamp Power

Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PowerLite 99W the lamp power range from 15W to 470W. At only 200 Watts, the Epson PowerLite 99W has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One HDMI Port

The PowerLite 99W is a one HDMI port projector.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

At 299 Watts, the PowerLite 99W has a fairly high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago. The lowest power consumption in economy mode of comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite 99W is 72W and the highest is 420W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite 99W

Released Over Three Years Ago

Epson released the PowerLite 99W over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 99W has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 99W.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the NEC M322 (3,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
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Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
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Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
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
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
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(2)
23 July 2014

The Epson PowerLite 99W WXGA 3LCD Projector is lightweight, and offers a bright image, excellent quality for data screens, and better video quality than most data projectors...

Bright
Lightweight
Long lamp life
Excellent quality for data images
Better-than-typical video for a data projector
No 3D support
Remote can be difficult to operate in a dark room, since it has no backlight, dust filter that must be maintained, a relatively high black level and a modest contrast ratio means this projector is not

The Epson Powerlite 99w, while larger than pico and pocket projectors, is nevertheless a compact model that could be considered a portable projector that could easily be moved between classrooms... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 25 October 2015 by Telecom
(Verified Purchase)

This unit is ceiling mounted about 10ft away from the screen. It will be used for presentations only in a commercial application. However, it may not be as bright as we thought with 3K Lums. It... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Andy
Andy would recommend the Epson PowerLite 99WH (Verified Purchase)

I bought this unit to replace a 9 year old PowerLite (76c). I use it to display photos only (mainly once a year) and it is very easy to use...

Durable
Easily Viewed
Lightweight
Long Lasting

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Electricity cost when switched on $73.39
Electricity cost when on standby $1,406.58
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Total running cost over 5 years $1,479.97
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 9.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
242
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 242 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers v11h686020, epson v11h578020, epson v11h686020, epson powerlite99, visipax v11h686020, epson powerlite99w, epson america emp99, epson epsv11h686020, epson america emp99w, visipax prv11h686020, epson america emp99wh, epson america v11h686020
Barcodes 00010343878310, 00010343910034, 00010343917934, 00033565190169, 00103439100348, 00779184008286, 00799198270585

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