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,...
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Expert Reviews Are Good
Expert review website PC Mag scored this 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector 80 out of 100.
Epson Projectors Have Good Reviews
Based on 735 expert and owner reviews, Epson has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Epson also has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
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.
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.
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 data projectors of this age and spec.
Alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider include the Epson 965H ($840.74) which has better reviews; or the NEC M333XS which is cheaper.
We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Hitachi CPX4041WN ($949.00) is also worth considering.
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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the Epson PowerLite 99W is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). This data 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). Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than a year ago the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).
Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports
The PowerLite 99W is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
At 10,000 hours, the PowerLite 99W has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite 99W. The service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 99W range from 3,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 8,000h.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The PowerLite 99W is a two USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.
100 - 240V AC Input Voltage
This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it.
Across all the data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite 99W the widths range from 100mm to 680mm, and the average width is 340mm. The Epson PowerLite 99W is fairly narrow (only 294.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite 99W.
8 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
Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago do not support 3D image projection. The Epson PowerLite 99W is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.
There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might want to look at including the M333XS, or the M323W both from NEC or the Benq MH741 ($735.99).
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The PowerLite 99W does not support Full HD projection, unlike most of the other data projectors that came out more than a year ago which support Full HD projection.
There are a number of other projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at including the Benq MH741 ($735.99) or the NEC M333XS, or the Hitachi CP-WX3041WN ($555.99).
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite 99W do not support WiFi connectivity. The Epson PowerLite 99W is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Quite Loud Noise Level
At 37 decibels, the PowerLite 99W has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite 99W. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite 99W have noise levels of between 27dB and 47dB.
We compared this projector to all the other 37dB noise level projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite 955W ($799.00) is also worth considering.
If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Acer K137 ($549.99) (31dB) which also has a higher rating.
Very Small Lamp Power
With a lamp power of only 200 Watts, the Epson PowerLite 99W has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite 99W. The average lamp power of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite 99W is 240W, and the lamp power range from 170W to 370W.
Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Across all the data projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite 99W the power consumption in economy mode range from 170W to 760W. At 299 Watts, the Epson PowerLite 99W has a quite high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 99W.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this projector was released.
WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution
This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors of this age and type.
Average Projector Brightness
The Epson PowerLite 99W has a relatively standard projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PowerLite 99W.
Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Acer H6517BD ($164.99) (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper), the Hitachi CPX3041WN ($616.84) (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the NEC M323W (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper).
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Native Projector Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
0.9 - 9
Supported Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
33 - 320
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
1.58 - 1.72
Focal Length Range
16.9 - 20.28
3D Image Projection
1280 x 960, 1366 x 768, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1440 x 900, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
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