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Epson PowerLite S12+

Epson PowerLite S12+ Projector

3000:1 SVGA (800x600) 37dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Jun 2012
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Epson Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 307 expert and owner reviews, Epson has excellent reviews for its projectors. Epson also has excellent reviews specifically within its 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PowerLite S12+ have a built-in speaker, including the PowerLite S12+.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker which you might want to consider include the Epson EB-430 LW which have a better Kagoo Rating™.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The Epson PowerLite S12+ is a four USB 2.0 port projector.

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Four VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The PowerLite S12+ is a four VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Supports Four Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the PowerLite S12+ is more than most 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it. This projector supports a PNG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PowerLite S12+. The image formats "BMP", "GIF" and "JPG" are also supported by this Epson projector.

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1.35:1 Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a 1.35:1 zoom ratio, which is typical of many data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Light

At only 2,300 grams, the PowerLite S12+ is quite light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. The lightest 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector that is a similar age to the PowerLite S12+ is 900g weight and the heaviest is 23,000g.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite S12+, the PowerLite S12+ does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering alternative projectors with a WiFi connectivity including the BrightLink 436Wi ($1,861.72), the EB-430 LW, or the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi all from Epson.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PowerLite S12+ does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors with a 3D image projection to this multimedia projector and we think the DW312, or the TW695 both from Optoma are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most of the multimedia projectors of this age and spec, including the PowerLite S12+, do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering different data projectors with a Full HD projection including the NEC UM280, or the Infocus IN3128.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PowerLite S12+ is SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This multimedia projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is in fact the worst resolution across all 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are older than two years.

Across similar types of multimedia projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200).

It is worth considering different data projectors that have a resolution of SVGA (800x600) including a higher scoring projector such as the Epson VS220.

If the resolution of this 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector is not high enough for you then you might want to also look at the NP-VE281X ($400.00) (XGA (1024x768)), or the M361X (XGA (1024x768)) both from NEC or the Infocus IN5132 (XGA (1024x768)).

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Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite S12+ has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the similar spec projectors that are more than two years old the projector brightnesses range from 1,300 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the VS220 (2700 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the VS320 (2700 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Epson.

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Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the Epson PowerLite S12+ has one of the louder noise levels amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite S12+ the noise levels range from 26dB to 41dB.

We compared this projector to all the other 37dB noise level projectors and we think a higher Kagoo Rating™ product such as the EB-430 LW, and the BrightLink 436Wi ($1,861.72) both from Epson are also worth considering.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The average lamp power of multimedia projectors of this age and spec is 230W, and the lamp power range from 170W to 370W. The PowerLite S12+ has one of the smaller lamp power (only 200 Watts) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Small RMS Rated Power

The smallest RMS rated power of data projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite S12+ is 1W, the biggest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W. At only 2 Watts, the PowerLite S12+ has a fairly small RMS rated power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are older than two years.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite S12+ have one built-in speaker, including the Epson PowerLite S12+ which has one built-in speaker.

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Small Matrix Size

Comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have matrix sizes of between 0.55" and 0.75". When compared to other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite S12+, the Epson PowerLite S12+'s matrix size of only 0.55 inches is one of the smallest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson PowerLite S12+

Over Two Years Old

This Epson multimedia projector has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Video Mode
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Output
Audio in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Image Format
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.46
Electricity cost when on standby $2.70
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.16
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0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vs315w, mg850h, mg850hd
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