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Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL
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Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL Projector

2800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 41dB 7,300 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
7300 lumens brightness in dual lamp mode, or lamp relay mode for continuous operation Built-in edge blending technology produces seamless images when using multiple units Adjustable to correct... More
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5 Reasons For

Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 7,300 ANSI lumens, the WD8700U/BL has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the WD8700U/BL. The dimmest projector brightness of similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the WD8700U/BL is 25 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 7,500 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The WD8700U/BL supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a similar age and spec to the WD8700U/BL. This multimedia projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800. Similar spec multimedia projectors that are more than two years old graphics resolutions range from 640 x 400 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

Projectors with a higher resolution that might be worth considering include the Toshiba NHW22A (1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated) and higher rated), or the NEC NP-P451 ($1,451.18) (1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated),1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated),1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated),1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated),640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated),800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated),1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated) and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that are older than two years.

We compared all the other projectors that have a resolution of WXGA (1280x800) to this multimedia projector and we think the Casio XJ-A245V, and the Toshiba NHW22A which have a better Kagoo Rating™ are also worth considering.

If the resolution of this data projector is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the WX-6000 (WXGA+ (1440x900 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the SX-6000 (SXGA+(1400x1050 and higher rated) and higher rated) both from Canon or the Sharp PG-D3510XL (UXGA (1600 x 1200 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Big Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WD8700U/BL is 180W, the biggest is 700W, and the average lamp power is 290W. The Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL has a fairly big lamp power (350 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the WD8700U/BL.

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Very Light

Across all the data projectors of a similar age and type to the WD8700U/BL the weights range from 130g to 27,000g. At only 1,601.18 gram, the Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL is fairly light compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WD8700U/BL, the Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL does not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker that you might want to consider including the MX618ST, or the MW870UST both from Benq or the Mitsubishi Electric EX321U.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The WD8700U/BL does not support 3D image projection, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the WD8700U/BL also do not support 3D image projection.

Other multimedia projectors with a 3D image projection that you might want to also look at include the MX618ST, or the MW870UST both from Benq or the Mitsubishi Electric EX241U ($606.46).

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most of the multimedia projectors of this age and spec, including the WD8700U/BL, do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering different projectors with a Full HD projection including the Panasonic PT-FX400U ($1,493.48), or the Viewsonic PRO8520HD.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are older than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other projectors with a WiFi connectivity including the XJ-A245V, or the XJ-H2650 ($2,199.99) both from Casio.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 2,000 hours, the WD8700U/BL has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the WD8700U/BL. Similar spec projectors that are more than two years old have lamp service lives of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 8,300h.

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Very Loud Noise Level

When compared to other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the WD8700U/BL that we have checked, the noise level of the Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL of 41 decibels is one of the loudest. The average noise level of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 34dB.

We compared all the other 41dB noise level projectors to this projector and we think a higher scoring data projector such as the Mitsubishi Electric UD8850U are also worth considering.

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Fairly Tall

The average height of similar spec multimedia projectors that are older than two years is 140mm. With a height of 200.6 millimeters, the WD8700U/BL is fairly tall compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the WD8700U/BL.

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Quite Deep

The average depth of multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years is 290mm, and the depths range from 54mm to 770mm. At 421.6 millimeters, the WD8700U/BL is fairly deep compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the WD8700U/BL.

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Very Wide

Similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the WD8700U/BL have widths of between 75mm and 500mm, and the average width is 330mm. When compared to other projectors that are more than two years old that we have assessed, the WD8700U/BL's width of 490.22 millimeters is one of the widest.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

When compared to other comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed the noise level in economy mode of, the WD8700U/BL's noise level in economy mode of 35 decibels is one of the loudest. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the WD8700U/BL the noise levels in economy mode range from 28dB to 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 31dB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Mitsubishi Electric WD8700U/BL

OK Brand

Data projectors built by Mitsubishi Electric generally have ok ratings.

Over Two Years Old

It was over two years ago when this data projector was released.

Specification

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Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
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Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
D-Sub PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
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Typical Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Width
Packaging Content
Manual
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HDMI
S-Video Port

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Electricity cost when switched on $214.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $214.87
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
36
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 36 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers wd8700, wd8700u, wd8700ub, wd8700ubl, mitsubishi wd8700u
Barcodes 00082400033895, 00115971220873, 00168141610318, 00682017416038, 00824000338952, 00884542877333, 05052183916642
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