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Barco PHWU-81B Review
|$130 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 84?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $130 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 10% of all 2,027 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
Barco PHWU-81B In-Depth Analysis
Running Costs Are High
The PHWU-81B is in the most expensive 10% of all 2,027 projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PHWU-81B is $130.
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution
The PHWU-81B has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This multimedia projector has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all multimedia projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).
Louder Than Average Noise Level
The average noise level of all data projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The PHWU-81B's noise level of 44dB is in the loudest 1% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.
Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)
The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The PHWU-81B's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,800 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 78% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PHWU-81B of 7,500 ANSI lumens is brighter than 96% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp
The service life of lamp of the PHWU-81B of only 2,000h is shorter than 93% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all data projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.
Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
The bulb power of the PHWU-81B of 350W is bigger than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the biggest 11% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.
Does Not Support Full HD
Like most other data projectors, the PHWU-81B does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.
Has a DVI Port
The PHWU-81B has a DVI port, which is unusual. 89% of multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.