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Epson 1980WU Projector

$1,443.57
10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 39dB 4,400 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date $122.89 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Price has recently dropped by 20%
Lacks 3D support
4 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This data projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Epson Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 887 user and expert reviews (including 30 verified purchases) for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Epson has good reviews specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Epson multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

One customer thought this projector was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution” in their Epson 1980WU review and scored the product 8 stars.

Easy to Use

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this projector three years ago “Network Control” . Js mentioned in their review of the Epson 1980WU on Bhphotovideo.com also three years ago “It took a few minutes to figure out exactly how to use the menus to set the horizontal” and scored the product 7 stars.

One owner reckoned that this projector was easy to setup. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their Epson 1980WU review “Easy To Set Up” although they only gave the product a score of 1 stars.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One owner said in their reviews that this projector had good features.


Good Picture Quality

One customer said in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality.

Lacks 3D Support

One person who purchased this projector reckoned that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Lacks 3D support”.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Epson 1980WU supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support full HD currently available which you might want to look at including the W1350, or the W1300 both from Benq which has better reviews.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson 1980WU has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Optoma X600 ($1,291.22), the Benq W1350, or the NEC M352 ($2,349).

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Projector

WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The Epson 1980WU has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is in fact the best resolution across all multimedia projectors of this type and age.

Across similar types of multimedia projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Epson 1980WU has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (4,400 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this projector range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic PT-VX600 ($1,259) (5,500 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson 1980WU has a handheld remote control. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the Epson 1980WU has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average bulb power of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years is 240W, and the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Epson 1980WU has a quite short service life of lamp (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. The service life of lamps of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 500h to 30,000h.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Epson 1980WU does not have a DVI port. Most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

Projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector have noise levels of between 28dB and 49dB. At 39 decibels, the Epson 1980WU has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Optoma X600 ($1,291.22) (28dB), the Benq W1300 (33dB), or the NEC M352 ($2,349) (33dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Epson released the 1980WU.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00010343913769, 00012302747255, 00103439137696

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