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Epson 1980WU Projector

$1,435.16
$1,146.99 $288.17 cheaper than 59 days ago
10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 39dB 4,400 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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Projecting in WUXGA resolution and with a high brightness of 4,400 lumens, the EB-1980WU is a well-connected business projector. Epson's 3LCD technology provides high White and Colour Light Output... More
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Good Expert Reviews

This projector received a score of 80% from expert review site PC Mag.

Epson Projectors Have Good Reviews

Epson has good average reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other brands.

Good Product Quality

One Epson 1980WU reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this projector on PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution”.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson 1980WU reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Supports Full HD

The Epson 1980WU supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the 1980WU which do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors which support full HD currently available including cheaper data projectors such as the Optoma DH1017[plb_2104607_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson 1980WU has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the 1980WU.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Optoma DH1017[plb_2104607_price] which is cheaper; or the Optoma X600[plb_2067505_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson 1980WU is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is in fact the best resolution across all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 1980WU.

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

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the 1980WU is 3,300 ANSI lumens. The Epson 1980WU has a quite bright projector brightness (4,400 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the 1980WU.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Epson 1980WU supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of this age and type. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. This multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1440 x 1050, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This multimedia projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of multimedia projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 1.6 times zoom factor, the Epson 1980WU has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the 1980WU. Across all the projectors that are a similar age to the 1980WU the optical zooms range from 1.1x to 2x, and the average optical zoom is 1.3x.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

At 280 Watts, the Epson 1980WU has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago. Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1980WU have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 240W.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

At 3,400 ANSI lumens, the Epson 1980WU has a quite bright projector brightness (economic mode) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1980WU. The average projector brightness (economic mode) of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1980WU is 2,200 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness (economic mode)s range from 240 ANSI lumens to 3,500 ANSI lumens.

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Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of this age and spec.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most projectors of a comparable spec and age to the 1980WU do not support 3D. The Epson 1980WU is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the Optoma X600[plb_2067505_price] or the Optoma DH1017[plb_2104607_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The Epson 1980WU is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years is 3,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,100h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 4,000 hours, the Epson 1980WU has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Epson 1980WU has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. The shortest service life of lamp of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,200h.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Epson 1980WU is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 35dB. With a noise level of 39 decibels, the Epson 1980WU has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Optoma DH1017[plb_2104607_price] (28dB and cheaper); or the Optoma X600[plb_2067505_price] (28dB and higher rated).

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The average power consumption (economy mode) of data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1980WU is 250W. The Epson 1980WU has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) (330 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1980WU.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the 1980WU have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 40dB. The Epson 1980WU has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s (32 decibels) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson 1980WU

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

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Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
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Lens System
Optical Zoom
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Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
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Design
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Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 March 2015

The Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution, and a bright enough image for a midsize to large room...

High-quality images for both data and video
Rated at 4 400 lumens
1 920-by 1 200 resolution
1.6x zoom lens
Lacks 3D support

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 4 May 2015 by JumpWire
JumpWire would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector

I am a video DJ (VJ) and I have to compete with stage lighting and fog machines. This projector just blasts right through and delivers colors you won't believe. The brightness is also a bonus when... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by FlannelMan
FlannelMan would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector (Verified Purchase)

Great features for price: WUXGA resolution, network control, automatic focus and keystone, etc.One disappointment was that while the capability to project over ethernet works great for powerpoint,... Read more…

Network Control
Wuxga Resolution
Easily Viewed
Works With Many Computers
Easy To Set Up
Video Over Ethernet Poor
Reviewed 20 October 2014 by Js
Js would recommend the Epson PowerLite 1980WU WUXGA 3LCD Projector (Verified Purchase)

I've had good experience with Epson projectors and this one is one of the best I have used. The projector is bright enough to project at 100" inches in an outside lit room. I have gotten a number... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $96.46
Electricity cost when on standby $18.99
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Total running cost over 5 years $115.45
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00010343913769, 00012302747255, 00103439137696

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