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Epson 1985WU Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 39dB 4,800 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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The PowerLite 1985WU is a portable powerhouse, bringing brilliant high-definition video to your boardroom with native WUXGA, Full HD 1080p support, and DCDi video processing. Offering 3x Brighter... More
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18 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag.

Good Brand

Epson is one of the better rated data projector brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Epson also has good ratings for its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Good Product Quality

A few Epson 1985WU owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Epson PowerLite 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Multimedia Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution”. Last year Pc Mag said in their Epson 1985WU review “High quality for both data images”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought it wrote that it was wifi compatible. Pc Mag mentioned in their review last year “WiDi for easy wireless connections”.

Good Picture Quality

One person mentioned that the product had good picture quality.

Good Support

One Epson 1985WU reviewer said in their reviews that this projector had good technical guidance. Pc Mag said “Lens has manual, not motorized, zoom” .

Supports Wi-Fi

The Epson 1985WU supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the 1985WU do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which support wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include the Benq W1500 ($1,976.29), or the Epson 1975W ($1,908.34) which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the 1985WU which do not support full HD, the Epson 1985WU supports full HD.

Alternative data projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to consider include the W1500 ($1,976.29), or the W1300 both from Benq or the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the 1985WU, the Epson 1985WU has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the EB-X24, and the 1975W ($1,908.34) both from Epson which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson 1985WU is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the 1985WU the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson 1985WU has one of the brighter projector brightnesss amongst projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1985WU is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Epson 1975W ($1,908.34) (5,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Epson 1985WU is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this Epson projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution across all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of data projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Epson 1985WU is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The Epson 1985WU has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more maximum digital resolution than the most common maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This multimedia projector's maximum digital resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) is actually the best maximum digital resolution across all comparable spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum digital resolution is the worst maximum digital resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

When compared to other data projectors of this age and type, the Epson 1985WU's colour light output of 4,800 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The dimmest colour light output of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 600 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 4,800 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Bright White Light Output

Multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the 1985WU have white light outputs of between 600 ANSI lumens and 4,800 ANSI lumens. When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the 1985WU, the Epson 1985WU's white light output of 4,800 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the Epson 1985WU has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and type the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The power consumption (PowerSave)s of multimedia projectors of this spec and age range from 0.2W to 280W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.21 Watts, the Epson 1985WU has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One Epson 1985WU owner wrote that the product was not easy to use. Pc Mag said in their Epson 1985WU review “Remote control is not backlit, has relatively small buttons” .

Inferior Remote Control

One Epson 1985WU reviewer said in their reviews that the product did not have a good remote control.

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the Epson 1985WU does not support 3D.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider include the GP10, or the W1500 ($1,976.29) both from Benq which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 4,000 hours, the Epson 1985WU has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the 1985WU. 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 1985WU have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,100h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec the service life of lamps range from 500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Epson 1985WU has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the 1985WU.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 40dB. At 31 decibels, the Epson 1985WU has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the 1985WU.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 39 decibels, the Epson 1985WU has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the 1985WU. The average noise level of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 35dB, and the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 39dB noise level data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson 1975W ($1,908.34).

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00) (38dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

At 330 Watts, the Epson 1985WU has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The power consumption (economy mode)s of similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1985WU range from 72W to 420W.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson 1985WU

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Epson released the 1985WU.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Processing
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
Audio (L,R) in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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)
Plug and Play
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(4)
20 March 2015

The Epson PowerLite 1985WU WUXGA Wireless 3LCD Multimedia Projector offers excellent image quality, high resolution, and both Miracast and WiDi for wireless connections...

Bright
1 920-by 1 200 resolution
Supports Miracast and WiDi for easy wireless connections
High quality for both data images and video
Very Bright Auditorium larger venue capable, easily able to h le small screens in moderately bright rooms
No 3D support
Lacks interchangeable lenses for extremely long and short throw applications
No lens shift
Remote control is not backlit, has relatively small buttons
Lens has manual, not motorized, zoom and focus
4 January 2015

The Epson Powerlite 1985WU is one of a new breed of affordable high brightness projectors suitable for medium and larger venues. 100? screens even in bright rooms handled well.There used to be a... Read more…

11 December 2014

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10 December 2014

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 24 April 2016 by KingOfF00LS
(Verified Purchase)

Bought two of these to have an image on each side of the stage at church. Picture quality is excellent and the brightness is still good using these on a wall with lights on in the auditorium.... Read more…

Reviewed 13 March 2016 by Ed C
(Verified Purchase)

I used the projector for the first time in a public meeting of about 100 people. The image was projected on a large drop down screen. It was bright, clear and overall excellent! I have not yet... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2016 by John

Used for the first time in a wedding, bright room from ambient lighting and early evening sun just after sundown. Worked flawlessly. Put a 14 foot image about 15 feet above the floor at the bottom... Read more…

Reviewed 28 August 2016 by Casserole
(Verified Purchase)

Needed a super bright projector for a wedding video in a venue with lots of ambient light. The 1985 is super bright with great contrast. It powers right through and still looks super even with a... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $105.56
Electricity cost when on standby $19.54
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Total running cost over 5 years $125.10
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0.82T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.82 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h619020
Barcodes 00010343913752, 00014444567319, 00103439137528

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