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Epson BrightLink 485Wi
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Epson BrightLink 485Wi Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,100 ANSI Lumens Aug 2012
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Interactivity 3.0 in a Bright, WXGA Interactive Projector.Make almost any wall or even tabletop interactive with the sleek and powerful BrightLink 485Wi projector. This high-performance,... More
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8 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

PC Mag wrote that this data projector was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of one more expert review site decided that this projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this multimedia projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this projector is 85 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and pcworld.pl.

Epson Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Epson 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all multimedia projectors built by Epson.

Good Technical Features

One person thought the product had good features. Pcmag.com rated it 5 stars and wrote on expert website PC Mag “Among its more interesting features are automatic calibration” in their Epson BrightLink 485Wi review.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The BrightLink 485Wi has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the BrightLink 485Wi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the NEC NP-M271X[plb_1525269_price], the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price], or the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price].

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the BrightLink 485Wi range from 0.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W. With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the BrightLink 485Wi has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The BrightLink 485Wi does not support 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the BrightLink 485Wi also do not support 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this multimedia projector and we think the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the BrightLink 485Wi, the BrightLink 485Wi does not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Infocus IN3118HD[plb_2221772_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Epson BrightLink 485Wi does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the BrightLink 485Wi also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price].

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the BrightLink 485Wi range from 1.3x to 4x. The Epson BrightLink 485Wi has a quite small digital zoom (only 1.35 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 5,700h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 230h to 20,000h. At only 4,000 hours, the Epson BrightLink 485Wi has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Number of Colours

With a number of colours of only 16.7 million, the BrightLink 485Wi has one of the lower numbers of colours amongst projectors of this age. The average number of colours of projectors that have been around for a similar time to the BrightLink 485Wi is 340M.

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Only One Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in

The BrightLink 485Wi is a one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in multimedia projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson BrightLink 485Wi

Released Over Four Years Ago

Epson released the BrightLink 485Wi over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the Epson BrightLink 485Wi has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the NEC UM330[plb_1525062_price] (28dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, the Epson BrightLink 485Wi has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the BrightLink 485Wi.

There are a number of other 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price].

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Infocus IN3118HD[plb_2221772_price] (3,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Plug and Play
Linux Operating Systems Supported
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

2 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

(4)
8 June 2012

The Epson BrightLink 485Wi business projector is more expensive than the competition, but the price includes two pens, a mount, and the ability to use the interactive whiteboard with any image...

PC Mag

Ultra short throw
Interactivity works at full brightness
Can use interactive feature with any input, not just computers
Have to touch screen to interact, which means screen has to have a hard backing
No 3D support

Projectorcentral.com

The Epson 485Wi qualifies as one of the more impressive representatives of the ultra short throw interactive category, and one that -- unless you need 3D -- should wind up on your short list...

The Epson BrightLink 485Wi is a native 1280x800 resolution, ultra short throw projector, that has really turned out to be a really impressive. Of course, don?t let me forget its most important...

13 August 2012

G??bia czerni, kontrast i geometria - te parametry zawodz? w Epsonie EB-485Wi . Je?eli odtwarzany jest film, obraz troch? skacze, wr?cz wida? gubione klatki. Wida? te? szumy. Nale?y jednak... Read more…

Wysoka jasno, dobra praca funkcji interaktywnych, rozbudowany zestaw gniazd
Saba geometria, nie nadaje si do ogldania filmw, spore minusy w konstrukcji obudowy

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $75.78
Electricity cost when on standby $41.76
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Total running cost over 5 years $117.54
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.77 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

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h452520
Barcodes 00010343888807, 00132017739106, 00747189615778
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