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Epson EB-Z9870 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 38dB 8,700 ANSI Lumens Oct 2014
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With 8700 lumens and a XGA resolution, the EB-Z9870 large venue projector is simple to set-up and benefits from 3LCD technology. The white EB-Z9870 is an impressive and versatile installation... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Epson is one of the better rated projector brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Epson also has good reviews for its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The EB-Z9870 has a quite bright projector brightness (8,700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the EB-Z9870. Data projectors of a similar type and age to the EB-Z9870 have projector brightnesss of between 700 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,200 ANSI lumens.

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Very Big Matrix Size

When compared to other projectors of this spec and age, the Epson EB-Z9870's matrix size of 1.06 inches is one of the biggest. Across all the comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 1.1", and the average matrix size is 0.61".

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Very Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

When compared to other similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EB-Z9870, the projector brightness (economic mode) of the Epson EB-Z9870 of 7,300 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The dimmest projector brightness (economic mode) of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the EB-Z9870 is 2,100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 7,300 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 4,300 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EB-Z9870 range from 190W to 2,400W. The EB-Z9870 has one of the biggest bulb powers (380 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Epson EB-Z9870 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the EB-Z9870 have a built-in speaker(s), however the EB-Z9870 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support 3D

The EB-Z9870 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the EB-Z9870.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The EB-Z9870 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the EB-Z9870 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Epson EB-Z9870 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the EB-Z11005[pl_2549634_price], or the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price] both from Epson which is also cheaper.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the projectors of this spec and age the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 20,000h. The EB-Z9870 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the EB-Z9870.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 38 decibels, the Epson EB-Z9870 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the EB-Z9870. The noise levels of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price] (40dB and cheaper), or the EB-Z11005[pl_2549634_price] (40dB and cheaper) both from Epson.

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Only One Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in

The Epson EB-Z9870 is a one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in multimedia projector.

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Very Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the EB-Z9870 have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 35dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 31dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of 35 decibels, the EB-Z9870 has one of the loudest noise level (economic mode)s amongst projectors of this age.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EB-Z9870 range from 1.3kg to 27kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg. With a weight of 25 kilograms, the EB-Z9870 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson EB-Z9870

Released Over Two Years Ago

Epson released the EB-Z9870 over two years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance (tele)
Projection Distance (wide)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $191.54
Electricity cost when on standby $2.01
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Total running cost over 5 years $193.55
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1.3T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers EB-Z9870, epson p203644, epson p214908, epson ebz9870, epson p214908p, epson ebz9870u, epson p203644p, special ebz9870, epson v11h611040, special ebz9870u, special v11h611040, special v11h607040
Barcodes 08715946541242, 08715946541310
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