Epson EB-Z9870
Epson EB-Z9870
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Epson EB-Z9870

A fully featured 15000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector
15000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 38dB Oct 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Epson EB-Z9870 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Epson EB-Z9870 as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$208 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 27?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $208 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 6% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Quite loud noise level
Does not support full HD

Epson EB-Z9870 In-Depth Analysis


Epson Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 1,045 owner and expert reviews (including 146 verified purchases), Epson has very good ratings for its data projectors. Epson also has very good ratings specifically within its projectors range compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Epson data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a DVI Port

The EB-Z9870 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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The EB-Z9870 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. At 380 Watts, the Epson EB-Z9870 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Epson EB-Z9870 has one of the louder noise levels (38 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 8,700 ANSI lumens, the EB-Z9870 has a very bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson EB-Z9870 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the EB-Z9870 is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all multimedia projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since October 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the EB-Z9870 is $208, which is in the most expensive 6% of all 1,756 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h611040
Barcodes 08715946541242