Epson EB-Z9870U
Epson EB-Z9870U
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Epson EB-Z9870U

An expensive to run 15000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) multimedia projector with adequate features
15,000 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 38dB Sep 2014
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Epson EB-Z9870U Review

With average features, we have scored the Epson EB-Z9870U as follows for Summary.
Average Features
Age (12)
Running Costs (25)
$209 Over 5 Years
Overall Score (36)

Why Has it Scored 36?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $209 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 6% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Fairly bright projector brightness
Very short service life of lamp
Quite loud noise level

Epson EB-Z9870U In-Depth Analysis


Has a DVI Port

The EB-Z9870U has a DVI port. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the EB-Z9870U of 7,500 ANSI lumens is quite bright compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 5% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h. The EB-Z9870U's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is in the shortest 21% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The bulb power of the EB-Z9870U of 380W is quite big compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 7% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The EB-Z9870U has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors. The worst resolution of all projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The Epson EB-Z9870U's noise level of 38dB is quite loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 16% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Supports Full HD

The EB-Z9870U supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The EB-Z9870U has an average running cost of $209 over 5 years based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

epson ebz9870u


08715946541310, 08715946541327