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Epson EB Z9870U

Epson EB Z9870U Projector

15000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 35dB 8,700 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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The white EB-Z9870U is an impressive and versatile installation projector, featuring 8,700 lumens brightness and WUXGA resolution. Able to project portrait aspect images for digital signage, the... More
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7 Reasons For

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

On average Epson 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all multimedia projectors manufactured by Epson.

Supports Wi-Fi

The EB Z9870U supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price], or the EB-Z11005[pl_2549634_price] both from Epson or the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price].

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The EB Z9870U has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (8,700 ANSI lumens) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this type and age the projector brightnesss range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson EB Z9870U is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution across all projectors that are a similar age to the EB Z9870U.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Very Big Uniformity

When compared to other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the EB Z9870U, the EB Z9870U's uniformity of 90 percent is one of the biggest. The uniformitys of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the EB Z9870U range from 80% to 90%.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

The projector brightness (economic mode)s of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the EB Z9870U range from 2,100 ANSI lumens to 7,300 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 4,300 ANSI lumens. The EB Z9870U has a quite bright projector brightness (economic mode) (6,600 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 290W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 2,400W. At 380 Watts, the Epson EB Z9870U has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EB Z9870U.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The EB Z9870U does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago do have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth considering alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Infocus IN112A[plb_2178166_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the EB Z9870U support 3D, however the Epson EB Z9870U does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors of a comparable type and age to the EB Z9870U do not support full HD. The EB Z9870U is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other data projectors which also support full HD including the PJD7820HD[pl_1536139_price], the PRO8600[pl_1596542_price], or the PJD8633[pl_1597774_price] all from Viewsonic which also has a higher rating.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The EB Z9870U is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the EB Z9870U have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Heavy

The lightest projector of a comparable spec and age to the EB Z9870U is 1.3kg heavy and the heaviest is 27kg. At 26 kilograms, the Epson EB Z9870U is fairly heavy compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the EB Z9870U.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson EB Z9870U

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the Epson EB Z9870U has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the EB Z9870U.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Vivitek D555[plb_2500114_price] (35dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Uniformity
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Full HD
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Voltage Tolerance
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson p203644, epson ebz9870, epson p203644p, epson ebz9870u, epson v11h611040
Barcodes 08715946541310
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