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Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255

Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 Projector

5000:1 XGA (1024x768) 40dB 10,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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A powerful performer that's easy to install, manage and maintain, the PowerLite Pro Z8255NL multimedia projector offers brilliant image quality for captivating presentations in virtually any... More
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6 Reasons For

Epson Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors from Epson have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 15% of all data projector brands that we have assessed.

Very Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other projectors of this age and spec, the projector brightness of the PowerLite Pro Z8255 of 10,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The average projector brightness of projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z8255 is 4,900 ANSI lumens.

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Two Lamps Quantitys

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 has more lamps quantitys than most of the multimedia projectors of this age and spec. Most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 only have one lamps quantity, however this projector has two lamps quantitys.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z8255 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 range from 190W to 2,800W. With a bulb power of 340 Watts, the PowerLite Pro Z8255 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of this spec and age do have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Ricoh PJ WX4141N which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Hitachi CP-AX2503 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support 3D. The PowerLite Pro Z8255 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z8255 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,500h and 6,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 4,500h. At only 3,500 hours, the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite Pro Z8255.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors of this spec and age have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 5,000h. At only 2,500 hours, the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 is 37dB. With a noise level of 40 decibels, the PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 40dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might want to consider including the Epson Z8455WUNL which has better reviews.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

At 35 decibels, the PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago. Multimedia projectors of this age and spec have noise level (economic mode)s of between 28dB and 35dB.

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Very Heavy

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 is fairly heavy (22 kilograms) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The weights of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 range from 2.6kg to 27kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The PowerLite Pro Z8255 has one of the higher power consumption (economy mode)s (830 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age. The power consumption (economy mode)s of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PowerLite Pro Z8255 range from 200W to 830W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 450W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this projector was released.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Auto Power Off
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $248.59
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $251.31
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8255uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.7T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
44
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 44 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z8255n, z8255nl, epson z8255, epson z8255n, epson z8255nl, epson v11h458820
Barcodes 00010343889033

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