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Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870
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Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 Projector

5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 48dB 8,700 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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The PowerLite Pro Z9870UNL projector combines bright projection with Full HD, WUXGA performance perfect for installation in auditoriums, lecture halls and other large venues. Offering 3x Brighter... More
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Epson Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Epson is one of the superior projector brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Very Bright Projector Brightness

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a very bright projector brightness (8,700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870. The average projector brightness of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 4,900 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesss range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens.

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Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support full HD, the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 supports full HD.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution amongst all projectors of this age and spec.

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by data projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z9870.

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all data projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Two Lamps Quantitys

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 is a two lamps quantity projector. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 only have one lamps quantity.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the PowerLite Pro Z9870 has three VGA (D-Sub) 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 around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z9870 range from 190W to 2,800W, and the average bulb power is 340W. At 380 Watts, the PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870.

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

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870, the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 does not support 3D.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D which you might also want to consider including the Epson Z8455WUNL which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the PowerLite Pro Z9870's service life of lamp is one of the shortest amongst comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z9870. The average service life of lamp of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z9870 is 3,300h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 5,000h.

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Only One BNC Input Ports

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 is a one BNC input ports projector. Most of the other projectors of this type and age have between one and four BNC input portss.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the PowerLite Pro Z9870 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 31dB, and the noise level (economic mode)s range from 28dB to 35dB. The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s (35 decibels) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Loud Noise Level

When compared to other data projectors of this type and age that we have assessed, the noise level of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 of 48 decibels is one of the loudest. Projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z9870 have noise levels of between 29dB and 48dB, and the average noise level is 37dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Epson Z8455WUNL (40dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 200W to 830W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of 821 Watts, the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite Pro Z9870.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite Pro Z9870, the weight of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 of 26.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest comparable spec multimedia projector that has been around for a similar time to the PowerLite Pro Z9870 is 2.6kg heavy and the heaviest is 27kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

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Electricity cost when switched on $243.92
Electricity cost when on standby $15.22
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Total running cost over 5 years $259.14
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 Z9870uses 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 z9870u, z9870un, z9870unl, epson z9870, epson z9870n, epson z9870nl
Barcodes 00010343914704, 00103439147046
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