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Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870

67

Overall Score

Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870

Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870
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A good spec but 4 year old fairly noisy WUXGA data projector, with satisfactory running costs
48dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 5000:1 No Jul 2014
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Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
62
Running Costs
$180 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $180 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
The bright, large-venue installation projector with full HD performance
3x brighter colors with epson
Bright and colorful
WUXGA
Edge blending
HDBase-T
Portrait mode
3G-SDI
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 is one of the less economic to run projectors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 is $180.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The PowerLite Pro Z9870's noise level of 48dB is louder than 99% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 of only 5,000 is in the lowest 33% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 of 8,700 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 2% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The projector brightnesses of multimedia projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the PowerLite Pro Z9870 of only 2,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 94% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The PowerLite Pro Z9870's bulb power of 380W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 5% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Has a DVI Port

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a DVI port, unlike 90% of data projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PowerLite Pro Z9870 has a built-in display, which is unusual. 96% of projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

z9870unl

Barcodes:

00010343914704, 00103439147046

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