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Epson PowerLite W16

Epson PowerLite W16 Projector

5000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Jan 2013
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Featuring advanced network connectivity and exceptional image quality, the PowerLite 98 provides a great choice for virtually any classroom. Offering 3x Brighter Colors than competitive models,... More
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9 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector has an average expert rating of 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

Epson Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

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

Supports 3D

The Epson PowerLite W16 supports 3D. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite W16 do not support 3D.

We compared all the other data projectors which support 3D to this projector and we think the Z8455WUNL[pl_1838281_price], and the PowerLite W16SK[pl_2397615_price] both from Epson or the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PowerLite W16 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite W16.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at including the Hitachi CP-AX2503[plb_2298359_price], the Epson PowerLite W16SK[plb_2397615_price], or the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite W16 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). In addition, this Epson projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1152 x 870, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PowerLite W16 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Epson PowerLite W16 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite W16. Most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite W16 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite W16 is 4,500h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,500h to 6,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 5,000 hours, the PowerLite W16 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

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Light

The average weight of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years is 8.1kg, and the weights range from 2.6kg to 27kg. The PowerLite W16 is one of the lightest 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite W16 (only 2.7 kilograms) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One Epson PowerLite W16 owner wrote in their reviews that the product did not have good sound quality. Three years ago It Reviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com “Limited audio volume” in their review of this projector yet they rated the product 4 stars.

Does Not Support Full HD

Most multimedia projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD. The PowerLite W16 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the Z8455WUNL[pl_1838281_price], or the PowerLite W16SK[pl_2397615_price] both from Epson or the Hitachi CP-AX2503[plb_2298359_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of a comparable age and type to the PowerLite W16 do not support wi-Fi. The Epson PowerLite W16 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite W16 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite W16. 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PowerLite W16 have projector brightnesss of between 2,000 ANSI lumens and 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,900 ANSI lumens.

There are a number of alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might also want to consider including the Epson PowerLite W16SK[plb_2397615_price] which has better reviews.

If this 5000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite W16 the bulb powers range from 190W to 2,800W. At only 200 Watts, the PowerLite W16 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite W16.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite W16 have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 16W. The PowerLite W16 has one of the lowest RMS rated powers (only 2 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

With a colour light output of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite W16 has one of the dimmer colour light outputs amongst data projectors of this age. The average colour light output of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite W16 is 4,700 ANSI lumens, and the colour light outputs range from 3,000 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Dim White Light Output

At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite W16 has a fairly dim white light output compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the PowerLite W16. The white light outputs of data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PowerLite W16 range from 3,000 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Epson PowerLite W16 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite W16

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Noise Level

The PowerLite W16 has a relatively typical noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PowerLite W16.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
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
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

29 March 2013

The Epson PowerLite W16 3D WXGA 3LCD Projector offers 3D capability, plus a guarentee that you won't see rainbow artifacts...

Bright
3 000-lumen rating
Supports 3D with direct connection to video sources
High-quality data images
Limited audio volume
Needs third party software to work with 3D computers
27 March 2013

The Epson PowerLite W16 3D WXGA 3LCD Projector offers 3D in an LCD data projector, making it of particular interest to anyone who wants 3D with no chance of rainbow artifacts...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 27 March 2015 by Jack
Jack would recommend the Epson PowerLite W16 (Verified Purchase)

Our photo club has searched for a LCD projector that has accurate color rendition, is bright, focuses clearly, is straightforward to set up, and is reasonably priced. The Powerlite W16 fulfilled... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy to use
Great picture quality
Reliable Performance
Odd Charging Requirement
Reviewed 23 May 2013 by James
James would recommend the Epson PowerLite W16 (Verified Purchase)

I don't really have anything to compare these to, but they seem to work very well. Setup was a piece of cake--just turn them on and they register with the projector. I like the fact they are... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $68.42
Electricity cost when on standby $17.43
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Total running cost over 5 years $85.85
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0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h493020
Barcodes 00010343904019, 00103439040194, 00172302797213
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