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Epson PowerLite W16SK

Epson PowerLite W16SK Projector

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5000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 39dB Jan 2013
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Immerse your students in ultra-bright 3D imagery that takes any subject to a whole new level. The Epson PowerLite W16SK dual projection system adds a bold, new dimension to education, displaying... More
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One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site thought that this Epson projector was good. This projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this projector is 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

Good Brand

Data projectors manufactured by Epson generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

Easy to Use

One Epson PowerLite W16SK owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Expert website Itreviews.com mentioned “The Epson PowerLite W16SK 3D 3LCD Dual Projection System delivers passive 3D with an easy to set up pair of projectors” in their Epson PowerLite W16SK review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Epson PowerLite W16SK owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Itreviews.com scored it 4 stars and wrote three years ago “The W16SK works with passive, rather than active, 3D glasses” in their review of this projector.

Nice Design

One Epson PowerLite W16SK reviewer who purchased the Epson PowerLite W16SK mentioned that it was a good design.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good for ceiling mounting.

Good Picture Quality

One Epson PowerLite W16SK reviewer who bought the Epson PowerLite W16SK concluded that it had a sharp image. Projectorreviews.com wrote “Although stacked projector sharpness is acceptable” in their review of the Epson PowerLite W16SK.

Supports 3D

The PowerLite W16SK supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age do not support 3D.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price], or the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price].

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Supports Full HD

The PowerLite W16SK supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors which support full HD and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Benq W1060[plb_1403581_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite W16SK, the Epson PowerLite W16SK has 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[plb_2502936_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite W16SK is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). This Epson data projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all multimedia projectors of this age and type is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Epson PowerLite W16SK has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite W16SK. This Epson data projector is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector compared to most of the comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerLite W16SK which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors of this type and age do not support wi-Fi. The Epson PowerLite W16SK is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 4,900 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesss range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens. At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson PowerLite W16SK has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite W16SK is 1.3x, and the digital zooms range from 1.1x to 1.4x. With a digital zoom of only 1.2 times zoom factor, the Epson PowerLite W16SK has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerLite W16SK.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 200 Watts, the PowerLite W16SK has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PowerLite W16SK. Multimedia projectors of this type and age have bulb powers of between 190W and 2,800W, and the average bulb power is 340W.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The PowerLite W16SK has one of the lowest RMS rated powers (only 2 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The RMS rated powers of data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PowerLite W16SK range from 2W to 16W.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The PowerLite W16SK is a one HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of multimedia projectors of this type and age range from 29dB to 48dB, and the average noise level is 37dB. The PowerLite W16SK has one of the louder noise levels (39 decibels) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Infocus IN3138[plb_2142781_price] (37dB and higher rated), or the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price] (40dB and higher rated).

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Only One Lamps Quantity

The PowerLite W16SK is a one lamps quantity projector. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite W16SK have one lamps quantity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite W16SK

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many data projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
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
Digital Zoom
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

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Projectorreviews.com

See this projector in our annual Classroom Projector Report, sponsored by:I chose to review the unique, Epson W16SK 3D passive projector system myself. (Editor's priviledge! This projector offers... Read more…

3000 claimed lumens produced 3112 in the projector's brightest mode
Ultra short throw design allows wall mounting above a screen which typically saves real money compared to ceiling mounting
Plenty of brightness allows most users to run in "ecomode" w
Dual-projector system designed for easy setup
Passive 3D uses low-cost glasses
Although stacked projector sharpness is acceptable, it certainly could be a bit sharper
That, however, would probably require adjustable lens shift, instead of keystone correction and corner correction controls, and Adjustable lens shift adds a good deal
Useful brightness is substantially lower than the rated brightness
Needs third-party software to work with 3D computers

IT Reviews.com

29 March 2013

The Epson PowerLite W16SK 3D 3LCD Dual Projection System delivers passive 3D with an easy to set up pair of projectors...

27 March 2013

The Epson PowerLite W16SK 3D 3LCD Dual Projection System is a complete 3D data projector solution that's designed for easy setup and uses inexpensive, passive 3D glasses...

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Electricity cost when switched on $70.13
Electricity cost when on standby $17.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $87.99
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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 w16, epson w16s, epson w16sk, epson v11h494020
Barcodes 00010343904026, 00103439040262

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