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Epson Pro Z9800WNL Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $228.04 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Fairly bright projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 886 user and expert reviews (including 53 verified purchases), Epson has good ratings for its projectors. Epson also has good ratings specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range. 98% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since July 2014.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Pro Z9800WNL does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of this age and type do have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors that were released around the same time as this projector the projector brightnesses range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 8,300 ANSI lumens, the Pro Z9800WNL has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Epson EB Z9870U (8,700 ANSI lumens).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Pro Z9800WNL has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Pro Z9800WNL does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider including the Viewsonic PRO8600 ($3,500) which also has a higher rating.

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HD-Ready

The Pro Z9800WNL is HD-Ready. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also are HD-Ready.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The Pro Z9800WNL has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector do not have a DVI port.

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Display

Has a Built-In Display

The Pro Z9800WNL has a built-in display. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector do not have a built-in display.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Pro Z9800WNL has an Ethernet LAN, unlike most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago which do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson Pro Z9800WNL is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Pro Z9800WNL has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

At 380 Watts, the Pro Z9800WNL has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to this projector. The bulb powers of projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector range from 190W to 2,400W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Pro Z9800WNL has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age. Comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as this projector have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 30,000h.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is 24dB and the loudest is 40dB. The Epson Pro Z9800WNL has a quite loud noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Epson EB-Z9800W (38dB).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h615920, epson z9800wnl
Barcodes 00010343914674, 00103439146742

Epson Pro Z9800WNL Review Sources

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