Vivitek DU978-WT


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Vivitek DU978-WT

Vivitek DU978-WT
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A very economical to run and good spec moderate noise level WUXGA data projector
36dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 15000:1 No Nov 2015
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Vivitek DU978-WT Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Vivitek DU978-WT as follows:
Good Features
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $59 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,027 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Widescreen WUXGA resolution perfect for HD multimedia presentations and movies
DLP darkchip3 and brilliantcolor technologies for optimal black levels and vibrant colorful images
Vertical lens shift and 1.5x zoom ratio for greater installation convenience and flexibility
5 segment RYGWB color wheel for improved and vivid color reproduction
Assortment of video (hdmi 1.4b, displayport, VGA, s-video, composite video), communication (rj45, USB, rs232, 12v trigger) and audio (audio-in/out) i/o options for simplified device connectivity
Extend lamp life with an energy efficient lamp that deliver up to 4,000 hours of usage (dynamic eco. mode)
Project 3d content from DLP link, PC based 3d and bluray HDMI 1.4b for realistic life-like images
Built-in 3w audio speaker with multiple audio-in and audio-out ports
Integrated network monitoring and management solutions (product certified) including crestron roomview, extron, AMX SSDP and telnet
Choice of 8 pre-set display scenario modes including presentation, bright, game, movie, TV, srgb, blackboard and user
Anti-theft security features include: kensington security slot, security bar, and password protected keypad lock
Louder than average noise level
Very short service life of lamp

Vivitek DU978-WT In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the DU978-WT will cost $59 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,027 projectors.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The DU978-WT has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all data projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the DU978-WT of 36dB is louder than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 67% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the DU978-WT of 15,000 is in the highest 25% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Vivitek DU978-WT of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 19% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The projector brightnesses of data 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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Has a Built-In Speaker

The DU978-WT has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the DU978-WT of only 2,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the shortest 11% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The DU978-WT has a handheld remote control. 80% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The Vivitek DU978-WT's bulb power of 310W is bigger than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the biggest 16% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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The Vivitek DU978-WT is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of data projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Supports Full HD

The DU978-WT supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

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vivitek du978wt, du978wt du978wt



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