Posted on August 2, 2015 By Art Feierman
The Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL is a large, heavy, very bright commercial installation projector intended for auditorium size venues and/or specialized presentation needs. This model certainly qualifies as a “heavy metal” class of commercial projector. The Z10005UNL received our Hot Product Award for its great combination of performance and features.
The Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL is a high brightness (10,000 lumen rating), high resolution (WUXGA – 1920 X 1200), dual lamp, 3LCD projector that is designed for either permanent installation in a large venue, like an auditorium or even a large boardroom, or as a transportable for use at trade shows or other events. Its size and weight (58 lbs.) make it unlikely to be used as a truly portable projector, except when placed on a cart.
The Z10005UNL has a complete set of connection options for a PC, Mac and other video sources, including the traditional VGA cable, DVI-D, HDMI, 5-BNC component video, SDI, HDBaseT, S-video, composite video and wired LAN.
Its specified output of 10,000 lumens is aimed at filling large screens in large rooms or auditoriums, or where total light control may be impractical or undesirable. The Z10005UNL also supports many specialized applications where the projection ‘screen’ is not a flat surface. This includes such uses as night-time projecting images/signage onto the sides of buildings or onto curved or angular surfaces, which is facilitated by the projector’s comprehensive geometric adjustments of the projected image. Also images from multiple projectors can be joined seamlessly with edge blending.
The Z10005UNL accepts a wide range of Epson interchangeable lens. The ‘standard’ zoom lens ($1399 MSRP) was provided with the review unit. A total of 7 lenses are offered by Epson, ranging from short throw to long throw models. These other optional lenses range in price (MSRP) from $2899 to $4999.
The Z10005UNL is network connectable, allowing for control of one or more networked projectors, as well as monitoring the projector’s status, scheduled maintenance and problem notification remotely. Wireless networking requires an optional adapter, not supplied for with the reviewed unit.
The Z10005UNL is one of 9 models within Epson’s lineup of the PowerLite Pro Z series of projectors. Included are models with lower XGA and WXGA resolution and well as other models with the higher WUXGA resolution (i.e., including the Z10005UNL reviewed here). These are all bright commercial/installation projectors with rated lumens ranging from 7500 up to 11,000. The Z10005UNL falls toward the higher end of the Pro Z series. We previously reviewed an Epson Pro Z-series projector back in 2012 with their model PowerLite Pro Z8450WU (Review is HERE) and that model also received our Hot Product Award.
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