Epson PowerLite 95 3LCD Projector - A Comparison
The Epson 95 is very similar to the 96W projector which we did review.
This article discusses the Epson 95's differences.
June 30, 2011 - Lisa Feierman
Epson 95 Projector Comparison
Check out our review of the award-winning Epson 96W interactive projector.
The Epson PowerLite 95 is one of four projectors in the Epson PowerLite 90 series considered in this year’s Classroom Projector Comparison Report. The Epson 95 is identical to its siblings in most ways, save for a few key differences. This comparison is to help you decide if the Epson 95 is a better choice for you than the Epson 96W (which recently won our Best in Classroom: Interactive Projector Award), 93, or 92 projectors.
Like its two less expensive siblings, the 92 and 93, the Epson PowerLite 95 (MSRP $799) is an XGA (1024x768) resolution projector, whereas the most expensive in the series, the 96W (MSRP $899), is a WXGA (1280x800) projector. The Epson 95 has 2600 lumens of brightness, which is more than the 92 and 93’s 2400 and less than the 96W’s 2700. All four projectors have a contrast ratio of 2000:1.
The Epson 95 boasts advanced connectivity. It comes equipped with an HDMI input for use with laptops, media players, gaming consoles, and satellite/cable boxes, delivering high quality video and audio with just one cable. The Epson PowerLite 95 also has a USB input, which allows for quick, hassle-free, computer/cable-less presentations. It also has network control capabilities, as well as remote mousing and closed captioning (to accommodate students with hearing disabilities). There is also an optional wireless module that will give your Epson 95 wireless networking capabilities if that’s something you require!
The photo below was taken using the Epson 95's sibling, the 96W. With that noted, the images from the 95 projector should look very similar to the one we reviewed, since they are close in brightness and have the same contrast.
Above, the 96W projector in Cinema mode.
The Epson 95 is cost efficient in terms of maintenance too! With a lamp life of 5000 hours in full power and 6000 horus in eco-mode, the lamp won’t need to be replaced as soon as would those of other projectors. You also don’t need to unmount the Epson 95 to change its lamp – very convenient. Lastly, the Epson 95, like the rest of its siblings, has a 2 year parts and labor warranty, plus overnight replacement! Not the longest warranty available, but the overnight is a huge plus.
The Epson PowerLite 95 is a great buy. It’s bright, portable at 7 lbs., and well connected (no pun intended!) The Epson 95, also equipped with a built-in 16W speaker and microphone input, is more than ready to handle your audio needs and to help your voice carry throughout the classroom to your students. So why hesitate? The Epson 95 and its siblings are all ready to take your classroom by storm. If you want entry-level performance at any entry-level price, consider the Epson 92. A step up – try the Epson 93. If you want widescreen and have a bit of wiggle room in your budget, check out the Epson 96W... But if you’re looking for the sweet spot of price and performance, the Epson 95 is great for you!
Specs for the Epson PowerLite 95
Brightness: 2600 Lumens
Imaging Technology: 3LCD
Resolution: XGA 1024x768
Zoom Lens: 1.20:1
Audio: 16W mono
Lamp Life: 5000 hours, 6000 eco-mode
Dimensions: 4.2H x 13.6W x 10.3D
Weight: 7 lbs.
Warranty: 2 Years Parts and Labor w/ Overnight Replacement
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