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Epson EB-972 XGA 3LCD Projector


Epson EB-972 projector is a popular choice for virtually any classroom. Offering up to 3x Brighter Colors* than competitive models, Epson 3LCD projectors ensure vivid lessons. Reliable and user-friendly, EB-972 features XGA resolution and 4100 lumens of color brightness and 4100 lumens of white brightness1. Its low-cost, long-lasting lamp — up to 17,000 hours in ECO Mode2 — provides a low total cost of ownership. Moderator device management software3 and network connectivity allow instructors to wirelessly share4 work from multiple devices, simultaneously — including computers, iOS® and Android™ devices. It also features dual HDMI® connectivity. 

  • Projection System: 3LCD, 3-chip technology
  • Native Resolution: 1024 x 768 (XGA)
  • Color Brightness: 4100 lumens1
  • White Brightness: 4100 lumens1

Up to 3x Brighter Colors*, and reliable performance — 3LCD, 3-chip technology
One measurement of brightness is not enough — look for both high color brightness and high white brightness.

EB-972 has:
Color Brightness — 4100 lumens1
White Brightness — 4100 lumens1

  • Incredible image quality — native WXGA (1024 x 786) resolution and 16:10 format
  • Long-lasting, low-cost lamps — up to 17,000 hours in ECO Mode2
  • Advanced network control — RJ-45 and optional wireless connectivity4 for remote projector management, presentations over the network and more
  • Convenient collaboration for BYOD classrooms — wirelessly share4 and compare students' work from multiple devices, simultaneously, with Moderator device management software3
  • Wireless projection from an array of devices — project from iPhone®, iPad®, Android tablets and smartphones with the free Epson iProjection™ App4
  • 2x HDMI digital connectivity — supports multiple high-definition AV devices
  • Powerful sound to engage every student — includes a built-in 16 W speaker and microphone input
  • Easy setup and greater positioning flexibility — 1.6x optical zoom, ±30 degrees vertical and horizontal keystone correction, Easy-Slide controls and Quick Corner®


Audio Input: (Stereo Mini) x 2Audio Output: (Stereo Mini) x 1Mic I/O: (Stereo Mini) x 1Interface: Computer In x 2
Monitor Out x 1
Video In x 1
RS-232C x 1USB Input: USB-B x 1

Projection Lens:

Type: Manual focusFocal Length: 18.2 mm – 29.2 mmZoom Ratio: 1.0 – 1.6 (optical zoom)F-number: 1.51 - 1.99

Contrast Ratio:

Contrast Ratio: 15,000:1

Screen Size (Projected Distance):

Zoom : Wide: 30” - 300” [0.83 - 8.54 m]Zoom : Tele: 30” - 300” [1.36 - 13.86 m]Screen Size (Projected Distance): 60” screen 1.69 - 2.75 m

Operating Altitude:

Operating Altitude: 0 - 3,000 m <0 - 9,843 ft> ( over 1,500m / 4,921ft: with high altitude mode)

Internal Speaker(s):

Sound Output: 16W

Dimension Excluding Feet (W x H x D):

Dimension Excluding Feet (W x H x D): 309 x 90 x 282mm

Specifications Projector:

Lamp Life: Normal mode: Up to 6500 hours2; ECO mode: Up to 17000 hours2Throw Ratio Range: 1.58-2.56Size - projected distance: 27" to 262" (0.85 to 13.81 m)Keystone Correction: Horizontal/Vertical: ±30 degreesColor Processing: 10 bitProjection System: 3LCDColor Brightness - Color Light Output: 4100 lumens1White Brightness - White Light Output: 4100 lumens1Aspect Ratio: 4:3Native Resolution: 1024 x 768 (XGA)Lamp Type: 230 W UHE

Main Parts Specification:

Lightsource: Lamp

Optical Systems:

Lens: F-Number; 1.51 - 1.99

Keystone Correction:

Vertical/Horizontal: ±30° / ±30°Horizontal Slide Keystone Correction: YesAuto Keystone Correction: Yes (Vertical only)Quick Corner: Yes

Power Consumption (220-240V):

Lamp On (Normal/Eco): Normal mode: 327 W

Direct Power On / Off:

Direct Power On / Off: Yes


* Color Brightness (Color Light Output) in brightest mode, measured by a third-party lab in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color Brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. Top-selling Epson 3LCD projectors versus top-selling 1-chip DLP projectors based on PMA Research sales data for Dec. 2015 through Nov. 2016.

1 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.

2 ECO Mode is up to 17,000 hours. Normal Mode is up to 6,500 hours. Lamp life will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp brightness decreases over time.

3. Moderator feature is part of EasyMP Multi-PC Projection software.

4. Wireless module sold separately