Epson | V11H429320 | Datasheet | Epson PowerLite 1221

PowerLite® 1221
Multimedia Projector
Break through to the next level.
The PowerLite 1221 breaks the mold for portable business projectors, delivering spectacular image quality
and ease of use. The ultra-bright 2800 lumens of color/white light output 1, sharp XGA resolution and 3LCD,
3-chip technology transform presentations into brilliant masterpieces with precise detail and true-to-life
color. Breakthrough horizontal image correction with easy-slide technology and USB Plug ‘n Play instant
connectivity make setup fast and easy, while HDMI connectivity blows open the doors for HD entertainment
and media. The PC-free slideshow function lets you project JPEG files, without a computer, from any USB
thumb drive. Whether in the conference room or on the road, the PowerLite 1221 delivers the performance
and functionality you need for success at every level.
Amazing image quality — native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution; up to 3000:1
contrast ratio
Super bright and colorful — 2800 lumens color light output, 2800 lumens
white light output 1
The best-selling projectors in the world.
Epson offers a wide range of high-quality projectors to meet almost any need. Built with image
quality and reliability in mind, Epson projectors enhance communication and inspire collaboration,
while offering a low total cost of ownership. From ultraportable projectors designed for educational
settings to boardroom-ready business projectors, Epson has a model that’s perfect for you.
3LCD technology — for quality and color
that’s beyond amazing
Amazing light output
• 2800 lumens color light output and
2800 lumens white light output1
Innovative technology with
proven reliability
2800 2800
• 3 chips for full-time, true-to-life color
• High color light output for bright,
balanced, colorful images
• 25% less electricity required per lumen of
brightness when compared to 1-chip
DLP projectors 2
• White light output that’s measured
using ISO 21118 (a more rigid standard than the outdated
ANSI lumens rating used by competitive products)
• Over 20 years of road-tested reliability built into
every projector
Dichroic mirror
High color light output
3LCD chips
Low color light output
Actual photographs of images taken from two competing projectors run in default mode. Price,
resolution and brightness (white light output) are the same for both projectors.
Dichroic mirror
3LCD, 3-chip technology
Energy-efficient E-TORL® lamp, exclusively
from Epson
• Delivers more lumens per watt
and lasts up to 5000 hours 3
• Minimizes both light diffraction
and light leakage
Compact and portable design
• E-TORL lamps maximize
your presentation time, while
minimizing your costs
E-TORL lamp
Eco Features
For more information on Epson’s environmental
programs, go to
Energy-efficient 3LCD light engine
Energy-efficient E-TORL lamp
Designed to be recycled 4
RoHS compliant
Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWaySM Transport Partner 5
USB Plug 'n Play instant setup
• No more computer function keys or bulky VGA cables
PowerLite 1221
• Just plug in a standard USB cable and instantly project video
and audio from your PC or Mac®!
• Rich, true-to-life color and reliable performance —
3LCD, 3-chip technology
• Instantly view your images on both the screen and your
computer; one standard USB cable does it all!
• Amazing image quality — native XGA (1024 x 768)
resolution; up to 3000:1 contrast ratio
• This USB connection also enables you to maintain control
over your presentation with the page up/page down function
on the remote control
• Super bright and colorful — 2800 lumens color light
output, 2800 lumens white light output 1
• USB Plug ‘n Play instant setup — instantly projects audio
and video from a PC or Mac via a USB connection
• Horizontal and vertical image correction — projects
rectangular images from almost any angle; just move the
easy-slide control bar to make the necessary horizontal
image adjustments; vertical adjustments are automatic
• HD quality with just one cable — Digital HDMI audio/
video connection
• PC-free slideshows — via a USB thumb drive
Fast, easy setup and control
• Instant Off® — no cool-down time required, so it’s ready to
shut down when you are
• A/V Mute Slide — control your presentation; it’s right at
your fingertips
• Sleep Mode — set from 1 to 30 minutes to save energy
when the A/V Mute Slide is closed or no signal is detected
• 1.2x optical zoom — offers great positioning flexibility
• Direct Power On/Off — power the projector on and off
with the flip of a wall switch
New horizontal image correction with
easy-slide control technology
Epson’s horizontal and vertical image (keystone) correction
means you can project a rectangular image from almost any
angle. The PowerLite 1221 automatically corrects the image
vertically. And for horizontal image correction, just move the
easy-slide control bar to make the necessary adjustments. Your
PowerLite 1221 can be off to the side and above or below the
screen, while your presentation is front and center.
• Quick, convenient control — Instant Off/On, Sleep Mode
(A/V Mute), Direct Power Off/On
• The ultimate in portability — compact, lightweight
design; carrying case and remote control included
• Energy-efficient E-TORL lamp — up to 5000-hour
lamp life 3
• Filters to protect your investment — with easy side
access for hassle-free maintenance
Brilliant image quality and detail
Resolution defines the level of detail and depth you’ll see
in a projected image. It’s measured as the number of pixels
wide by the number of pixels high. The more pixels, the
better the image quality.
800 x 600
Meets basic
Without horizontal image correction
With horizontal image correction
New easy-slide image correction control bar
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
Ensures sharper
Offers the highest
quality and is ideal
for widescreen
(16:10) display
USB (Type A)
USB (Type B)
Computer/Component Video
Audio Out
PowerLite 1221
Multimedia Projector
Product Name PowerLite 1221 projector (U.S.)
Genuine Epson Lamp
Replacement Air Filter Product Code V11H429320
V13H134A32 Specifications
Projection System
Epson 3LCD, 3-chip technology
Projection Method
Front/rear/ceiling mount
Driving Method
Epson Poly-silicon TFT Active Matrix
Pixel Number
786,432 dots (1024 x 768) x 3
Color Light Output1
2800 lumens
White Light Output1
2800 lumens (ISO 21118 standard)
Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
1024 x 768 (XGA)
640 x 480 (VGA), 1152 x 864 (SXGA),
1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+),
1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
Lamp Type
200 W UHE
Lamp Life 3
Up to 5000 hours (ECO Mode)
Up to 4000 hours (Normal Mode)
Throw Ratio Range
1.48 – 1.77
Size (projected distance)
30" – 300" (0.9 – 10.8 m)
Keystone Correction Automatic
Vertical ± 30 degrees
Keystone Correction Manual
Horizontal ± 30 degrees (easy-slide)
USB Plug ‘n Play
Projects audio and video
PC and Mac compatible
Contrast Ratio
Up to 3000:1
Color Reproduction
16.77 million colors
0 10343 88418 2
0 10343 88423 6
0 10343 88586 8
Projection Lens
Manual zoom/Manual focus
1.58 – 1.72
Focal Length
16.9 mm – 20.28 mm
Zoom Ratio
Optical zoom 1.0 – 1.2
Display Performance
NTSC: 480 lines
PAL: 560 line
(depends on observation of the
multi-burst pattern)
Input Signal
Computer/component video: D-sub 15 pin x 1
S-video: Mini DIN x 1
Composite video: RCA (Yellow) x 1
Audio in: RCA x 2 (White/Red)
USB connector: Type B x 1
USB connector: Type A x 1 (USB memory)
1 W (mono)
Operating Temperature
41 ˚ to 95 ˚F (5 ˚ to 35 ˚C)
Power Supply Voltage
100 – 240 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
283 W
0.4 W Power off
Fan Noise
37 dB (Normal Mode)
29 dB (ECO Mode)
Kensington® - style lock provision
Padlock and security cable hole
Password protect function
Audio In
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Including feet: 11.6" x 9.0" x 3.1"
Excluding feet: 11.6" x 9.0" x 3.0"
Weight: 5.1 lb/2.3 kg
Remote Control
Source search selection, power, volume,
e-zoom, A/V mute, freeze, menu, page up and
down, help, auto, mouse functions
Operating Angle
Right/left: ± 30 degrees
Upper/lower: ± 15 degrees
Operating Distance
19' (6 m)
The Epson ConnectionSM
Pre-sales support
U.S. and Canada 800-463-7766
Internet website
Service Programs
Two-year projector limited warranty,
Epson Road Service program,
EPSON® PrivateLine® dedicated toll-free support
and 90-day limited lamp warranty
PowerLite 1221 projector, power cable,
computer cable (VGA), USB cable, soft carrying
case, projector remote control, batteries, user
manual CD, Quick Setup Sheet, PrivateLine
support card, registration card and password
protection sticker
Accessory Part Numbers
Universal projector ceiling mount
Component to VGA video cable Soft shoulder case for projector
and laptop 50" portable screen 80" portable pop-up screen
Duet ™ screen
ES1000 screen
ES3000 screen
Epson DC-06 USB document
Kensington security lock
Packaging Specifications
PowerLite 1221
Dimensions: 14.4" x 13.3" x 6.1" (W x D x H)
Weight: 8.9 lb
Genuine Epson Lamp
Dimensions: 6.3" x 5.6" x 5.6" (W x D x H)
Weight: 0.7 lb
Master Carton
Dimensions: 28.4" x 13.1" x 6.8" (W x D x H)
Weight: 9.3 lb
Units Per Master Carton: 10
Replacement Air Filter
Dimensions: 4.8" x 3.5" x 1.9" (W x D x H)
Weight: 0.1 lb
Master Carton
Dimensions: 10.1" x 7.3" x 5.7" (W x D x H)
Weight: 1.3 lb
Units Per Master Carton: 10
Eco Features
• Energy-efficient 3LCD light engine
• Energy-efficient E-TORL lamp
• Designed to be recycled 4
• RoHS compliant
•Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWaySM
Transport Partner 5
Color and white light output will vary depending on mode selected. White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.
Data source: Jan 2011. Average of 1038 shipping models for which manufacturers provided lumens and total power data, all resolutions and brightness levels.
Lamp life will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp brightness decreases over time.
See our website for convenient and reasonable recycling options at
SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.
Epson America, Inc.
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Specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Epson, E-TORL, Instant Off and PowerLite are registered trademarks, Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Better Products for
a Better Future is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PrivateLine is a registered trademark, Duet is a trademark and Epson Connection is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. SmartWay is a service mark
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