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Epson 520 Projector

16000:1 XGA (1024x768) 35dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Nov 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £107.90 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good picture quality
Middling text quality at default settings
10 Reviews + 1 Award
pcworld.com_techhive.com Top 10

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This data projector received a "Top 10" award from Pcworld.com_techhive.com.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this 16000:1 contrast ratio projector is 63% based on seven expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, printercomparison.com, Mac World and about.com. If all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this multimedia projector is in the bottom 34%.

Epson Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Average reviews across all Epson projectors are good, however average reviews across just Epson's 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors are unexceptional. 100% of those that bought a Epson multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Picture Quality

One owner who bought it thought it had good picture quality. Expert website About.com mentioned “It prints very fast and leaves text and graphics looking good; if anything, photos fare even better.” in their Epson 520 review and gave this projector a rating of 6 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “It stood out for offering a full set of office-centric features at a notably low price” in their review of the Epson 520. Pcmag.com also mentioned “Strong on office-centric features” in their review.


Power

Environmentally Friendly and Recyclable

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good in terms of recycling. About.com mentioned in their review of the Epson 520 seven years ago “Environmentally friendly and recyclable” .


Energy

Average Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the 520 is £108 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 12 projectors of a similar age and spec.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in April 2017.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson 520 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the EB-520 (£579.40), or the EB-530 (£695.15) both from Epson which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Epson EB-525W (£626.69).

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Design

Middling Text Quality At Default Settings

One customer who bought this projector reckoned that it was not easy to use the menus. About.com mentioned “Middling text quality at default settings” in their review of the Epson 520. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was not easy to use. Digitaltrends.com said “The lack of a 'Back' button makes control panel navigation a little confusing”.

Nice Design

One owner who purchased this projector considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “It also delivers gorgeous output at a decent speed” in their review of this projector and gave the product a rating of 8 stars.

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson 520 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also are ceiling mountable.

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Great Print Quality

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. About.com mentioned “Very good print quality, excellent photo quality” in their review of this projector. About.com also mentioned “Great print quality” in their review. Two years ago Digitaltrends.com wrote “Excellent photo quality output” in their review of this projector but they gave it a score of 17.6 out of 100.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson 520 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Epson 520 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the Epson 520 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 35dB noise level projectors currently available including the Epson EB-520 (£579.40) which has better reviews.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Epson EB-535W (£675.56) (37dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Epson 520 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago. The average projector brightness of projectors of a similar type and age to this projector is 2,800 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 3,400 ANSI lumens.

Alternative 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Epson EB-520 (£579.40).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The Epson 520 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Epson 520 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson 520 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Very Big Bulb Power

The Epson 520 has a very big bulb power (215 Watts) compared to most of the other 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector. The average bulb power of 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector is 210W.

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Price

Low Purchase Price

Seven owners who purchased this projector concluded that it was good value for money. Digitaltrends.com said “Fast print speed for its price” however despite that they rated it 1 stars. Seven years ago About.com wrote in their Epson 520 review “Inexpensive for an all-in-one” although they only gave the product a rating of 17.6 out of 100. Digitaltrends.com also said “Low purchase price” in their review.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00010343915039, 00103439150398

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