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Epson 520

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Epson 520

Epson 520
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pcworld.com_techhive.com Top 10
A very economical to run and award winning moderate noise level XGA projector, with good features
35dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 16000:1 No Nov 2014
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Epson 520 Review

With low running costs and excellent reviews, we have scored the Epson 520 as follows:
82
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
72
Features
Good Features
72
Age
3 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£54 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 63%. This projector has received an industry award from Pcworld.com_techhive.com. Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This Epson projector has running costs of £54 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The 520 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Epson 520 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

One expert review site thought that this data projector was very good. This was from Pcworld.com_techhive.com who gave it an "Top 10".

Poor Expert Reviews

This data projector has an average expert rating of 63% based on seven expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, about.com, Digitaltrends.com and pcworld.com_techhive.com. The data projector expert review sites aren't convinced by this multimedia projector.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 2,595 user and expert reviews (including 472 verified purchases) for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has excellent ratings. 96% of those that bought a Epson data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The 520 has an average 5 year running cost of £54 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since November 2014.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Epson 520 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The Epson 520's noise level of 35dB is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 44% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Epson 520's contrast ratio (typical) of 16,000 is higher than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 77% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Epson 520's projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is dimmer than 78% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson 520 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Epson 520 of 5,000h is longer than 70% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson 520 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The Epson 520's bulb power of 215W is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 37% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson 520 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Epson 520 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

epson deutschland gmbh v11h674040, epson v11h674040, epson 1024x768

Barcodes:

00010343915039, 00103439150398, 04053162598768, 08715946541501

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