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Epson PowerLite 580
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Epson PowerLite 580 Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 35dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Feb 2014
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The PowerLite 580 ultra-short-throw projector takes collaborative learning to a whole new level. Designed for today's BYOD classroom, this XGA performer includes advanced network connectivity and... More
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8 Reasons For

One Industry Award

PC Mag concluded that this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This data projector received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag.

Epson Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 613 owner and expert reviews, Epson has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Epson also has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PowerLite 580, the Epson PowerLite 580 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Optoma X600 (£1,028.12), or the Benq W1350 which has better reviews.

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1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PowerLite 580 is 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). That's over four times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of this spec and age. This Epson projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PowerLite 580 supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Three Audio (L,R) Ins

The Epson PowerLite 580 is a three audio (L,R) in data projector.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Epson PowerLite 580 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors of this type and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerLite 580 is 8.9W. At 16 Watts, the Epson PowerLite 580 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerLite 580.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most multimedia projectors of this type and age do not support 3D. The PowerLite 580 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma X600 (£1,028.12), or the Benq W1350 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PowerLite 580 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PowerLite 580 also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Benq W1350 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerLite 580 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PowerLite 580 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very High Running Costs

The PowerLite 580 is one of the least economic to run projectors of this age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the PowerLite 580 will cost £153 over 1 year to run.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of data projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 1.1x and the biggest is 2x. The Epson PowerLite 580 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 1.35 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Heavy

The PowerLite 580 is fairly heavy (5.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the PowerLite 580. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerLite 580 the weights range from 360g to 54kg.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The Epson PowerLite 580 has one of the highest power consumption (PowerSave)s (280 Watts) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PowerLite 580 have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.2W and 280W.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Epson PowerLite 580

Price Has Increased by £30.34

The price of the PowerLite 580 has increased by £30.34 in the last 56 days.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the PowerLite 580 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Optoma X600 (£1,028.12) (28dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite 580 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The Epson PowerLite 580 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
DisplayPorts Quantity
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
21 January 2016

The Epson PowerLite 580 XGA 3LCD Projector offers a 1,024-by-768 native resolution and an ultra-short throw that delivers a bright, high-quality, big image from only inches away from the screen...

PC Mag

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £120.50
Electricity cost when on standby £31.70
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Total running cost over 5 years £152.20
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00010343910720, 00012302436111, 00103439107200

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