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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500

68

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500

£214.34
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500
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IT Reviews.com Recommended Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended
An award winning but 4 year old moderate noise level SVGA multimedia projector, with OK running costs and good features
37dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 3000:1 No Jan 2014
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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 Review

With excellent reviews, we have scored the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 as follows:
92
Reviews
27 Reviews + 3 Awards
51
Value for Money
Average
65
Features
Good Features
65
Age
4 Years Old
56
Running Costs
£1,800 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 27 reviews. This projector has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from it Reviews.com plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Laptopmag.com. Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However this Epson projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
The PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has running costs of £1,800 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 2% of all 2,068 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is easy to use.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Cinematic adventures made easy
Up to 3x brighter colors with epson
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Louder than average noise level

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Three Industry Awards

Amongst data projectors, this multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded.

The experts at review sites IT Reviews.com and Trusted Reviews both recommend this Epson data projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at review website Laptopmag.com decided that this data projector was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 17 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com this projector has an overall expert rating of 77 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

PowerLite Home Cinema 500 owners on average rated this multimedia projector as fantastic. 8 reviewers (80% of all reviewers) gave this multimedia projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Epson Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 3,913 owner and expert reviews (including 997 verified purchases) for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has excellent reviews. 97% of those that bought a Epson data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people who purchased the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 said that it was easy to use.

  • We praised its dinky dimensions, sturdy carry handle and creditable ease of use…
  • Arrived early than told it would, easy to set up prints off brilliant pictures…
  • After a practise on it was really pleased at how easy it was to use and sort out any problems we encountered! Definitely recommend this product…

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two owners who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has an average 5 year running cost of £1,800 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 2,068 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since January 2014.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This multimedia projector has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all data projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The PowerLite Home Cinema 500's noise level of 37dB is louder than 70% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 of only 3,000 is in the lowest 23% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 81% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of multimedia projectors.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The PowerLite Home Cinema 500's service life of lamp of 4,000h is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 51% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a handheld remote control. 81% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Data projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 19% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PowerLite Home Cinema 500 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

epson v11h293320ob, epson v11h744520, epson v11h584220

Barcodes:

00010343905375, 00014445273332, 00616241040042

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500

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