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Epson 520 Projector

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16000:1 XGA (1024x768) 35dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Nov 2014
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site thought that this projector was good. Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave this data projector a "Top 10" award.

Good Product Quality

Eight Epson 520 reviewers said in their reviews that the Epson 520 was good quality. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “It has great photo quality output, with the photo black ink providing razor-sharp blacks.”. Digitaltrends.com also wrote “Excellent photo quality output”. Digitaltrends.com also wrote “Stunning output quality”.

Epson Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 735 expert and owner reviews, Epson has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Epson also has good reviews specifically for its 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Technical Features

Several Epson 520 owners wrote in their reviews that the Epson 520 had good features. Six years ago Pcmag.com mentioned “It stood out for offering a full set of office-centric features at a notably low price” in their review of this projector. Pcmag.com also said “Strong on office-centric features”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “It also delivers gorgeous output at a decent speed” in their Epson 520 review and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it had good picture quality. Expert website About.com wrote “It prints very fast and leaves text and graphics looking good; if anything, photos fare even better.”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer thought it was good in terms of recycling. About.com wrote “Environmentally friendly and recyclable” however they scored it 60 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

One Epson 520 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Epson 520 was wifi compatible. Six years ago About.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Builtin wired wireless networking”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

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

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the PowerLite 535W ($795.99), the PowerLite 525W ($715.99), and the PowerLite 530 ($731.99) all from Epson which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Epson 520 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). This Epson projector also support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 520.

Across comparable types of multimedia projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most of the other 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Epson 520 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Narrow

At only 342.9 millimeters, the Epson 520 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. The widths of data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 340mm to 350mm.

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Quite Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The Epson 520 has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave (only 0.22 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the 520. Projectors that are a similar age to the 520 have power consumption during PowerSave of between 0.22W and 350W.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, computershopper.com and about.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 63 out of 100. That puts this projector in the bottom 34% of all the 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most data projectors of this age and spec do not support 3D image projection. The Epson 520 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Epson 520 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the 520 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Epson 520 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the 520 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the projector brightness range from 2,700 ANSI lumens to 3,400 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,100 ANSI lumens. The Epson 520 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

With a brightness in economy mode of only 1,600 ANSI lumen, the Epson 520 has a fairly dim brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the 520. The brightness in economy mode of projectors of this age and type range from 1,600 ANSI lumens to 1,900 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 1,800 ANSI lumens.

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Very Dim White Light Output

At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Epson 520 has a quite dim white light output compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years. The white light outputs of multimedia projectors of this age and spec range from 2,700 ANSI lumens to 3,400 ANSI lumens, and the average white light output is 3,100 ANSI lumens.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Epson 520 has a fairly dim colour light output compared to most of the other 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the 520. The colour light outputs of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 2,700 ANSI lumens to 3,400 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,100 ANSI lumens.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the 520 have one audio in port, including the Epson 520 which has one audio in port.

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Only One Component Video in Port

The Epson 520 is a one component video in port multimedia projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age have one component video in port.

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Very Small Matrix Size

The average matrix size of 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 520 is 0.58". At only 0.55 inches, the Epson 520 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the 520.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson 520

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the Epson 520 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the 520.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 35dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite 525W ($715.99).

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the PowerLite 530 ($731.99) (37dB and higher rated), or the PowerLite 535W ($795.99) (37dB and higher rated) both from Epson.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The Epson 520 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Processing
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Voltage Tolerance
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(10)
27 April 2015

The Epson WorkForce DS-520 Color Document Scanner offers a 50-sheet automatic document feeder, a capable scan utility, and fast speed...

Fast
Good text recognition
Excellent document management
Automatic document feeder
Duplex (two-sided) scanning
Fared only moderately well with business cards in our tests
2 January 2015

Our feelings about Epson's XP-520 are conflicted. It's a step-up from the sub-$100 printers you sometimes find in supermarkets. It has great photo quality output, with the photo black ink...

Duplexing
Fast print speed for its price
Excellent photo quality output
Low purchase price
Stunning output quality
No ADF
Awkward, small paper tray
Small LCD
Tiny display can be hard to read
The lack of a 'Back' button makes control panel navigation a little confusing

The Epson Expression Premium XP-520 is one of the few low-priced printers we've tested that's worth recommending. Its high-yield inks are surprisingly affordable, and it also delivers gorgeous...

8 September 2014

If something does what it does really, really well, and doesn't cost you and arm and a leg, you tend to forgive, or even forget its foibles. That's what you have with Epson's new Expression... Read more…

8 September 2014

If something does what it does really, really well, and doesn't cost you and arm and a leg, you tend to forgive, or even forget its foibles. That's what you have with Epson's new Expression... Read more…

22 November 2010

Like the Epson Workforce 610, the Workforce 520 color all-in-one printer offers a lot of printer for not much money. It prints very fast and leaves text and graphics looking good; if anything,...

Fast
Builtin wired wireless networking
Very good print quality, excellent photo quality
Automatic document feeder
Economical inks
Slow photo printing
Single paper input
Middling text quality at default settings
High-yield inks offer little savings
No automatic duplexer

The Epson WorkForce 520 came off to me as a good home office AIO for a customer on a budget. Regularly priced at $129.99, Epson is currently offering the WorkForce 520 for $89.99. For that,...

14 July 2010

899Reviewer?s Choice About the Author John Breeden II directs the GCN Lab...

The WorkForce 520 is a balanced trade-off between value and the basic features small offices need in an all-in-one inkjet printer...

25 June 2010

Epson is one of the leading printer companies in the world, and their quality is almost unmatched. We recently had the pleasure of reviewing the new Epson WorkForce 520 All-In-One printer, and... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $72.26
Electricity cost when on standby $10.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $83.04
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00010343915039, 00103439150398

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A Lot Better Review from PC Mag
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Epson PowerLite 530 vs Epson 520

Epson PowerLite 530 vs Epson 520
Epson PowerLite 530 Epson 520
$ 731.99 $715.99
1,068.93M Higher Number of Colours
One More Audio in Port
One More Component Video in Port
Brighter Projector Brightness
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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Epson PowerLite 525W vs Epson 520

Epson PowerLite 525W vs Epson 520
Epson PowerLite 525W Epson 520
$ 715.99 $715.99
Same Price
1,068.93M Higher Number of Colours
One More Component Video in Port
One More Audio in Port
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
Slightly Heavier
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