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Epson EB-580 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1366x768) 35dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Apr 2014
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This 3,200 lumens ultra short throw projector, from the world's leading projector manufacturer1, is ideal for delivering high-quality classroom presentations with fewer shadows. The EB-580... More
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8 Reasons For

Epson Projectors Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Epson data projectors and also specifically for Epson 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Epson had good reviews.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson EB-580 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the EB-580 also have a built-in speaker.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at include the Epson EB-965 which is cheaper; or the Benq W1400 which has better reviews.

Alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Epson EB-575W.

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Supports Six Video Colour Modes

The Epson EB-580 has a greater number of video colour modes than most data projectors of a similar age and type to it. This projector supports a Dynamic video colour mode, which is the most commonly supported video colour mode supported by similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EB-580. The video colour modes "Presentation", "Sports", "sRGB", "Theatre" and "Whiteboard" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Epson EB-580 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Epson EB-580 is a two HDMI port multimedia projector.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 16 Watts, the Epson EB-580 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. The average RMS rated power of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 9W, and the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This multimedia projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on data projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

Data projectors of this spec and age have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 40dB. At only 28 decibels, the Epson EB-580 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Epson EB-580 does not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might want to consider including the Acer P5307 or the W1400, or the W1080 ($408.00) both from Benq.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Epson EB-580 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider include the W1400, or the W1080 ($408.00) both from Benq or the Optoma DH1017 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago, the Epson EB-580 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of projectors of a similar age and type to the EB-580 range from 1.1x to 2x. At only 1.35 times zoom factor, the Epson EB-580 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

The Epson EB-580 has one of the dimmer brightness in economy mode (only 1,900 ANSI lumen) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The dimmest brightness in economy mode of data projectors of a similar age and type to the EB-580 is 240 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 3,500 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 2,200 ANSI lumens.

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Heavy

Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago the weights range from 360g to 54kg, and the average weight is 4.6kg. The Epson EB-580 is one of the heavier 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EB-580 (5.3 kilograms) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Fairly High Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of data projectors of a similar spec and age to the EB-580 range from 0.2W to 280W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 170W. The Epson EB-580 has a fairly high power consumption during PowerSave (270 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Epson EB-580

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Epson released the EB-580.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the Epson EB-580 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the EB-580.

There are a number of alternative 35dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper projectors such as the Acer P5307.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the EB-575W (35dB), or the EB-585W (35dB) both from Epson.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Epson EB-580 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the EB-580.

If this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the NEC M362 (3,600 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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1024 X 768 (XGA) Graphics Resolution

The Epson EB-580 supports a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

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

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Tele Projection Distance
Wide Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Colour Mode
Video Processing
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
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
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
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
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
Bundled Software
Cable Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $88.78
Electricity cost when on standby $1.88
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Total running cost over 5 years $90.66
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h604040, epson v11h604041
Barcodes 04053162598638, 05054484700845, 05054533700840, 05054629441251, 08715946534343, 08715946534350

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