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Epson 520

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Epson 520

$849.00
Epson 520
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An affordable and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA projector, with great features and an industry award
35dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 16000:1 No Nov 2014
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Epson EMP520 Powerlite 520 LCD Projector
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Epson PowerLite 520 XGA Short Throw
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Epson PowerLite 520 LCD Projector - HDTV - 4:3 - 1.6 - UHE - 215 W - NTSC, PAL, SECAM - 5000 Hour - 10000 Hour - 1024 x 768 - XGA - 16,000:1 - 2700 lm - HDMI - USB - VGA In - Ethernet - 293 W - White Color - 2 Year Warranty - V11H674020
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Epson 520 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Epson 520 number 177 across all projectors.
91
Reviews
6 Reviews + 1 Award
94
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Running Costs
$44 Over 5 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 89?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 63%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $44 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,027 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This Epson projector has some great features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Has a built-in speaker
Longer than average service life of lamp
Has a handheld remote control

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $597.99 at Newegg UK 20 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 88% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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Epson 520 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 52% of data projectors, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $849.00 we think it represents good value for money overall.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The 520 is typical compared to the other 2,027 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 520 is $44.

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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 data projectors. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Epson 520 of 35dB is relatively standard compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 39% of all projectors when sorted 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

The projector brightness of the Epson 520 of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 20% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson 520 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Epson 520's service life of lamp of 5,000h is longer than 65% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson 520 has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of data projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The Epson 520's bulb power of 215W is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 61% of all data projectors when ordered 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, unlike 80% of data projectors which 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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