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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 Review
|17 Reviews + 3 Awards|
|Value for Money||
|$72 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 55?
It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 77%, based on 17 reviews.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Epson projector has running costs of $72 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
The PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite dim projector brightness
Quite small bulb power
Should You Buy it Now?
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Three Industry Awards
Experts in multimedia projectors love this projector and have given it three awards.
The authors at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this data projector. Trusted Reviews and IT Reviews.com both gave this projector a "Recommended" award.
Review website Laptopmag.com decided that this projector was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.
Average Expert Reviews
Very Good Brand
We checked 1,045 expert and owner reviews (including 146 verified purchases) for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Epson has very good reviews specifically within its projectors range. 97% of those that bought a Epson data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
The price range of multimedia projectors is from $149 to $24,000. We think that this Epson projector has an average price compared to other multimedia projectors.
Price Has Gone Down by $1,249 (74%)
The price has dropped from $1,699 to $449.99 in the last 9 days.to be notified when the price changes.
Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom
We found a cheaper price for the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 of £214.34 ($214.34) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $235.65.
Average Noise Level
At 37 decibels, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.
Quite Small Bulb Power
Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst projectors of this age.
Does Not Support Full HD
Like most of the other data projectors, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 does not support full HD.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).
800 X 600 Resolution
The highest resolution of the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is 800 x 600. That's over two times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).
Released Over Three Years Ago
This Epson multimedia projector has been on the market since January 2014.
OK Running Costs
The average running cost of the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is $72 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.