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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 Projector

$838.70
$449.99 $388.71 cheaper than 88 days ago
3000:1 SVGA (800x600) 37dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date $71.14 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Poor build
Unacceptable noise level
25 Reviews + 3 Awards
IT Reviews.com Recommended Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This multimedia projector has received three awards from projector experts.

The editors of review websites Trusted Reviews and IT Reviews.com both recommend this 3000:1 contrast ratio data projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at one additional expert review site concluded that this Epson projector was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from Laptopmag.com.

Average Expert Reviews

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

Good Brand

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each multimedia projector manufacturer. On average multimedia projectors from Epson have good reviews from users and experts.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed this projector considered that it had good features. Eight years ago expert website Electronicsme.com gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote “With impressive performance and an even more impressive list of features, this workhorse i” in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 review.


Design

Good Product Quality

One customer said in their reviews that this projector was good quality. Laptopmag.com mentioned “This all-in-one printer works fast, delivers quality prints” in their review of this projector.

Bright Enough to Use in a Living Room or Family Room

Two customers who purchased this projector reckoned that it was easy to use. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Bright enough to use in a living room or family room” in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 but even so they only rated the product 1 stars.

Ceiling Mountable

The PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Poor Build

Two owners thought the product was not well made. Techradar mentioned in their Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 review “Poor build” .


Good Picture Quality

One person concluded that it had good picture quality. Expert website Itreviews.com wrote “It costs roughly the same to buy, is much cheaper and easier to run, has a fair turn of speed, gives good text and graphics and excellent photos” in their review of this projector and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

No 3D Capability

One owner concluded that the product did not have a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this projector on PC Mag “No 3D capability”.

Inferior Sound Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this projector on expert website Expert Reviews “Its designed for heavy use, with a maximum monthly duty cycle of 20,000 pages” and scored the product 7 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk also wrote “Big and chunky, with a high-capaci” in their review.

One person said that it was compact. Twelve years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 “This Epson replaces the existing PictureMate, which is our favourite compact photo printer” and scored it 6 stars.

One customer considered that it was a good size. Twelve years ago expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “We praised its dinky dimensions, sturdy carry handle”.

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Audio

Internal Speakers Aren't Loud

One person who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote “Internal speakers aren't loud”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote “Internal speakers aren't loud”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The PowerLite Home Cinema 500 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is in fact the worst resolution across all similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector.

A 1080p (1920x1080) projector native resolution is the best resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this data projector. Across all the projectors that were released more than two years ago the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The bulb powers of projectors of this spec and age range from 140W to 400W.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in April 2017.


Performance

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00010343905375

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