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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500

76

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500

$1,390.00
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500
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An award winning and good spec moderate noise level SVGA multimedia projector, with OK running costs but representing only moderate value for money
37dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 3000:1 No Jan 2014
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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 number 434 across all projectors.
93
Reviews
27 Reviews + 3 Awards
69
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
63
Running Costs
$1,500 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 27 reviews.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Epson projector has running costs of $1,500 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 2% of all 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Cinematic adventures made easy
Up to 3x brighter colors with epson
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Louder than average noise level

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has an average running cost of $1,500 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 2,021 projectors.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This projector has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution, whereas most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 of 37dB is louder than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 69% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 of only 3,000 is in the lowest 23% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the PowerLite Home Cinema 500 of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 18% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses 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 PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 of 4,000h is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 49% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is smaller than 78% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

epson v11h293320ob, epson v11h744520, epson v11h584220

Barcodes:

00010343905375, 00014445273332, 00616241040042

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