Reviews and Problems with Epson PowerLite Cinema 500
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Good buy, nice product
21 March 2013
Summary: The projector was brand new, in original packing. It was easy to install and use. Ir arrived very quickly, in enough time for a presentation I had that weekend. The drawbacks of the projector are: 1. It's gets very hot, very quickly 2. It has a kind of loud roar, I guess it's the fan Overall, I'm very pleased, the price was right and the Info Tech Coordinator at my job complimented me on the projector.
Summary: is my first experience with this type of projector works very well and is very fun to play video games on a screen the size of the wall, clarity is very good and it would buy another brand, the only thing missing is a way out audio.
Good value at around $300--make sure is Gold Edition
1 December 2012
Summary: One of the better 720P machines--very bright and compact,sometimes as sharp as lower end 1080p models. Good, film-like picture on Blu-Ray. Note there are two Epson 500 models--one the Silver Edition [800x600];the other the Gold Edition, also known as the Epson 707, which is 720p.
Summary: Personal Experience Auditioned the BenQ 8700+, PJTX100, InFocus 7200, Sharp 10000 and finally chose the Epson Cinema 500. All of the above projectors were excellent, and each had their own pluses and minuses. I thought the colors were better on the Epson and difference in black levels (contrast) were almost unnoticeable. There is no SDE from a distance of .8x the screen width (you can get really close). The lens shift is great, the different light settings are awesome...
Summary: Personal Experience Have had this projector for a little over a week and am very happy with it so far. A great LCD alternative for people susceptible to rainbows/headaches from DLP. Manual horizontal and vertical lens shift and power zoom and focus make it a breeze to set up. It is extremely quiet. Screen size in my setup is around 6 feet wide - I adjust picture size with remote zoom depending upon quality of the input.