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Epson EMP-500

Epson EMP-500
alaScore 82

47 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The value for money and usability are also appreciated.

image quality, usability, value for money, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Epson EMP-500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Epson Cinema 500 and 200


Epson has gotten much more serious about the home theater market with the release of their latest home theater projectors. The Epson Cinema 500 is their current top of the line unit for home theater. This projector is a relatively compact 14 lbs, and...

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Amazon review summary for Epson EMP-500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Epson EMP-500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Epson V11H584220 PowerLite Home Cinema 500 Silver Edition SVGA 2600 Lumens HDMI Projector (White)


Product Specifications

The EMP-500 is a "next generation" ultra portable projector. True SVGA resolution is combined with high brightness and excellent image quality in a new ultra-compact design. Incorporating many features only previously available on high-end projectors, the EMP-500 combines new miniaturized technology in an ultra small unit. New miniaturized optics, circuit board and a newly developed small size 120W UHP lamp enables the EMP-500 to produce a high bright 800 ANSI lumens. The newly developed retractable lens retains the compact size but also allows the lens to be protected during transportation. The EMP-500 is a lightweight, high bright compact projector targeted at the mobile presenter requiring maximum portability, without sacrificing advanced features and brightness, for a versatile, professional presentation.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens/800ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:1200:1/400:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 299in/25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1280 x 720/800 x 600
Max Screen Distance:45ft
Min Image Size:2.5ft / 29.9in/2ft / 23.6in
Min Screen Distance:3.6ft/3ft
Type:LCD projector


Country Kits:Worldwide
Model:500/Cinema 500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson EMP/Epson PowerLite

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:3000hour(s)
Lamp Type:High-pressure mercury/UHE

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video/Composite video / RGB / S-Video