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Topic: Anyone use an Epson PowerLite 580? Looking for reviews.
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Newbie here!

Anyone out there use an Epson PowerLite 580 (or similar model)? I'm consulting for a group who is looking to add projection ability to their Day Services program. It looks like a great product from what I've seen on the manufacturer's website, but I can't find any reviews or information from people who have actually used it. Any help would be much appreciated.

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This model is a typical inexpensive short throw model in a list of short throw models out there.<g=&t=&db=&dt=&c=&ar=&dvi=&wr=&sp=28&pjl=&pjw=&pjh=&td=&is=&i=d&tr=&oop=1&sort=pop&sz=15

I wouldn't get it or recommend it as it's a 4:3 aspect ratio projector in a world that has very much moved on to widescreen.

I would stick to models in this list:<g=&t=&db=&dt=&c=&ar=Wide+%2816%3A9-10%29&dvi=&wr=&sp=28&pjl=&pjw=&pjh=&td=&is=&i=d&tr=&oop=1&sort=pop&sz=15

Most likely...

Epson and others make quality products, typically with a decent warranty. Image quality is not going to be 'fine'. These are not $10,000 projectors, they aren't designed to be the best out there. They are good quality, with legible quality.

Watch your screen size, as these are intended mostly for use on white boards. Sometimes they can't hit the screen size people are after. They really are not designed to go much larger than a 120" diagonal and still be usable, so that will be important depending on the setup you are trying to achieve.
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