Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6500 UB 1080p Home Theater Projector Review
10 August 2009
Conclusion: Epson's 6500UB may be boxy, it may be a tad heavy and its frame interpolation mode may not be quite ready for prime time, but that's not going to stop me from calling it a remarkable performer. You'll notice I didn't tack "for the money" onto the end of that sentence. Yes, at less than $3,000 the 6500UB represents a fantastic value in the front projector marketplace.
Pros: Rich, deep blacks, Punchy, natural color palette, Extremely sharp, Lens shift / superior install flexibility, Bright, powerful lamp, Rich, deep blacks, Punchy, natural color palette, Extremely sharp, Lens shift / superior install flexibility, Bright, powerful lamp
Cons: Frame interpolation mode isn't quite there yet, Passable but imperfect results on 480i jaggie tests, Somewhat slow to lock on to HDMI signal, Auto-iris noise somewhat distracting if nearby, Boxy and boring exterior
Pros: All in one solution that should work in most rooms that have at least 14 feet of depth, Saves the time and hassle of investigating separately AV receivers, projectors, speaker systems, and so on., Using the channels, the complete system should be installable by a professional in under 5 hours – talk about “Instant Theater”, Excellent picture quality, with superb black level performance, Includes the 6500UB, one of the brightest projectors in its price range, so not on...
Cons: Arguably, you could buy individual components and get more bang for the buck (however, if you plan to pay others to install a home theater, it’s probably a bargain., While color and skin tones are really very good, there are a few projectors that can do a bit better – though none near the 6500UB’s price can match its black levels, They could have pre-programmed in all the projector’s controls into the Universal remote, Projector screen only comes in one size – 100 inc...