Summary: Personal Experience Bigger and heftier than my previous Epson, the 8350 is a solid performer. Purchased from Visual Apex for a ridiculously low $699. The placement flexibility of this unit is unparalleled. Find me another projector you can place 17 feet away and only fill an 84" screen. This was an important feature for me as I didn't want to re run cables and put a ceiling mount in the middle of my room.
The Epson 8350 Is Amost Identical to the More Expensive 8700UB
Dave Erickson, Amazon
21 December 2014
Summary: The Epson 8350 ($890) replaces my more expensive later generation 8700UB ($2200) that stopped working. Since the 8350 is $1300 less and a much older model, I must be missing some improvements that the 8700UB added, but for the life of me, I don’t know what they are. I remember reading a glowing comparison at Projector Central back when the 8700UB came out. You would think home theater had advanced to meet the standards of the crew of the Starship Enterprise.
Summary: Had this now for about 3 years and 3 months (1209 days), Lamp lasted about 1200 hours on Dynamic mode. So full brightness. Can't say enough good things about it. The first one I had had a problem with the auto iris, Epson exchanged that no questions! (about 6 months in) and since that no issues. Amazing performance, Xbox and HD videos continue to look awesone!
Summary: Personal Experience This projector has been in production for several years and is just going out of production now. After watching several movies and sporting events on this projector at a friend's house, I decided to buy it to replace an 8yr old Optima that has stopped working. This projector is exceptionally easy to set up. Because of it's placement flexibility, I was able to use my old ceiling mount w/o having to replace it or relocate it.
Summary: Having seen my son's "man cave" with a video projector/screen, I wanted one to watch sporting events and movies. After on line reviews and recommendation from the BestBuy "Geek", I purchased the PowerLite 8350 Home Theater Projector. The installation instructions were sufficient for me, a non-geek", to install and set up. I could not be happier with the picture quality, particularly HD. There are sufficient features to "fine tune" all aspects of the video image.
Summary: Had very high expectations based on other's review but this thing really performs. I couldn't be happier. I have a great home theater now. It was super-easy to set up and I was able to start watching movies within a half hour.
Summary: Had very high expectations based on other's review but this thing really performs. I couldn't be happier. I have a great home theater now. It was super-easy to set up and I was able to start watching movies within a half hour. Only drawback is constant stream of friends, neighbors, and family wanting to come over and watch HD movies. I'm going broke on beer and chips!