Reviews and Problems with Epson PowerLite Cinema 200
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Value for money 8
Ease of use 10
Picture quality 10
mbear78, Projector Central
12 November 2004
Summary: Personal Experience We got a really good deal on this machine when we traded in our "Home 10" and upgraded to the "Cinema 200". So for us value for the money was great. I find the picture quality great, with little or no SDE present! This machine is also very easy to use especially because everything can be done with the remote.
Summary: Personal Experience I have only had this projector for a week, but so far it is outstanding. I am projecting it on a 126" diag draper screen from about 18 feet away and I am sitting about 14 feet away. By all calculators I am too close. However, if there is any screen door effect at that distance, it is not noticeable to me; especially when I get into a movie.
Summary: Personal Experience Personal Experience Great projector and the default color is good, very good value for money. Problems Can't get the good focus adjustment with HTPC(not very sharp), no DVI input.
Summary: Personal Experience Getting this after having had various other projectors was a delight! It is simply the best home-cinema projector I have ever tried. The lens-shift feature makes placement a breeze, as the projector can be placed virtually anywhere without image distortions (no keystone adjustment needed). The zoom is also excellent giving a huge projected image from even short throw distances.
Summary: Personal Experience I have the Epson TW200 for over a month now. Bought it in Holland and had it ISF calibrated. I didn't see the picture before calibration but afterwards it is awesome. At the specialist shop I was able to compare it against the Sanyo PLV-Z2 (also calibrated) and although the difference was not big, I went for the Epson. I like the lens shift (both horizontal and vertical), the quietness of the fan and the high light output in the dynamic mode.
Summary: Personal Experience This image quality is good. I don't see any difference comparing with Zanyo Z2 or Panasonic PT-L500U. It seems to be over priced comparing with Z2 or PT-L500U. All of them use the same Epson's D4 LCD panel. I think that's why there are no difference. But the higher price than Z2 or PT-L500U doesn't make sense for the same image quality.
Summary: Personal Experience The good things : the default color is great. Gamma value is perfect in RGB mode. I never saw this perfect color setting. It is subjective but almost as good as AE500 or a little better than that. Unlike sanyo Z2, you don't need to change color setting. If you watch Divx, there are lots of artifact in 100 inches screen. But it shows very well in this project. I think it is due to PixelWorks chip. It is not good as DCDi but better than nothing.
Summary: Personal Experience This unit is so amazing. It is much brighter than anything else in its price range. Plus, Epson did their home work. The set up software that comes with the 200 is nothing short of genius for a projector in this price range. Awesome!
Summary: Personal Experience Have had a week to play with this new beauty. I had the EPSON HOME10 which I was very happy with considering its low price. The CINEMA 200 is a huge cut above, especially on Hi-def programs. It has way more adjustability too. The picture is stunning! I am blown away!