Reviews and Problems with Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080
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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 LCD Video Projector
Audio Video Revolution
7 September 2012
Excerpt: Introduction The 1080p projection market just got a lot more interesting, thanks to the arrival of Epson’s PowerLite Home Cinema 1080. While other big-name projection companies like Sony, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic have priced their entry-level 1080p projectors between $4,500 and $6,000, Epson is making a bold statement with the Home Cinema 1080, which costs just $2,999.
Excerpt: Since 1080p became the buzzword of the year, most projectors that supposedly employ the technology have been more expensive than those that don't. The inflated price hasn't guaranteed that the projector would actually accept 1080p, just that it possibly deinterlaces a 1080i signal. This is changing; most expensive projectors now accept the signal, but only recently has the price started to drop and reach more people's spending range.
Excerpt: Sleek and swoopy, the Epson Power-Lite Home Cinema 1080 UB features a prominent lens mounted towards the right side with a row of exhaust slats on the left front panel that direct warmed air off to the side. The optics feature manual adjustments for focus and zoom, as well as horizontal and vertical offset.
Conclusion: I think the first would be that the projector needs to be sensible in how it works – i.e. you shouldn’t have to fight it to get an image playing. The second would be that it must display video of sufficient quality that it doesn’t keep reminding you that you were unable to afford something better. And the last law would be that it should make the time spent watching as much of a pleasure as a night out at the movies – sans the steep cost of popcorn and a beverage, natch.
Pros: Plenty of extra functionality such as lens shift, security slot, control deactivation, etc
Cons: Replacing the air filter can be overlooked and result in degraded performance