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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100

The PowerLite® Home Cinema 8100 features D7 technology for brilliant color and detail, and higher contrast. It has a 36,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and features real color reproduction capabilities for more natural and precise colors. With pricing of $1,599 (plus an additional $100 rebate at launch) the 8100 supports high-definition 3LCD home entertainment, delivering bright and natural color, crisp image detail and reliability. This 3LCD projector uses a three-chip…

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100

The PowerLite® Home Cinema 8100 features D7 technology for brilliant color and detail, and higher contrast. It has a 36,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and features real color reproduction capabilities for more natural and precise colors. With pricing of $1,599 (plus an additional $100 rebate at launch) the 8100 supports high-definition 3LCD home entertainment, delivering bright and natural color, crisp image detail and reliability. This 3LCD projector uses a three-chip optical engine for image quality without the possibility of color break-up, unlike DLP projectors that generate images using a spinning color wheel with a white segment.

Features

The Home Cinema 8100 features a contrast ratio of up to 36,000:1 and 1,800 lumens brightness. It features Epson’s Dynamic Iris system which contributes to the contrast improvement, allowing light to be controlled on a frame-by-frame basis at up to 60 times per second, making it ideal for fast-action movies with frequent scene changes. Designed for home entertainment and AV enthusiasts on a budget, this projector offers home entertainment for enjoying movies, video games, sports, and more. Other features on the 8100 includes: Cinema Filter: Delivers larger color space for improved color fidelity; Fujinon OptiCinema™ Multi-Lens Optics System which projects clean edges with consistent image quality across the entire screen, expanding installation flexibility; 7 Pre-set Color Modes: Dynamic, Living Room, Natural, Theatre, Theatre Black 1, Theatre Black 2, x.v.Color for optimal viewing in any environment; E-TORL® (Epson Twin Optics Reflection Lamp) which provides optimum light uniformity and increased light output for screen sizes larger than ten feet with exclusive 200 watt high efficiency design; uses less energy for up to 4,000 hours of lamp life(iii); Advanced Dust Filtration System which ensures efficient power use, reduced cool-down periods, lower fan speeds, quieter operation (only 22 db), and 98 percent efficiency for longer filter life and input options such as two HDMI 1.3a inputs with Deep Color support, high definition component video input, S-video input, composite video input, and VGA-type RGB input (D-sub 15).

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  • Has anyone had any issues with bulbs on the Epson PL8100

    I have read a LOT of people saying their bulb either went out or BLEW out with very few hours on the bulb, I see a lot of awesome reviews but they don't say anything about bulb issues, after I bought a PL8100 Friday and on Saturday after watching 1 3/4 movies the bulb blew in spectacular fashion. I then went out and found a lot of forums where people said they were getting anywhere from 16 hours to 1000 hours before the bulb went out. I also noted that when I stick my face to the exhaust vents I can barely feel a breeze, shouldn't I feel at least enough air where it could blow out a candle? because I don't. It would help a lot to hear from other owners because I am sending this back to Dell on the advise of Epson for another projector, whether or not I get another 8100 depends on the opinions of others that own it.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-08-09

  • Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100

    How far does the projector have to be for me to use a 120 inc screen and a 135inc screen both being wide screen

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-04-12

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