Reviews and Problems with Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100
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Epson PowerLite 8100 Home Theater Projector Review
6 July 2011
Conclusion: Verdict: Qualified MAYBE! Epson’s newest 1080 home theater projector carries over much of what has set Epson apart in the marketplace. While other manufacturers have been improving their game Epson seems to be content to stay the course and introduce more of the same. Picture performance is good, black levels are good, but the picture lacks depth and Colors lack punch.
Pros: Well laid out Menu system, Significant horizontal and vertical lens shift, Good out of box performance, Back lit remote, Very bright in Dynamic mode, Good presets, Substantial price reduction compared to previous model, Installation friendly 2:1 Throw Ratio, Great connectivity, although you should be using a good HT receiver anyway!
Cons: It’s big. Real big., Color offset is back – see below, Frustrating, cheap feeling lens shift. You’ll probably only ever use it when you’re installing the projector., Buy a small flashlight – you’ll need it to find the button on the remote to activate the backlight., Picture looks digital and noticeably pixilated compared to D-ILA or DLP, No real improvements over previous model. 8100 is reportedly same as 6100 with improved iris., As an LCD with an open light path, th...