Reviews and Problems with Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100
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Bulb replacement practice you'll have!!!
Mr Fridiger, Amazon
8 February 2016
Summary: Projector came with the house in a movie room and probably purchased some time after 2008. The previous owner already called Epson support in September 2010 "Projector wouldn't turn off - Lamp and Temp lights red and blinking".
Factor the bulb replacement costs into your purchase of this projector
J. Ball, Amazon
9 April 2014
Summary: I like the projector; but, the bulb went out at 699 hours. I purchased this projector partly on the basis of the "4000 hours" lamp. On page 66 of the owner's manual, the lamp is listed as "Lamp life 4000 hours," with a Note of "Note: Lamp life will vary....
Summary: I have had this projector ever since it first came out. Bulb issue aside (best bulb life I ever had was 1700 hours: 3 replacements = about 4000 hours) this projector begins to have video options with the HDMI interface.
Cons: I bought this projector based on the fact that the bulb was rated for 4000 hours. After only ~500 hours the bulb failed. I called Epson who assured me that the problem was fixed as they've switched manufacturers and they shipped me a replacement under warranty. After ~500 hours on the replacement...
Decent Picture, but Annoying Noise and Difficult Adjustment
Mike Roberts, avsforum.com
11 May 2013
Summary: I have the Epson 8100 in my basement, dedicated theatre. This is my first projector and I was looking for a good value LCD 1080p with a decent amount of lens shift and zoom to accommodate the placement needed in my room.
Pros: good zoom and lens shift range, sharp image
Cons: vertical lens shift drifts over time, fans makes annoying ticking, big and white
Summary: The Epson 8100 was my first foray into projectors, and I picked it up for a steal... a very good HD projector at an even thousand dollars (plus tax). When I first got it, I couldn't wait to check it out. So I took it out of the box, set it on a chair, and hooked it up to my friend's blu-ray player.
Summary: Owned the projector for 3 Years. Very good Pic. quality. But what use is it when you don't have a working bulb or a power supply. Replace bulb 2 times with less than 2000 hrs of use. Had to replace the power supply unit once.
Summary: We love this projector, but don't love the life of the lamps. We have owned it for almost 3 years now, and it has a beautiful picture. Even my 15 year old techie son loves it, which is saying something! BUT, we just purchased our 4th lamp today, whereas they are supposed to last 4000 hours.