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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100
6.6 out of 10

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100

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Overall 6
6.0

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".
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Overall 2
2.0

WORST LAMP LIFE EVER

Ryan B., Amazon
25 June 2015
  • Summary: Advertised 4,000 lamp life hours, Lasted exactly 1,481 hours, RIDICULOUS. Epson wouldn't replace the bulb. Horrible. I will never buy EPSON again.
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Overall 2
2.0

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....
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy this used or new!

David Bujak, Amazon
16 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Beware bulb life is 500 hours not 4000 hours

Fred P., Newegg
13 November 2013
  • Pros: Good picture as long as the lamp works.
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't last..

kitmich, Amazon
9 August 2013
  • Summary: Projector worked great for some time but: * Lamp died after 800 hours * Greed LCD died after 1100 hours. Not worth repairing. Very disapointing!
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 4
4.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 7
7.0
Performance 5
5.0
Color and saturation 4
4.0
Black levels 4
4.0

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
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Color and saturation 8
8.0
Black levels 8
8.0

Excellent Projector, Especially for the Price

Judo1, avsforum.com
10 May 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Great Picture, Quiet, Great Price
  • Cons: Bulb longevity
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Bulbs and Power Supply

Jani K, Amazon
2 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

great projector except for the early lamp blowout

Amazon Customer, Amazon
1 March 2013
  • 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.
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