Reviews and Problems with Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100
Showing 1-10 of 56
As Charles Barkley says, "Turribull, just turribull".
11 January 2015
Summary: Wow. What a total sham Epson has going with the quality of this projector. For that reason alone it deserves a one-star review. I bought this "top rated" item for $1,331.00 on May 27th, 2010 and I've always been very pleased with the picture quality. That is, until yesterday.
Picture quality good, but repairs make this a $2,400 projector
Eyes Open, Amazon
15 December 2013
Summary: @HomeTekkie's review is the same as mine: In different words, I second everything @HomeTekkie found at fault w/ his/her Epson 8100, my experience was nearly identical. We purchased our projector in mid 2010 for about $1,400, and this was based on the many glowing reviews, and especially the "best in...
Buyer Beware - 2 Bulbs both lasted about 500 hours, not 4000 hours as advertised!
13 November 2013
Summary: 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.
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...
Summary: The screen image of this projector is gorgeous. The contrast is good, the brightness is fine, lots of ways to adjust the screen, etc. THe price seemed very attractive. All of it, I would agree with all over again, except... Epson had a HORRIBLE bulb manufacturing deal with a plant in China.
Summary: I bought this projector when it first came out thinking it was the latest and greatest. It turned out to be just the former. After just six months and less than 500 hours the first lamp died. Epson replaced this for free. Just less than a year and 700 hours later, the second one died.
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: I purchased this projector on Amazon 2 years and 8 months ago. The projector only has a 2 years warranty on it according to Epson. 6 months into ownership of this projector I had accrued ~500 hours when the bulb blew the first time.