Reviews and Problems with Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100
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3rd bulb but good pic and projector.
20 February 2013
Summary: Pretty good projector in general. It servers as our 1 and only tv. We use it for the Wii, DVD and Cable and it is usually pretty good. It is not too loud but you can hear it hum a bit. I have turned off the auto iris and I usually run it in eco mode to save the bulb. However, I am on my 3rd bulb. Epson keep replacing them for free, but I have to take it off the ceiling and go through the process and of course wait for the new one to arrive and send the old one back.
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. I called Epson and they were very good about replacing the faulty bulb. I was happy, my projector was operational again. Fast forward 480 hours, the Lamp begins to Dim.
Summary: This projector has a great picture but it goes through bulbs very fast. I have gone through 6 bulbs now and I am now out of warranty. This was advertised at 4000 hrs, but trust me, you wont get anywhere near that. All of the bulbs I've had (either from Epson or from bulb stores ) have lasted 1000 hrs or less. That's not very long and these bulbs are not cheap. Do yourself a favor. DO NOT BUY THIS PROJECTOR.
Summary: Personal Experience Switched from a standard to my first HD projector. Everything about this projector great. Large zoom lens allows you to use it in small as well as large rooms. The horizontal/vertical lens shift allow you to place it in less than optomal places. Pleanty of keystone ability. Colors and clarity are excellent. It is pretty easy to use.
Summary: Very quiet, especially if in cinema color mode(living room is a little noisier). Good picture quality, the fios installer, who sees quite a few tv's was very impressed. The ability to mechanically adjust the lens in four directions allows for many more installation positions, which is a huge advantage.
Summary: Vibrant picture and great movie theater experience, nice interface with other devices via HDMI for media streaming i.e. Netflix, VUDU, etc. I bought this projector in July 2010 and used it in conjunction with an LG blu Ray player and a 120" screen. It worked great for a few months but in Feb the lamp went bad (picture started to dim until the projector stopped working altogether). It was still under warranty so Epson replaced the lamp for free.
Summary: I have been using this projector for about a year, I have it blown up to a good 12 feet picture spreed across my wall. I absolutely love the clarity, and range. the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I had to replace my first bulb after only 4 months of use, and that ran around $400. Next time it goes out, I'm getting a new flat screen 3D tv.
Summary: I have owned this projector for approximately 1.5 years now. The image the projector puts out is great, but there are some obvious design flaws with the lamp cooling system. While the company has replaced numerous components at no cost to me as I am still inside the 2 year warranty period (2 lamps, the air filter, and now the entire projector), at the current rate I expect to purchase an entire new projector within a year of the warranty running out.
Summary: After round one of tweaks the 1080p picture is top notch! Im still quite shocked how far projector technology has come. The picture is so compelling you'll think you're watching an hdtv. That is until you realize you're screen is 8ft across or more! I have only been using this projector for exactly one week, and it's my first, and I am very impressed! The "out of the box" picture is pretty good but fortunately im not one of those plug & play kind of people.
Summary: To begin, I'm very pleased with the performance of this project, however, after owning it for 9 months, my bulb blew with less than 800 hrs. Fortunately, Epson has great customer service and has sent a replacement bulb. I want to make clear that this appears to be a pretty common occurrence. A friend, who has the exact same projector, is on his 4th bulb. He has owned his projector about 6 months longer than mine.