Reviews and Problems with Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100
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Value for money 4
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 8
SilverFox, Projector Central
29 May 2013
Summary: Personal Experience As far as picture quality and performance this projector was very good. My biggest gripe, and its a costly one, is that the bulb life on this machine last around 400-500 hours. The bulb was rated up to 4000 hours which i think its pure marketing baloney. I have a well ventilated area for my projector, keep my filter clean, and it is placed in my basement that is cool and dry. Epson now says there is only a 90 day replacement on the bulb.
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. I have it ceiling mounted with a 15-foot throw to a 100” Elite Screens CineWhite fixed screen. My room is a very dark red with a black screen wall and ceiling, and total light control. The out of the box image on the 8100 is okay, but not perfect.
Pros: good zoom and lens shift range, sharp image
Cons: vertical lens shift drifts over time, fans makes annoying ticking, big and white
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. Our original lamp died after 6 months (about 700 hours), the second after another 11 months (about 1300 hours), and the third after 1.5 years (2000 hours).
Summary: I'm facing a problem with my Epson PowerLite 8100 projector with just 200Hrs of lamp usage - the images displayed on the screen (Liberty GrandView projection screen) have a blur with a greenish tinge - unfortunately the warranty expired 6 months ago! Any idea on what could be the problem & any suggestions?
Summary: The 8100 is my first high-definition projector and is a part of my first attempt at a home theater. When I first received it, I was absolutely blown away at the quality of the image. The quality/price ratio was phenomenal and I was very happy with it for about the first 6 months of use.
Summary: TL;DR Even though the projector died quite prematurely, I was so happy with the quality of the unit I decided to stay with Epson and purchased a PowerLite 8350. Purchased the PowerLite 8100 in May, 2010. Amazing quality, high brightness. Myself and anyone who comes over are WOWED by this thing. After about 2000 hours of use the picture became very dim and the bulb died a short time later. It was set to "Living Room" brightness, never "Eco" so this was expected.
Good picture but bulb last about 1/4 of their claim.
2 June 2012
Summary: I did a lot of research and this was a reasonably priced 1080 projector. It would be my first home theater projector. I had an old business projector and this would be a definite upgrade. When we got it in the picture quality was amazing! One of the things that drew me to the projector was the 4000 hour bulb life that Epson claims on their spec sheet.
Awesome picture, but more trouble than I bargained for.
11 February 2012
Summary: After reading every review I could find and visiting the big box retailers to see their overpriced projectors I finally settled on the Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 8100. On January 7, 2010, I purchased from the Projector Superstore online for $1,599.00 The promise on the lamp life was 4000 hours, so I thought it would be good to go for at least 2 years. I was wrong. The lamp popped on April 10, 2010, after just 3 months of use.
Summary: This is my first projector and I was wowed for a whole year by it. The bulb went dead after about 700 hours. Epson support was quick to reach and are sending a replacement bulb today, should be here within 48 hours. I would have given this projector 5 stars on picture as definition, color and contrast are outstanding; I am now a bit worried about having to replace bulbs every year or so.