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: I bought the item from Amazon. Hooked it up to my digital cable box and my PS3. At first glance the picture was awesome. Then I noticed a red tint in the bottom right quadrant of the image. This was present regardless of the video source. It was also there on the blue screen boot up. So I packaged the projector and sent it back to Amazon. Still waiting for a resolution. Needless to say, I am disappointed! I noticed a previous purchaser had the same problem.
Summary: I purchased this projector from Amazon about a month ago. First, I would like to echo what everyone else is saying about brightness, sharpness, quietness and ease of setup. The projector is fairly large, larger than I expected, but it is also fairly light. It has standard mounting holes for wall or ceiling mounts. I was looking for a projector with lens shift features, and this one works well with both vertical and horizontal optical shift.
Summary: It turned out to be a Big, Costly Mistake! I failed to grasp that comments and reviews for Epson PowerLite® Home Cinema 8100 were for a newly released projector. No one had owned and operated the 8100 more than 90 days when I was reading the reviews in late November and early December 2009! No available information could possibly verify the published claims Epson's was making about the 8100's lamp life being 4,000 hours. DAH!