Reviews and Problems with Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100
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We are happy with our EPSON Power Lite 8100 Projector and recommend it.
13 May 2013
Summary: I purchased this product to update our projector Cinema. This product has been far better than my previous in focus projector 4805. The quality thus far has been great; we have only had it for a month and a half but are satisfied with our projector and would recommend it to other potential customers seeking to invest in a projector.
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. Even projecting on a wall painted light blue, I was amazed at the quality (the first thing showing was Star Trek's main menu).
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: 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: 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: 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.
Summary: Personal Experience This is my second projector and is far superior to my old NEC 720p. I got this one for $1,100 and it is well worth the money. Like any projector, the darker the room the better. At 1600 lumens this is far better than my old one and has much deeper blacks. The color is awesome right out of the box and the contrast is very good (although I doubt the 30,000:1 number). All in all, I would recommend this to a friend.
Summary: I purchased this projector on August 9 2010 from Amazon. I have been extremely happy with it until, yesterday (January 1, 2011) when the bulb went out. I have to wait until Monday January 3, 2011 to call Epson and see if they'll replace the bulb, otherwise I'm out around $250 to get a replacement Epson ELP LP49 - Projector lamp - E-TORL UHE - 200 Watt . Edit 1/7/11 Well Epson sent a replacement lamp under warranty. The projector is working fine now.