Reviews and Problems with Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500 UB
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Lamp lasted 25% of claimed duration
M. Taussig, Amazon
23 July 2013
Summary: Lamp lasted only 475 hours. Great picture while it lasted. I live in Argentina where everything is difficult to get/change/buy. It becomes a nightmare to have the projector or the lamp replaced even under warranty.
Summary: this projector is excellent in all espects i bought this projector 2 years ago and i still in love with it ,it gives excellent picture you feel like you are sitting in a theater, i used hdim out put for the best quality picture, if you planing buying a projector i woud recommend this to every one.this rojector is not in production anymore but you still can buy on ebay.
Summary: I purchased the Epson 8500UB on the recommendation of a friend. Installation was fairly simple and the picture was very sharp and clear. Overall I was very happy. However, now 23 months later the bulb is growing very dim and needs replacing. The projector tracks the number of hours used and shows 1,300. The box says 4,000. Now I understand that there can be some variance based on environment, handling, maintenance, etc.
Summary: I have had mine for 15 months now and have about 1200 hours on the bulb. I use it for movies and TV. This is my second projector (first was a Panasonic which I loved but left when we sold our previous home). I am not an expert but have helped others install and research projectors, and I've seen examples of other brands in action over the years. I have to say I am thrilled with it so far. I have mine installed in my basement and throwing onto a 10' screen.
Summary: Initially I was very impressed with this projector. Great picture at a very reasonable price. However, after a few months it developed a purple hue on the bottom of the screen. This has continued to worsen and now occupies the bottom 10-15cm of the screen. Based on a review of on-line forums this seems to be a common fault, with owners reporting that they are now on their 3rd or 4th unit all with the same problem. I wouldn't recommend this product.
Summary: Lamp lasted only 900 hours, great picture for about 600 hours - after that picture went dim quickly then burnt out at 950 hours. Lamp is rated at 4000 hours???, I do not think I will get another Epson because of this. If they had told me the lamp was rated at 1500 hrs and I still bought it I would feel differently. Come on Epson, this is why companies eventually fail, word gets around!!!
Summary: Personal Experience I replaced my Optoma HD80 with this projector. Both are good projectors and the image quality is about the same. My issue with the 8500UB is the bulb life; listed as 4000 hours and the bulb burns out after 1356 hours. I kept the filter cleaned and the bulb should have lasted longer. That is less than half of the promised hours for a fixed mount projector and was part of my decision to choose this projector.
Summary: I purchased this product October 2010. Great picture quality and easy setup. After 6 months, the bulb began to dim (with less than 400 hours). Called Epson support, tried a few things, they shipped a replacement bulb within the week. After 9 months, a slight red band at the bottom of the image began to appear. Called Epson support, explained the issue, they diagnosed as a bad LCD, they are shipping me a replacement Overnight.
Summary: After less than one year (and 500 hours of use) the bulb went out. The bulb is supposed to last for 4,000 hours and I got less than 600 out of it. Convenient that the warranty is now up and a new bulb is 299 bucks.