Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100

  • Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100
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  • Inexpensive. No rainbow effect. Vertical and horizontal lens shift. Two HDMI connectors.
  • Affordable price, 1080p, great picture quality, HDMI and other inputs.
  • The Epson Home Cinema 8100 has a high contrast ratio and 1080p HD resolution.


  • Doesn't handle either standard-definition or 1080i input particularly well. Not 3D-capable.
  • Itís a large projector; distance (throw) could be better. Black levels are good, but could be even better.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Home Theater HiFi on

Even as an audio guy, it’s hard not to be seduced by the amazing video demonstrations sprinkled around the main shows like CES or CEDIA. I think it makes me admit I’m just as much a movie fan as I am music. An offer came my way to review an...

By PC Mag on 80

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 isn't the least expensive budget-priced 1080p home theater projector, but it's easily worth the extra money you'll spend for it. Buy it...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 100

The best overall projector for picture quality, technical specifications and...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

This projector is perfect for those who want a high-quality projector at a good...

By Audioholics on 95

Epson's been on a roll lately. With the Home Cinema 8100 projector, you are getting an awful lot of features from Epson's higher end products, but without the higher-priced bill that comes attached. Make no mistake, the 8100 has a lower end D7...

By ProjectorCentral on 94

Overall, the Epson Home Cinema 8100 is an outstanding projector and a superb value for its modest selling price. It is important to emphasize that the HD20 sells for only $999, and it does a very fine job for a projector at this price point. For...

By Projectors at Projector Reviews on

on the Home Cinema 8100 projector: One of a couple of great choices out there. For those needing a bright projector for sometimes dealing with ambient light, and for working with a mix of source material, it's a first class choice. The Home Cinema...