Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8700UB

  • Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8700UB
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  • The Home Cinema 8700 UB produces a very attractive image, with great blacks and contrast for a $2,000 projector, This 1080p projector can accept 24p sources, offering 4:4 pulldown to reduce judder, The 120Hz FineFrame technology continues to get better. T
  • Vertical and horizontal lens shift. Two HDMI connectors. Noticeably dark black levels and excellent detail in dark areas.


  • The zoom, focus, and lensshift controls are manual, not motorized, The 8700 UB's deinterlacing of 1080i signals could be better. I saw some moiré in my demo scenes from Mission Impossible III and Ghost Rider; however, I didn't see blatant art
  • As an LCD projector, lacks the 3D support found in many current DLP projectors.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Home Theater Review on 90

I can find very little to fault with Epson's Home Cinema 8700 UB. It simply produces a pleasing image with minimal setup effort, and it has all the features people want to see in their projectors these days: THX certification, 120Hz, 4:4 pulldown,...

By PC Mag on 80

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8700 UB Projector delivers great looking images whether in theater dark lighting or with the ambient light in a family room. Buy it...

By ProjectorCentral on 97

Epson's Home Cinema 8700 UB is a great value at $2199. Its THX mode produces a beautiful well-balanced cinema picture that needs no further professional calibration. It can also put out an exceptionally bright picture that's useful in ambient...

By Projectors at Projector Reviews on -

This review just posted. It will be proofed shortly, and some additional content will be added. October 2010 - Art Feierman Epson had a challenge in bringing out its fourth generation UB projector ("Ultra-Black"). What improvements could be made to...