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...