PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 Projector
Bad Lamps and power supply. Poor Quality Product
Highly disappointed. Have gone through 2 Lamps very light use (less than 2000 hrs over 3 years). Had to replace the power supply. Will never buy any EPSON product in the future !!
March 2, 2013
Lamp does not last
Lamps do not last near the 4000 hours specified. I got 1580 hrs out of the last genuine Epson lamp before it got very dim and burst. I am now on my 3rd lamp. Open air mount and kept the filter clean. I believe these units are plagued with a design flaw with regards to cooling. Placed the unit in "high altitude" mode in hopes my new lamp lasts longer.
October 18, 2012
The picture quality on this projector is unmatched but the lamp life does not last near as long as it states. 4000hrs not even close
September 28, 2012
I very rarely write reviews but I have been driven to by my outrage at the lamp life on this projector. I have owned one for about 18 months now and I am about to buy my third bulb! The first two lasted 600-700 hours when the spec say they should last 4000!!!
July 21, 2012
I have had this projector over 2 years now and it has treated me very well!! I did have 2 bulbs go out of me but the customer service in this company has been unmatched and still going! I have a perfect picture of 124 inches at 13 feet away. Indoor lighting does not affect it like I have had in the past projectors. Would highly recommend this product and at the very least this company
January 12, 2012
Terrible lamp life but great picture
1094 hours bulb life TOTAL!
It worked well until the end though- noticed it getting dim less than a week before failure of the bulb completely.
July 26, 2011
Very disappointed bulb lasted only 7 months with limited use. 4000 hours is a joke. Try more like 1000. Picture is good but having to pay 300 for a new bulb 2 times a year is just terrible.
July 6, 2011
Poor Lamp Life only 900 hours
Very disappointed at the life of the lamp. Epson claims 4,000 hours, but we barely got 900 hours before the lamp died on us.
Color and brightness were great while it lasted, but at only 900 hours I am incredibly disappointed.
May 14, 2011
Best in price range
This is my first projector and compared to my friends 720p projector which was same price. This thing is amazing. You don't have to worry about pitch dark with the 8100. I watch UFC with friend and family in a fully lit room with excellent color and brightness. Sunlight effects picture like all projectors but ambient light has little effect with all the settings you can use.first bulb only lasted 500 hours which seems to be common with ones shipped with projector. Epson has done the right thing and covered replacement bulb for duration of warrante. I've now got 3000 hours on new bulb. Great customer support with private pin number that comes with 8100 making customer service a breeze
April 22, 2011
I LOVE MY EPSON 8100 IS A 1080P PROJECTOR AT A REASOBLE PRICE
February 27, 2011