Questions & Answers
- HOME CINEMA 3800
Your price for this item is $1,699.99
QuestionHow far away from the wall do you need to be to have a certain size screen is there a chart available for these projectors
- Answer Epson has a throw calculator that tells you mounting distance based on screen size and few other factors https://epson.com/support/projection-distance-calculators# Another valuable resource is projectorcentral dot com
- Answer Hi olas, The mount holes on the bottom of the Home Cinema 3800 require four M4×9 screws. Regards, Mark - The Epson Team.
Questionwhen I connect Apple TV 4k to this projector I am getting a wired noise in the projector speaker. I had the Audio setting in Apple TV as Dolby Digital 5.1, when I changed this setting to Auto (stereo) i am not getting this noise, Did anyone face this?
- Answer Hi Pradap, the noise is due to the audio setting on your Apple 4K TV. The Home Cinema 3800 projector only supports 2-channel PCM Stereo. Regards, Bobby - The Epson Team.
QuestionCan anyone comment on focus and picture quality on fast moving movie scenes? I've heard that pixel shifting technology has difficulty staying in uniformity compared to true DLP 4K. I just bought this but have not opened yet. Thanks.
- Answer Check out the review at Projector Central. They offer a non biased in detail review and compare it to other projector technologies. https://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-Home-Cinema-3800-Projector-Review.htm
- Answer Hello snake44. The Home Cinema 3800 Lamp can last up to 3500 hours on High Power Consumption mode, up to 4000 Hours on Media Power Consumption, and up to 5000 hours on ECO Power Consumption mode. Regards, Kevin - The Epson Team.
- Answer Hi Jack. The Epson Home Cinema 3800 projector uses requires up to 4.1A of power. Regards, Bobby - The Epson Team.
QuestionHow to get best quality audio from 3800 to my home theater, a 5.2 Amp (Bluetooth enabled) setup. Option 1: bluetooth Option 2: convert stereo to hdmi, and connect to hdmi in of receiver Option 3: connect hdmi video to Amp In, connect Amp out to proj.
- Answer Connect your Video source to Home theater receiver and connect its output to your HDMI input on Projector.
- Answer No apps come with projector. Yes, it will support a fire stick through a HDMI input.
QuestionBluetooth function: Is anybody running wireless sound from this projector to their amplifier through Bluetooth? What is the range, and how well does it connect, and are there any issues?
- Answer Yes I connect the projector to my receiver via bluetooth. My receiver does not support bluetooth but I purchased a product from Monoprice that receives bluetooth and connects to my Onkyo receiver via Digital Optical Out (Toslink). The projector has never gave me any issues and always connects. I cannot speak to range as my receiver and projector are only a couple of feet away from each other.
QuestionWhat type of 3D technology does it use? Active or Passive? And what's the greatest resolution for 3D output?
- Answer Hello lazerkaboom. The Home Cinema 3800 uses active 3D technology. If connected via an HDMI source, you can choose 720p, 1080i, and 1080p resolution. Please see the User's Guide on our official Epson Support page for additional information on setting up 3D Projection on the device. Regards, Kevin - The Epson Team.
QuestionIs this or any other Epson 3xxx series projector is necessary to be roof mount or it can be placed on a high stand with reasonable height and distance ?
- Answer It does not need to be mounted on the roof/ceiling. I have mine sitting on a cabinet shelf.
QuestionCurrent projector is connected to Pioneer VSX-90 AVR via HDMI using the HDMI 'Main' OUT (HDMI 1). We cut the cable using a 4K Firestick, which may provide best video directly connected to the 3800. Can we use either HDMI for sound only back to the AVR?
- Answer Hi KevG, The HDMI ports on the Home Cinema 3800 are for input only. The projector does have an audio out mini plug (3.5 mm) port for sound output. Regards, Mark - The Epson Team.
QuestionMy old Epson Moviemate 72 projector has a 3.25 output jack which I run to my receiver/surround system. How would I connect to my receiver now because the 3800 does not have the 3.25 output jack?
- Answer Hi RJ. The Epson Home Cinema 3800 projector was not designed with ports for audio out. To add sound, you can connect your video source and speakers to an audio video receiver, then connect the receiver to the projector using one of the receiver's compatible video outputs (an HDMI connection provides the best image quality, if available). You can also connect speakers to any video source that has its own speaker connections. Regards, Bobby - The Epson Team.
QuestionCan someone recommend the best screen to pair with it? Will be installed in a light controlled room. Don't know if I need a Silver screen because of the high lumens. Would like to improve the blacks. For now I have an 80'' ELITE SCREEN with 1.1 gain.
- Answer We used a material stretch screen from Amazon for $30 worked perfectly, lots of compliments
- Answer Hi bali, The Home Cinema 3800 requires an optional wireless LAN module to connect directly to WiFi. Another solution is to connect a streaming device such as an Apple TV or Roku to one of the HDMI ports. Regards, Mark - The Epson Team.
- Answer Hi Hp. Yes, the Epson Home Cinema 3800 projector can be placed in front, and between 46 - 377 inches away, from your screen. The projector's brightness should not be affected by frontal positioning. Regards, Bobby - The Epson Team.
- Answer Hi John, Yes, a 150" image is well within the capabilities of the Home Cinema 3800. Regards, Mark - The Epson Team.
QuestionIn general, when installed on classic projector mount on ceiling, as needed, can I take it down easily to use in backyard ?
- Answer Hi Nandi, Yes, the Projector Ceiling Mount Kit has a quick release lever which provides fast connect/disconnect of the projector for service and enhanced security with an integrated key and lock system. Regards, Alexander - The Epson Team.
- Answer Hello Rick. Yes, as long as your laptop has an HDMI port, you can connect it to a Home Cinema 3800 projector. Regards, Kevin - The Epson Team.