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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great HD Projector for the price

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    I bought this projector for a 15x12 room and with a 11 foot throw I am able to get 108" diagonal on the wall. The picture looks clearer to me than the more expensive Sharp 90 inch TVs, and this is with the picture projecting directly on my wall. Once I purchase my 106" screen, the picture should look even better than it does now. The viewing is great head on and even from poor angles, which I was concerned about because I am using it for a game room.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic value in a 1080p projector

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    I purchased the Epson 8350 to replace a 5-year-old Sony 720p projector in my family room. Like all projectors, your application and results will depend strongly on your room choice and lighting conditions. My room is not a dedicated theater room, and has some ambient light during the day. The Epson 8350 has exceeded my lofty expectations based on research and reviews prior to purchase. The 8350 is a 3LCD projector which uses Epsons upgraded inorganic LCD panels (the key improvement in this model over last year's excellent 8100 with cheaper organic LCD panels). As a result, the contrast and black levels on this projector are outstanding. Setup was fairly easy, and the extended range zoom on this model coupled with both horizontal and vertical lense-shift made placement a breeze. Do note, this model does not have digital keystone adjustment, so you must mount the projector level and then shift the image with the lense adjustments. I had to carefully level my ceiling mount to accomplish this. The 8350 is a large projector, larger than the images suggest. This may be an issue for a shelf mount or if you place on a table. Image quality is simply stunning, especially at this price point. The 8350 has 5 main "modes" and each is suited to a different use and lighting condition. "Dynamic" mode is bright, very bright. On my Optoma GrayWolf II screen (a gray screen - highly recommended if you have ambient light and want to use during the day), at a 100" picture size, the image was bright and clear, even with ambient light from 4 windows at the side. "Living Room" mode is a touch less bright, but ups the contrast and gives slightly deeper blacks. For night-time viewing, the Cinema, Natural, and HDMI Color modes are all excellent. I found I used the HDMI color mode most often, as this gave excellent, black levels, good black level detail, and rich, deep colors. Switching between modes is a breeze, with a dedicated "color mode" button on the excellent (and lighted!) remote. The projector focuses extremely well, and the image was even throughout the range, with crisp details corner to corner. A handy "pattern" button on the remote projects a nice, crisp pattern for focus and image centering. Screen-door effects were basically non-existant, and you could only make out the pixel matrix from less than about 3 feet from the screen. At 1080p, with a nice Blu Ray source, the result is stunning. Honestly, this setup with a good sound system is better than most theaters. I had to adjust very little in the image to get a quality, natural result. The 8350 has plenty of adjustment settings if you wish, including advanced gamma and sharpness settings. A quick color temperature adjustment and enabling of the auto-iris was all I really needed. Eventually, I will calibrate the projector with a calibration DVD, but I'm very pleased with the results out-of-the-box. A few other notes. The projector is quiet, nicely so. Fan noise is barely audible. The projector is large, and the mounting holes are fairly wide. My "universal" mount didn't quite reach all the mounting holes, and I had to custom-make a few mounting arms to get my mount to fit. Be sure to test your mount if you're buying both together. One small quibble: the power plug and HDMI ports on on opposite sides of the back panel. This required a large cable stretch, which looks a bit odd. I would prefer all ports to be closely spaced, so you can minimize cable clutter. Overall, this is a stunning projector which is a new standard in value. With a sale price under $1300, this is a no brainer. Just 2 years ago, you'd have to pay well over $5000 to get a good 1080p projector. Now, you can exceed many theaters in your own home.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great picture! better than more expensive models.

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    Had the opportunity to compare this model against the Epson 5030UBE in my house on a 110 inch screen at a viewing distance of 12 feet with some light from one window and one door in my basement, both of which had blinds. Although the 5030 has greater contrast, higher lumens, and a 3d chipset, the 8350 produced a better picture and is $1600 cheaper. Also bulb replacement is significantly cheaper on the 8350. Buy the 8350 and add on an IO Gear HDMI over wireless unit and you have a much better projector that is wireless, significantly cheaper to purchase, and cheaper to maintain in the long run.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    AMAZING VALUE!!!

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    This projector blew my expectations out of the water! I am replacing a Sony VPL-VW50 which I paid $5k for about 4 years ago. It needed a new bulb but I was looking for something with a little more lumens so I could watch it with some ambient light. Setup took all of 5 minutes once I switched out the Sony for the Epson on my ceiling mount. The casing itself cant hold a stick to the Sony but I wouldn't expect it to for almost $4,000 less. I was thinking aligning the screen was going to be a little more difficult since my sony had power everything (zoom, focus, and screen position) but I was pleasantly surprised how fast I had the picture square to the screen. The horizontal and vertical shift are now going to be a must if I ever decide to get another projector. My Sony could only go up and down which made it very difficult to get the screen centered. With the Epson the bulb is positioned on the right side so i used the manual wheels to dial it in until it was perfectly centered on the screen. I am not exaggerating when I say it literally took me 5 minutes to have it positioned, zoomed, and focused correctly! Once the picture came on I was blown away at the picture. The brightness was something I hadn't experienced from my Sony even when it was brand new! I had all the lights on in the room and it still produced a crisp/bright picture. It almost looks like a 106" plasma. The color is pretty good out of the box and I havent't had the chance to run my DVE blu-ray to properly calibrate it. It is whisper quiet so you can place it above your head without having to worry about hearing the fan. For $1199 you cant beat it! Trust me on this one, if you are in the market for a projector look no further! It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that my Sony did but I am happy that I made the switch!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Don't hesitate- push the BUY button!

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    We have had a data projector to show movies on a 9 x 12 foot wall for about 10 years. While it has been wonderful for large family gatherings, we didn't realize the difference a 50,000 to 1 ratio made- Holy cow, the colors are awesome. This projector has no problem projecting to the opposite wall (28 feet) even in the daylight. Don't skimp on the HDMI cord- lets face it you paid the big bucks for the projector, don't lose picture quality because you went cheap on the cord. This projector has a similar picture quality when compared to my LCD TV. If you have never considered a data projector for movie night, ask yourself why. Our family saves thousands per year by staying at home, together, with monster bowls of popcorn, coupled with all you can drink beverages and an awesome surround sound system (not to mention potty breaks). While not as great as a really good theater, it is pretty darn close and the floor isn't sticky.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best bang for your buck!

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    My roommates and I decided that we wanted to get rid of our old Samsung 55" DLP 1080i television that was upstairs. Having almost a 9ft gap cutout for a home entertainment center, we decided to fill that with a projector. Working for the Best Buy in Grapevine, I knew there were 3 decent projectors around the $1000 price point. The Vivitek 1082, Optima H20, and the Epson 8350. I initially did a lot of my reviews from www.projectorreviews.com. Contrast ratio, Lumens, and bulb life were a huge factor in making my choice. After finding out that the projector isn't really a LCD as clamed, but uses 3 OLED displays; which is what allows the projector to hit it's 50,000/1 contrast ratio. The other two selection were DLP projectors; which, are proned to a rainbow affect, pending on the set up. 3,000/1 ratio vs. 50,000 began to become a no brainer... Also the previous 8100 was priced at over $2000... What might sway people away from this projector at first is not having any sort of speaker attached to the unit. Then again, if you've ever listened to a projector's speaker, then you're aware that the sound is horrible. Thus, this wasn't a big factor in my consideration. There are some great features that make this projector go from decent to great: Auto iris, super white, and lense shift. I currently have this projector set up behind my couch, on a television shelf, So lense shift became a nice item to have. Also, the pojector was quit, and didn't give off a lot of heat... While, this is a small want, it adds to the reason purchased. Mix that with it's eco settings, and cenima setting, the projector was bought sold and paid for after looking at comparison picture qualities from www.projectorreviews.com/epson/home-cinema-8350/index.php I want to first off say, I would recommend a grey screen for this projector, to bring out the picture a little bit more. If you can afford a black diamond screen, more power to you. Once you get the projector you will want to turn on the superwhite, auto iris... From there, I tweeked the settings as used by www.projectorreviews.com/epson/home...8350/calibration.php to acchieve the optimal settings, and can I say this thing is a beauty! So much so, we're looking at adding a second one for our downstairs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    One of the best bangs for your buck

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    For under $1300 you won't find a better 1080p projector on the market right now than this one. It uses the same LCD panels as far more expensive projectors in Epson's lineup providing extremely good contrast ratios (black levels), color, and sharpness. The thing is also a light cannon - in Dynamic mode you can easily watch sports or regular HDTV on it in a room with ambient light. Or switch over to one of the theater modes, turn off the lights, and get a real movie theater experience on as big a screen as you can fit. Don't forget the screen - don't go cheap (or use your bare wall)! To get the most out of this PJ I recommend a nice white with a 1.4 gain or higher - Carada makes one type called Brilliant White, excellent screens for very good prices. I use it and it really makes this PJ pop. Also is good for video games - I haven't noticed any lag/ghosting yet with the Xbox 360, a common problem with some budget LCD projectors. Also, this thing is dead silent, another bonus :) It has a 2.1.1 zoom, one of the longest throws in it's class, along with horizontal and vertical lens shift - in a nutshell this means it will work in just about any room, wherever you want to put it. Overall a great buy. It's pretty large compared to some of the newer DLP projectors out there, and lacks some high end features - motorized zoom, Frame Interpolation (which is over-rated), etc - but you get what you pay for. In this projectors case, you get more :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Projector for the Money

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    I purchased this to replace a nine year old Epson Cinema 500 that cost about four times as much. The old projector was well beyond its rated bulb life and was a few generations behind in technology. The 8350 gives about twice the light output and has 1080P resolution rather than 720P. The result is a very bright, clear picture on my 4.5 X 8 foot Stewart Firebird screen. I don't even use the higher output settings like "living room" because they are too bright. The only features missing compared to the old projector are powered zoom and focus. Those are features I never even liked. I prefer the ability to critically adjust zoom and focus by hand rather than the jumpy settings that powered functions give. Setup of the 8350 took about a half hour. Most of that was attaching it to the ceiling mount and carefully dialing in the position and size settings. I have not yet been tempted to change the color, contrast, and brightness from the factory settings. The picture is that good. I have a Blu-ray of the motion picture "Timescapes." This is mostly time lapse photography shot and processed all digitally. It looks breathtaking with the 8350. Any other stuff I've played on it also looks great. Quite honestly, I have been blown away by some of the images. The typical complaint with LCD projectors is the so called "screen door" effect where you can see the boarders around the pixels. So far, I have not noticed this with the 8350. As a matter of fact, I notice it more at our local theater that uses DLP technology. DLP is supposed to be better in regard to "screen door." My only complaint to date is that there is a slight hot smell when the projector is running. I hope this will go away with age. So far I only have about 12 hours on it. If you're looking for a great projector with a very reasonable price, be sure to consider the Epson 8350.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Installed overhead with Epson mount very easily

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    Its a physically large unit that was packed very well and received in perfect condition. Easy to install and hook up to my Harmon-Kardon theatre sound. Good picture quality even on just a painted wall, The full height 8' picture with 4:3 format is stunning. My only picture complaint is the contrast. Not adjustable to give black blacks without giving up a lot of brightness. The moveable image right and left and up and down really was helpful in centering the picture. I only hope I can get the estimated bulb hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Projector

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    The picture quality is MUCH better than the any of those 80" TV's out there. It does well in rooms with natural light at the right setting, but you don't buy a movie projector to be your patio. You buy it for your man cave, to play at night outside, or business. It is easy to install. Plenty of hook ups. I have it plugged into my receiver. As easy to use as a normal TV except you need a room for it. The projector is 14 feet away and produces a 120" screen with a small zoom. It could too 200" at that distance, but I don't have enough space. If you are thinking about dropping $2K on a LED 65" for a movie theater room/basement then save yourself the money get this projector (or a less model, but why?) and buy some big speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This is home theater right out of the box.

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    I built a home theater in our basement. I did all the research on projectors to huge flat screens. The project will change your life. Don't spend 3x the money for a 70-90 inch when you can have a 11foot wide screen. The best is that you don't need furniture, or cords hanging and connecting units. Mount on ceiling and go. When you turn it off it disappears and you have your room back. Awesome. Will never not have one again. Right out of the box excellent picture.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    First projector . . . great buy!

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    Had been researching home theater projectors for some time and initially decided on a DLP model (Optoma), until the 8350 was out and had a chance to review it on several websites. Changed my mind and went with an LCD . . . specifically this model. After looking at many reviews, the common theme I heard was either bulb life, fan noise and lack of keystone correction as the major cons for this unit. Just like many other reviewers, I got this back from Best Buy and took it out of the box and connected HDMI through Denon reciever with no changes to the settings and it was incredible! The picture quality out of the box is in fact awesome, currently projecting on 100 inch electric screen. Recently used old Monster "calibration" DVD to tweak the black and contrast - which really didn't need much changing. Movie night is definitely an experience now with the kids . . . they love it, but so does dad! Standard def sources look okay, and 720 content is actually pretty good. To really see what this PJ can do you need to hook it up to Blue Ray player! If you are even thinking of paying around $1,200 for a new HD tv and have the room - don't buy a flat panel! This unit will blow you away. As for only four stars - I am not a five star kinda guy and cannot speak for bulb life at present time as I have only less than 100 hours on the bulb. The fan noise is negligible and really no need for keystone correction as the lens shift capability on this unit does a great job of centering the image and really gives the user options for placement (and does not degrade the image like keystone would). FYI - get the Logitech Harmony One remote - does a great job turning on five components (including electric screen) to watch a movie or cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best HD projector in its class

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    I've done extensive research in projectors and I finally bought one 4 years later. I looked at everything from DLP, 720p to HD 1080p. There is no other projector that is so versatile with regards to the placement in the room with its lens shift. It basically allows you to install the projector worry free in any corner of the room. So if you decide that the center of the room isn't the best position, you will not have to worry because of its lens shift feature that allows you to move the lens around to fit your needs. I play PS3 during the day time with curtains on and put on the living room feature that essentially allows you to play in day light. Movies at night with immaculate images. I cannot stress more that this is the best projector in its class. There is none other that can be better than this projector at this price. Love it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I Loved The 8100 So Much I Upgraded To The 8350

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    I am definitely not disappointed with the new 8350. The picture seems a bit more brilliant than the 8100 against my 6' x 9' projection screen in my home theater modded livingroom. Although physically identical in appearance and functionality as its predecessor, the 8350 took a bit longer to tweak the factory settings to adjust the video to my lilking. There are several sites on the net to help calibrate the settings of both projectors for those folks more daring and demanding. Right out of the box though, the factory settings should be fine for most people and is capable of producing an adequate video display with some ambient light. The unit itself even provides various presets for differing lighting conditions. Nothing however, can do best to enhance the brilliance, beauty and quality of its native 1080p HD output than a properly darkened projection room enclosed by non-reflective walls. For those folks concerned about premature projector lamp failure, don't be. The bulb on my 8100 failed after a year's use and well short of the 4000 hr lamp life claimed by Epson. After calling the company number provided and providing them with the information they requested they dismissed their own 90 day warranty on the bulb and promptly overnighted me a replacement. Their no hassle decision to stand by their product by replacing the lamp was extremely appreciated and by saving me $$$'s ... I was only too happy to put that money into the purchase of the newer 8350 without hesitation two months ago!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good choice for small home theater rooms

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    The picture is absolutely beautiful - true 1920 x 1080 resolution - sharp, crystal-clear detail, rich & vibrant color, & amazing, true-to-life color. It can project an 80-inch widescreen image from a distance of only 8 feet or a 120-inch image from 12 feet away. The lens is manually adjustable horizontally and vertically so you can achieve the perfect angle for viewing depending on how & where the projector is mounted. The fan is very quiet, too. I can run the projector all day and never hear the fan running. It states that the color & white brightness is 2000 lumens. I have found that you still need a semi-dark room for really good picture brightness or you need to adjust the color mode setting to one of the many available. The only problem with adjusting the color mode is that is can cause a shorter bulb life. This is a replacement for my original Epson 8100 projector. I had an issue with the red and blue polarizers. After about 2 1/2 years of use on the previous Epson 8100 projector, red and blue stripes appeared at the top and bottom of the picture. Although I am disappointed that I had a problem I am happy with the replacement. It really is a quality projector.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Everyone needs one...

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    Upgraded from a Optoma 720p projector, 16:9 format. I really didn't need a new projector but the reviews of the 8350 were very good esp. for the price. Editors choice on a lot of web sites. There is a big difference going to 1080p and this Epson projector. I've started watching some of my blueray movies over again to see the difference and it's a big one. I've had a lot of high end gear over the past 25 years and I consider this at the top of my purchases. It's a big projector but it's easy to set up and adjust to your screen size with the lens shift and adjustments it comes with. Best Buy also price matched a web site for $100 cheaper than the $1299 price. Sold me on buy it right away instead of ordering online. Best Buy has done me right over the last few years on all my purchases.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Epson 8350 is great and Epson support is very good

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    Epson's support for their 8350 is very good. I had a problem after a year and they surmised the bulb was bad, eventhough the bulb warning light did not blink. They sent me a bulb next day air and I had my machine working!. Best Buy, however, I had taken it to the store since I purchase the Geek Squad Black Tie Protection did nothing! They said that they would have to send the projector off for 4 weeks and refused to order in a bulb since they thought that that might be the problem. I spent the $260 dollars for just this protection and was assured by the salesman that this very thing would be taken care of. Buy the projector, but the protection plan rates pretty much ZERO

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Beautiful Picture. Handy Features. Reasonable Cost

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    My previous projector was an Optoma 9600 GT which was a great little projector and I was bummed when it died. Having said that, I'm really glad I was forced to upgrade. The Epson Cinema 8350 is a quality, reasonably priced machine with a beautiful picture. Having children, and a dog lighting can get a little frustrating when someone fiddles with the curtains, not so much with this projector. It shows well in any lighting situation I've put it up against. It also works well with the xbox one which can be quite a feat with projectors. When I turn on my xbox the projector powers on and when I turn it off, it powers it off without issue. All-in-all I'm quite happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Moving up to 1080p projector

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    After months of research replaced my BENQ 720p with Epsons Cinema 8350.WOW,what a difference.Crystal clear images,stunning colors,a nearly silent fan, and for me no rainbow effect.Even with the Optoma HD20 & HD23 those distracting rainbows were still there.The 8350 gives better than theater performance on my 110" ultra screen.With the lens shift no more ceiling or low coffee table mounts.Put it on a shelf above my sofa and the fan sound is so low its not an issue.The box had been opened and Best Buy resealed but was told it was in new condition.Had a slight image effect when I first brought it home.Took it back to Best Buy but was told the geek squad guys would need at least 3-4 weeks to look into the issue and then they would get back to me. Called Epson directly and in 3 days they had a new 8350 delivered at no cost to me via fedex.Thats service.Projector gets 5 stars.Best Buy get 3 for service.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Must read if you plan to purchase!!!!

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    This is the best projector you can possibly buy for the money. However, one thing you need to make sure you do is buy the 4 year warranty. The warranty is about 230.00 but a new bulb is gonna run you close to 300.00. Two days ago my bulb went out after 700 hours and the projector that I bought was the older version of this one. Best Buy took back the old projector, gave me a credit for the full amount, and let me choose any projector to replace the one I had before. Usually I dont buy the extended warranties, but just think of it like you are buying a bulb instead of the warranty. I love this projector and I would recommend this to anyone. Only hang up is you have to manually focus the projector but once you have it done you will not have to do it again. Some people have commented about the size of the projector and I wanted to clarify something. The size is bigger so the fan noise can be smaller. I would take a quiet projector over a loud one any day of the week.

    I would recommend this to a friend