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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the design and noise are overall positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability. Views are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 41 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and noise. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500 UB LCD Projector (V11H337020)

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Epson PowerLite 8500UB Home Theater Projector Review

 

Excellent picture quality, Easy to install – excellent horizontal and vertical lens shift, 2:1 throw, Good out of box performance, Very bright in Dynamic mode, Good connectivity, although you should be using a good HT receiver anyway!, Very dark blacks...

Large chassis, Cheap lens shift that likes to tilt. In fact the whole thing feels plastic and cheap., No real improvements over 6500UB, Deep dark blacks crush most of the shadow detail, Busy remote with a lot of functions. Backlight has a small,...

Verdict:  PASS! Epson’s 8500UB is a good home theater projector that’s getting long in the tooth and is showing it’s age. Picture quality is good with excellent black level. Build quality is marginal, suitable only for fixed install – don’t travel with...

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Epson 8500UB 1080p LCD Projector Review

 

Epson improves upon their winning formula and delivers blacker blacks, better frame interpolation and THX video certification. The fact that they do it for less than $2500 is, in a word, astounding.

Unlike traditional edge enhancement, Epson's Super-resolution processing breaks down the image and then employs differential analysis and color separation techniques before reconstructing the final image. To make sure that the enhancement is actually...

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Pretty Sweet!

 

So I spent about a week and a half looking for an HD 1920x1080p project. I probably went to every projector review site there was. It came down to this Epson 8500 and the Panasonic PT-AE4000. For me, all reviews stated that the Epson had the better...

Out of the box the thing wouldn't do anything. All i got was a flashing temperature light. Looked on the internet and another guy had the same problem. Long story short, turn it upside down, power it up, and it should work either way after that. Weird,...

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Great Bargin

 

After 5 years with my benq-8700 I did not know what I was missing. (Blacks And Much More).

Easy To Setup","Easy to use","Great picture quality

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Nice projector with great features

 

This is a great model and has all the features for a home theater.

Easy To Setup

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Great projector for the price

 

This projector has exceeded our expectations regarding picture quality. We were impressed with the capability of horizontally and vertically shifting the image to accomodate our original mounting and screen location.

Easy To Setup","Easy to use","Great picture quality","Reliable Performance

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500 UB

 

I upgraded from the epson 1080 home cinema to the 8500UB and I am very satisfied. The projector is great for the $$. Its has some of the best brightness/contrast in its class. Resolution is excellent with all types of media. (Blu-ray, hd-tv, dvd, even...

Longer lamp life than previous model, very bright, excellent during daytime viewing

lamp begins to dim significantly towards end of lamplife

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500 UB

 

I upgraded from the epson 1080 home cinema to the 8500UB and I am very satisfied. The projector is great for the $$. Its has some of the best brightness/contrast in its class. Resolution is excellent with all types of media. (Blu-ray, hd-tv, dvd, even...

Longer lamp life than previous model, very bright, excellent during daytime viewing

lamp begins to dim significantly towards end of lamplife

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Product could not have been better

 

I used all HDMI cables, set up was very easy

Powerful, Good Focus, Durable, Sharp Picture, Easy To Set Up

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Wow! can't wait to watch Avatar tonight

 

Wow! This is my first projector for my first media room. The picture quality projecting on my 110" screen is amazing, rivaling my old Pioneer Elite HD Plasma and Phillips HD LCD. The media room is completely black, so I can't vouche for effectiveness...

Powerful, Good Focus, Easy To Set Up, Sharp Picture

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