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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB
alaScore 82

19 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the black level and design are on the whole positive. The value for money and image quality also get good opinions.

usability, image quality, value for money, design, black level

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 19 reviews)

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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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Amazon review summary for Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

value for money, image quality, usability, design, black level

100% of the reviews on 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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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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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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Not different then original 1080 Home Ci


I bought original 1080P Home Cinema and thought it was time to upgrade. So many reviews said this is the best in it's price range.I find very little difference in this versus the three year old original.Sold the original [...] and bought this at Abt...

Good Focus, Easy To Set Up

Not Brite in THX