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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and noise. The price and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the size and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8500UB from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Opinions about the reliability and price are generally positive. The noise and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the design.

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Projector US (

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...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Greg Robinson (

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...

Jun, 2010

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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,...

Sep, 2010

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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

Jun, 2010

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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

May, 2010

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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

Apr, 2010

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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

Apr, 2010

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