Rich Reviews : Epson Home Cinema 6100 Projector

Projector Expert Rich Morgan took home another HD projector for review (see his Sanyo PLV-Z700 review). Coincidentally, he reviewed the projector on the day of the Champs Sports Bowl Game. Rich also happens to be a fan of one of the teams involved in the game, but we won’t mention who, so that we do not alienate any of the National Championship Gator fans. Here are some pictures and comments from Rich and the Epson Home Cinema 6100 (sometimes called the Epson HC6100)

Epson Home Cinema 6100 projector

[ Photos from the “Band of Brothers” HBO Series now on Blu-Ray. ]

Rich says : “I would say at the new price point the Epson Home Cinema 6100 is in a class by itself. Better than the ‘budget units’ and close to the better ones.”
Epson Home Cinema 6100 projector

[ Photos from the “Band of Brothers” HBO Series now on Blu-Ray. ]

Epson Home Cinema 6100 projector

[ Photos from the “Band of Brothers” HBO Series now on Blu-Ray. ]

Rich says : “My biggest surprise is having a bright image at the same time as deep black levels. This is a great choice for outdoor movies… actually I used it outside for some of the FSU bowl game. Didn’t take any pictures… couldn’t hold my camera AND a (beverage).”

Ups

  • Sharp, bright picture (1800 lumens / 18000:1 contrast)
  • Price point very competitive
  • Accurate color with good flesh tones (even muted tones as in “Band of Brothers”)
  • 2-year warranty

Downs

  • Some visible video noise (not 120 hz)

Conclusions

For around $1,700 (after $200 rebates) the Epson Home Cinema 6100 outperforms cheaper projectors in the category. It falls between high performance and entry level pieces and is a good mid-range option for buyers who want a bright, new 1080p projector with good contrast at a lower price.