The Epson HC 8350 in Action: Video Games

Our very lucky Projector Expert Kirk took the Epson HC 8350 home last weekend.

Kirk hooked the Epson HC 8350 up to his PlayStation 3 (via HDMI) and played Modern Warfare 2 on the Epson’s 10-foot display.

Check out his thoughts, and pictures of the Epson HC 8350 in various lighting conditions, below …

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A friend came over Saturday and we played video games on the Epson HC 8350 projector. I don’t have a screen, so we just used my living room wall, which is a shale color. My buddy was blown away by the clarity of the image. He and said he could see things he’d never seen on his 55” TV! – Kirk


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I just used the Dynamic setting, and didn’t tweak the colors at all. The black levels were very impressive, even straight out of the box! There was no noticeable lag, and the image was surprisingly smooth for a projector that doesn’t have 120Hz processing. – Kirk


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The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector nabs an Editor’s Choice Award

The Epson PowerLite HC 8350 just hit the shelves and already it’s nabbed the coveted Editor’s Choice Award from ProjectorCentral.com.

The Epson HC 8350, the 1080p successor of the Epson HC 8100, was the big cheese at CEDIA 2010 last month. It is Epson’s first 1080p HD projector priced under $2,000. At 2,000 lumens, it’s also brighter than Epson’s previous 1080p offerings.

Epson HC 8350 Projector Quick Specs:

Price $1,299
ResolutionHD (1920 x 1080)
Display3LCD
Brightness2,000 lumens
Contrast50,000:1
Weight16.1 lbs.
Warranty2 years

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In their review of the HC 8350, the good folks at ProjectorCentral.com praised its brightness, color and $1,299 MSRP. They went as far as saying the projector’s image quality “will make you swear you’re looking out a window.”

This is because the 8350 uses the same inorganic C2Fine D7 LCD panels that Epson usually saves for its more expensive and higher-performance-models, the 8500 UB and 9500 UB, (but not the 8100.) Though the spec changes between the 8100 and the 8350 may seem modest, these C2Fine D7 LCD panels result in a much higher image quality. From ProjectorCentral.com: “while the 8100 was an excellent value at $1,499 by last year’s standards, the 8350 is a much stronger offering yet.”

“There’s no sense beating around the bush: the Home Cinema 8350 is a fantastic value. It produces a great picture for a very low price,” – ProjectorCentral.com. “The Home Cinema 8350 is one of the finest values in projectors we’ve ever seen.”

Read the full review here».

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