PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 1080p 3LCD Projector
Uncertain Quality Control; Great Picture
Beautiful picture right out of the box -- even better after professional calibration. Unfortunately, first one began emitting intermittent error messages after three weeks. Best Buy immediately replaced it and extended the warranty. New one in econo mode seems to be developing an occasional pattern of slightly dimming briefly every minute or so. Switched to full power mode for an hour and back to econo mode. Seems to be OK, but I wonder . . .
December 3, 2013
This projector was very easy to set up and has a beautiful picture! Would recommend! Meets the home theater needs!
December 1, 2013
This projector has provided excellent service since I bought it last summer. The picture is clear and sharp. The contrast is good. There are no ghosting artifacts when there is high motion. I like the "pattern" screen and the mechanical lens adjustments that allow you to position the size, position, and keystone without giving up resolution. The unit is quiet, although it can be heard while watching very quiet movie scenes. The bulb lasted ~2000 hours before failing. Since the unit is still under warranty, Epson sent a new bulb within days of my call.
November 27, 2013
My best entertainment investment ever
I am a technology engineer, my job is basically to compare technically the best telecommunications transmission technologies for voice, data and video , comparing competition, so I am a competition analysis expert.
Then when I decide to buy something is because it really convinces me based in tech specs, my Epson 8350 after more than one year of use is still wonder me and offering lots of satisfaction to me and my family , enjoying great movies, shows and sports events at 150" inches of full HD pictures and vivid images.
Definitely it has been my best entertainment investment ever and am I truly sure than anybody than select this product will experienced just good moments as me.
November 22, 2013
Great product, Great picture, Great fun
130 inches of HD: Movies, TV, Gaming, all are crazy fun and high quality picture, quiet operation. Don't wait, i did for 3 years, just buy it. Well worth the money....
November 20, 2013
This a great projector. It has great color and brightness for the cost. We paired it up with a 106" Elite screen and it gives a perfect picture for movies, football games, and is awesome when playing video games. My family and friends are so jealous. Wow. I would recomend it to family and friends.
October 23, 2013
As advertised....great picture, easy set-up. Perfect for a theater on a budget.
October 1, 2013
Main Board malfunction; poor product warranty
I owned the 8350 projector for 12 months before it systematically malfunctioned. Living in Bermuda, I had to ship it to a Canadian service centre that quoted me more to repair it than the initial product cost. Apparently the main board needed to be replaced; a ever common problem according to the service representative.
After contacting Epson, they told me the warranty was not valid because I did not reside in the USA or Canada. They did not even give me a trade-in option for my projector which again, was near new.
My concern is that they are hiding a flaw in their product that they refuse to admit to. I personally will never buy an Epson product again and I warn you against it.
It was a great product at the beginning however Epson are refusing to admit to a manufacturing flaw so do not be surprised when your product malfunctions a year into having it.
September 17, 2013
Some of the negative reviews disturbed me, but I purchased anyway. So far (50 hrs) so good. It looks great. Projector shows some minor digital artifacts, usually on animation with rapid movement. Have noticed it a little on film signals also. The lens shift is rather imprecise, and vertical and horizontal interfere with each other at the extremes. Surely Epson could make this feature more stable. It would be good to have keystone adjustment as well as lens shift, since the lens shift adjustment is not large (+/- 1/2 screen vertical). It lacks an audible confirmation of power on, so I put an indicator light on the trigger out, but it takes 7 seconds to send the trigger signal on power up. Also, it would be nice to have the customizable logo screen that my Optoma had. This model is quiet, even using the high altitude fan speed for extra cooling, and has no objectionable iris noise. Menus and adjustments are easy and navigation is quick and simple. This projector is very bright with super rich colors and awsome resolution. Outdoor backgrounds in Blu Ray movies are absolutely phenomenal on my 9' wide screen. If it will just avoid the premature lamp failure others have experienced, it will be a GREAT buy.
August 20, 2013
No keystone feature!
This projector is amazing! everything looks great works great I have over 2100 hours so far on my first bulb. only problem is I mounted it on my ceiling so the bottom of the picture is smaller on top and bigger on the bottom. And has no keystone feature that I can find to correct this problem. If someone can correct me on this ill gladly change this to 5 out of 5 stars
August 16, 2013