Review: Epson Home Cinema 6100
1080p Home Theater Projector
March 30, 2009
The Epson Home Cinema 6100 is Epson's new entry level 1080p home theater projector. Currently selling around $1800 with a mail in rebate, it is one of the least expensive 1080p models currently on the market. It is also one of the brightest. It is rated at 1800 lumens, but we actually measured 1,864 lumens in its brightest configuration. That is a tremendous amount of light. It makes the 6100 well-suited to living room and ambient light conditions in the home, and it should have great appeal to owners and managers of sports bars. Generally, people who are buying budget projectors such as this one are not investing a big chunk of cash to prepare a dedicated, darkened theater room. So the abundance of light that the 6100 can deliver will come in very handy for many of its users.
Specifications for the Epson Home Cinema 6100
ANSI lumens: 1800
Contrast (full on/off): 18,000:1
Light Engine: 1920x1080, native 16:9 3LCD, with 200W E-TORL lamp.
Video Compatibility: 1080p/60/50/24, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i.
Connection Panel: Two HDMI 1.3 ports, one 3-RCA component port, one composite video, one S-video, one RS-232c, and one 12-volt trigger. In addition, it includes a VGA port.
Lens: 2.1:1 manual zoom/focus lens, with manual vertical and horizontal lens shift.
Lamp Life: 4000 hours
Replacement lamp price: $300.
Warranty: Two years.
Epson Home Cinema 6100