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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080

Delayed Epson Reviews

We've been taking a close look at the Epson 6500 UB and the Epson 6100 in preparation for reviews of these two models. We delayed the reviews because of a phenomenon we identified first on the 6500 UB. The issue is that the projector tends to go out of focus over the first 30 minutes of viewing time. If it is sharply focused after initial start up, it will slowly lose its precise focus as it warms up, evidently due to heat expansion in the light engine. When we refocus it after about 30 minutes, it will then remain in focus for the duration of the viewing session.more

Summary Roundup of 1080p

We've just posted a review of the new Epson Cinema 1080 projectors. The Home Cinema 1080 sells for just $2,999, and is a great option for DIY folks wanting to get into 1080p performance with as little investment as possible. The Pro Cinema 1080 for $4,999 is similar in performance, but it comes with an assortment of extras.

We are still working on the XA2 HD DVD player from Toshiba, and the Blu-ray players from Pioneer, Panasonic, and Sony (the PS3). We hope to have some comments ready to post next week.more