Homeowners who want the visual quality of a theater’s movie-watching experience at home can select a great home cinema system from a company with over 20 years of home entertainment experience. Epson, America, Incorporated is an Eco-friendly company that produces the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 system. The Epson 8350 presents movies, video games and sports with a clear, beautiful picture and excellent color.
Features of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350
The Epson 8350 comes boxed with the home cinema machine itself as well as its user manual, power cord, and a remote control complete with batteries. It works with a screen or with any blank wall. Suggested retail prices and special sales prices can run between $1199 and $1600, on average, with some prices even higher. Shop around to find the best price in your area. Once purchased, this home theater system is easy to install and to maintain. The company is known for building reliable machines that produce images of excellent quality. The Epson home cinema 8350 is both affordable and convenient for customers.
Providing big-screen viewing experiences at home requires a machine capable of delivering high-definition images that are clear and colorful. The Epson 8350 does this with its 50,000:1 contrast ratio and crystal-clear, sharp picture detail provided by its TFT D7 chip. This chip delivers high definition resolution of 1920 X 1080. The images produced are brilliant anytime, whether viewed by day or by night. It generates plenty of lumens (up to 2000 lumens white light and color output) so viewing can occur in a well-lit room or a dark room, without damage to the performance of the colors. The Epson home cinema has three chip technology for vibrant and full-spectrum colors. The three chip technology also means that the electricity required per lumen of brightness is 25% less than it would be with one chip.
The Epson 8350 gives reliable performance through its use of 12-bit C2Fine technology and 3LCD technology, providing for smooth gradations. A camera filter that is exclusive to Epson and special Fujinon lens that are state-of-the-art generate full-spectrum color that is very true-to-life. The lens have a 2.1x zoom ratio that provides for great flexibility of placement and wonderful uniformity of pictures without image distortion from horizontal or vertical line shifting. Its E-TORL lamp, which is energy-efficient, provides more lumens per watt than previous models. This lamp can last up to 4000 hours before replacing. This longevity is made possible because the new lamp minimizes both light leakage as well as light defraction.
The auto-iris function of the Epson 8350, which is high speed and advanced technology, adjusts the output of light and does so up to as many as 60 times per second. This makes this home cinema machine great for movies and shows with fast action and high speed chases. This model also has connectivity possibilities on the cutting-edge of new technology, provided by two HDMI 1.3 ports for convenience and flexibility. A management system for airflow is built into each unit. It includes the convenience of filtration of dust with an efficiently large surface area for easy maintenance. Finally, it provides quiet fan noise when in operation. At only a maximum of 22 decibels, the machine does not compete with the noise of a movie’s soundtrack. All these features are backed by a two year long limited warranty. The machine is even designed so that it can be recycled.
When in home operation, this home theater model projects a image for 80 wide-screen inches from only eight feet away from the screen or wall on which it is shown. To generate an 120 inch image, the machine only needs to be twelve feet away. DVD movies are projected as much as eight times bigger from this unit as they would be when viewed on a wide-screen 40 inch television. Your Epson 8350 home cinema therefore brings a completely new level of enjoyment to home entertainment.
Customer reviews of the Epson 8350 PowerLite Home Cinema
Amazon Best Seller rankings list this home cinema product as their best seller number three out of 100 choices in their Video Projectors category. This is based on both number of sales and customer reviews. Customers who have purchased earlier Epson models as well as other brands of home cinemas are included in the reviews. Almost every reviewer mentions how quiet the product is when operating. One Epson 8350 review states, “fan noise is virtually non-existent”. Several other reviewers write they can hardly hear it or it is barely audible when listening to a movie soundtrack. One enthusiastic customer stated that he could sit withing a foot of it and not be disturbed while watching a movie.
Another Epson 8350 review expresses gratitude that the brightness and gamma buttons are on the remote control and not under some menu which has to be searched to reach them. Several customers stated that the remote control is easy to use. One was delighted that the remote control is “lighted”. More than one satisfied user said that the picture was great when projected directly on a blank wall and not a scree. One customer wrote that she projected onto a tan wall and there is no distortion of color. Several buyers affirmed that the cinema is bright enough to project a good image while the lights in the viewing room are on.
Several writers of Epson 8350 reviews mentioned their pleasure at discovering the unadvertised lens shift feature, which makes sure the projected picture is centered as long as the lens shift itself is sitting parallel to the viewing wall or screen. One customer mentioned that the controls remember previous input. Several stated that the default settings were the only ones they ever needed to use in order to get a perfect picture. Many enjoyed and appreciated this model’s simplicity and ease of set up. One customer wrote, “It easily substitutes for a 60 inch flat panel television.”
There were few concerns expressed by reviewers. A few customers received a unit that showed an “auto iris failure” message. One returned his purchase but the others allowed Epson to replace their units, which was promptly done by the company. A few experienced lamps that prematurely burned out. Again, the company replaced these for those customers. About one third of the purchasers expressed surprise at the large size of the unit but went on to say that the unit was worth the extra space. One buyer appreciated being able to place the unit on a bookcase instead of having to mount it on the ceiling. All in all reviewers found that the clear and brilliant picture, true-to-life colors, easy to use plus maintain unit, and quiet fan motor, the Epson 8350 PowerLite Home Cinema truly provides a wonderful theater experience at home.