Epson Home Cinema 6100 Projector Review

Much of the content in this page has been copied from the Home Cinema 6500UB review with only minor modifications, as these two Epson projectors are essentially identical, as relating to the aspects covered on this page.

Epson Home Cinema 6100 Physical Appearance

The Epson is a mid-sized, rectangular projector with slightly rounded corners. It comes in a white finish. Overall, it’s a pretty basic looking projector despite some minor styling touches. It is larger than the 1080 UB it replaces, and is about the size of the Panasonic PT-AE3000. It is a smaller than the LCoS projectors from JVC and Sony, or the BenQ DLP projectors. Overall, size should not be a problem.

Facing the Home Cinema 6100, the lens is offset to the right. The 2.1:1 zoom lens is manual, and extends partially from the projector case. Focus and Zoom are accomplished by rotating the trim rings on the lens. To the right, below the lens, is the infra-red sensor, and to the left, is the front air exhaust.

Moving to the top, behind the lens barrel, are dials for vertical and horizontal lens shift. Just forward of the back center are two indicator lamps, the Power button (once for on, twice for off) and a Source button. The lamp door is also on top, so that you will not have to unmount a ceiling mounted projector to change the long life lamp. Behind the Power and Source buttons, wrapping around to the rear, is a second infra-red sensor, providing excellent coverage.

The rest of the control panel is found on the right side (looking from the front).

The inputs and outputs are located on the back, as is an intake filter (that can be cleaned/changed).

There are two screw thead adjustable feet in the front of the 6100.

Home Cinema 6100 Projector - Control Panel

As mentioned above, the Power and Source buttons are located on the top by the back. The rest of the control panel is on the right side, near the back. Closest to the front of the buttons is a large Menu button. to its right, the four arrow keys on a rocker (diamond configuration, with a center Enter button), and finally closest to the back, is the Escape key which takes you back up a level in the menus.

Epson Home Cinema 6100 Inputs and Outputs

Click enlarge.So close.The Home Cinema 6100 has a fairly typical selection of inputs and outputs. There are (from the left) two HDMI (1.3b) inputs, a component video input (3 color colded RCA jacks), the basic S-Video and composite video inputs, and an analog computer input (standard HD15 connector), which can double as a second component video input.

There is an RS-232 serial port for controlling the projector from a computer or room control sytem. Additionally, this Epson projector has one 12 volt screen trigger.

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