Epson Home Cinema 6100 Projector Review

We calibrate each home theater that is reviewed. It is a pretty standard calibration. We calibrated the Home Cinema 6100 for brightness, contrast, gamma, and grayscale. We do not use color management to adjust the properties of each of the individual primary and secondary colors. There’s always more that can be done by some of the “hi-end” calibrators.

Epson Home Cinema 6100 Color Temperature

First, here are the color temperature measurements for the TheaterBlack 1 mode, right out of the box. Most impressive!!!

Theater Black 1 mode:
100 IRE (white) 6601K
80 IRE (light gray) 6548K
50 IRE (medium gray) 6490K
30 IRE (dark gray) 6515K

Here are our out of the box color temperature measurements for white, for each of the preset modes (repeated from the Performance section), (highlighted modes are the ones we performed some level of calibration on):

Color Temperature Measurements for White
Theater Black 1 6566K
Theater Black 2 6248K
Theater 7884K
Dynamic 6838K
LivingRoom 8539K
Natural 6783K
x.v.Color 6449K

Epson Home Cinema 6100 Basic Settings

In addition to calibrating Red Green and Blue for a correct grayscale balance (6500K), there are a number of other settings that come into play. Typically Contrast and Brightness (white balance and black balance), need to be done first. Color saturation and gamma also need adjustment.

Our final settings (the default settings for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Tint are all 0, in all modes): Mike made adjustments to these, and the Color Temp settings for each of the seven modes:

Default Settings for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Tint :
Contrast: Brightness: Color Saturation:
TheaterBlack 1 -2  3  -3
TheaterBlack 2 -2  1  -4
Theater -1  1 0
Dynamic 0  1  10
LivingRoom 0  1  10
Natural 0  1  0
Lamp Mode High Brightness (full power)
Dynamic Iris Off for measurements, on for movie watching, off for sports…

Note: The high saturation for Dynamic and Livingroom are for dealing with significant ambient light.) Back off these numbers, as needed. For most of my viewing, in LivingRoom, for sports, for example, I set saturation to 2 for modest ambient light.

All calibration work was done using HDMI sources, we did not attempt to also do Component Video or other source modes.

Zoom is set at mid-point for all measurements. All other settings at default

We recommend you save all your changes to the User memory modes. There are plenty of them, and you can rename them to suit.

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