Epson Home Cinema 6500UB Projector Review

I also took side-by-side images with a fully black “image”. There are no larger versions to click on. The interesting thing about shooting fully black “scenes” is that different projectors will close down their irises to different degrees. Just because one projector looks blacker on a black scene, does not guaranty that that projector is still blacker on a dark, but not fully black scene.

 

Shadow Detail Performance

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Epson home theater projectors have never been the best when it comes to revealing dark shadow detail. They tend to lose just a little bit, compared to those projectors that are a little better.

Top left: Home Cinema 6500UB, Middle: Panasonic PT-AE3000U, Right: BenQ W5000:

The next set of comparison images is from Space Cowboys. This is a very dark scene with Clint Eastwood, on Blu-ray disc. The photos are intentionally way overexposed. Look for the blacks in the shades, and the details in those shades in the form of the white trim. (At this level of overexposure, don’t even worry about the skin tones, as in these type of photos they always look terrible, and way oversaturated/too high contrast).

First image is the Home Cinema 6500UB, followed by the Sanyo PLV-Z3000 and the Mitsubishi HC7000. Next is the the Sony VW60. The last two in the sequence are the Panasonic PT-AE3000 and the older Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB.

 

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