Projector Reviews

Epson HC1080UB Home Theater Projector: Sharpness

The thumbnails below when clicked on, show a drastically cropped area of just the logo and dts-hd area. The five thumbnails are for the following projectors

The image quality of the Epson Home Cinema 1080UB, really dazzled me, almost from the first moment I started watching it. Is it “perfect”? No, but it seems to be, overall, a step up from the similarly, and lower priced competition.

Epson Home Cinema 1080UB
Sony VW60
Panasonic PT-AE2000U
Sanyo PLV-Z2000
Optoma HD8000
Mitsubishi HC6000

All of these projectors produce a good, sharp image, but there is variation. The Epson does very well. Most importantly, both the image sharpness, combined with other aspects of the projector’s image quality, give you a feeling of an extremely sharp image. In none of these cases, do I adjust the various sharpness controls on the projectors, so, of course, with some tweaking, you might get a sharper looking image, but likely it might cause some ghosting on edges, and so on. The Epson isn’t the sharpest of the field, but easily produces a sharper image than the more expensive Sony VW60, or the direct competition Panasonic, while the even lower priced Sanyo, seems to be slightly sharper