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Epson Home Cinema 1080UB Home Theater Projector Review

Posted on January 18, 2008 by Art Feierman

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Epson 1080UB Specs
Price 3999
Technology 3LCD
Native Resolution 1920x1080
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 1600
Contrast 50,000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio 2.00:1
Lens Shift Yes
Lamp Life 3000 hours low power (theater black), 2000 hours at full lamp power
Weight 12.3
Warranty 3 years

Projector Highlights

  • Best in class black levels - superior to any sub-$3000 projector I've seen yet, and better than most under twice that price.
  • Excellent shadow detail
  • Sharp - better than average - for 1080p projectors
  • Good, not great, out of the box color accuracy, needs some work, for best enjoyment
  • A bright Dynamic mode that really does the trick. Excellent on sports and HDTV, with some ambient light
  • Solidly built
  • Vertical and horizontal lens shift, and zoom lens with lots of range for excellent placement flexibility
  • Excellent, best in class warranty
  • 2 HDMI 1.3 inputs, with support for 1080p 24fps
  • $2999 estimated street price, less $200 rebate, at launch

This is the second Epson Home Cinema projector in a row, that I'm reviewing. Two weeks ago, I published the review of Epson's new Home Cinema 720, a 720p resolution home theater projector, that is bright, a good performer, and rather affordable. Now it's time for the flagship of the Epson Home Cinema Line; the HC1080UB. Note, the UB designation stands for "UltraBlack

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