The Epson Home Cinema 2100 is one of two projectors just announced by Epson that are evolutionary. The Home Cinema 2100 and 2150 are intended to replace the extremely popular Home Cinema 2040 and 2045. Geared toward home theater fanatics on a budget, the 2100 and its slightly more expensive sibling, are both priced below $1,000.
With 2,500 lumens, a higher contrast ratio, and a host of other features, this 3LCD projector is one to be considered. In this “First Look” Review of the Epson Home Cinema 2100, we will provide an overview of the product, as well as discuss the projector’s more exciting features and benefits, differences from its predecessor and the 2150, and review the 2100’s highlights.
Before we continue – what is a First Look Review? It’s something between our full-fledged reviews where we spend lots of time both watching projectors perform, and playing with the projector’s full feature set, and, the other extreme - putting up a manufacturer’s press release, as loaded with hype as they are, (as many sites do).
In some cases, our First Look Reviews are done after we have had a brief look at the projector – at our facility, typically for just a few days. Other times, such as this time, we haven’t had a chance to play with the projector. In such cases, our goal is to apply a mix of insight and common sense to describe how this projector might fit your needs.
This is something we like to do, especially when the projector is just announced, is expected to be very popular, and/or is a direct descendant (with limited differences) with a projector we’ve already reviewed. Enjoy!