Projector Reviews

Epson Home Cinema 6100 Projector – Image Quality 3

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).

Shadow Detail Performance - Comparison 2

Home Cinema 6100
Optoma HD806
Sanyo PLV-Z3000
Sony VW60
Sanyo PLV-Z700
Panasonic PT-AE3000U
Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB

Again, from Space Cowboys, this is a cropped image. The right side is very bright (so dynamic irises will not be effective). The Home Cinema 6100 (top left) has respectable shadow detail in the dark areas of the satellite, but the overall dark areas come out darker than on many other projectors, losing some shadow detail.

Shadow Detail Performance - Comparison 3

Epson 6100
Optoma HD806
Sony VPL-VW60
Mitsubishi HC6500
Sanyo PLV-Z700