Overall Color & Picture Quality
Really very good! The 6100 looks great on bright scenes, but, within the limit of its black level performance also does particularly well on dark scenes too. While it can't do really dark scenes as well as the next tier of projectors with better black levels, this Epson really does achieve a level of picture quality that is most impressive, especially considering the price.
Epson Home Cinema 6100 Projector: Performance, HDTV and Sports
Let's start off this way. The Home Cinema 6100 is a great projector for sports viewing. I relied primarily on a very bright LivingRoom mode, and I could fill most of my 128" screen while one of my windows blinds was partially raised. That resulted in a very watchable image. With all my shades down, even though my room still has a fair amount of ambient light leaking in during the day, the image was reasonably bright and dynamic, with almost no sense of being washed out at all. I watched some Tonight show, music videos, high quality programming such as Discovery HD, and general programming, and the Epson looked good no matter what I through at it.
Images from sports and general HDTV programming will be added shortly.
The images are from a Moody Blues Concert that has been broadcast in HD, it is also available on Blu-ray disc.