Projector Reviews

Epson Home Cinema 8500UB Projector – Image Quality 8

The following images are both the same frame, from Space Cowboys. The first one is slightly overexposed, and the second one, dramatically so. Look in the brown area of the satellite on the left (and elsewhere) for shadow detail. The Epson does a good but not exceptional job on shadow detail.

Here’s the same overexposed image- the BenQ W6000 and below it, the Sony HW15

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8500UB spacecowboys satellite over large
W6000 spacecowboys satellite over large
VPL-HW15 spacecowboys satellite over large

Click on left thumbnail image for the Epson Home Cinema 8500UB, Sony VPL-HW15 in the center, and the right for the Panasonic PT-AE3000U.

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VPL-HW15 lotr watchfire
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Our last comparison uses the night train scene from Casino Royale. Look to the trees and shrubs on the right, especially just above the tracks. You will find a little more shrubbery visible on some of the other projectors.