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Epson Home Cinema 8700UB Projector - Image Quality-6

Posted on November 1, 2010 by Art Feierman

Epson Home Cinema 8700UB Projector: Performance, HDTV and Sports

While this year's Home Cinema 8700UB measures a little less in its Dynamic mode, the loss of less than 100 lumens, is minor. What's improved is the color. The 8700UB looks better doing sports as the greens are less overdriven than previous models (most LCD projectors overdrive green naturally), but most manufacturers set up their brighest modes with too much green as a way of getting more measured lumens. Don't get me wrong, Dynamic isn't perfect, by any means, but for most folk, it looks just great.

Because of the stronger green push of its Dynamic mode, last year, we did our quick-cal using Livingroom mode, and ended up with 1168 lumens, so we actually end up with 26 more lumens this year (our quick cal of Dynamic works out to 1194 lumens). True, last year Dynamic mode could pump out 1309 lumens, but rest assured, you'll like this color - you'll like your sports and HD digital content a lot better with the 8700UB only down about 8% of brightness.

I have Monday Night Football on, as I write this. The Colts blue uniforms look great, the field looks great, even the fans look great. (The announcers - not so much, but then they're mostly really old. As a hard core football (college and pro)




fanatic, I'm happy! (Not so happy, though, that I got destroyed in Fantasy Football this week.)

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