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Get a Great Deal on the Epson Home Cinema 880

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By Diane Jones

Epson recently announced that it will be offering $100 off their popular Home Cinema 880 now through June 26.

We get asked all the time by our readers to recommend a great “starter” projector. We stress that is better to spend a little more on a projector like the Epson HC880 and you will be rewarded with much better performance.

Epson Home Cinema 880

We reviewed this projector earlier this year (click here to read the review: Epson Cinema 880 Review) and were very impressed by it. In fact, we were so impressed we gave it a Value Leader Award.

This lamp-based projector produced brighter and more accurate colors than many DLP laser projectors that cost 3X more. The HC880 does not have many bells and whistles, but if you desire an excellent image from an affordable projector, the Epson Home Cinema 800 should be at the top of your list.

The Cinema 880 is one Epson’s least expensive home theater models but the HC880 offers a lot of performance for the price. The projector boasts 1920 x 1080 native resolution, 3,300 ANSI Lumens, and true 3-chip, 3LCD technology. The HC880 can deliver a very good-looking picture of up to a 320-inches on a screen or even a blank wall.

As we said earlier, there are less expensive home entertainment projectors on the market, spending your money on a more on a reputable brand model like Epson will provide a much better viewing experience. The Epson Home Cinema 880 can produce up to 3,300 lumens of brightness and has very good color accuracy, making the unit a good option for an entry-level home theater.

You can easily connect a cable box, Blu-ray player, gaming console, or streaming device to the HC880 via its HDMI input. The Epson Home Cinema 880 projector can also support Mira casting with mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, or tablets. The Miracast feature allows the viewer to project or mirror a device wirelessly without any additional software.

Connections on the Epson Home Cinema 880

While many projectors at this price point only offer vertical keystone correction, the HC880 is equipped with two-dimensional keystone correction with a range of ±30° in each dimension. The 2D Keystone feature dramatically reduces the trapezoid effect, which occurs when a projector is installed off-center. The keystone correction is done automatically, or can you adjust manually via the Display sub-menu. Also, you can use Corner Fit to adjust each corner independently to achieve your desired image geometry.

Wired LAN allows you to manage the HC880 from a computer using a web browser when the computer and the projector are connected to the same local area network. The HC880 is compatible with several projector control systems, including Crestron, AMX, and PJ-Link, for network control via LAN. The HC880 also supports control via RS-232.

Great picture on the Epson Home Cinema 880

So, whether you're binge-watching your favorite TV show or watching the latest blockbuster, this dynamic, versatile projector provides a stunning, larger-than-life viewing experience with its best-in-class color brightness and fast data processing. And, with a built-in speaker and easy setup, you can get immersive HD entertainment right out of the box — simply power on the projector and start streaming movies, games and more.

This deal is available at many retailers, but if you want to buy it on Amazon, click below:

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