Bottom line on the HC2100 and HC2150: Probably the best color in the class, plus an excellent feature set – including CFI for smooth motion, dynamic iris for improved black level performance, lots more zoom range and outstanding placement flexibility that blows away all the competition.
I think I started using this phrase when we reviewed the Home Cinema 2150, but perhaps before that: Epson Easy!
Buy one of these two, if you want the least hassle projectors in the price range, that work best, right out of the box, have no real issues (like rainbow effect) that can affect or offend some, have exceptional lamp life and lower cost lamps than the competition, plus that great warranty.
The HC2150 in particular, thanks to the wireless HDMI, is the projector I most often recommend to folks as their first projector (and in this budget range). For the real enthusiast, I definitely lean to the BenQ HT3050, our Home Theater Performance winner in the under $1000 Class, but these are better as general family projectors, and I favor the Epsons on sports over the BenQ, although I give the BenQ the edge on movies.
If this is your first projector, either of these Epsons – the HC2150 and HC2100 can be best described as the low-cost projectors you just can’t go wrong with. Perfect for under the tree, this holiday season, or for fall sports. Enjoy.