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Epson 8350 wins Editor's Choice

Two great, inexpensive projectors in the spotlight: The Epson Home Cinema 8350, for home theater at $1,299, and the Samsung F10, the brightest LED projector to hit the market at just $1,099...

For those who never want to worry about buying another lamp, the Samsung F10 is now available for just $1,099. The F10 is an XGA presentation projector that puts out almost 1000 lumens, which is as bright as LED has gotten thus far. Here's the review.

Meanwhile, the Epson Home Cinema 8350 steals the show in the world of entry level 1080p home theater. A beautiful projector for just $1,299, it earns our Editor's Choice Award in the entry level class of 1080p resolution projectors. Don't miss this review if you are looking to step into very large screen home theater for the first time.

Evan Powell
Editor

Reader Comments(4 comments)

Posted Oct 8, 2010 2:27 PM PST

By Hal Masonberg

I'm still leaning toward the Panasonic front projector. How does this one compare with that? I know this one's cheaper, but which would you recommend on quality of image alone?

Posted Oct 20, 2010 2:59 PM PST

By JOS

Really interested in a shoot-out between the 8350 and 8700UB.

Posted Nov 26, 2010 11:08 PM PST

By Curtis Flowers

what should I look for in good projector???

Posted Dec 14, 2010 2:37 PM PST

By Shaun

I have seen a side by side shoot out (there's also one on YouTube but I can't locate the video right now, sorry). Unless you have bionic eyes or some serious tools, there is not a substantial amount of difference between the 8350 and 8750UB except for blacks. I found a "full black moment" on a film (Blu Ray disc with an LGBD550 as the source player) and compared side by side the two projectors. There was certainly a noticeable difference between the two under such close scrutiny (the 8750UB winning hands down). However, that's not to say that the 8350's performance was poor. I'm just saying you can notice the extra dollars in such a situation. That said, how many times will you freeze frame a dark moment in a film and thoroughly investigate it? Under general circumstances, the difference between the two projectors, in my opinion, in terms of image quality is very marginal. The UB is a great projector for $2,000 but the 8350 is an incredible machine for the price. Personally, I'd buy the 8350 and spend the difference on an Elite 1.1 gain fixed frame cine grey 120" screen).

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