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Mar 31, 2013 6:45 PM
I just picked up a used Epson PowerLite 6100 off Ebay and was wondering about replacement parts. The projector hasn't arrived, but it was off one of those powerseller companies. This means they didn't have a lot of specifics about the condition other than to say it that it's aesthetically OK, appears to be working perfectly, and is missing the remote. They had nothing to say about hours of operation on the lamp or in total on the unit so how good a deal I got is still in question. It will also need to be tested to be sure there really aren't any issues with discoloration, significant dust on the panel and what-not. There is a 30 day money back guarantee, so I fully intend to take them up on it if there are any issues that weren't addressed in the listing.
Anyway, I'd like to get a replacement remote but haven't been able to find one online. There are generic replacements for other models like the 6500ub, which I'm wondering if it might be the same remote since the 6100 and 6500ub share the same instruction manual.
The listing also didn't specify whether it even included the lens cap, and since it doesn't appear in the photos I'm guessing it doesn't, so that's another thing I'll probably need to find.
Finally, I was wondering about replacement lamps and if anyone knew if some of the non-Epson replacements were even worth considering. If the lamp is close to the end of it's life, it would be pretty disappointing to have to shell out $300 right away.
On an unrelated note, in case anyone's wondering why I bought this, I wanted a replacement for my old Hitachi Home 1 which is still in working order, and I use in the summer for outdoor movies, but no longer have any desire to use indoors for normal movie watching as I'd prefer to just watch my 40" HD tv. I can't yet afford to invest in the kind of home theater setup I'd really want, so I decided to get something to hold me over for the next few years and would be cheap enough that I wouldn't mind taking it outdoors.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
Feb 4, 2012 5:35 PM
This is my first post as I am trying to purchase my first projector. However, I have a few questions about a used projector that I am thinking about buying. The projector in question is an Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6100... The bulb has a little under 400 hours according to the seller. However, the issue is this: There is a purple line across the top of the image and a green one across the bottom. These are horizontal lines that take up a very small portion of the screen. I am wondering if this is fixable with a new bulb or some sort of settings that can be tweeked on the projector. Also, according to the seller, these lines appear no matter which input method is used... Please see the link for a pretty descent picture of what's happening. Is this worth purchasing? As I stated before, I am looking to get into projectors for movies/gaming. Thanks so much...
Nov 5, 2011 1:24 AM
I'm pretty happy with my first projector an Epson Home Cinema 6100. I'm currently using it on my wall, and noticing a lot of dirt and things ruining the image so I'm looking to get a screen soon.
There are a lot of options though so I'm just really confused. Is the difference between portable, manual, and electric just the mechanism to pull the screen down? There also seems to be the option of building the screen myself. Looking on ebay I see a bunch of people selling blackout cloth with instuctions on making a frame as well as people selling some kind of paint to redo a wall.
Can anyone help me pick a solution? Which solution is the easiest, and which would provide the best results (picture wise)? Since my projector was pretty cheap I'd rather not spend a ton on the screen as I did see some 2k+ screens while looking around. Any help is appreciated.
Nov 1, 2011 9:18 PM
I recently ordered a PowerLite Home Cinema 6100 projector from Frys thinking it was new, but today was told that it is actually a refurbished model though it still has a 1 year manufacturer warranty.
I was offered $50 off the purchase price making it $650 before taxes, so roughly $720 or so after taxes.
Anyone know if this is a good price for this model? How does the 6100 stack up against newer projectors? I've read some reviews which were written when it came out, and most are fairly positive but I'd like to get the most for my money. I've also read something about a focusing issue though I'm not quite sure what that refers to as this would be my first projector.
Any advice is appreciated. I'd like to keep my budget under $1000, and prefer new, but quality is important to me so I'm willing to pay a bit more or go refurbished and get an extended warranty. Please let me know if there are any models I should keep an eye out for and what a good price would be. Thanks.
Dec 17, 2010 4:44 PM
I have been using my Epson 6100 for about 18 months and have put only about 700 hours on it. We use it almost exclusively for Blu-ray playback. Just this past week, a blue hue appeared at the bottom of the displayed image. Regardless of the size of the image or the source, the discolored image is there. Its roughly the bottom two inches when screen is at 96". What might this be?
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