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Jul 10, 2019 1:09 PM
Im looking to upgrade my actual Epson HomeCinema 8700UB for a new Epson projector which is the best option and why? or its better to few months to see if a true 4k epson projector will be release (2000 usd limited)
Mar 13, 2018 1:09 PM
I have a dedicated bedroom that I'm using for a theater room. The room is about 17' x 9' or so. It's a pitch-black setup. I'm using the VAPEX fixed frame screen.
I've had my 8700UB for the past 7 years and it has served me extremely well. I got off to a rocky start with Epson with my initial 8700UB after a dust blob formed and I had to go through 2 refurbed replacements from Epson until they finally sent me a new one that had proper convergence. With the replacement unit, all has been smooth sailing. Love the projector. Now, I'm curious about what I should be considering next around a $2,000 price point, if anything?
The 8700UB has been superb, and it still looks good. I'd like to see an improvement for my next projector on input lag since I game quite a damn bit! As I understand, the 8700UB is probably around 87ms or so at the minimal, maybe even more. I'd like to see my next projector to be around 30ms. Obviously, the next projector needs to be 4k capable since I will eventually start upgrading all of my equipment to support it, as well as 3D capable. Obviously, a boost in contrast ratio, lumens, having better blacks, etc is something I would expect with a new projector.
If there's really nothing that's worth the upgrade for the price point, I'd really like to know that too. I'm in no "hurry" to upgrade, but I'm asking because I haven't been in the AV picture for quite awhile as I've just been enjoying myself.
For my, black levels are super important as this is primarily a movie experience room, that actually does get gamed in a lot.
Since Epson doesn't have any true 4k projectors yet, maybe it doesn't make sense to spend too much.
The question: In 2018, how does the HC 4000 compare to the 8700 UB? Does 8 years newer make every thing about it better, including black levels, or does the 8700UB still beat it when it comes to black levels?
Nov 2, 2017 10:14 AM
I feel really sad about my projector but know I did this to myself with a stupid mistake.
I have an Epson Powerlite Home cinema 8700UB. I made the mistake of plugging the video-audio converter with the wrong power chord. the converter is designed for a DC 5v, but I plugged it with an AC 24V. Sparks and burning ensued. (yes I know that was a stupid mistake). Now my projector's receiver isn't working. I tried all the inputs on the projector. VGA/HDMI but no image shows up. I know that the lights still work since when I turn on the projector it still loads the Epson symbol (only slower) and then the projector goes to power save mode. I also can't access the menu screen though.
1. is just the projector receiver damaged or there is a bigger issue since I can't access the menu either?
2. Can The projector be repaired? (I bought it used so there is no warranty). I would be willing to spend about $300 for repairs.
3. Should I just buy a replacement 8700 or 8350 so I can make use of the parts from the broken 8700? (can people custom build projectors like computers where you can take the components from the 8700 to upgrade an 8350?) at least I can still use the old bulb as a replacement
4. Should I just abandon hope and buy an entirely new and different projector?
Apr 10, 2017 10:53 AM
I am hooking up my PS4 to the Epson Home Cinema 8700UB.
I knew that the projector didn't have integrated speakers when I bought it, but I thought it would at least have an audio jack so I could plug it into external speakers, but have not found any jacks for speakers,
Does "no integrated speakers" also imply that there is no audio jack?
and if so, how do I make it so that I can have sound for my PS4?
(hint: the PS4 also doesn't have a jack for audio cable).
Aug 6, 2016 2:21 PM
So I need a new projector. I have an Epson Home Cinema 8700UB. I was wondering what to expect in a new projector?
I mean 1080p is 1080p, right? And as far as I know, Epson didn't make much upgrade on their projector in the past 5 years. I believe the same goes for the DLP ones (still one wheel and 5 colors)?
So basically, do I still need to pay over 2000$ or would a 1000$ projector do the same as my old Home Cinema 8700UB ?
Oh yeah, super important, is there a brand that has bulps (lamp) that actually last as long as they say?
Thank you guys
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