Originally Posted by Maze810
My 2100 arrived today(yes not the 2150). I haven't been able to mount it on the ceiling yet, but I sat it on top of a bookcase about 13 feet from my wall, I was able to get a 110 inch screen easily with the generous amount of zoom. The vertical lens shift was useful enough so I could lower the screen to exactly meet the top of the wall. The picture wasn't what I expected but that's probably my fault not matching the room with the right projector.
The good: I'll start off by saying that the colors in bright scenes are better than I've seen on any TV. I was watching The Grand Tour in 1080p and I noticed that for the episode where they're turning cars into coral reefs, they must have really colorized this segment to look Caribbean, because all the colors popped. I think the coolest thing about this projector is that I was able to look at an image on the screen like the clothes that someone was wearing and immediately notice what type of fabric it was, and that's due to both the clarity of the image and the correct colors.
The bad: I'd seen videos and screenshots of the 2040 maybe having some grays here and there but still showing detail in the shadows, the videos did not prepare me for seeing a 3lcd projector in person. Even in bright scenes where there were shadows, I was having trouble seeing inside them. Again it's probably my fault. Number one I chose this projector based on the color but I knew people said its predecessor the 2040 was not for light controlled rooms. I tried to make my room is dark as possible with blackout shades, but I'm still just projecting onto a white wall, in a completely white room. Also maybe the blacks are being affected by my viewing angle so once I ceiling-mount the projector and lower the image, I hope to see some improvement. Yesterday I looked at a video that showed how both DLP and 3lcd projectors work, and I was noticing brightness changing due to the Iris, and I'm not sure I can get used to something like that, it just doesn't seem like a reliable way to get black level performance.
What kind of room will everybody here be using the 2100 / 2150 in? How do you design a room for a 3lcd projector?
I have the 2150 mounted in my living room. It will be used for everything, tv, movies, and games. I rarely notice the iris doing its thing, I don’t hear it like I have in previous Epson models and it hasn’t been distracting.
I have a Samsung 55” 4K television in the bedroom and I have my computer set up so that I can mirror it in the living room. I have not got around to calibrate either one fully but it amazed me how well the Epson image compared to the other. So far I have not felt like I had to strain to see things in the shadows, but I have not watched a great deal of low light scenes yet. At night with all the lights off it looks it’s best, but I don’t have any trouble watching movies in the daytime with the curtains and blinds down.
After I put the projector up and the kids settled in to watch a movie my 4 year old son was amazed, he said “Wow! What kind of projector is this!” He was able to see the improvement right away my previous projectors.
One thing I have noticed is that the image tends to drift up. I have the projector mounted inverted and I have had to adjust the lens shift twice since I’ve had it mounted. I normally adjust the shift so that it is too low then raise it to the desired height, so yesterday I tried the opposite and we will see how that works out.
Also the lower right of my image is slightly blurred, I don’t notice it while watching a movie, but if I’m reading a small font on the computer it becomes apparent. It’s not so bad that I can’t read it but it’s a little annoying. It may be a panel alignment issue, I can’t seem to ever get that area in perfect focus but set it as close as I can and the rest of the image looks great.
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