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lol, I can agree with that, the projector isn't perfect by any means, but it's still damn good for the money.
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Hey Shasta! Thanks for the reply. Any chance I could see some pics of your set up and maybe the screen in use at evening time/full nighttime? You can always PM me and I can give you my email if that helps. What made the set up sucha bitch?
Ditto. Currently running the 2150 with a 110 in Yard Master front projection, but considering switching to rear projection for a better yard presentation, cabling, etc. if the picture isn't degraded noticeably.
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Hey Shasta! Thanks for the reply. Any chance I could see some pics of your set up and maybe the screen in use at evening time/full nighttime? You can always PM me and I can give you my email if that helps. What made the set up sucha bitch?

Going to be hosting a movie by the pool this weekend and will take some pics. Not one specific thing with the set up, just a lot of little details that you don't account for that make it frustrating.
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Ditto. Currently running the 2150 with a 110 in Yard Master front projection, but considering switching to rear projection for a better yard presentation, cabling, etc. if the picture isn't degraded noticeably.

It kind of depends on your screen, but I can attest that going rear projection is better option if you can.
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Official Epson Home Cinema HC2100/2150 (TW5600/5650/5400) Owners

Epson 2150 Update: I still haven’t been able to fix the big yellow spot in my image that appeared several months back.

I got a good deal on a new open box Epson 3700 yesterday, and by all accounts this PJ will be a small upgrade in every aspect over the 2150. I didn’t want to send my 2150 off for months to figure out what’s wrong with the lens or panels that is causing that large yellow spot during dark content. Other than this issue, the 2150 still runs fine with around 2000 hours on the original bulb.

Best Buy is letting me trade in the 2150 for full credit towards the new 3700 purchase otherwise I probably would have just bought another 2150 which is on sale again at $699. This is at least the third or fourth time this PJ has gone on sale in its short life span, so it does make me wonder why, but they’re selling like hot cakes.

I’ll post my thoughts on how the two projectors compare, though they should be rather similar from a performance and picture quality standpoint; the build quality of the 3700 is definitely a notch above from just having unboxed it. I’d expect it to be given it’s in a tier above (from 2016) that a few features trickled down to the 2100 and 2150 released the next year in 2017.

Speakers: PSA MTM-210T x2, MTM-210C, MT-110SR x2; Atmos-SVS Satellite x2, DIY Volt-10 x2
Subs: PSA V1801 x2, DIY: 18" RSS460HO, 15" RSS390HO x2, BOSS w/JBL CX1200 x6
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Processing: Denon X4200, NU6KDSP, 3KDSP
Video: Epson 3700; Screen: Silver Ticket 106" High Contrast

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Going to be hosting a movie by the pool this weekend and will take some pics. Not one specific thing with the set up, just a lot of little details that you don't account for that make it frustrating.
That's great, thanks! Well, if you have the time, I would certainly benefit from your experience and wisdom - I'm sure I will have lots of things I will overlook and if I can keep the number lower with your help that would be great!
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Lamps only got about 1000 hours on normal mode. Fan seems to running a bit louder than normal currently watching movie and don't want to risk popping the bulb. Will cleaning the filter help possibly quite the fan noise down? And possible way that the projector is running dimmer due to the dirty filter? Maybe limiting itself so that it won't over heat? It's never truly overheated or given me the warning. I have 2 new bulbs I may just swap one in to try it out.

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Ditto. Currently running the 2150 with a 110 in Yard Master front projection, but considering switching to rear projection for a better yard presentation, cabling, etc. if the picture isn't degraded noticeably.
I went for short throw for outdoors. Makes better use of lumens. For the price Optoma gt720 or gt1080 both IMO work great. Here's my group with my 150" elite white screen. Rear projection isn't really an option as it sucks up soo much light with the darker material. I've ran fire stick directly to the projector and hooked up a 3.1 system with outdoor speakers under the eaves of the garage. With 3.5 out from the projector to a used AVR in the garage. Works pretty well truly. Shots are not edited all shot with my lg g4.

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Lamps only got about 1000 hours on normal mode. Fan seems to running a bit louder than normal currently watching movie and don't want to risk popping the bulb. Will cleaning the filter help possibly quite the fan noise down? And possible way that the projector is running dimmer due to the dirty filter? Maybe limiting itself so that it won't over heat? It's never truly overheated or given me the warning. I have 2 new bulbs I may just swap one in to try it out.

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Definitely. If the filter is dirty the air flow will decrease making the temp go up and the fan will compensate for it by spinning faster.

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I went for short throw for outdoors. Makes better use of lumens. For the price Optoma gt720 or gt1080 both IMO work great. Here's my group with my 150" elite white screen. Rear projection isn't really an option as it sucks up soo much light with the darker material. I've ran fire stick directly to the projector and hooked up a 3.1 system with outdoor speakers under the eaves of the garage. With 3.5 out from the projector to a used AVR in the garage. Works pretty well truly. Shots are not edited all shot with my lg g4.
That is a great setup, wish I had a wall like that for my screen. Testing out the RP on the Camp Chef 144" this weekend. If the picture degrades, may return for the 150" elite and stick to FP.
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Update-

Almost a year in and this projector is doing great. The only issues I have is with the black levels and color saturation. Great for the price but I have 2017 OLED that I use 90% of the time and its just a huge difference.

But I have had zero hardware issues. All around great projector and with the budget I had when I started my build I'm glad it existed. I curious if the update to this will be that much better.

Everyone else having the same experience? I'm curious to hear other people thoughts.


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My next buy will be an oled for my bedroom, since I do most of my viewing in there, but nothing matches firing the theater up and just getting immersed in a show or movie. 135" OLED when?
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My next buy will be an oled for my bedroom, since I do most of my viewing in there, but nothing matches firing the theater up and just getting immersed in a show or movie. 135" OLED when?
OLED is great. Plasma on steroids. I have seen every good LED/Qled/LCD from last year and this year and you can't beat it. Blacks being black all the time is what sets it apart. Super bright HDR is pretty sweet but when blacks are black the perceived contrast is amazing.

****, even 100-110 inch OLED would be crazy. Hopefully in the next 10-20 years we get some back to the Future 2 pulldown oleds.

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Hoping for a sub 1k OLED at some point, last year they hit $1300 for a 55", I think we can crack that this year.
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Hoping for a sub 1k OLED at some point, last year they hit $1300 for a 55", I think we can crack that this year.
That is definitely coming. have you seen micro-led? Its like OLED with no downsides. Bright, perfect blacks, no burn in. The future of TVs. That will make OLED cheaper.

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Micro led will have burn in, anything that is zone or per pixel lit will be prone to burn in and uneven wear, it's just the nature of the beast.
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Question LG 3D glasses with Epson 2150?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, but I'll start here:

I got the 2150 this afternoon. I have six pair of LG AG-5250 active 3D glasses, used with a former TV. I tried these with the Epson 2150 and it's a no-go. They don't kick in like they did with the LG TV. They're expensive, so I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if there's any possible way to convert these to work with the 2150?

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Update-

Almost a year in and this projector is doing great. The only issues I have is with the black levels and color saturation. Great for the price but I have 2017 OLED that I use 90% of the time and its just a huge difference.

But I have had zero hardware issues. All around great projector and with the budget I had when I started my build I'm glad it existed. I curious if the update to this will be that much better.

Everyone else having the same experience? I'm curious to hear other people thoughts.


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I personally not 100% sure what screen you're using but honestly calibrated optimally these things really can great and AMAZING picture. Also a matte grey screen will add contrast drastically. And my whites are still super clean and bright. I don't have a light controlled viewing area at all but I'm very impressed for the price of the unit. Sadly I still have the bulb flicker even after getting a brand new bulb directly from Epson under warranty. Not happy with that though. Upgrading to the hc4000 this coming February. Hopeful it's a huge upgrade for the price. Again calibration may be something you might consider. But yes a OLED of course will appear to POP more but it's size and viewing distance that makes a huge difference.

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I personally not 100% sure what screen you're using but honestly calibrated optimally these things really can great and AMAZING picture. Also a matte grey screen will add contrast drastically. And my whites are still super clean and bright. I don't have a light controlled viewing area at all but I'm very impressed for the price of the unit. Sadly I still have the bulb flicker even after getting a brand new bulb directly from Epson under warranty. Not happy with that though. Upgrading to the hc4000 this coming February. Hopeful it's a huge upgrade for the price. Again calibration may be something you might consider. But yes a OLED of course will appear to POP more but it's size and viewing distance that makes a huge difference.

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I bought a 120" Elunevision Tab tension Reference 4k
https://elunevision.com/materials/reference-studio-4k/

I bought that before I got my projector. I originally had more money for my projector when I started and had to compromise when it came time for it. I have a completely light controlled basement. I planned on strictly movies and football.

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I wonder if there will be a successor to the 2150. I saw a few reviews and shots of the 4010 and wow, it looks amazing for the price.

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And my 2150 is dead!! Exactly one year to the day I bought it!!!!! Have to wait till monday to have someone call me to get it replaced. It has zero lights on. No fans. Nothing. Dead as a door nail. I really wish I could get my money back and use it towards something else.

Has any ever heard off them letting you swap yours for a different model if you pay the difference?

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Oh no, hopefully you get a better unit out of this, the early units were very prone to random death.
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I’m considering getting the HC2150. Reading the review on Projector Central has me concerned though. It says “Vertical offset throughout the vertical shift range is conducive to mounting on a shelf behind seating area, but may be problematic for ceiling mounting or sitting on a low table.” I’ll be doing a ceiling mount. What is it about the 2150 that may be problematic?

Also, it’ll be mounted pretty close to the MLP. Should I be worried about noise?
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Oh no, hopefully you get a better unit out of this, the early units were very prone to random death.
Getting my replacement tomorrow. Was very easy. So easy I forgot to ask about all the other stuff

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I’m considering getting the HC2150. Reading the review on Projector Central has me concerned though. It says “Vertical offset throughout the vertical shift range is conducive to mounting on a shelf behind seating area, but may be problematic for ceiling mounting or sitting on a low table.” I’ll be doing a ceiling mount. What is it about the 2150 that may be problematic?

Also, it’ll be mounted pretty close to the MLP. Should I be worried about noise?
No issues mounting on the ceiling. How high are yours? Is mount able to adjust up and down height wise? You want the bottom of your lense lined up with the top of your screen.

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On Eco its very quiet. On Normal its fairly loud.
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No issues mounting on the ceiling. How high are yours? Is mount able to adjust up and down height wise? You want the bottom of your lense lined up with the top of your screen.

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I should be fine then. It’s a low ceiling and the lens will be lined up within an inch or two of the top of the screen.

Still worried about that noise though. My mom doesn’t hear all that well and I’m worried the white noise from the projector will make it that much harder for her.
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I should be fine then. It’s a low ceiling and the lens will be lined up within an inch or two of the top of the screen.

Still worried about that noise though. My mom doesn’t hear all that well and I’m worried the white noise from the projector will make it that much harder for her.
What kind of sound system are you using?

Eco is pretty quiet. Mine is about two feet behind on the ceiling and I can barely hear it during quiet scenes.

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5.1.4 from a Denon x4400h. Are you missing out on anything by running in Eco mode?
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5.1.4 from a Denon x4400h. Are you missing out on anything by running in Eco mode?
Oh nice.

Some brightness. But it's not a huge difference. At least on mine. I'm getting a new unit today so we will see if that makes a difference.

You should be good with your setup. The hum is a low frequency so it usually fades into the background

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