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Epson Home Cinema 3100

Epson Home Cinema 3100
97
Reviews
19 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
96
Running Costs
$56 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An astonishingly economical to run and award winning 1080p average noise level projector, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It supports 3D and full HD, has a handheld remote control and is ceiling mountable. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has brilliant picture quality and it's very good-looking, and easy to setup.
Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (60000:1)
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD
projectorcentral.com Editor's Choice
1080P
RESOLUTION
35dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
250W
LAMP POWER
$56
OVER 5 YEARS
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Having analysed the historic price trend for the Epson Home Cinema 3100 we calculated that there is a 67% chance that prices will remain steady over the next 2 weeks.

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With outstanding reviews and very low running costs, we have ranked the Epson Home Cinema 3100 number 69 across all projectors.

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98
Reviews
83
Features
73
Value for Money
97
Running Costs

80

80
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 80?

purchasers report that it has fantastic expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Epson projector has running costs of only $56 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 8% of all 1,300+ projectors that we have calculated running costs for.
The Home Cinema 3100 has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio
Supports 3D
Has a handheld remote control
The full HD 1080p home theater projector for entertainment in any room
Up to 3x brighter colors with epson

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98
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.7 stars (19 reviews)

79%

of Customers Would Recommend
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Editor's Choice Award

This projector has received an Editor's Choice Award from projectorcentral.com.
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What Are People Saying About the Epson Home Cinema 3100?

Picture Quality
6
1
Design
4
0
Price
1
4
Ease of Use
4
0
High Definition Quality
1
0
3d Quality
0
1
Noise Level
0
2
Features
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Size and Weight
1
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Environmental Considerations
0
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Four People Thought it Was Not Priced Reasonably

Three people thought that the Epson 3100 was expensive.

  • ... probably considered an 'entry level' projector, but I can't imagine the more expensive units being that much better. And even my wife is loving it and ...
    Scott - Bhphotovideo.com 27 Feb 2018
  • ... get deeper blacks and slightly richer color. Sony does that but they are much more expensive. We love this projector and have had it for over a year now. ...
    Giovanni - Bhphotovideo.com 17 Aug 2018
  • ... sides of A4. Useful as a photocopier and scanner too. Worth buying the more expensive inks that last longer, I'm sure the ‘copy' inks will be available ...
    Fazz - Amazon.co.uk 7 Oct 2019
  • One Person Thought it Was a Good Size
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    The Majority of People Thought This Projector Had a Good Design

    Seven people thought that the Epson 3100 was very good-looking.

  • ... useless stuff, just a very good HD projector with a beautiful picture out of the box that you can easily tweak to your own specifications. The next one ...
    Mike - Bhphotovideo.com 11 Sep 2017
  • ... value for my money Epson Powerlite 705HD that I really liked. The colors are beautiful on the 3100 and black level is really impressive. The viewing environment ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 1 Mar 2017
  • ... make spending the extra money worth it in my opinion. Bonus: 1080p games look great on it!!! Games under 1080p do NOT look great on it! If the resolution ...
    Giovanni - Bhphotovideo.com 17 Aug 2018
  • ... it in my opinion. Bonus: 1080p games look great on it!!! Games under 1080p do NOT look great on it! If the resolution of the game is below the native resolution ...
    Giovanni - Bhphotovideo.com 17 Aug 2018
  • Five People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Four people thought that the Epson 3100 was very easy to setup.

  • ... of fun with this projector. I now have a home theatre. Awesome! It was easy to set up too...
    Film - Bhphotovideo.com 10 Jul 2017
  • ... replace my 10 year old 720p projector. This thing is amazing! Bright, super easy to setup, and the colors! THE COLORS!!! I can't imagine how much better ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 26 Jun 2017
  • Neat and compact easy to setup and use print quality is really good...
    Drew62x - Amazon.co.uk 11 Oct 2019
  • ... inch picture and it looks fantastic. Bright colors and dark blacks. Easy to set up and easy to use interface. My only complaint is it is projecting a single ...
    Person - Bestbuy.com 17 Aug 2018
  • One Person Thought it Had Nice Technical Features
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    One Person Thought This Projector Generally Did Not Give Much Consideration for Environmental Issues
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    Two People Thought This Projector Did Not Have an Acceptable Noise Level
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    More Than 10 People Thought it Produced a Good Picture Quality

    Several people thought that the Epson 3100 had outstanding picture quality and had good colour saturation.

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    Has Excellent Picture Quality
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... is great, a little tweaking and it's fantastic. Sharpness and image quality is excellent, and at my viewing distance (10ft from a 130 screen) no screen ...
    Scott - Bhphotovideo.com 17 Jul 2017
  • ... useless stuff, just a very good HD projector with a beautiful picture out of the box that you can easily tweak to your own specifications. The next one ...
    Mike - Bhphotovideo.com 11 Sep 2017
  • ... light-controlled room. I think even if you have some ambient light, this would still throw a great image...
    Scott - Bhphotovideo.com 27 Feb 2018
  • ... I'm very picky. The colors are balanced, the blacks are good, and the image is sharp! I only watch it at night so can't speak to how good it performs in ...
    Giovanni - Bhphotovideo.com 17 Aug 2018
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    Has Good Colour Saturation
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had Inferior 3D Picture Quality
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    One Person Thought it Had a Great High Def Picture
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    How Good Are Epson Multimedia Projectors?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
    High contrast ratio
    Supports 3D
    Has a handheld remote control
    Supports full HD
    Ceiling mountable
    ok noise level
    ok bulb power
    Dimmer than average projector brightness
    Very short service life of lamp
    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Resolution

    The Epson 3100 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). That's over two times the resolution of a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all multimedia projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best). §.

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    The Epson 3100's noise level of 35dB is ok compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 48% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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    High Contrast Ratio

    The Epson 3100 has a high contrast ratio of 60000:1 which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a contrast ratio of between 3000:1 and 10000:1. The best contrast ratio of all multimedia projectors is 1000000:1 and higher and the worst is 1000:1 and lower. A high contrast ratio is a ratio of between 10,000:1 and 100,000:1.

    A high contrast ratio is a ratio of between 10,000:1 and 100,000:1.

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    Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

    Across all the multimedia projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens. The Epson 3100's projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 79% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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    Supports 3D
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    The Epson 3100 supports 3D. 64% of projectors do not support 3D.

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    Very Short Service Life of Lamp

    The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,500h. The Epson 3100's service life of lamp of only 3,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 29% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a Handheld Remote Control
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    The Epson 3100 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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    Supports Full HD
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    The Epson 3100 supports full HD. 62% of projectors do not support full HD.

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    ok Bulb Power
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    The bulb power of the Epson 3100 of 250W is ok compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is bigger than 35% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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    Ceiling Mountable
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    The Epson 3100 is ceiling mountable, which is unusual. 57% of projectors are not ceiling mountable.

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A projector with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Epson Home Cinema 3100, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This projector is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    Epson Home Cinema 3100
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $799.99 it is in the most expensive 49% of projectors.

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    Value for Money of Similar Projectors

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Epson Home Cinema 3100 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Four people thought it was not priced reasonably
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    Running Costs

    Epson Home Cinema 3100 Running Costs

    The 3100 is one of the most economic to run projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 3100 will cost only $56 over 5 years to run.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $54
    Electricity cost when on standby $2
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    Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    Frequently Asked Questions About the Epson Home Cinema 3100

    QWhat is the projector native resolution of the Epson Home Cinema 3100?
    AThe Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
    QWhat is the noise level of the Epson Home Cinema 3100?
    AThe Epson Home Cinema 3100 is a 35 decibels projector.
    QWhat is the contrast ratio of the Epson Home Cinema 3100?
    AThe Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a high contrast ratio.
    QWhat is the projector brightness of the Epson Home Cinema 3100?
    AThe Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a projector brightness of 2,600 ANSI lumens.
    QWhat is the native aspect ratio of the Epson Home Cinema 3100?
    AThe Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a high-definition tv (16:9) native aspect ratio.
    QWhat is the bulb power of the Epson Home Cinema 3100?
    AThe Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a bulb power of 250 Watts.
    QWhat is the service life of lamp of the Epson Home Cinema 3100?
    AThe Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a service life of lamp of 3,500 hours.
    QWhat is the throw ratio of the Epson Home Cinema 3100?
    AThe Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a standard projector throw ratio.
    QDoes the Epson Home Cinema 3100 support 3D?
    AYes, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 supports 3D.
    QDoes the Epson Home Cinema 3100 support full HD?
    AYes, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 supports full HD.
    QDoes the Epson Home Cinema 3100 support Wi-Fi?
    ANo, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 does not support Wi-Fi.
    QDoes the Epson Home Cinema 3100 have an Ethernet LAN?
    ANo, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 does not have an Ethernet LAN.
    QIs the Epson Home Cinema 3100 ceiling mountable?
    AYes, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is ceiling mountable.
    QWhat power sources does the Epson Home Cinema 3100 support?
    AThe Epson Home Cinema 3100 supports an ac power source.
    QDoes the Epson Home Cinema 3100 have a handheld remote control?
    AYes, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a handheld remote control.
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    Epson Home Cinema 3100 Specification

    Features
    Noise Level (Economic Mode)
    Key Features
    Projector Native Resolution
    Noise Level
    Contrast Ratio
    Projector
    Projector Brightness
    Matrix Type
    Keystone Correction, Horizontal
    Keystone Correction, Vertical
    Matrix Size
    Colour Light Output
    White Light Output
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio
    Supported Aspect Ratio
    Screen Size Compatibility
    Native Aspect Ratio
    Projection Technology
    Colour Depth
    Lamps
    Service Life of Lamp (Economic Mode)
    Lamp Type
    Bulb Power
    Service Life of Lamp
    Lens System
    Optical Zoom
    Throw Ratio
    Aperture Range (F-F)
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Focus
    Zoom Capability
    Zoom Ratio
    Zoom Type
    Video
    3D
    Full HD
    Video Colour Modes
    Colour Modes (3D)
    Ports & Interfaces
    DVI Port
    Audio (L,R) Out
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port
    VGA (D-Sub) Port
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Ethernet LAN
    Design
    Cable Lock Slot
    Cable Lock Slot Type
    Ceiling Mountable
    Colour
    Product Type
    Power
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Source
    Power Consumption (Economy Mode)
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Manual
    Handheld Remote Control
    Batteries Included
    Quick Start Guide

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    v11h849041 ehtw650, epson v11h849041, epson 302x252x92, epson v11h454041, epson v11h480041, epson v11h849040, epson eb1410wi, epson ehtw650, epson eb485w, hc1060 3lcd, epson 3lcd

    Barcodes

     00010343929388,  00010343937062,  04058154251652,  08715946496801,  08715946522975,  08715946639642

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