High contrast, even brightness, and accurate colors make the Epson Home Cinema 2150 one of the most popular models in the middle price point. This 3LCD projector provides wide and detailed color gamut, textured shades, and smooth motion handling. It supports Full HD format and provides a balanced and bright picture in 3D.
The unit has the standard number of connections and can mirror the smartphones and other mobile devices through MHL protocol. The Epson 2150 projector integrates several adjustment mechanisms like lens and keystone shift, zoom, and focus and fits various installation positions (table top, ceiling, shelf mount, etc.).
Let’s start the Epson Home Cinema 2150 review with describing how it looks. The device is quite compact with dimensions of 12.2 x 11.2 x 4.8 inches and lightweight (weighs 7.7 lbs). It has a standard front panel with the lens opening, while the grill on the left has a curved shape. Controls are situated on top of the projector and are represented by the navigation buttons, focus and zoom dials, and the switch for the operation modes (power on and off, sleep mode).
The remote control supplied with the projector is the plain rectangular block cluttered with buttons. While the groups of buttons are colored differently, they are positioned very close to each other and have a similar shape, which makes it difficult to navigate in the dark.
The 2,500 lumens brightness of the Epson 2150 ensures a high-quality image in any picture mode. The 1080p content looks full and balanced with solid whites and greys. Blacks might be a fraction lighter in the well-lit room, but overall, the projector creates a vivid picture in various environments. The color gamut features over 1 billion colors and shades, while the 3D format supports two color modes.
The adjustment options include the vertical regulation of the keystone and lens. The projector has an efficient 1.6X zoom delivering a bright, detailed picture at any zoom position. The throw isn’t short, but the balanced image can be reached from 3.2ft already.
The Epson 2150 review would be incomplete without mentioning two HDMI connections, a VGA port, audio output, and two USB ports making the connectivity options of this projector. The HDMI port is enabled with the MHL protocol, which allows using of Miracast sharing technology. The built-in speaker has 10W capacity (the mono type).
The whites and colors are mapped with high accuracy and look natural. The 3D format is also represented with good detail and brightness. The highlights are precise and the contrast is sharp, with a high level of detail in both light and dark scenes. The brightness is even over the screen, without dark or bleached spots.
The interpolation function ensures smooth dynamics without judder and falls. The response is high enough for sports watching and video gaming. The input lag as stated in the Epson 2150 manual makes 28ms, which is quite low and would fits a wide range of video games and PC-bound tasks.
The speaker is loud enough for small and middle-sized rooms. The sound is clear and delivers enough detail for each effect and music. The projector is usually quiet, with 29 dB noise but might emit distinct buzzing at the high load reaching 37 dB.