The Epson 8350 can be perceived as a good choice for home use, as it has a low noise level (28 dB), bright colors, and is remotely controlled via a special accessory. Its security is provided with the help of a password that is enough for most situations. The unit comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
The Epson 8350 projector body frame has a combination of white and gray colors. I can’t call it one of the smallest units, but it’s relatively compact (15.51 x 17.72 x 5.71 inches) and lightweight (16.1 pounds). Its rear panel offers a wide range of connectors, including 2 HDMI ports for transmitting video and audio. In addition to this, there are 3 RCA component video connectors, a VGA port for connecting a computer (without component signal support), a composite video connector and S-Video, a 12V trigger for automatically raising/lowering the motorized screen when turning on and off the projector, and an RS port, which allows you to control the projector from a computer. Due to the lack of a built-in sound system, there are no audio connectors.
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 Projector doesn’t have a 3D or wireless connection, despite this it combines Full HD resolution, a 2.1x optical zoom lens, and a lens shift function. This unit is a good choice for simple function performing and for those people who prefer pleasant-to-eye picture without additional modern features, which can reduce the image quality. Its brightness is 2000 lumens and the Epson Home Cinema 8350 is a good solution for use even under intense natural light. Its fan noise is low (28 dB) and lamp life can reach 4000 hours in the Eco mode.
Its brightness is too bright when dimming at the cinema level. On the other hand, this means that the projector is bright enough for, for example, a living room with a typical level of natural light. In the traditional home theater conditions of complete dimming, there are various presets and an Eco mode may help reduce the brightness to a comfortable level. Judging by one, all the Epson 8350 projectors can cope well with skin tones and display details, both in dark and bright areas of the image, even on action scenes. There are no artifacts when moving, the effect of posterization, and other noticeable imperfections in the image. The unit has a clear high-quality image with realistic colors and smooth shade transitions. Deep black levels react at a speed and don’t allow the viewer to notice the moment of transition (when the aperture adapts to change the brightness of the picture). The Epson 8350 manual adjusting is simple and the instruction contains some recommendations on some minor problem solving (picture, indicator lights, and remote control issues).