When I first time looked at the Epson Home Cinema 88o, I was amazed at its excellent viewing resolution on the screen at my friend’s place.
So, at that moment, I decided why not go for a detailed and helpful Epson Home Cinema 880 Review for my readers.
This 880 model has an accurate image quality, a brighter lamp, higher display resolution, and many more features, which we reviewed below as an in-depth guide.
Specification For Epson Home Cinema 880 Review
|Dimension Level||15 x 14 x 6.25 (inches)|
|Lamp Brightness||3300 Lumens|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080p|
|Throw Distance||100-inch screen size @ 10 feet away|
|Total Screen Size||26″ – 385″|
|Price||Check On Amazon|
When I take the Epson out of the box and placed it on the table, it was super easy to handle as the weight of the product was below 7lbs.
Now the projector was placed at a distance of 10 feet away and the image I got was 105″ inches big on a specialized screen.
It was a wise decision to place the Epson home cinema 880 in my living room as in my house all the rooms are not big enough where we can place this model.
After turning the projector on and connecting the “Roku” at the back of the projector the 880 automatically adjusted the picture with the help of a built-in picture skew sensor.
With the help of the auto keystone feature, it automatically adjusts the video vertically and horizontally which works great when you are mounting the device on the ceiling.
This model comes with bulb power of 210 watts that produces the power of 3300 lumens.
For deeper black levels this device has a contrast dynamic ratio of 16,000:1 with a screen resolution ranging from 26″ – to 310″.
With a resolution of 1920 x 1080p and a 3LCD chip, the Epson 880 home cinema produces 100% RGB colors without compromising in brightness level.
The four-color adjustment mode allows you to select the setting according to the environment you are going to play on the screen.
We projected the image in both conditions nighttime and also in the daytime to know the actual video quality of this unit.
The Epson 880 was doing justice even in the daytime as the images can be easily seen on the screen without the need to put blinds on the windows.
If you want a brighter picture quality in place of 880 then you can have a side-by-side comparison on 1080 vs 880.
In-home cinema there are internal speakers which will sound like an average speaker and you will surely gonna avoid them if you are looking for a true cinematic experience.
So, the speakers are accepted for doing business conferences but a big no if you are going to project it for watching movies or playing any firestick content.
Now in terms of connectivity options, there is a single HDMI port that allows you to connect one streaming device with a 2 USB ports.
There is also a 3.5mm audio jack which will help you to connect external speakers or you can also internal speakers if you are okay with that.
The design was simple and Epson has used high-grade plastic and which can be mounted on a ceiling or on a flat surface.
On the top of this device, you will find manual buttons which allow you to control the projector when placed on the table.
But these buttons are of no use if the home cinema is mounted on the ceiling. For that, the remote is very handy and will be mainly used to power on/off the unit.
Remember the remote is not backlit so you might find it harder for you to control in a darker environment.
Pros and Cons For Epson 880 Reviews
- The lamp is brighter in daylight conditions.
- Four color mode allows you to select the picture quality according to whatever content you want to project on the wall.
- The color combination on 880 is accurate with spot-on red green and blue, etc.
- Also, the auto keystone correction feature automatically aligns the images according to the projection wall or screen.
- It also comes with a remote to control the device.
- To be honest the contrast level was not high enough while watching the movie Avenger: Infinity war.
- Not perfect for projecting in a small room due to its standard throw ratio.
Can I Use This Projector For Gaming?
No, you cannot use this model for a gaming purposes due to its higher input lag. Also, there is no internet connectivity feature that allows you to play games in multiplayer mode.
Final Verdict: Epson Home Cinema 880 Review
For the brighter picture quality in this price range of under $600, I would highly recommend this product which has a clear image even in lighter conditions.
With a native resolution of 1080p and lamp life of 13,000 hours, this can be value for money for your living room or for business meetings.