3LCD: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2150 projector
utilizes 3-chip LCD technology for amazing color, incredible detail and solid
reliability. 3LCD's 3-chip architecture dedicates an entire chip to process each
primary color - red, green, and blue, continuously. Unlike single-chip
technology that delivers color sequentially, you get full-time color. The result
is vibrant, realistic images and video all delivered with 3LCD's true-to-life
- True-to-Life Colors: 3LCD delivers up to 3x brighter
colors in comparison with 1-chip DLP projectors. Color Brightness (Color
Light Output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color Brightness will
vary depending on usage conditions. Additionally, 3LCD projectors have up to
3x Wider Color Gamut than 1-chip DLP projectors. With its 3-chip design,
3LCD delivers clear and vibrant images that are true-to-life. In contrast to
3-chip 3LCD projectors, 1-chip DLP projectors use a rotating color wheel
that spins at a rapid speed, only displaying colors sequentially, which can
result in color break-up or the "rainbow effect".
- Greater Detail & Contrast: 3LCD projection efficiently
uses light to project to the screen with no color disruption. 3LCD
technology delivers sharper and brighter images with superior grayscale
detail. Grayscale is the shades of gray (from black to white) required for
greater image depth and detail; it allows greater variation in shadows and
brings superior accuracy to color, creating a jaw-dropping, true-to-life
- Energy Efficient: 3LCD projection technology uses light
efficiently to create stunning images. In contrast to 1-chip technology,
3LCD requires 25% less electricity per lumen of brightness. 1-chip
projectors use a color wheel, which leads to an inefficient design, thereby
causing light loss. 3LCD does not rely on a color wheel. On average, 3LCD
projectors are 25% more energy efficient.
- Simple & Reliable Design: 3LCD systems are reliable and
use a simple optical design which includes 3 chips and 1 prism. Light flows
seamlessly through the system to produce brilliant on-screen colors and
sharp images every time.
Projection Lamp: The projector uses an energy-efficient
200-watt Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) lamp with a life span of approximately
4,500 hours in the Normal Mode. In the ECO mode, the life span is increased to
approximately 7,500 hours. The lamp (Part # V13H010L96) and air filter (Part #
V13H134A55) are the only user-serviceable parts.
- Light Optimizer: When Power Consumption is set to
Normal, the lamp brightness is adjusted based on the projected image; you
can set this option for each color mode
- Fan Cooled: The projection lamp is kept cool by a fan.
The fan noise level is 37dB in Normal mode and 28dB in ECO mode. If the
projector is to be used at an altitude above 4921 feet (1500 meters), the
High Altitude Mode should be turned on so the fan can properly cool the
projector at the high altitude air pressure.
Projection Lens: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2150 features a
F1.51-1.99 lens with a focal length of 18.2mm to 29.2mm. It has a manual focus
and a manual zoom ratio of 1.0 to 1.6x. To provide the best possible image
quality, adjust the projector's position to correct the image shape. If this
isn't possible, then use the Len Shift, Keystone, or Quick Corner setting to correct the
- Lens Shift: The projector is quipped with vertical lens shift for
increased placement flexibility for quick and easy setup. If you cannot install the projector directly
in front of the screen, you can adjust the position of the projected image
using the lens shift feature.
- Keystone: The projector automatically compensates for
vertical keystone distortion (+/- 30°) when it is tilted upward or downward.
Manual horizontal keystone adjustments (+/- 30°) can be made using the
top-mounted slide control.
- Quick Corner: You can use the projector's Quick Corner
setting to correct the shape and size of an image that is unevenly
rectangular on all sides.
Projection Image & Distance: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2150
projector can produce an image that is adjustable from 30" to 300" (measured
diagonally). The projector's adjustable lens provides a wide range of placement
possibilities for a given screen size. The projection distance (distance from
lens to screen) range is 34" to 570.9". The distance at which you place the
projector from the screen determines the approximate size of the image. The
projection distance can be determined from this chart:
|Screen Or Image Size
(16:9 Aspect Ratio) ||Projection Distance (wide
to tele) ||Offset From Lens Center
|70" ||69.3" - 112.6" ||-1.6" - 2.76" |
80" ||92.5" - 150.4" ||-2.0 - 4.0" |
100" ||116.1" - 188.2" ||-.2.4" - 4.7" |
150" ||174.4" - 283.1" ||-3.5" - 7.5" |
High Color Light Output: In the normal mode, the PowerLite
Home Cinema 2150 outputs 2,500 lumens of white light and 2,500 lumens of color
light for bright, balanced colorful images. The white light output is measured
using ISO 21118, a more rigid standard than the ANSI lumens rating used by many
competitors. Light output in the ECO mode is 1,650 lumens. The projector is
capable of a dynamic contrast ratio up to 60,000:1 for rich detail in dark
1080p Native Resolution: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2150 has
a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080; 16:10 aspect ratio). The total number
of pixels is 2,073,600 dots (1920 x 1080) x 3.
Multiple Source Inputs: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2150 has
inputs for multiple sources to give you lots of choices. For connecting to your
video equipment, the unit features two HDMI (Ver.1.4) inputs. You can also
connect your computer to the projector via the VGA input (D-Sub 15-pin) or HDMI
inputs. There is also a USB-A port for connecting a USB thumbdrive. One of the
HDMI inputs is even MHL compatible for connectivity of select MHL-enabled
Android smartphones and tablets.
- HDMI/MHL: The projector's two HDMI 1.4 inputs can be
used to connect home theater equipment, like your Blue-ray player and
satellite receiver. Or, it can be used to connect your Windows PC or Mac
computer. The HDMI 1 input is also MHL compatible for connectivity to
MHL-enabled Android devices. To find MHL-certified devices, go to
www.mhlconsortium.org. The HDMI 1.4 inputs support up to 1080p.
- VGA: You can also connect your Windows or Mac computer
to the projector via VGA (D-Sub, 15-pin). The VGA input will support video
up to 1920 x 1200.
- USB-A: The projector's USB-A port can be used to
connect a USB thumbdrive for playback of JPEG (8192x8192) still images. The
USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. You can
use your projector's Slideshow feature whenever you connect a USB device
that contains compatible image files. This lets you quickly and easily
display a slide show, and control it using the projector's remote control.
3D Ready: Epson's advanced Bright 3D Drive technology
enhances the brightness giving you theater-quality 3D images in your home. To
view 3D content, you must first connect a 3D-compatible video device to one of
the HDMI ports. You will also need Epson RF Active Shutter 3D glasses (sold
separately) for each viewer. You can also convert 2D images to 3D using the
Split Screen: You can use the split screen feature to
simultaneously project two images from different image sources (HDMI1/HDMI2 and
Screen Mirroring) next to each other. You can control the split screen feature
using the projector menus. While you use the split screen feature, other
projector features may not be available, and some settings may be automatically
applied to both images.
Note: You cannot project from the same input source onto
both sides (left and right) of the screen. You also cannot use split screen
with 3D images or certain input source combinations.
Image Settings: Settings on the Image menu let you adjust
the aspect ratio and quality of your image for the input source you are
currently using. The available settings depend on the currently selected input source.
- Aspect Ratio: You can select the following image aspect
ratios (Auto, Normal, 16:9, Zoom, Full, Native), depending on the input
signal from your image source. Black bands and cropped images may project in
certain aspect ratios, depending on the aspect ratio and resolution of your
- Color Modes: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2150 offers six
color modes to optimize viewing for different environments and image
content. The Color Mode adjusts the brightness, contrast, and color for the
best possible picture. A different color mode can be selected for each input
source. You can select from the following choices - Natural, Dynamic, Bright
Cinema, Cinema, 3D Dynamic, 3D Cinema.
- Manual Picture Adjustments: You can manually adjust the
images Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Tint, Sharpness, and Color
- Auto Iris: Epson's Auto Iris Technology adjusts the
aperture to provide the optimum contrast and brightness for each scene. In
certain color modes, you can turn on the Auto Iris setting to automatically
optimize the image based on the brightness of the content you project.
- Frame Interpolation: This feature smoothes fast moving
video by comparing consecutive frames and inserting an intermediate frame
- Detail Enhancement: This feature enhances details to
create clear outlines for better image quality.
- Noise Reduction: This setting reduces flickering of
analog images and reduces the noise or artifacts seen in MPEG video.
- RGBCMY: Adjusts the hue, saturation, and brightness for
- Super White: Reduces over-exposure of whites in your
Miracast Technology: You can send images to your projector
from mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets using Miracast technology. Miracast is
supported by Windows 8.1+ and Android 4.2+ devices.
Epson iProjection App: Epson iProjection is an intuitive
mobile projection app for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0+. Epson iProjection makes it easy to project images and files
wirelessly from your compatible mobile device to the Epson projector. You'll be
able to move about the room and effortlessly display content from your Apple iOS
or Android device on the big screen. Key features include -
- QR code easy pairing is now supported.
- Display documents loaded in the Epson iProjection app on your mobile
- Display web pages and images stored in the "Photo" library of your
- Use the built-in projector remote control feature to control input
sources, AV mute, freeze, audio settings, operate menu, zoom by finger with
Touchpad and more.
- Send files from your email or cloud storage apps to the iProjection app.
- Marker function enables highlighting and annotation of projected photos
and documents and also saving annotation to your device
- Supported Formats & Activities: Microsoft Word
(.doc, .docx, Office 2003 or later), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx,
Office 2003 or later), Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx, Office 2003 or
later), Keynote (.key), Adobe PDF(v1.7) (.pdf, Acrobat 8 compatible or
later), .JPG, and .PNG.
- Activities Not Supported: The Epson iProjection app
does not support video playback, PowerPoint and Keynote animations, or
Built-in Speaker + Audio Output: The PowerLite Home Cinema
2150 has its own built-in, rear-panel 10W mono speaker. It also features a stereo
3.5mm audio output to connect an external AV receiver or powered speaker.
Remote Control + HDMI Link: In addition to the control
panel, the projector can be controlled by the supplied wireless remote control,
which has a range of approximately 19.7'. The projector has infrared receivers
on the front and rear to give you control from most anywhere in the room. When
you connect HDMI CEC-compatible devices, such as a receiver or Blu-ray player,
to the projector via HDMI cables, you can control them using the HDMI-Link
control buttons on the projector's remote control. You can register the devices
you want to operate in the HDMI Link section of the projector's menu.
Mounting Options: The PowerLite Home Cinema 2150 can be
placed on a tabletop or inverted and mounted on the ceiling. It can be used for
front or rear projection. For tabletop use, you can adjust the image position by
raising or lowering the two rear feet and one front foot. For ceiling mounting,
you will need an optional projector ceiling mount (sold separately). Three M4 x
9mm threaded screw holes are provided on the bottom for a ceiling mount. A
commercially-available Kensington security lock can be attached to the unit to
prevent theft when installed in a public location.
Sleep Mode: The projector turns off automatically when no
video signal is received for a preset amount of time. You can set the sleep mode
to 1 to 30 minutes.
Firmware & Software Updates (via USB): You can
download files to update the software of the unit from
Support Site. Simply copy the downloaded files to a USB thumbdrive, then
insert the USB thumbdrive into the USB port of the projector and perform the
Warranty & Extra Care Home Service: The projector is covered
by a 2-year parts and labor warranty, while the lamp is covered for 90 days.
Included with the warranty, Epson offers Extra Care Home Service. A replacement
unit (in most cases, a refurbished unit) will be shipped to you immediately. (A
credit card is required for security deposit.) If it's important that you
receive your original projector back, you should use the basic carry-in service
instead of Home Service.