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Zoom in on the Epson Home Cinema 2150 projector

This compact home theater projector throws out a big, bright image.

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The small, and bright, Epson Home Cinema 2150 is an affordable home theater projector.

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Testing and measurement

The 2150 delivered solid color accuracy and superior brightness in my tests.

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Versatility

One big feature is vertical lens shift, which lets you place the projector behind a couch, for example, instead of on the floor.

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Top

Here are the manual zoom, focus and lens shift controls. The zoom has a wide range for a projector at this price.

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Remote

The remote has small buttons and isn't backlit. Though you probably won't use it much, so that's fine.

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Buttons

All the controls you'll need... if you can't find the remote.

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Front

An A/V Mute slider lets you cut the light from the projector in a quick swipe.

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Back

The audio-out is handy for outdoor movie nights.

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Sliders

The manual controls are a bit stiff and hard to finely adjust.

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Speaker

The internal speaker can be used in a pinch, but it doesn't sound great.

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Bottom

All three legs are adjustable.

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