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2500:1 Contrast Ratio
1600 Lumens
Street Price: n/a
$1,495 MSRP

Mitsubishi HC1500 Home Theater Projector

Evan Powell, July 2, 2007

Last fall Mitsubishi released a remarkable low end 720p resolution home theater projector--the HD1000U. It delivered a sharp, beautiful, high contrast image for under $1000, and we gave it our Editor's Choice Award as a truly outstanding achievement. Now comes an update to that model, the HC1500, which has just begun to ship in the last couple of weeks. There isn't much difference between the new HC1500 and the HD1000. But then, at street prices below $1,000, there wasn't much room for improvement. Both models are exceptional performers for the money.

Specifications

ANSI lumens: 1600

Contrast (full on/off): 2500:1

Light Engine: 1280x720, native 16:9, 0.6" single-chip DLP, with a 7 segment 4x rotation speed color wheel and a 200W lamp.

Video Compatibility: 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.

Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to SXGA

Connection Panel: One HDMI port, one 15-pin VGA port, one set of YPbPr component inputs, one s-video input, one composite video input, one 12V trigger, one serial port, and one USB port.

Lens and Throw Distance: 1.20:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal 16:9 image from 11.9' to 14.5'

Lamp Life: 2,000 hours, 3,000 hours in eco-mode

Warranty: One year.

The Mitsubishi HC1500
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