Home Theater Projector
October 25, 2006
Mitsubishi is flexing some real muscle in the world of home theater projectors these days. Their recently released HD1000, a 720p projector retailing at $1,495 is an outstanding value for the money. And coming on the heels of that release is the flagship HC5000, which brings full 1080p resolution performance to market at a price tag of just $4,495. Being the lowest priced 1080p projector on the market, we expected Mitsubishi to cut a few corners to hit the aggressive price target. They did not. The HC5000 is a fully-loaded, high performance 1080p projector that clearly sets a new price/performance benchmark in the industry.
ANSI lumens: 1000
Contrast (full on/off): 10,000:1
Light Engine: 1920x1080, native 16:9, 0.74" three-panel inorganic LCD, Micro Lens, with 160W UHP lamp.
Video Compatibility: 1080p/60/50/24, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.
Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to SXGA 1280x1024
Connection Panel: One HDMI, one DVI-D, one 15-pin VGA, one 3-RCA component input, one s-video, one composite, one 12V trigger, one 9-pin DSub serial port.
Lens and Throw Distance: 1.60:1 power zoom/focus lens with vertical and horizontal powered lens shift. Throws a 100" diagonal 16:9 image from 10.1' to 16.5'
Lamp Life: 2,000 hours, 5,000 hours in eco-mode
Warranty: Two years.