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Mitsubishi HC5500 Projector Mitsubishi HC5500
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14000:1 Contrast Ratio
1200 Lumens
Street Price: n/a
$4,995 MSRP

Mitsubishi HC5500

Evan Powell, July 23, 2008

The Mitsubishi HC5500, just announced last month, is this company's fourth 1080p resolution home theater projector. It follows in the footsteps of the HC5000, the HC6000, and the HC4900. It offers many of the performance advantages of the HC6000, but it comes to market at a sweet price of just $2,495.

Specifications

ANSI lumens: 1200

Contrast (full on/off): 14,000:1

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.

Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to UXGA 1600x1200

Connection Panel: Two HDMI v. 1.3, 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: 1.2:1 power zoom/focus lens with vertical powered lens shift. Throws a 120" diagonal 16:9 image from 12.5 to 15.25 feet

Lamp Life: 2,000 hours, 5,000 hours in eco-mode

Replacement lamp cost: $459 retail

Warranty: Two years. Lamp warranty One Year or 500 hours, whichever comes first.


Review Contents: Overview HC5500 vs HC4900 Performance Notes Conclusion