3D Home Theater Projector
October 2, 2012
Mitsubishi has been making home theater projectors for many years now, and they have been consistently solid products. The HC8000D-BL is no exception. It offers a bright, vibrant picture with accurate color that is best suited to a dark theater environment. Its picture quality is competitive with other projectors in its price range. It does not have some of the operational features you may get with other products, and rear shelf mounting will be a challenge with its limited vertical lens shift. However, its one key advantage over the competition we've seen thus far is superior 2D to 3D conversion. Those with large 2D Blu-ray collections who want to see them in very satisfying 3D conversion would be well advised to take a close look at the HC8000D-BL.
Many folks will be tempted by the HC7900DW because it's less expensive and available on the Internet, while the HC8000D-BL must be ordered through limited distribution resellers. However, the HC8000D-BL's $500 premium is a bargain due to the higher performance, extra lamp, and longer warranty. The HC7900DW is a solid projector, but it does not have quite the same level of polish that the HC8000D-BL does.