Home Theater Video Projector
October 2, 2006
(Editor's note: as of November 2006, Mitsubishi is no longer offering a free lamp with the purchase of the HD1000U -- but the price has now dropped to $995. --bl)
The coming months are an exciting time for home theater enthusiasts. The latest 720p projectors are dropping to new pricing lows, making them affordable to those even on modest budgets. One of these new, low-cost 720p projectors is the Mitsubishi HD1000U. This 1500 ANSI lumen DLP projector is ideal either for dark room viewing, or for rooms with some ambient light or larger than average screens. It delivers stellar color performance and good contrast, even when pushing out 800 ANSI lumens in a video optimized mode. People are going to love this projector because it offers great picture quality in 720p resolution for street prices under $1500.
ANSI lumens: 1500
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. 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.