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Hitachi CP-X300 User Reviews

Hitachi CP-X300 Projector

Hitachi CP-X300

XGA (1024x768), 2600 ANSI Lumens,
7.7 lbs, $2,595 (MSRP)
View Specs
4.6 out of 5
2 User Ratings
Image Quality 5.0
Features 4.0
Construction 4.5
Ease of Use 5.0
Reliability 4.5
Value for Money 4.5

User Reviews

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Review by Sluggo

I'm using this for a basement home theater with an 86" 16:9 screen and it looks great. I found a new one on eBay for quite a bit less than the street price. Took a chance and glad I did. Great value and the throw I needed (perfect for basements as the image only drops a couple inches). Lots of adjustments, good color. In "cinema" and "whisper" its quiet and still plenty bright. Its actually too bright, I had to go with a gray screen to increase contrast but in doing so the picture really pops. With the right screen contrast is good.

Any Problems: If this had an HDMI input it would be perfect. There is a tiny bit of horizontal banding only with sky blue colors. This may be because of where I mounted it I have it zoomed all the way wide. With zoom adjusted in the center, it goes away. Not a big problem.

Review by RDG

This projector is great for video, but a bit large for PC related use I think. I bought it for my home theatre, so it's perfect for me and I am finally truly happy! I have now tested (10) projectors over the past 6 years in my home theatre, and I am completly convinced that DLP is NOT an option. After (7) LCD's and (3) DLP's (and the associated wasted money on high cost cables), every LCD has produced video images far better over a cheap composite cable than any DLP over costly DVI & component cables. Even a nice Sharp DLP unit looked lousy by comparison to the worst LCD (Canon). If you trust my opinion at all, let me say that Mitsubishi and Hitachi LCD units have produced the best images (with Panasonic being VERY close behind). Stay away from Epson LCD's, they lack the picture quality of the TV brand projectors. Have never tried Sony... After years of testing, I finally have what I wanted! BTW, I am an IT Manager of 18 years and a AV enthusiast.

Any Problems: None!