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From Mitsubishi —   Movies, TV programs, games and more, enjoy it all in high-definition on 100"+ screens. Imagine it... Mitsubishi technology that brings you hours of viewing pleasure in the comfort of your own home. Easy to set-up and operate - the HC3800 creates beautiful, high-definition (HD) imagery, bringing movies and TV programs to life with vivid, sharp colors and adding new meaning to the word "excitement" when playing HD video games. And you can enjoy it all on a large 100"+ screen while relaxing on your living room sofa. Finally, our HC3800 is an affordable full-HD projector that spares nothing to add new dimensions in viewing pleasure. It's an amazing level of beauty and excitement you need to experience with your own eyes.

  • High Brightness and High Contrast
  • 1.5x Short-throw HD Zoom Lens
  • High-output, Long-life Lamp & Quiet performance
  • Richer, More True-to-life Colors
  • DDP3021 Full 10-bit Panel Driver
  • Blu-ray 24P direct output compatible
  • Color Management for Preferred Color Adjustment

Mitsubishi HC3800 Projector Specifications

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October 2009
2 Years
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1,300 ANSI Lumens
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Display Type
0.65" DLP x 1
Color Wheel
6 segments
Color Wheel
4x speed
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 525i, 525p, 576i, 576p, 625i, 625p, 1125i, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1200

Lamp Type
230W Metal Halide bulb
Lamp Life
3,000 hours  / 5,000 hours
Lamp Model
VLT-HC3800LP  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.5x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Throw Distance
7.4' - 25.3'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
50.00" - 250.00"
Throw Ratio
1.40:1 - 2.09:1
Projector Placement
For a
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 10'-1" and 15'-0" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
5.08" x 13.58" x 10.63"
7.7 lbs
Audible Noise
31 dB  / 25 dB
Internal Speakers
340 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
12-Volt Trigger
Component (HDTV): RCA x 3
Composite: RCA
RS232: DB-9pin
VGA In: Dsub-15pin

Anamorphic Ready
Additional Features
DDP3021 Digital Light Processing® TrueVision™ Image processing with BrilliantColor. Preliminary specs - subject to change.

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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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