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Mitsubishi XD400U ColorView Projector

Mitsubishi XD400U ColorView

XGA (1024x768), 2100 ANSI Lumens,
6.5 lbs, $4,995 (MSRP)
View Specs
4.8 out of 5
9 User Ratings
Image Quality 4.9
Features 4.4
Construction 5.0
Ease of Use 4.8
Reliability 4.9
Value for Money 4.6
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Review by Sahib

I've owned a few projectors now, even the legendary benq w1070 which is full 1080p and i can honestly say this mitsubishi projector gives an amazingly rich colourful picture. Im just currently projecting onto my wall, i get a widescreen image greater than 100inch, even regular good quality dvds (predator) give an amazing picture, using my old laptop via vga. If you're using xbox 360/ps3 also gives a great image in 720p. If using hdmi you'll need an adaptor for hdmi to vga, as there is no hdmi input, but these are cheap roughly £10 ebay.

Any Problems: Could not manage to get ps4 to work via an hdmi to vga cable (which works perfectly with ps3). I think theres a youtube video which shows how to do it, i just cant be bothered. Other than that, No problems whatsoever.

Review by bebopbill

have owned one for 5 years. Still excellent picture down in my den. Still using first lamp. Highly recommend Mitsubishi products. Cannot seem to get a 1080 picture but picture in 480 is pretty good. Have a 84" diagoal screen for football games

Any Problems: none

Review by jayo

this projector is absolutely brilliant.the picture straight out of the box is amazing.the colour and clarity is something to behold.the fan noise is very quiet and i have this unit mounted behind my head in the centre of the room and you wouldnt know if it was on even with the sound turned down levels are really black and the hole picture is smooth and clear.this model has picture in picture. also a handy feature is the remote control that you can programe to use 2 other devices with.i have this projector going on a projecta screen and i,m getting an 80" image from 10 feet.the only problem with the projector is now and again you get the rainbow effect but it is rare.(you get rainbow effect on nearly all dlp projectors in any way.).i cant tell you how many times when i turn on the projector i just sit there thinking wow.dont mind your plasma and lcd screen,if you want the cinema experience you have to go projection.

Any Problems: the only problem i had was getting a square picture.i originally had it in the corner of the room,but i couldnt get the picture square i mounted it dead centre to the screen behind me and picture is perfect.(i had to angle the projector downwards because of the projection angle).it took a bit of messing around but boy was it worth it.the cinema has just arrived at my house.

Review by ILoveProjectors

We've used this projector in a demanding installation: up to 12 hours a day for 14 months straight on the same lamp (it's almost expired at this point). The picture quality hasn't wavered - it's always been great. The brightness level is still good (which I didn't expect). The rainbow effect is minimal (didn't expect that either). Based on my experience with this projector, I'm never going back to LCD; it can't take the stress. We'll likely buy Mitsubishi again in the future, too. Best projector used so far in a field of over a dozen.

Any Problems: Not a single problem in the first year.

Review by morraci

Purchased 10 months ago for just under 2,000 USD, installed in the local VFW so we could watch the games. Great picture and easy to setup. Running off an old JVC vcr with standard cable service and RCA cables. 10 foot diagonal picture is bright and clear and I have asked everyone who sees it for the first time if they notice any rainbow effect and none can be seen. Great value for the money! At least 1200 hours logged and cannot notice any loss of brightness.

Any Problems: None. Excellent projector.

Review by Seth

I bought four of these where I work. No problems with any of them yet. I have had sharps, NECs and sonys and this projector beats them hands down. Great picture, DLP technology is good, sharp and bright. The center lens is a good improvement over the XD300U.

Any Problems: The lens cap is a little annoying, held to the projector with a string. It's a little heavy for traveling with but manageable, a self enclosed lens cap like a camera shutter would be great. Low quality stuff has color washout and looks terrible, but is still watchable.

Review by Al

This is my first projector. I have it about 18' back from a wall painted with Screen Goo ( The picture is about 9' wide almost 7' tall. It's installed in my basement which has a good amount of ambient light -- windows etc. The picture is gorgeous -- never seen anything like it. To really appreciate the picture, you need to feed it an HD signal -- the HD channels on my Comcast cable are without comparison. Progressive DVD looks good, but after seeing HD, you can't go back. Regular digital cable channels look surprisingly good. I can't stress enough how amazing this picture is. If you're looking for a projector under 2 grand (street) which does great at either 4x3 or 16x9, and can be used with ambient light, look no further. By the way -- for those of you deciding between 16x9 and 4x3 -- go 4x3. Many of your sources are still 4x3, and while 16x9 looks perfectly fine on 4x3 (you can't tell that the projector isn't 16x9 native), 4x3 looks like crap on a 16x9 projector.

Any Problems: None so far.

Review by Mark Money

After owning Sharp Projectors for years(XV-h37u, XV-Z90U) I have to say this is the best projector I've owned. HDTV broadcasts look like your looking out your window and watch ing the game. I swear a couple of times I felt I could reach out and touch the players in a game. Colors are rich and vibrant. I project it on a 100" screen and it looks awesome. Tie that with the 3 year replacement warranty and its a no-lose proposition.

Any Problems: No Component video input. Uses computer input and you need a special cable thats not supplied. If they would supply that it would be a perfect deal.

Review by Fastasweep

Still waiting on my ceiling mount and screen, I had to test drive this thing on a large off-white wall. WOW! There was Frodo Baggins, his head as big as Puff Daddy's spinners, and I could make out every little pore in his pubescent brow. I know I am probably "jumping the gun" on posting so soon, but this thing ROCKS! Only 4:3, so I had to use "Anamorphic" mode to get the widescreen effect (simply pressing the 16:9 button on the remote squashes Frodo's young head too much). Maybe I should have sprung the extra 500 for the 450U. 2000 lumens handles a little ambient light quite well. Where's my freakin' screen?!