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576p Shootout:
Mitsubishi HC900U vs. Studio Experience Premier 30HD

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Two outstanding projectors featuring TI's 1024x576 Matterhorn DLP chip are the Mitsubishi HC900U and the Studio Experience Premier 30HD. They are both fully-featured, widescreen home theater projectors with native resolutions designed for optimum display of the PAL and SECAM 576-line video formats, and they handle all video formats in the NTSC and HDTV worlds as well. However, resolution is about where the similarities end. Each has unique advantages over the other, as this side by side comparative review will illustrate.

HC900U Premier 30HD
Resolution: 1024x576 1024x576
Lumens: 1500 ANSI 800 ANSI
Contrast: 2000:1 On/Off 2000:1 On/Off
Display Device: Single-Chip DLP,
4x 7 segment wheel
Single-Chip DLP,
5x 6 segment wheel
Compatibility: 1080i, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p 1080i, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p
Lens: 1.25:1 Manual zoom/focus 1.25:1 Manual zoom/focus
Throw Distance: 100" diagonal from 11.8'-14.8' 100" diagonal from 9.9'-12.25'
Lamp Life: 2,000h std / 4,000h low lamp mode 2,000h std / 3,000h eco mode
Connection Panel: 1 Composite, 1 S-Video,
1 YPbPr Component-in, 15-pin VGA-in,
1 Composite, 1 S-Video,
2 YPbPr Component-in, 15-pin VGA-in,
DVI-D w/HDCP, 15-pin RS-232 port
Warranty: 2 years, 90 days for lamp 3 years, 120 days for lamp
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