Mitsubishi HC1500 Home Theater Projector
The only other difference between the two models is that the HD1000U was a flat medium gray, and the HC1500 is a slightly darker shade of gray. The two models share the same lensing, with a 1.2x zoom lens and no physical lens shift. So buyers need to plan carefully for the placement of the projector for any given screen size since the options are limited.
In side by side viewing, we could find no noticeable differences in image quality or characteristics. Basically, in all ways other than the case color and a very slightly brighter image, they look like the same projector. So instead of rewriting the entire HD1000 review, we will simply ask that you read the HD1000 review. The observations regarding performance and practical considerations made therein apply equally to the HC1500.
We already used up all of our superlatives in praising the HD1000U, and our enthusiasm carries over to the HC1500. Both will be granted the Editor's Choice Award. The bottom line is this: if your installation can accommodate the limitations of its zoom range and fixed throw angle, you will not find a better picture for the money under $1,000 at this time.
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