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Mitsubishi HC9000D 3D 1080p Home Theater Projector

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3D: Full HD 3D
Weight: 33.0 lbs
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Lens:1.8x powered
Lens Shift:H + V
Lamp Life:2,000 Hrs
4,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:$459.00
Warranty:2 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite, Component, VGA In, HDMI 1.4 (x2), RS232, 12-Volt Trigger (x2),
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 525i, 525p, 576i, 576p, 625i, 625p, 1125i

High-quality 3D at home is a reality, but what about all those 2D movies you own? The new Mitsubishi HC9000D brings 1080p active-shutter 3D into your home for $6,995, but that is not its only attraction. It also offers a great 2D picture that places it among the ranks of the finest 1080p home theater projectors available under $10,000. Complete with all of the bells and whistles one might expect from a premium projector, the HC9000D has something for everyone.

Applications / Best Uses

In a home theater setting, the HC9000D produces a bright, natural, film-like image. To make the projector look its best, one must consider the viewing environment as a whole and how it affects image quality. Curtains around the screen decrease reflections and thereby increase contrast. Non-reflective surfaces will do the same. Ambient light reduction is important, but there's more to it than just turning off the lights--you want to make sure that the projector's light stays on the screen, where you want it.

The reason for all of this work is, simply put, that the HC9000D is an excellent projector that deserves the best viewing environment you can create for it. The price tag of $6995 is downright affordable for this class of projector--especially with the added benefit of 3D.

The real story of the HC9000D is this: while there is a lot of buzz around 3D projection right now, the vast majority of content available, both SD and HD, is two-dimensional. The HC9000D is best described, in our estimation, as "a 2D projector with 3D capability," rather than a 3D projector. In other words, the projector's 2D performance comes first, and 3D is only an added bonus rather than the defining feature of the projector. If you're not terribly excited about 3D projection and are just looking for a great 2D machine, the HC9000D may be exactly what you want.

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Comments (6) Post a Comment
borromini Posted Apr 13, 2011 11:15 AM PST
"If you're not terribly excited about 3D projection and are just looking for a great 2D machine, the HC9000D may be exactly what you want."

It would be an expensive option for just 2D compared to other 2D options that you've rated highly such as the Epson and Panasonic models.
walter santos filho Posted Apr 19, 2011 2:48 PM PST
With this performance, Mitsubishi is certainly in the contest of 2d/3d projectors to get a top position.
Ravindra Posted Jun 4, 2011 4:00 AM PST
As an added advantage, can it convert 2D to 3D like usual 3D LCDs do?
Zeej Posted Jun 15, 2011 12:08 PM PST
The 8700UB and AE4000 likely won't even be compared to this projector. I'm looking forward to seeing a comparison to the JVC's and the high-end Sony.
Daralen Manta Posted Nov 1, 2011 2:37 PM PST
The projector will accept an input of 1920x1200 resolution but it's maximum displayable resolution is 1920x1080. Mitsubishi's site is misleading about this. It clearly states in it's manual however that it's maximum displayable esolution is 1920x1080.
nawin Posted Mar 18, 2012 1:36 AM PST
Can I use 3d cd on my pc and transfer it to 3d projector to have the effect seen on plane white board with 3d glasses on?

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