Review of Mitsubishi HC9000D
We've just completed a thorough road test of Mitsubishi's flagship home theater projector, the HC9000D...
When we first saw a preproduction sample in our lab last November, the 3D capabilities had a few quirks to iron out, but the 2D picture quality was a thing to behold.
Now that the 3D issues have been squared away, the HC9000D can be counted among the elite of home theater projectors under $10,000. Mitsubishi has built projectors using LCD and DLP technology, and now with the HC9000D comes their first design using Sony's SXRD reflective technology.
I know all the hype is about 3D. But believe it or not, what I appreciate the most about the HC9000D is how good a plain ole standard def DVD looks. To be sure, Blu-ray looks beautiful and 3D is fascinating novelty, but I've been dusting off my collection of some 300+ DVDs and running them on the HC9000D this past week. What a treat to see them on a projector of this quality.
At the moment, 3D is a focal point for many of the new home theater models. But for most people, 3D will be an occasional diversion, not part of the daily viewing diet. So at the end of the day, a projector that excels with conventional HD broadcast, Blu-ray, and DVD will be of immense value. That is really what the HC9000D is all about.
See the review of the Mitsubishi HC9000D here.