Conclusion: The Mitsubishi HC 1500 cannot, admittedly, do everything. But it does provide more-than-acceptable HDMI performance for the price. Decent colors and bright pictures mean this versatile projector appeals to a wide audience, but discerning home-theater fans will probably prefer the HC 4900. 1x 1x
Pros: Excellent color reproduction., Powerful light output., Accepts Scart-RGB signals.
Cons: Average contrast., Irritating noise from the color wheel at 60 hertz., Juddering 24p playback.
Excerpt: We absolutely jumped at the chance to get a very close look at the new Mitsubishi HC1500 DLP projector since we missed the boat on checking out the HD1000U which preceded it. The attraction is a clean system that handles up to 720p for less than $1000. This projector is worth a serious look.
Pros: 1080p/60 support, Main menu shows input signal resolution, RS-232C control, Excellent color, Good out-of-the-box performance
Cons: No 480i support over HDMI, Significant rainbow effect, Default Sharpness setting too high, Can crush blacks if not careful
Mitsubishi HC1500 DLP Home Theater Projector Review
4 August 2007
Excerpt: This is easy. First of all, the new Mitsubishi HC1500 home theater projector from Mitsubishi, is essentially a reworked HD1000U . There are almost no differences in performance, although the HC1500 (link to specs) is slightly brighter.
Pros: Overall, excellent performance for a sub-$1000 home theater projector, Better than average sharpness, Extremely bright projector (one of the brightest 720p models out there), Especially bright in Cinema mode – my 128″ screen was not a problem, Far less visible pixels than any of the LCD projector...
Cons: A bit noisy in bright lamp mode, but not overly so (typical DLP projector), Limited zoom range, HDMI 1.2, not 1.3 (only a couple of projectors with 1.3 are currently shipping as of this writing), One year parts and labor warranty is shorter than some in this price range, Backlit buttons on the re...