Conclusion: There’s much to love about Mitsubishi’s HC3800 and it is an excellent entry-level option which comes at a highly attractive price. Its picture quality is excellent and although it may be lacking in connections and features, as a basic projector the HC3800 takes some beating in terms of value.
Mitsubishi HC3800 DLP Home Theater Projector - Product Review
20 February 2013
Conclusion: At a suggested price of $1,499, the Mitsubishi HC3800 DLP Projector is a great value. With its native 1920x1080 (1080p) native pixel resolution and 1,300 lumen output capability, the projected image is detailed and bright, with good color saturation and contrast. On the other hand, I did detect some rainbow effect and some fan noise. However, taking all into consideration, the Mitsubishi HC3800 offers great performance and is easy to set up in most situations.
Pros: Very good image quality for the price., Good upscaling of analog sources., Variety of aspect ratio settings - compatible with external anamorphic lens., Fast turn on/shut down time., Comprehensive menu settings.
Cons: No Lens Shift., Only one HDMI input - No dedicated DVI-HDCP input., Some Rainbow Effect detected., Some audible fan noise when lamp running in standard mode., Could use the addition of adjustable feet in the rear of projector for extra placement flexibility.
Conclusion: Verdict: The HC3800 is a brand new unit offering exceptional value for a 1080P video projector. The 8100 is a new model number but essentially hasnt changed much over the last two models from Epson. it’s still good , but doesn’t do anything new or different than older models. Mitsubishi on the other hand has introduced a best in class value priced 1080P. Because of it’s exceptional color and true contrast, our pick by a long shot is the Mitsubishi HC3800.
Pros: Small and lightweight making the HC3800 less intrusive to install, Black housing, Startlingly good out of box picture quality, Easy to use Menu system, Backlit remote that activates by pressing any button, Smooth film-like picture, 95% Aperture, Sealed light path (no dust blobs!), Exceptional true Contrast Ratio, Excellent presets, Rich, vivid, life-like color, Six segment color wheel means no rainbows, Excellent optics, Well laid out Menu system, Significant horizont...
Cons: No lens shift resulting in more time consuming installation, Slightly noisier than comparable 3LCD projectors., Limited connectivity, although you should be using a good HT receiver anyway!, Slightly noisier than comparable 3LCD projectors., Limited connectivity, although you should be using a good HT receiver anyway!, It’s big. Real big., Color offset is back – see below, Frustrating, cheap feeling lens shift. You’ll probably only ever use it when you’re installing t...
Mitsubishi HC3800 Home Theater Video Projector Review
1 April 2010
Conclusion: Verdict: BUY! Mitsubishi’s new HC3800 is possibly the best projector in it’s class. It features rich, vivid, lifelike colour, excellent contrast, and an incredibly accurate lens. It’s a little more involved to set up than a comparable LCD projector, but the trade off is a beautiful projector in a wonderfully small package.
Pros: Small and lightweight making the HC3800 less intrusive to install, Black housing, Startlingly good out of box picture quality, Easy to use Menu system, Backlit remote that activates by pressing any button, Smooth film-like picture, 95% Aperture, Sealed light path (no dust blobs!), Exceptional true Contrast Ratio, Excellent presets, Rich, vivid, life-like colour, Six segment colour wheel means no rainbows, Excellent optics
Cons: Negligible lens shift resulting in more time consuming installation, Slightly noisier than comparable 3LCD projectors, although at 25dB it’s still ¼ as loud as projectors from a few years ago., Limited connectivity, although you should be using a good HT receiver anyway!, Slightly noisier than comparable 3LCD projectors, although at 25dB it’s still ¼ as loud as projectors from a few years ago., Limited connectivity, although you should be using a good HT receiver anyway!
Conclusion: This Mitsubishi delivers an excellent price–performance ratio: The attractive, contrast-rich DLP projection beats that of many similarly priced competitors. But the HC 3800 shows some colour deviations and weaknesses in its presets.
Pros: Excellent video processing., Contrast-rich, bright HDTV pictures., Colour management and gamma controls.
Cons: Slight hotspotting., Some shading., Weaknesses in picture presets., Greyscales show cyan tint.
Conclusion: The bottom line on the HC3800 seems to be that Mitsubishi has introduced an “entry level” home theater projector using DLP technology, and 1080p resolution, for a MAP (minimum advertised price) of $1495. The HC3800 is more an entry level projector in terms of price, than it is, in terms of performance. No doubt, it isn’t the least expensive 1080p projector out there.
Pros: Very good “out of the box” picture quality, Extremely good color accuracy post calibration in “best” mode Rich, saturated and natural looking color, Very good black levels for a projector in its price range, without a dynamic iris, and better than any lower cost projectors reviewed to date, Extremely sharp image, Bright: With almost 1000 lumens in “best” mode, this is as bright as you will find for a best mode, anywhere near its price, Projector lamp can be changed wi...
Cons: Black levels, while respectable, are not a match for many more expensive projectors some of which are far better in this regard (the “ultra-high contrast) projectors, Noisier than the average home theater projector, though about average among DLP home projectors, The remote control is otherwise “respectable” but it’s backlight is very dim, It is more expensive than several other “entry level” projectors, Although 24 fps is converted to 48 fps, other projectors offer u...
Excerpt: Projector Reviews Mitsubishi HC3800 Full Definition LCD Home Theatre Projector Mitsubishi have recently taken the plunge into the budget end of the Full HD home theatre market and with the HC3800 they have not skimped on picture quality. The unit gives you a decent contrast with 4000:1 giving you deep blacks and shading. Utilizing a 6 segment colour wheel they have decreased the problems with the rainbow effect of this DLP projector.
Excerpt: Het aanbod van Full HD projectoren lijkt steeds groter te worden en de prijzen steeds lager. Mitsubishi introduceert nu de HC3800 DLP projector. Dit is een Full HD hometheater projector voor een wel heel schappelijke prijs...
Mitsubishi HC3800: 1100 Euro teurer Full-HD-Beamer mit tollem Bild
10 August 2010
Summary: Wir haben bereits einige Full-HD-Beamer für um die 1000 Euro getestet, und wirklich enttäuscht hat uns bisher noch kein Modell. Nun hat es auch Mitsubishis Spar-Kandidat in unser Labor geschafft. Ob der HC3800 ebenfalls viel fürs Geld bietet und seine Konkurrenten vielleicht sogar schlägt, verrät der Testbericht.
Pros: kompaktes Gehäuse, beeindruckende HD-Bildqualität, tolle Schwarzwerte und natürliche Farben, gutes Preisleistungsverhältnis, leises Betriebsgeräusch
Cons: nur begrenzt für den mobilen Einsatz tauglich, nur ein HDMI-Eingang, Staub-Magnet