Excerpt: Many advanced features • Superb detail and color • Deepest blacks we've seen at this price level • Poor shadow detailA front-projection system is usually the display of choice for serious home-theater enthusiasts.
Mitsubishi HC4000 Home Theater Video Projector Review
5 May 2011
Excerpt: VERDICT: DEFINITE BUY! Mitsubishi has taken a best in class unit, the HC3800, and made it better with the new HC4000. New this year is a wider ANSI contrast ratio, and lower stand-by power consumption. Colors are phenomenal for an entry level projector, with special care shown toward skin tones.
Pros: Small and lightweight making the HC4000 less intrusive to install, RS-232 Data Port for remote PC control, Excellent out of box performance, Intuitive, easy to use menu system, Backlit remote that activates by pressing any button, Smooth film like texture, Sealed light path (no dust blobs!, Excep...
Cons: Lack of lens shift which might result in more time consuming installation, Only one HDMI port. If you need more than one HDMI port, it’s time to buy a new receiver, Only one HDMI port. If you need more than one HDMI port, it’s time to buy a new receiver
Conclusion: The bottom line on the HC4000: It’s an improved HC3800, with improved firmware, but most notably, the move from Darkchip2, to Darkchip3 performance. While this doesn’t appear to be a really significant difference, one can see that black level performance has improved.
Pros: Really 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...
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 “...