Summary: So I picked up this projector on Craigslist for $250, only used for 23 hours so basically brand new. I got it all setup on an 80" white screen and I was blown away at the crispness and clarity. Popped in Saving Private Ryan on blu-ray, and when combo-ed with a decent surround sound system, the movie theater became obsolete. I plan to get the Disney calibration disk, but just the default settings look so good I'm not sure how much it can improve.
Great Picture Could not ask for more for the Price
13 August 2010
Summary: To start I have a dedicated media room and was looking to upgrade from my Mitisubish XD300U with 96 in screen. The XD300U had a great picture but in the last year a bought a Touch of Color Samsung LN52A850 downstairs and got blown away by the picture quality using the DTV HD receiver and Playstation 3 to play full 1080P movies. The picture was so awesome on the 52" I was not using my media room since it defintely did not have the ability to go true HD using HDMI inputs.
Summary: Just wanted to add my two cents worth. We have been using the HC4900 in place of a television in our home for nearly a year. While I am a technical expert, this was a no brainer to install, and even though I used a "temporary" 120" screen purchased from walmarts fabric dept for about $14.00 (silver vinyl)I could not be happier.
Summary: I got the most awsome deal on this baby at a local retailer. I paid only $495.00 for it. It was the display unit but had only 40 Hours on the lamp based on the internal timer. I have a HC3000U 720p Mitsubishi DLP projector as well. I was very pleased with my HC3000U and had no real reason to spend the extra money on a 1080p projector until I got this one for such a steal. I truly like the motorized zoom, focus and lens shift that this unit has.
Summary: This unit is a superb projector. I have it set up with a 120" 16:9 screen, and everyone that views it is blown away with the color, the detail, and the size of the picture. It's a bargain at this price.
Summary: Personal Experience I've had this projector for 3 months now and I'd say it was one of the best value for money deals I've ever had. After the $500 rebate I paid $1400 for my HC4900. This is my second projector after my Panasonic bit the dust after just over 2 years of use. The picture quality in HD is outstanding even in low lamp mode and the lamp is extremely quiet. I have a dedicated theater room and only use the projector when there's no ambient light.
Summary: Personal Experience I am a novice user and was looking for a good HD Projector. I ran across the Mitsu 4900 and fell in love with the reviews and price. Power focus, zoom, image shift, etc all add up to a super easy installation - even for a novice. The image is nothing short of spectacular and I am shooting onto a specially painted area of my wall.
Summary: Personal Experience My Second Projector, it replaced a 3 yr old Pani PT-AE700U. I'm very pleased with it's beautiful picture quality and the obvious improvement in contrast compared to my old pj. I feel I got the very best picture quality for the money and would recommend it to anyone! Problems On my first unit a couple of dust blobs developed within the first 2 weeks.
Summary: Personal Experience I am a firm believer in getting the highest quality for the most reasonable price. I started my home theater on this premise in late 2003 with a VGA resolution NEC LT240K, rated at 2000 lumens and 2000:1 contrast. That unit was a rock, projected a bright and lively image at 120 inches diagnal on my "Screen Goo" painted wall. The unit doubled as a computer jukebox for Divx movies. I kept up with things here at Projector Central.
Summary: First off, here is a little bit information about my setup. I have this unit mounted in my living room which is about 16 feet by 12 feet in dimensions. I have it ceiling mounted approximately 14 feet from the screen I'm projecting onto. I currently run one HDMI source and two component sources to the unit; my Playstation 3 (1080p), XBOX(720p), HD Cable(720p, 1080i). And as for the unit itself: It outperforms my best expectations. It is almost absolutely silent.