Reviews and Problems with Mitsubishi HC5500 Projector
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Pure Awesomeness !!
22 September 2011
Summary: I purchased the HC5500 in May 2009 and I have been completely happy with it. If you are limited in mounting positions (as I was), you may have some issues getting everything just right. BUT...Once I got my 120" screen mounted and the projecter hung it was pure awesomeness. (Warning Gamers: Some games that I previuosly played without issue on a 50" Plasma, made me feel nauseated on such a big screen!
Summary: I did a lot of research on projectors before purchasing. The Mistubishi was the cheapest I found for a new 1080p projector. Quiet, sleek, and ease of setup make this a quality purchase. When switching channels from 720 to 1080 the picture goes out and I have to switch from one input to another to get it back on screen. Picture is great, except when watching basketball on certain types of floors. Not very noticeable, however.
Good Projector if you don't live in the mountains!
Frugal Mama, Amazon
12 April 2009
Summary: After much research into DLP projectors, I decided on this one becuase of it's features, resolution, high contrast, and price (the rebate and free bulb helped me decide too!) This was purchased for a home theater. We saw it in a home theater store and the picture was AMAZING. We purchased a professional grade screen to use it with and acheived the same results... as long as the room is pitch black.
Summary: I only deduct a star because the thing is so huge. It might be the case that that's why this product is less then similarly featured, more compact projectors. But, beyond it's footprint, this is a great projector that's lived in two different funky loft apartments and its worked out great in both. If size is not much of a consideration and you have a tight budget for your projector, I would add this one to your shortlist.
Summary: Our initial projector malfunctoned within a couple of weeks. Amazon replaced it & covered the cost of return postage. The replacement projector is working fine thus far. Amazon was wonderful to deal with for the return/replacement of this item.
Summary: This is currently the best 1080p projector on the market under $2000, with a host of impressive features only available on projectors twice as expensive. These include good light output, high contrast, HQV processing, and quiet operation. In order to keep the price reasonable, Mitsubishi opted to limit the zoom and lens shift ranges, but if you have flexible placement options to overcome these limitations, this won't be an issue.
Summary: I have a theater room that is about 25' in depth, I had my old projector mounted about 18 feet back on the ceiling. I bought the HC5500 to replace the older projector which was and is an excellent projector from Panasonic, however I wanted the 1080P res. provided by the newer projectors.
Summary: Installation and setup was pretty easy. You just need to be aware of your desired screen size and location before mounting. This unit only has a vertical lens shift so it needs to be mounted on center with the screen. Right out of the box the unit gave a great picture. Even with some lighting on in the room it still produced a nice image. I haven't changed any settings yet, but will play around more when i have time.