Summary: I was skeptical about what I consider a large purchase sight unseen, but I can't believe the deal I got. It works perfectly and I got a great deal. I now have a ten foot high definition television! Who wouldn't love that? I did some research and I paid less than 25% of the retail cost.
Summary: The reviewer is correct about bright rooms - I have this projector mounted to the ceiling, in a loft apartment, large windows and lots of sun mean that day-light viewing is pretty limited. But, bring on the evening and watching the 5500 with a 96" image size is an amazing event.
Summary: Great projector. Price is right and picture is great. Haven't even seen 1080p on it because i have an older xbox with no HDMI. That sucks but the picture is awesome even at 1080i. I've only noticed motion blur once while watching speed racer but that movie was crappy anyway. Just buy it.
Summary: Probably one of the better projectors out there compared to the others. For the price, the picture and contrast is quite accurate. The High Definition video is really good as well. I would recommend this projector to anyone who wants a great picture and reasonably priced.
Summary: Personal Experience I purchased the Mitsubishi HC5500 in April 2009 during the manufacture's rebate and am EXTREMELY HAPPY. I was originally focusing on the sub $1000 720p class, but when I came across the HC5500 for under $1500, I couldn't pass it up.
Summary: I bought this as a present for me....ok and for my family too....hehe but i tell you, i bought this PJ at 6th ave electronics thru amazon for only $1071 with free shipping and no tax!!!!! Cheap considering when i bought it last Dec '09 it cost $2500 on most sites, cheapest i found was $1800...
Summary: We purchased this projector a few months ago, and still are amazed by the picture quality. We use it in a semi-dark environment, and even with the ambient light the picture looks great! The projector is very quiet - I have to listen to ever hear it. The projector does throw a log of heat.
Summary: Picture is bright in Low lamp mode. I am not a video expert, but this unit is amazing. If it is the right price, just get it and be happy. I have owned this model for over 6 months and I'm still amazed every time I turn it on.
Summary: I did a lot of research before buying this PJ, the deciding factors for me were the Hollywood FX upscaling chip and the noise levels that are the lowest in the industry. The upscaling chip helps upscale any lower resolution image to 1080p and does it handsomely.