Excerpt: I remember my first exposure to a DLP front projector. It was at a trade show in the late 1990s and was not a warm and fuzzy experience. Blessedly, I don’t recall the manufacturer. But compared to CRT front projection, in which even a bargain-basement model commanded $10,000 or more, the simpler, smaller DLP, a technology developed at Texas Instruments, held out the promise of form factors and prices that would appeal to a wider range of buyers.
Conclusion: The latest HC7800D is a high performance 3D 1080p projector that has equal 2D performance as well. If you are not sensitive to single DLP color wheels, then you will appreciate the performance this unit has to offer. The picture is punchy with reasonably good native contrast and offers first rate video processing. The new high speed iris on the HC7800D brought the black levels even deeper than what DLP technology is natively capable of.
Conclusion: Click to enlarge. SO close The HC7800D doesn’t blow me away in terms of these two areas of performance that are important on dark scenes. I would have been more impressed if the blacks were one step better. Note, however, that the HC7800D is very good at revealing the darkest details. Considered together, not bad, but an area that isn’t the HC7800D’s real strength.
Excerpt: La technologie DLP a toujours été celle qui offre une image la plus proche du cinéma. Mais on attendait depuis quelque temps qu’il y ait des nouveautés en haut de gamme. Avec ce HC7800, Mitsubishi frappe fort car le constructeur promet une 2D sans concession, une 3D parfaitement fluide et livre même deux paires de lunettes, le tout à 3 000 euros.
Pros: Contraste, Colorimétrie, Fourni avec deux paires de lunettes