Released October, 2007
The Pros:Very quiet (19dB). Great image quality. Flexible placement options.
The Cons:Doesn't solve LCD's problem of pixel visibility. Placement flexibility is less than top standard (1.6x zoom instead of 2.0x).
The Mitsubishi HC6000 is a high-end 1080p home theater projector based on inorganic LCD technology and successor to the HC5000. With the HC5000 Mitsubishi carved a respectable position in the home theater market with a focus on sharpness and contrast at a competitive price.
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The HC6000 continues this trend offering various improvements over the same core technology, and reducing the MSRP by $500.
- 1080p resolution. Accepts 1080p/24Hz and outputs at 48Hz.
- 3 Inorganic LCD panels
- 1000 lumens of brightness
- 13,000:1 contrast ratio
- 1.6x zoom, can display a 100" picture from a distance of 10.1 feet to 16.5'
- Auto Iris system with 3 speed levels
- 50% vertical lens shift. 5% horizontal lens shift.
- Silicon Optix Reon-VX processor
- Inputs: 2xHDMI 1.3, 1xVGA, 1xComponent, 1xComposite, 1xS-Video
- Lamp life: 2000 hours standard mode, 5000 hours in eco-mode
Changes from HC5000
- improved contrast ratio (10,000:1->13,000:1)
- faster dynamic iris
- DVI input replaced with a second HDMI (both HDMIs are now 1.3)
- finer adjustment capabilities with power zoom and shifting
- second air filter added
The biggest improvement between the two models is the faster Auto Iris on the 6000. As a refreshed, the Auto Iris feature automatically adjust the brightness of the lamp depending on the scene, so the subtle details on dark scenes are visible, and vice versa with bright scenes. Many people complained about the significant lag on the 5000's Auto Iris which could take up to 1 second to adjust, and could be quite distracting. Mitsubishi has listened to these complaints and reduced the lag of the Auto Iris to 1/10 of a second. The faster Auto Iris has the extra benefit that the perceived contrast ratio is significantly higher than the specs can relate.
All details about the flexibility with lens shifting and zooming, and the image processing can be found on the HC5000 product report as they're the exact same.
User Reviews (1)
Flexible placement options
Deep black levels and high shadow detail
Doesn't solve LCD's problem of pixel visibility
Placement flexibility is less than top standard (1.6x zoom instead of 2.0x)
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