Mitsubishi HC5000 Home Cinema Projector

1920 x 1080 - 12.35lb - MPN: HC5000BL
Product Details
Description
See the highest level of Hi-Def and a Hollywood-quality cinema experience in your dedicated home theater with the new HC5000 LCD High Definition Projector. From the microprocessor chips to the optics in the lens, the Mitsubishi product development team has packed innovations into this home theater projector for truly amazing performance.
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Interface Connection HDMI Yes, Composite Video Yes, VGA Yes
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Type LCD Projector
Brightness 1000 lm
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1
Expert Reviews
Mitsubishi HC5000 Projector Review
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - Jun 27, 2007

In a sea of new 1080p projectors being released this year, Mitsubishi has a distinctive product that sets it apart as a leader. The C2Fine technology renders an incredible picture and does indeed produce some excellent black levels. If you're shopping for a 1080p model you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Read the full review »

Mitsubishi HC5000 Home Theater Projector
5 Star Review  projectorcentral.com - Oct 25, 2006

The HC5000 is the third projector this fall to receive a solid 5-star rating, and there have only been four models so rated since we introduced the 5-star system. This is not because we have relaxed our rating standards of late. What we are seeing is significant leaps forward in picture quality for the money—true advances in the state of the art that warrant high acclaim. With the HC5000, Mitsubishi has done a great deal more than just hit a leading edge, low price point with 1080p. The projector is remarkable for its beautifully natural picture quality, as well as a host of features that makes it about as user friendly and easy to install as any projector out there. We are very pleased to give the HC5000 our strongest possible recommendation, and we offer our warmest congratulations to the product managers and engineers at Mitsubishi for a job exceedingly well done.

Read the full review »

Mitsubishi HC5000 (black)
3 Star Review  cnet.com - Apr 30, 2007

THE GOOD: Relatively inexpensive for a 1080p projector; accurate color decoding; solid video processing; well-rounded feature package. THE BAD: Iris settings are not good enough for dedicated darkened theater setups, and consequently blacks are not as deep as the best 1080p projectors. THE BOTTOM LINE: Although stylish and affordable for a 1080p projector, the Mitsubishi HC5000s black level failings prevent it from earning our recommendation.

Read the full review »

Mitsubishi HC5000
1 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Nov 24, 2008

Mitsubishi HC5000 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 0.67 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #535 computer monitor of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

Read the full review »

Mitsubishi HC5000
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 28, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 24 expert reviews for Mitsubishi HC5000 and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

ReviewGist for Mitsubishi HC5000 LCD Projector
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 3, 2010

Picture is Good according to 7 Projector experts. -- "award-winning, high-quality, accurate color reproduction technology"-audioholics.com -- "The HC5000BLs overall color performance is excellent,"-projectorreviews.com -- "solid video processing"-reviews.cnet.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Setup, Handling, Connectivity, etc.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Incredible Image, Great Price
5 Star Review   By member kmferron - May 15, 2008   

Strengths: picture quality, decibel rating, price point

Weakness: initial setup through computer

The initial setup with pairing the HC5000 and my Macintosh had me perplexed for a while. The setup directions in the manual just didn't make sense to me, and perhaps part of it was because I was tired. But once I had the settings correct, all I could say was "Wow." Well, I added plenty of other comments, some that you wouldn't say to youngsters who might come across this post. But the color, contrast, clarity, shadow detail and sharpness was incredible. My initial purchase decision had been the Panasonic PT-AE2000U, but for a grand more, I wanted to make certain that I would pay for what I would be happy with. Suddenly I discovered the HC5000 at less than $2,000, and really had a couple weeks of self-arguments. The Panny kept getting rave reviews, but there was the Mitsubishi, an alternative that not many people had considered (heck, I never really considered Mitsubishi either, until finding a forum post about it). Finally, my decision came down to whether I could get that much better image quality in a 12-foot room, which I'd be willing to pay an extra grand for. Mom said it best: whatever you're getting, it's better than the analog TV image that's out there. Don't get me wrong: I've been working with HD for almost 2 years now, and my profession deals with image quality, being a professional photographer for decades. I know when I'm making excuses for images that aren't great. I'm so happy with my choice, plus the fact that in this economy, I spared my account an extra $1,000 in the hole. It's better than what I see in movie theaters, when sitting at the 1-1/2 times distance to image size. I actually have my settings on low contrast, low power setting, and cut the brightness a little, without using the auto iris (it disturbs me at any setting to see the image brightness change). Shooting the image onto a Da-Lite brand Model C screen with an image of almost 6 feet wide (not diagonal, but left to right) I've watched movies from 3:10 to Yuma, 300, to the Simpsons, and Ronin, as well as other movies and Japanese anime. The 3:10/Yuma and 300 movies really work between daylight scenes filled with contrast, to night scenes that test the low light capabilities, and the HC5000 rocked. Only in a few moments did I notice some pixelation in the dark areas, but when you add them up to 2-hours watch time, I simply can't deduct pleasure points for that. Add to this, that the unit exhibits barely a whisper of fan noise... my own whispering was louder... it is an incredibly quiet projector. I'm only using the built-in speakers of my MacBook Pro, not even using any stereo to crank up sound to drown out fan noise. I'm even sitting almost directly below the projector, but it seems the ambient noise around the house is louder than the HC5000. What's even more *cool* (pardon the pun): the unit actually cranks up fan sound to cool the bulb only *after* you power it down. I hope all the detail in my review helps the average purchaser make an informed decision. One last thing: There are 2 models, the HC5000BL and HC5000U. That only reflects the color of the unit, whether black or white.

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Product Details
Description
See the highest level of Hi-Def and a Hollywood-quality cinema experience in your dedicated home theater with the new HC5000 LCD High Definition Projector. From the microprocessor chips to the optics in the lens, the Mitsubishi product development team has packed innovations into this home theater projector for truly amazing performance.
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Interface Connection HDMI Yes, Composite Video Yes, VGA Yes
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Type LCD Projector
Brightness 1000 lm
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1
Summary
Product Title Mitsubishi HC5000 Home Cinema Projector
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Power Score 4.2 | 7 Reviews
Image Quality
Video Broadcast Standards: NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Broadcast Format Displayed: 1080p
Broadcast Format Supported: HDTV
Lens Features
Max Projection Distance: 49.87 ft
Max Diagonal Image Size: 300"
Min Diagonal Image Size: 50 in
Min Projection Distance: 55.12"
Lamp Features
Light Source Life: 3000 Hour
Light Source Power: 160 W
Other Features
Noise Rating: 24 dB
Dimensions
Height: 4.9 in
Dimensions: 4.92" Height x 13.15" Width x 13.86" Depth
Weight: 12.35 lbs
Width: 13.1 in
Depth: 13.9 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 2 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Output Scan Format: 1080p
Maximum Horizontal Sync: 100 kHz
Low Mode Brightness: 750 lm
Number of HDMI: 1
Product Line: Home Cinema
Throw Ratio: 1.4 to 2.3:1
Max Focal Length: 37.6 mm
Minimum Lens Aperture: F/1.8
Manual Zoom Factor: 1.6x
Product Model: HC5000
Brand Name: Mitsubishi
Economy Mode Lamp Life: 5000 Hour
Video Standards: HDTV, NTSC (Full), NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM
Included Devices: Cabling (Interface), Cabling (Video), Remote Control
Maximum Lens Aperture: F/2.3
Input Scan Format: 1080p
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080
SKU: DMITHC5000BLUS
Description: HC5000(BL) LCD HD Projector
Compatible Aspect Ratio: 5:4
VGA In: Yes
Min Focal Length: 23.5 mm
Language Support: 10 Languages
Maximum Vertical Sync: 120 Hz
Frequency Band: Motorized ZoomC2Fine TechnologyHQV Video Processing
Expert Reviews
Mitsubishi HC5000 Projector Review
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - Jun 27, 2007

In a sea of new 1080p projectors being released this year, Mitsubishi has a distinctive product that sets it apart as a leader. The C2Fine technology renders an incredible picture and does indeed produce some excellent black levels. If you're shopping for a 1080p model you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Read the full review »

Mitsubishi HC5000 Home Theater Projector
5 Star Review  projectorcentral.com - Oct 25, 2006

The HC5000 is the third projector this fall to receive a solid 5-star rating, and there have only been four models so rated since we introduced the 5-star system. This is not because we have relaxed our rating standards of late. What we are seeing is significant leaps forward in picture quality for the money—true advances in the state of the art that warrant high acclaim. With the HC5000, Mitsubishi has done a great deal more than just hit a leading edge, low price point with 1080p. The projector is remarkable for its beautifully natural picture quality, as well as a host of features that makes it about as user friendly and easy to install as any projector out there. We are very pleased to give the HC5000 our strongest possible recommendation, and we offer our warmest congratulations to the product managers and engineers at Mitsubishi for a job exceedingly well done.

Read the full review »

Mitsubishi HC5000 (black)
3 Star Review  cnet.com - Apr 30, 2007

THE GOOD: Relatively inexpensive for a 1080p projector; accurate color decoding; solid video processing; well-rounded feature package. THE BAD: Iris settings are not good enough for dedicated darkened theater setups, and consequently blacks are not as deep as the best 1080p projectors. THE BOTTOM LINE: Although stylish and affordable for a 1080p projector, the Mitsubishi HC5000s black level failings prevent it from earning our recommendation.

Read the full review »

Mitsubishi HC5000
1 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Nov 24, 2008

Mitsubishi HC5000 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 0.67 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #535 computer monitor of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

Read the full review »

Mitsubishi HC5000
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 28, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 24 expert reviews for Mitsubishi HC5000 and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

ReviewGist for Mitsubishi HC5000 LCD Projector
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 3, 2010

Picture is Good according to 7 Projector experts. -- "award-winning, high-quality, accurate color reproduction technology"-audioholics.com -- "The HC5000BLs overall color performance is excellent,"-projectorreviews.com -- "solid video processing"-reviews.cnet.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Setup, Handling, Connectivity, etc.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Incredible Image, Great Price
5 Star Review   By member kmferron - May 15, 2008   

Strengths: picture quality, decibel rating, price point

Weakness: initial setup through computer

The initial setup with pairing the HC5000 and my Macintosh had me perplexed for a while. The setup directions in the manual just didn't make sense to me, and perhaps part of it was because I was tired. But once I had the settings correct, all I could say was "Wow." Well, I added plenty of other comments, some that you wouldn't say to youngsters who might come across this post. But the color, contrast, clarity, shadow detail and sharpness was incredible. My initial purchase decision had been the Panasonic PT-AE2000U, but for a grand more, I wanted to make certain that I would pay for what I would be happy with. Suddenly I discovered the HC5000 at less than $2,000, and really had a couple weeks of self-arguments. The Panny kept getting rave reviews, but there was the Mitsubishi, an alternative that not many people had considered (heck, I never really considered Mitsubishi either, until finding a forum post about it). Finally, my decision came down to whether I could get that much better image quality in a 12-foot room, which I'd be willing to pay an extra grand for. Mom said it best: whatever you're getting, it's better than the analog TV image that's out there. Don't get me wrong: I've been working with HD for almost 2 years now, and my profession deals with image quality, being a professional photographer for decades. I know when I'm making excuses for images that aren't great. I'm so happy with my choice, plus the fact that in this economy, I spared my account an extra $1,000 in the hole. It's better than what I see in movie theaters, when sitting at the 1-1/2 times distance to image size. I actually have my settings on low contrast, low power setting, and cut the brightness a little, without using the auto iris (it disturbs me at any setting to see the image brightness change). Shooting the image onto a Da-Lite brand Model C screen with an image of almost 6 feet wide (not diagonal, but left to right) I've watched movies from 3:10 to Yuma, 300, to the Simpsons, and Ronin, as well as other movies and Japanese anime. The 3:10/Yuma and 300 movies really work between daylight scenes filled with contrast, to night scenes that test the low light capabilities, and the HC5000 rocked. Only in a few moments did I notice some pixelation in the dark areas, but when you add them up to 2-hours watch time, I simply can't deduct pleasure points for that. Add to this, that the unit exhibits barely a whisper of fan noise... my own whispering was louder... it is an incredibly quiet projector. I'm only using the built-in speakers of my MacBook Pro, not even using any stereo to crank up sound to drown out fan noise. I'm even sitting almost directly below the projector, but it seems the ambient noise around the house is louder than the HC5000. What's even more *cool* (pardon the pun): the unit actually cranks up fan sound to cool the bulb only *after* you power it down. I hope all the detail in my review helps the average purchaser make an informed decision. One last thing: There are 2 models, the HC5000BL and HC5000U. That only reflects the color of the unit, whether black or white.

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