A strong product that is sure to inspire generations of projectors to come
As a standard projector, the WD390U is fully-featured and well-made, putting plenty of light onto the screen and making presentations look vibrant and high in contrast. But it's the projector's network features that make it really shine, and it is people searching for a networked projection solution who should really sit up and take notice.
Excellent Picture Quality - Network Setup Complicated
The picture quality is excellent. I like the "short throw" image of this projector. However, even with an experienced, corporate level IT person, the networking is a glitchy, complicated process set up. The projector is set up on our network, hardwired using a LAN cable, with it's own IP address. I can see it and connect to it over the LAN from my desktop computer, which is on the same network. I can control it and project from my desktop.
Excellent overall color, and especially skin tones
Overall, a very impressive projector. It's not the right one for my room, and my tastes (which include lots of sports with intentional ambient light present), but it might be a great projector for you, especially if movies are really your "focus".
Extremely good color accuracy post calibration
It's an improved HC3800, with improved firmware, but most notably, the move from Darkchip2, to Darkchip3 performance. While this doesn't appear to be a really significant difference, one can see that black level performance has improved. The HC4000 is several hundred dollars more than the least expensive 1080p DLP projectors, though I do believe it is still less than any current 3LCD home theater projector on the market, (though a couple are close in price.)
Produces a bright, clear, three-dimensional image
The Mitsubishi HC4000 is an impressive home theater projector. For a modest $1,299, you get a high quality cinema image that rivals that of much more expensive models. What you give up is a lot of the extra features you find on pricier units. It is a great projector for the budget videophile, the one who wants pure image performance but doesn't want to empty his or her wallet to get it.
Excellent overall color, and skin tones
The bottom line is, especially with 3D capabilities, the overall brightness does eliminate a lot of folks who otherwise might love this little Mitsubishi projector to death. Lastly, don't forget, the HC7800D comes with a 3 year parts and labor warranty. In the grand scheme of things, that's one of the longer and better warranties out there. Nothing like a little piece of mind!
Projector has an auto iris to improve black level and contrast ratio
In some respects, the HC7800D is a more intriguing 3D option than Mitsubishi's previous HC9000D. It's less expensive, it has a higher brightness rating (which is important for 3D), and it includes the 3D emitter in the package. This projector can't quite compete with similarly priced LCD models in the spec department, but it should give DLP fans a reason to be excited, as it strikes an excellent balance between price and features in the DLP realm.
Tops the charts in terms of most specs
Mitsubishi bills the EX240U as an education projector. The Mitsubishi EX240U tops the charts in terms of most specs - and rightly so, given that it costs over Â£200 more than the cheapest projectors we've tested. That said, the features and mobility offered by the EX240U give more expensive and bigger projectors a run for their money so, if your budget can take it, this might be the solution for you.
Excellent picture quality
The EX240U is a more traditional projector in terms of both price and size; Mitsubishi bills it as an education projector. Itâ?? s at the top end of the spectrum in this test and serves as an example of what a little extra money will get you in terms of features. To say the EX240U isnâ?? t portable is doing it a disservice, though. Itâ?? s not a â?? throw it in a bagâ?? projector like some of the pico models on offer, but itâ??
excellent entry level home theater projector
The Mitsubishi HC3800 already looks great to me, and that's with working with an engineering sample. I have to believe that the full production units will be at least a little better in several areas. Update: The new full production HC3800 calibrated even better than the sample, and produces a slightly superior image with color accuracy and skin tones being a touch better than the original sample, and that was already very good. -art
Great blacks and natural colours.
The HD image quality of this Mitsubishi and its longer lamp life are the keys to this projector's appeal. Shopping around will secure one for around AU$2500 or slightly less, making this an excellent value 1080p projector. It's not the most table-top-friendly plus there's only that one HDMI input, but if you can forgive these shortcomings the HC3800 is an excellent choice among the current affordable 1080p crop
Mitsubishi has a winner here, as the HC3800 is an overall excellent performer. Here's yet one more example that proves good engineering needn't cost a fortune, as the color accuracy of the Mitsubishi is on par with projectors that cost much, much more. By providing both types of anamorphic scaling modes, big screen fans can put together a 2.40:1 widescreen setup with their choice of fixed or movable anamorphic lens options.
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