October 13th, 2008 Art Feierman
I’ve been running the new Mitsubishi HC6500 projector since late last week. After a few hours of watching before calibration, it was calibrated, and I’ve spent much of the weekend enjoying this projector, both on movies, and HDTV sports.
This is Mitsubishi’s middle projector. It currently should have a street price around $2500 (MSRP is $3495). It fits between the entry level HC5500, and their fully tricked out HC7000 ($4995 MSRP). top of the line 3LCD home projector.
Prior to the HC6500 arrival, I had a real reservation. The claimed contrast ratio of 15,000:1 is only the slightest bit better than the HC5500′s 14,000:1. That should be an inconsequential difference, so I feared that the picture would not be noticeably better than the HC5500. I have set aside my fears.
Turns out, that the HC6500 is noticeably better at black level performance Read the rest of this entry »