Mitsubishi HC7000 Projector Review

Bottom line, on black levels: The HC7000 is excellent by today’s standards, but still a bit down in performance, compared to the very, very best. Still, it is close enough to all, but the JVC champ, to make differences minor. If everything else in your decision process works out to a tie, between two of the best black level projectors I have mentioned above, then, certainly consider the subtle black level differences.

Here are two more images which is a good one for considering black levels. Look for the richness in the black part of some of the buildings and the sky in the second image. Both of these are digital hi-def images from the DVE-HD calibration disc. Bottom line, on black levels: The HC7000 is excellent by today’s standards, but still a bit down in performance, compared to the very, very best. Still, it is close enough to all, but the JVC champ, to make differences minor. If everything else in your decision process works out to a tie, between two of the best black level projectors I have mentioned above, then, certainly consider the subtle black level differences.

Shadow Detail Performance

The HC7000 exhibits very good shadow detail. Not the best, but no issue to speak of here. Because projectors with great black levels have a lower threshold for details, it also means that the darkest of those details is also darker to the eye, and can be harder to make out than projectors with more average shadow detail abilities, as their darkest details may well be intentionally lightened to be visible above their black level threshold. (I hope that made sense – the bottom line is, typically, projectors with weaker black level performance, often seem to have more dark shadow details visible. This though is offset by the lack of those richer blacks which make for a more stricking image.

The HC7000 is one of those with the very good details and the striking image, one of the reasons I like it so much.

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