Mitsubishi HC9000D Projector Review

Mitsubishi HC9000D Projector - Appearance

The Mitsubishi HC9000D is one impressive, and reasonably large home theater projector, from the moment you see its shiny black piano finish, and large centered zoom lens. The lines are sculpted, and over all I’d say, this is one good looking projector, for those also concerned about physical appearance.

In addition to the lens (with silver trim ring), you’ll also find the front infra-red sensor for the remote control, to the left of the lens (when facing the projector). There is a filter drawer that easily slides out, at the front bottom left. Intake vents also adorn the lower front.

The control panel, is located on the top, near the back center of the HC9000D projector.

All the inputs and other connectors are located on the right side (again, if looking facing the front).

Most of the heat exits out the left side exhaust vents.

Four screw thread adjustable feet adorn the bottom of the Mitsubishi projector.

Finally, the lamp door to change out lamps, is located in the rear of the HC9000D projector.

Mitsubishi HC9000D Control Panel

The HC9000 control panel has all the basics. There are two indicator lamps. The four arrow keys are in a round configuration with the center area carved into two semi-circular buttons. One is the Menu button, and the other; Enter. The left arrow key lets you toggle through the HDMI and computer sources, while the right arrow key lets you choose from your various video sources.

Simple, effective, and I like the split buttons in the center, so I’ll add elegant to the description of the control panel.

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Input/Output

The HC9000D is pretty typical in terms of inputs and other connectors. One thing you won’t find on a lot of projectors, is a DIN connector for a 3D sync emitter, which does come with the HC9000D.

There are the usual two HDMI inputs, an analog computer input, (that can alternately do component video instead). Then there’s three color coded RCA jacks for a component video input, and of coursethe usual S-video, and composite video. Rounding things out are two 12 volt triggers, RS232 (for command and control), the previously mentioned 3D Sync connector, and the power receptacle.

It’s very nice to see the optional screw receptacle for the HDMI connectors. This allow you to use cables that will also screw in, releaving a lot of the strain on the cable’s connector. This should be a pretty standard feature for projectors, but isn’t.

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