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CEDIA brings another exciting announcement from Mitsubishi regarding their new HC7800D. The HC7800D, at $3,495 MSRP, is expected to be a step down from the Mitsubishi HC9000D we’ve already reviewed, and which earned our Hot Product Award in July. This HC7800D is Mitsubishi’s first to use 3D DLP technology. Watch for Art to blog about his first impressions!
3D All the Rage as Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions Debuts 3D DLP Home Theater Front Projector
IRVINE, Calif., September 7, 2011 – Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. adds another 3D projector, the HC7800D, to its line of large screen visual displays at the CEDIA Home Theater Show in Indianapolis, September 7-10, 2011 in Booth #5537. The HC7800D is the first in the line that features the latest DLP® chip that enables 3D technology.
“Mitsubishi is known for pushing the visual technology envelope, especially when creating the biggest, boldest 3D images,” said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America. “We started selling 3D home theater products in 2007, and we’re excited to add our latest, feature-packed projector to our full line of 3D-ready large screen displays.”
Mitsubishi Electric’s new mid-range HC7800D uses Texas Instruments’ latest DLP® .065-inch DMD chip to create exciting, vibrant 3D images in full high-definition, 1080P resolution. Its ultra-hushed fan creates 25 dBa in low mode, so you’ll only hear the sweet sounds of quiet dialogue or music during your movie or television show, not an annoying fan hum.
The projector also boasts an amazingly long lamp life of up to 5000* hours in low mode. This provides years of typical use before a lamp change. Its one-year limited warranty is also one of the best lamp warranties in the industry.
Mitsubishi Electric’s new HC7800D home theater projector blasts an impressive 1600 lumens used to create high-brightness, high-contrast (up to 30,000:1 full on/full off) images that are smooth, dazzling and true to the original 2D and 3D content.
The projector is also one of the few models in its category that supports 3D Frame Rate Conversion. This new, high-speed frame reproduction technology crafts detailed, high-definition 3D images with minimum crosstalk or distortion so 3D content appears to literally jump off the screen, even in high speed action scenes.
Two of the latest HDMI™ version 1.4 inputs support 3D signals, as well as provide easy set-up options for multiple video inputs. The projector’s RS232 support offers plug-and-play connectivity with third-party remote operations for easy installation and control.
The HC7800D will be available third quarter 2011 through authorized Mitsubishi Electric distributors and dealers, just in time for the year-end holiday gift giving season, priced at $3495. It comes with Mitsubishi’s two-year limited warranty on parts and labor.
“Mitsubishi is a leading provider of 3D home theater display products and we’re always interested in sharing our new technology with the CEDIA audience,” said James Chan, vice president, marketing, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America. “We continue to bring the best in front and rear projection using display technology with a broad range of products to our home theater partners.”
About Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. is a US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America manufactures and markets a complete line of display products including projectors, data wall display systems, LCD digital signage monitors and players, large-screen 3D DLP® televisions and the world’s first laser TV, LaserVue®. Other products include industrial printers, photo kiosks and digital photo printers, time lapse security recorders and DVRs.
For additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, visit http://www.mevsa.com. You may also connect with Mitsubishi on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MitsubishiDisplays) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/MitsuDisplays)
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*For an explanation of how this estimate was calculated, visit http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/resources/calculator_TCO.html. This estimate does not extend or otherwise modify the warranty for the lamp.
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