Projector Reviews

Mitsubishi HC1600 Home Theater Projector Review: Image Quality – 4

Epson MovieMate 72,
Epson MovieMate 72,

Below – the Mitsubishi HC1600 on the left, and the Optoma HD65 center, and the Panasonic PT-AX200U on the right. A quick comment on the Panasonic. They chose to implement what they call SmoothScreen technology, which makes the pixels virtually invisible, far less so than other 3LCD projectors and also far less so than DLP projectors. It does take its toll in sharpness.

Mitsubishi HC1600
Optoma HD65
Panasonic PT-AX200U

Bottom Line Sharpness: The Mitsubishi is very sharp, although, these days, so are most of the competition. Still, it definitely at least equals the Optoma, and has a definite advantage over two of the three 3LCD projectors – the Epson Home Cinema 720, and the Panasonic PT-AX200U. The Sanyo PLV-Z5, however should be able to match the Mitsubishi, it has always been considered a very sharp 720p projector.