As a result, this review will canibalize some paragraphs from the older review, but focus on how the HC1500 fits into the current "world order". If you've previously read that HC1000 review, the biggest change is probably the perspective, as the HD1000U when reviewed, was $1495 (with free spare lamp), vs. $995, so its position in the market has changed since the review, and there is some fresh competition.
Like its predecessor (at the end of its life), the Mitsubishi HC1500 home theater projector is priced right - under $1000, and provides excellent value.
So far, of all the under $1000 720p resolution home theater projectors we've reviewed, the HC1500 currently provides the best value - price/performance - in terms of picture quality!
The HC1500 earns our Hot Product Award.