This Mitsubishi projector should make for a very good choice for the typical family room or bonus room. And, it's small enough to drag outside for those summer movie nights. Thanks, however, to the great picture, and lots of lumens, and surprisingly good black levels for it's price point, the Mitsubishi HC3800 should prove to be an excellent choice for the money, for most people. That should be true, whether multi-purpose room, or dedicated theater, and whether for a movie fanatic or someone who's just as into sports and HDTV as movies.
It's a great first projector for the money, for someone who just knows he's going to be hooked on home theater. Yet, makes just as much sense for the person who isn't an enthusiast, but wants a nice bright projector with a great picture, for a reasonable (and low) price. The last couple of years, Mitsubishi's entry level 1080p projectors have been 3LCD. While they had their strengths, this Mitsubishi would seem to be the most outstanding entry level 1080p projector (and least expensive) yet, from the folks at Mitsubishi!