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Mitsubishi HC6000: 1080p Home Theater Projector Review - Image Quality

Posted on September 26, 2007 by Art Feierman

Mitsubishi HC6000: 1080p Home Theater Projector Review - Image Quality

The image quality of the HC6000 (link to specs) review is organized into five topics: Handling of flesh tones, Black levels and shadow detail, Sharpness, Brightness, and finally, General image quality. Let's get started:

Mitsubishi HC6000 Home Theater Projector: Skin Tones

After our greyscale adjustment, skin tones were very impressive, very well saturated, and tonal qualities were, overall, very natural. Keep in mind, of course, that every movie will have slightly different production qualities, including different color balance, some better than others on skin tones. When the HC6000 looks good, it looks very good! The much improved black levels, I believe, really contribute to a better result than the older HC5000. Below are a number of images from the usual DVDs, although most are Blu-Ray, and fewer are standard DVD (SD-DVD). As a result, you will only be able to compare one or two, to the HC5000 in it's review. Two photos that you will find for both projectors, are of Gandalf and Arwen from Lord of the Rings, from SD-DVD.

Before you start viewing our many images, keep in mind that these images are here to support the text, not the other way around. This is due to all the limitations in the process of capturing, displaying and accurately viewing images. For starters a good digital SLR camera cannot capture the full dynamic range that a projector can produce. Then, of course you are viewing it on a non-calibrated monitor, and, perhaps even more telling, your monitor (and mine) have drastically lower contrast, higher black levels and less shadow detail than any respectable home theater projector. I recommend, therefore, that you take what you see, with the proverbial "grain of salt" (or maybe a pound of salt, to be safe).

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