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Mitsubishi HC6800 Projector: Pros, Cons, and Typical Capabilities

Posted on May 30, 2010 by Art Feierman

Mitsubishi HC6800 Projector: Pros

  • A nicely bright 589 measured lumens in "best" mode, allowing use of a slightly larger screen than other LCD projectors
  • One of the quietest home theater projectors around
  • Excellent color, post calibration, especially skin tones which really do look a touch better than some other very good projectors
  • Reasonably good "enough" black levels, though not great
  • Better than average placement flexibility with 1.6:1 zoom and good lens shift
  • Dynamic iris, though not producing the blackest blacks, does offer "smoother than most" operation
  • Basic frame interpolation - 24 to 48 frames
  • Anamorphic lens support - no need for a motorized lens sled (saves money)
  • Styling - not bad, nice sculpting, black finish
  • Good price/performance when compared to some other projectors, aslo only sold by "local installing dealers"

Mitsubishi HC6800 Projector: Cons

  • Black level performance, while respectable, would need to be better still to compete with the ultra-high contrast projectors around its price point even though its as good as many others
  • Brightest mode should be brighter - just beating 1000 lumens with the lens in full wide angle, makes this projector a bit below average, and below most of the competition at its price point.
  • No creative frame interpolation
  • Menus are acceptable, but would like to see more traditional preset modes, especially since this projector will appeal to those more looking for a well balanced, well featured, projector, rather than a pure performance projector
  • Remote control - old style, dim backlight - time for an update, range is good, not great
  • A third HDMI input would be a plus

Mitsubishi HC6800 Projector: Typical Capabilities

  • Documentation - overall
  • Just slightly better than average lamp life - 2000 hours in High lamp power mode (average), 4000 in low power (slightly better than average)
  • Selection of inputs and other connections
  • Overall size and weight - a medium sized projector typical in size among LCD home theater projectors
  • Shadow detail performance
  • Cost of operation

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