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Mitsubishi HC6800 Projector Review

Posted on May 29, 2010 by Art Feierman
Welcome to our in-depth projector review of the Mitsubishi HC6800 1080p home theater projector.

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Mitsubishi HC6800 Specs
Price 2499
Technology DLP
Native Resolution 1920x1080
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 1500
Contrast 30000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio 1.6:1, motorized
Lens Shift No
Lamp Life 2000 hours at full power, 4000 at low power
Weight 16.5 lbs. (7.4 Kg)
Warranty 2 Years Parts and Labor, 1 year or 500 hours on lamp

HC6800 Projector Highlights

  • Above average "best" mode for movie watching - with almost 600 lumens
  • Slightly below average in "brightest" mode
  • Very good post calibration color accuracy
  • Skin tones and overall color look very good and accurate, but not the most natural - still, though, impressive
  • Very sharp image - Mitsubishi projectors seem to be consistently sharper than other LCD projectors and the LCoS projectors, though still bested by a number of DLP projectors.
  • Very good placement flexibility
  • Dynamic iris improves blacks but the projector still doesn't qualify as an ultra-high contrast model based on black performance.
  • A somewhat green projector - low wattage lamp is one of the lowest drawing in the home theater industry at 170 maximum. Note that even the Casio Greenslim XJ-A140 biz projector with its hybrid LED/laser light source draws only slightly less power. Nasty: Projector draws 7 watts in standby
  • Good price performance for a local dealer only projector

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