Projector Reviews

Mitsubishi HC7000 – Image Quality-5

The re-entry image below, is a tough shadow detail test. Projectors with weak black levels and average shadow detail ability tend to generate an image where much of the right side of earth, looks to have that flat, lacking in detail look. All projectors pick up some of the brighter features on the right side, while better ones, pick up a lot more and usually have richer blacks as well.

On the left, is the HC7000, the middle, the Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB, and on the right, at roughly twice the price, is the InFocus IN83 which is about as good as it gets, in terms of shadow detail, although not up to, say, the Epson 1080 UB, in black level performance.

HC7000
HC1080UB
IN83

 

 

 

 

Next is the casino image at night from Bond’s Casino Royale.

When comparing, look at the detail in the roof (tiles), and also in the assorted trees and plants. The small images below (all are the same) show a slightly overexposed scene. Click on the images and the larger versions from the different projectors are far more overexposed, to allow a closer inspection of shadow details.

Mitsubishi HC7000 projector
Panasonic PT-AE3000
Epson Home Cinema 1080UB projector
InFocus IN83 projector
Mitsubishi HC6500 projector