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Mitsubishi HC9000D Projector - Image Quality-5

Posted on July 21, 2011 by Art Feierman

The bottom line, on overall picture quality:

Pre-calibration, very good. Post calibration, great. Other than the tendency to oversaturated colors, which reducing the color saturation tends to address, there's really nothing to complain about. I've got over 50 hours now logged, watching the HC9000D in 2D, and I've enjoyed all of it. Oh my old JVC can do better blacks still, but at the moment, my JVC is underpowered if I want to watch a movie filling my full 124" diagonal 2.35:1 screen, whereas the HC9000D handles it no problem, in terms of brightness!

Mitsubishi HC9000D Projector: Performance, HDTV and Sports

Other than having twice as many lumens (2000 thousand instead of the 1005 maximum we measured), I'm perfectly happy with sports on the HC9000D. Colors are dynamic, the CFI works nicely and smooths motion. Shadow detail and black levels really aren't an issue for sports as sports is rarely dark, but the abilities of the HC9000D come into play for other HDTV content, be it concert videos (I'm a huge fan), or travel and education type material from the likes of Discovery HD, History HD, SyFiHD, Nat Geo HD, and so on.

Below a mix of NFL images, music videos, and shots from Peter Lik's (photographer) show on the Weather Channel.

Bottom line for HDTV on the Mitsubishi HC9000D Home Theater Projector

Beautiful. honestly, in my theater - with its dark surfaces, and lighting control, I can have a goodly amount of light in the back of my room, and still was able to take all these images with some ambient light, and filling about a 98" diagonal 16:9 screen. For all these images but the one immediately below, (shot at a different time, at night), I had 7 recessed LED lights on in the middle and back of the room, and the back shutters just partially open (no sunlight coming in)!

Even this image below was taken with some ambient light on in the room

This works for me. Mind you, if I was trying to use this projector in a room with off white walls and ceilings, I'd be running out of lumens much faster, but in the theater type situation the HC9000D is normally heading into, sports and HDTV should be just fine, even with some company.

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