Mitsubishi HC5500 1080p Home Projector Review: Image Quality-4

Shadow Detail Performance 2

Next is one of the toughest tests. This scene with Clint Eastwood, from Space Cowboys on Blu-ray, is extremely dark. The photos are heavily overexposed. Look for the blacks in the shades, and the details in those shades in the form of the white trim. (At this level of overexposure, don’t even worry about the skin tones, as in these type of photos they always look terrible, and way oversaturated).

comparision

Viewsonic Pro8100
Sony VW60
Sanyo PLV-Z2000
older HC4900
Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB

Note in particular the HC4900 vs. the HC5500, even though the HC4900 isn’t as bright a image, its blacks are far lighter, and the the image looks washed out by comparison.

Below we have six “thumbnails” of this cropped HD scene from Space Cowboys. Click on each for an overexposed version. Look to the satellite on the left for dark shadow details. By row, starting top left:

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