As I mentioned in the beginning of this review, image quality is the key strength of the HD73. With classic DLP "film-like" performance, and especially good black levels for such an affordable projector, it is very satisfying to watch, especially on challenging movie content.
The overall color balance - out of the box, is very good. Just minor color adjustment, as I will cover in the next section takes it from very good to excellent.
Flesh tones are very natural, and when watching content that has director adjusted color balance, it is apparent that the shift is part of the movie, not an issue with the projector's capabilities.