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Mitsubishi HC4000

Mitsubishi HC4000

The Mitsubishi HC4000 is an impressive little machine. For less than $1500, you get a cinema image that is the equal of much more expensive models at the expense of some convenience features. It is a great projector for the budget. The HC4000 is a 1080p DLP projector with a great picture, but not a lot of bells and whistles. It has a bright cinema mode--bright enough to use it on a 120" diagonal screen in a room with decent light control. The projector has a 1.5:1 zoom lens. But it lacks any form of lens shift and has a steep upward throw angle offset of 33%. For a 100" diagonal image, this means the bottom edge of the image will appear 16" above the centerline of the lens. This makes it a perfect choice for a ceiling mount, as it will not require the use of a drop tube in most circumstances. A low table mount between the seats would also be simple to set up. The zoom lens gives you some flexibility in throw distance, so it's a great option for folks with complicated ceilings; for example, I have a ceiling fan in my theater, 'conveniently' placed in the ideal spot for a projector (I still have to thank the builders for that one). Thanks to the HC4000's 1.5:1 zoom, I can place the projector in front of the fan and still get a 100" diagonal image. 
  • Details

    Projector Display System 0.65" 1-Chip DMD (DLP projector)
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Number of Pixels 2,073,600
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Brightness 1300 ANSI Lumens
    Contrast Ratio 4000:1
    Color Wheel 6-segment (RGBRGB)
    System NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-60, SECAM
    HDTV Compatibility 480i/p, 525i/p, 576i/p, 625i/p, 720p, 750p, 1080i, 1125i/60Hz, 1080i, 1125i/50Hz, 1080p/50Hz, 1080p/60Hz, 1080p/24Hz

    Lens System

    Lens 4 cluster-13 piece (all-glass lens)
    F Number 3.0 - 3.5
    Focal Length 20.6 - 30.1 mm
    Throw Ratio 1.38 - 2.06
    Focus/Zoom Adjusting Focus: manual
    Zoom: manual
    Zoom Ratio 1.5:1
    Lens Shift N/A
    Recommended Projection Size Capable of projecting a 50 - 300" diagonal image (127 - 762 cm)


    Keystone Correction Yes
    Ceiling Mountable Yes
    Rear Screen Projection The HC4000 has rear screen projection, but Mitsubishi recommends that you consult a specialist during installation
    Projection Tilt Option Yes - adjustment feet
    Built-in Speaker N/A
    USB Mouse Control N/A

    Input/Output Connectors

    Input Terminals RGB: mini D-sub 15pin x 1
    Video: RCA x 1, S-video x 1
    Component Video: RCA x 3
    Digital: HDMI 1.3 x 1
    Output Terminals N/A
    Control Protocol Serial: Mini-DIN 8pin (RS232C) x 1
    Trigger: DC 12 V, max. 200 mA (stereo mini jack)
    USB Mouse Control N/A


    Lamp (Bulb) 230W
    Lamp Life 5000 hrs (low mode)
    Scanning Frequency H: 15 - 80kHz
    V: 50 - 85Hz
    Dot-clock max: 170MHz
    Fan Noise Standard mode: 31 dBA
    Low mode: 25 dBA
    Remote Control Yes
    Power Requirements AC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60Hz
    Power Consumption Standard mode: 340W
    Standby: 0.5W
    Operating Temperature 41 - 95°F (5 - 35°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 13.6 x 5.1 x 10.6" (34.5 x 13 x 26.9 cm)
    Weight 7.7 lb (3.5 kg)
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