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Mitsubishi Electric HC5

Mitsubishi Electric HC5 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 23dB 1,100 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
The HC5 3D projector has been engineered to cater for the growing popularity of 3D movies, while still delivering fantastic images with standard Blu-ray and HDTV broadcasts. With a sleek, stylish... More
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10 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writer at Areadvd.de thought that this multimedia projector was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The reviewer at one more expert review site thought that this data projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this multimedia projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Fourteen experts from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, homecinemachoice.com and asia.cnet.com have rated this projector on average 85 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person thought the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 had an OK noise level.

One Mitsubishi Electric HC5 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was quiet. Techradar gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 "Extremely quiet".

Nice Design

One person thought the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 was carefully designed.

One Mitsubishi Electric HC5 owner who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Techradar rated the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 90 out of 100 and mentioned seven years ago "Beautiful colour and detail reproduction".

Supports Full HD Projection

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than a year, the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 supports 3D image projection.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors which support 3D image projection and we think the Epson 5020UB which have a better Kagoo Rating™ are also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

It is worth also looking at different projectors that have a resolution of 1080p (1920x1080) including a higher scoring product such as the Epson 5020UB.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HC5 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 which has two HDMI ports.

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1.8:1 Zoom Ratio

This multimedia projector supports a 1.8:1 zoom ratio, which is typical of many projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of comparable spec data projectors that are one year old is 21dB and the loudest is 47dB. With a noise level of only 23 decibels, the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the HC5.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other projectors that are one year old which have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most of the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the HC5 do not support WiFi connectivity, including the Mitsubishi Electric HC5.

Other projectors with a WiFi connectivity that you might want to also look at include the Benq GP20 (£399.00), or the Vivitek Qumi Q7.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors that were released more than a year ago have projector brightnesses of between 300 ANSI lumens and 8,500 ANSI lumens. The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 1,100 ANSI lumen) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Sony VPL-HW40ES (1700 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 has a quite short lamp service life (only 2,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HC5. The shortest lamp service life of projectors that are a comparable age to the HC5 is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 7,700h.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HC5 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Quite Wide

At 482 millimeters, the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 is quite wide compared to most of the other one year old projectors. Projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HC5 have widths of between 60mm and 550mm.

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Very Tall

When compared to other projectors that are older than a year that we have checked, the height of the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 of 215 millimeters is one of the tallest. The heights of data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HC5 range from 40mm to 220mm, and the average height is 140mm.

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Very Heavy

Across all the projectors that were launched more than a year ago the weights range from 500g to 20,000g. The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 is very heavy (14,500 grams) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HC5.

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Very Deep

At 530 millimeters, the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 is very deep compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC5. One year old projectors have depths of between 45mm and 640mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Mitsubishi Electric HC5

Mitsubishi Electric Multimedia Projectors Have OK Reviews

Whilst Mitsubishi Electric is one of the average multimedia projector manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, Mitsubishi Electric has unexceptional reviews specifically within its projectors range.

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the HC5 is £152 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 44 comparable spec data projectors that have been around for more than a year.

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Over a Year Old

It was over a year ago when Mitsubishi Electric released the HC5.

Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Audio in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
Electricity cost when on standby £29.48
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Total running cost over 5 years £138.44
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0.69T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mitsubishi hc5
Barcodes 00798304279498, 04066023305702

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