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Mitsubishi Electric HC5

70

Overall Score

Mitsubishi Electric HC5

Mitsubishi Electric HC5

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A phenomenally high contrast ratio and fully featured 1080p 3D projector, with moderate running costs and one of the quietest noise levels on the market
23dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 140000:1 Yes Aug 2013
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Mitsubishi Electric HC5 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 number 777 in 3D projectors.
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Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

Epson projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 19% of all 2,026 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
Customers report design, it is reasonably priced and superior product quality.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Supports 3D
HC5 1080p 3d home theatre projector
Powered by reflective full-high-definition SXRD panels
Separate SXRD panels for each primary colour
Reproduction of 3d images at 240 frames/second
Impressively high contrast ratio - up to 140000:1
Smaller grid pattern for clearer large screen images
High-speed response time for clear projection of fast moving images
High performance video processor
New 1.8x power zoom lens
Cinema colour filter

Mitsubishi Electric HC5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Customers Report Excellent Design

One Mitsubishi Electric HC5 reviewer who reviewed the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 wrote that it was a good design. Cnet.com.au wrote “Au that have strong design motifs; units that are engineered to look good on a projector stand or suspended from the ceiling - models from Sony”.

One customer who bought this projectors said that it was good looking. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “Although stylish and affordable for a 1080p projector” but in spite of that gave it a score of 68 out of 100.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Some Mitsubishi Electric HC5 owners who bought it thought it was good value for money. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote in their Mitsubishi Electric HC5 review “Although stylish and affordable for a 1080p projector” but even so gave it a score of 3 stars. Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review nine years ago “A 720p projector retailing at $1,495 is an outstanding value for the money” and gave the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 a score of 5 stars. Projectorreviews.com mentioned “Since the HC5000BL is the first \"affordable\" 1080p projector I have reviewed”.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au scored it 5 stars and mentioned eight years ago “Versatility to deliver the latest high definition content while also being able to play regular DVDs at high quality” in their review of this projectors.

Users Report a Good High Def TV

One Mitsubishi Electric HC5 reviewer thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Gadgetguy.com.au wrote nine years ago “The Mitsubishi HC5000 is an excellent projector, producing among the best images from any high definition projector at any price” in their review of the Mitsubishi Electric HC5.

Customers Report That it is Robust

One person said in their reviews that this projectors was well made. Cnet.com.au said on expert review site CNET.com.au “Au that have strong design motifs; units that are engineered to look good on a projector stand or suspended from the ceiling - models from Sony” in their review of this projectors and gave this projectors a score of 80 out of 100.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

One person concluded that it had good features. Nine years ago Soundandvision.com wrote “HDMI and DVI inputs, rest TBD Features We Like” in their review of the Mitsubishi Electric HC5.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The HC5 has an average running cost of £110 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 2,026 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in August 2013.

Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This Mitsubishi Electric projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 of only 23dB is quieter than 98% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 of 140,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 3% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 of only 1,100 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 7% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 supports 3D. 59% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Mitsubishi Electric HC5's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is in the shortest 3% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 has a handheld remote control. 80% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 of 230W is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 52% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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3D-Ready

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of multimedia projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Supports Full HD

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

mitsubishi hc5

Barcodes:

00798304279498, 04066023305702

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