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Overall Score

Mitsubishi Electric HC5

A 4 year old 140000:1 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector with average features
140000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 23dB Aug 2013
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Mitsubishi Electric HC5 Review

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Average Features
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4 Years Old
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£139 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
30
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 31?

Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £139 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report design, it is reasonably priced and product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 resolution
Quite quiet noise level
Very dim projector brightness
Very short service life of lamp

Mitsubishi Electric HC5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Customers Report Nice 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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Customers Report That it is Reasonably 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 Superior 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 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 Superior 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.


Features

1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 1,100 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 23 decibels, the Mitsubishi Electric HC5 has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The noise levels of data projectors range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 20h and the longest is 40,000h. The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 2,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors also are HD-Ready.

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3D-Ready

The Mitsubishi Electric HC5 is 3D-ready. Most of the other multimedia projectors also are 3D-ready.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was August 2013 when this projector was released.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The HC5 is typical compared to the other 1,758 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the HC5 will cost £139 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mitsubishi hc5
Barcodes 00798304279498, 04066023305702
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Longer service life of lamp
Smaller bulb power
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A lot longer service life of lamp
Marginally bigger bulb power
37% louder noise level
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70W bigger bulb power
£1.43 cheaper to run
12dB louder noise level
Longer service life of lamp
Brighter projector brightness
10 months older
Brighter projector brightness
Longer service life of lamp
£26.61 cheaper to run
Nine months older
50% brighter projector brightness
31% bigger bulb power

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