The first new projector for the US is the HC4000 (pictured) which is touted as a great price for the performance DIY HT projector and features the 1080p DarkChip 3 DLP light engine. It is capable of 1300 lumens and provides up to 750:1 ANSI contrast ratio. It has support for an optional anamorphic lens for those 2.35:1 movies and is rated at a very quiet 25dBA in low mode. The estimated price is $1495 and should be available immediately. The bigger brother is the Diamond 3D which evidently has no price, but does use the 120hz Sony SXRD light engine, has an auto-iris function for easy setup, only musters 19dBa of noise while it is running and features two HDMI 1.4 inputs and an RS232 port for control.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Debuts HC4000 HD Home Theater Projector at CEDIA 2010 in Atlanta
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, today exhibits its new HC4000 high-definition home theater projector at the CEDIA show in Atlanta, September 23-27, 2010. The new HC4000 has a wealth of high-performance features at an entry-level price.
"Mitsubishi has excellent price-performance value for DIY home-theater projectors. We start with a low initial investment and back it with a low total cost of ownership over the life of the projector," said Wayne Kozuki, product marketing manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division. "With our new HC4000, we continue the tradition with an abundance of high-level features at a very affordable price. The Mitsubishi HC4000 is definitely a winner in performance and value."
Mitsubishi's new HC4000 projector uses Texas Instruments' latest 1080p DLP® chip, the DarkChip 3 with BrilliantColor™. It blasts 1300 lumens and provides up to 750:1 ANSI contrast ratio. ANSI contrast is measured using uniform standards set by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for fair and equitable comparisons. Users can be sure that the true contrast of the HC4000 shows remarkably high detail and color depth for maximum video display impact. The projector also boasts super-sharp, all-glass lenses for rich, vivid realistic images.
Viewing widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio films is easy with the HC4000 projector, thanks to its anamorphic lens support. Users simply position an anamorphic lens in front of the HC4000 lens and select the appropriate Anamorphic Mode 1 or Mode 2, either 2.35:1 or 16:9 aspect ratios, for the corresponding movie format. It's a simple and economical design that saves time and effort while providing the ultimate home theater viewing experience.
Mitsubishi's HC4000 offers low cost of ownership with an estimated 5000-hour lamp life* in low conservation mode. It's filter-free design and advanced semi-sealed construction helps makes the HC4000's optics resistant to dust, dirt and other micro particles within its light path. Periodic maintenance is greatly reduced, making the projector more economical over time, and allowing users to enjoy their home theater longer. The HC4000 also has a convenient and simple top-access lamp design for easy lamp exchanges.
Subdued scenes are easy to hear with the HC4000's quiet engine that has an ultra-hushed noise level rated at 25dBA in low mode. The projector includes a native digital HDMI™ input for true high-definition connectivity, and at less than eight pounds can be taken almost anywhere. With its built-in 1.5x-zoom ratio lens as well as a digital keystone correction, set-up is easy and more flexible for various room configurations.
"Mitsubishi is committed to providing the best value in our home-theater and presentation projectors," said James Chan, senior director, product marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division. "We are excited to offer a wide selection designed to meet the needs of first-time home-theater and DIYers, as well as enthusiasts who want the best they can afford without compromising on quality."
Pricing, Availability, Warranty
The estimated price of Mitsubishi's HC4000 is $1495 and is available through popular online resellers and authorized Mitsubishi dealers. The projector comes with Mitsubishi's two-year limited warranty on parts and labor plus a one-year limited warranty on the lamp.
New Diamond 3D High-Definition Home Theater Projector From Mitsubishi Electric Debuts at CEDIA 2010
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division continues its leadership in bringing the 3D experience to home theaters by introducing its newest Diamond 3D 1080p full HD home theater projector at the CEDIA Home Theater Show in Atlanta, September 23-26, 2010 in Booth #2305.
"We've heard that this is 'the year of 3D,'" said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division. "But Mitsubishi has been selling 3D-ready TVs since 2007, so it's the home entertainment industry that is finally catching up to us."
Mitsubishi's new Diamond 3D projector is packed with features that create crisp, vivid, engaging 3D images that can display over 100-inch screens, creating a true theater experience. Powered by an SXRD™ cutting-edge reflective liquid-crystal optical engine, Mitsubishi adds its own algorithms and processing technologies to create high-brightness, high-contrast (up to 120,000:1 full on/full off) images that are smooth, dazzling and true to the original content.
A key element in projector performance is its lens, and Mitsubishi has incorporated extra-low dispersion glass into its six-piece, 17-cluster structure for higher functionality that minimizes chromatic aberration. The result is colors and details that are impeccably crystal clear.
With its auto-iris function, Mitsubishi's Diamond 3D home theater projector automatically sets the optimal aperture according to each scene, and its 120Hz refresh rate produces ultra-smooth transitions and amazing and life-like images. An independent management function allows adjustment to color characteristics such as hue, intensity and brightness individually (red, green, cyan, magenta and yellow), without affecting the other colors.
With a wide range of powered lens shift (100% vertical and 45% horizontal), this new Mitsubishi Diamond 3D projector is easy to install, even in a complicated room configuration. In some cases there may not be a need to turn the projector upside down in a ceiling mount, and its 1.8x powered-zoom range also gives installers additional installation flexibility.
At only 19dBa, this Diamond 3D projector is extremely quiet, so viewers can easily hear the movie, even in whisper-soft scenes, instead of an annoying projector hum. Two HDMI™ version 1.4 inputs support 3D signals, as well as provide easy set-up options for multiple video inputs, and its RS232 support offers plug-and-play connectivity with third-party remote operations.
Mitsubishi's new Diamond 3D projector also offers low cost of ownership with an estimated 4000-hour lamp life* in low conservation mode. It also has a convenient and simple rear-access lamp design for easy lamp exchanges and a one-year limited warranty on the lamp, one of the best lamp warranties in the industry.
"3D is a large screen, immersive experience, and we're proud to showcase our new 3D Diamond Projector at this year's CEDIA," said James Chan, senior director, marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. "We continue to bring the best projection technology with a broad range of products to our home theater partners."