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Mitsubishi HC3800

Mitsubishi HC3800
alaScore 86

96 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the noise and design. The usability and value for money also get good feedback.

image quality, value for money, usability, design, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Mitsubishi HC3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Mitsubishi HC3800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Mitsubishi HC3800 1080p Home Theater DLP Projector

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Mitsubishi HC3800 DLP HD Projector (The Perfect Vision 86)


Priced at under $1,500, Mitsubishi's HC3800 delivers a picture that's comparable to more expensive models, and is a great choice for a starter home theater system. As you would expect at this price point, you'll have to give up some features, including...

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Mitsubishi HC3800


An excellent entry level home theater projector, the Mitsubishi HC3800 is a DLP projector, with 1080p native resolution. This review of the HC3800 projector is based on an early engineering sample

Related to the zoom lens, is the HC3800's compatibility with using an anamorphic lens, which it does. The HC3800 projector however has two anamorphic modes, the usual, designed to work with the lens for Cinemascope movies, and the second mode, so you...


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Mitsubishi HC3800 Review


A preliminary look at Mitsubishi's entry level 1080p home theater projector.

The Mitsubishi HC3800 is a solid and competitive new entry in low priced 1080p home theater projectors. It couples a bright video-optimized picture with excellent contrast and a 1.5:1 zoom lens. The 5,000 hour lamp will reduce maintenance costs down...

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Mitsubishi HC3800


The Mitsubishi HC3800 HD Projector's features may be similar to other 1080p home theater projectors, but it excels in some areas and falls short in others. The price is a bit higher than nearly identical models, which is something to consider when...

Very good and bright image, low number of color artifacts

Pricier than similar models; total lumens is low; projected distance is half of that in other models

It shares many similar features as other models, but is a bit pricier.

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Mitsubishi HC3800 review


Mitsubishi's HC3800 is a 1080p DLP compact home cinema projector, so it's easily placed in any room without taking up much space. Its lamp brightness is a little lower than most similarly priced projectors, but this isn't a problem for watching movies...

With beautiful colour and a virtually non-existent rainbow effect, the HC3800 has the best picture quality we've ever seen from a DLP projector and even outshines many LCD models.

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Review: Mitsubishi HC3800 HD Projector


Mitsubishi's HC3800 home projector is a nicely-priced system displaying at 1080p Full HD, which offers a good alternative to large HD TVs for those seeking the big screen experience from the comfort of your own home.

There’s much to love about Mitsubishi’s HC3800 and it is an excellent entry-level option which comes at a highly attractive price. Its picture quality is excellent and although it may be lacking in connections and features, as a basic projector the...

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Mitsubishi HC3800 Budget DLP Projector


The HC3800 is available to buy now for a smidge under £1200 and at the price level you would expect some compromises in design and build quality. So, it goes without saying that the main construction material used with this projector is plastic - and...


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Mitsubishi HC3800 Full HD Home theatre projector


Mitsubishi have recently taken the plunge into the budget end of the Full HD home theatre market and with the HC3800 they have not skimped on picture quality. The unit gives you a decent contrast with 4000:1 giving you deep blacks and shading....

The HC3800 is a good all round projector but it gets marked down on what the competition provides. With most 1080p projectors coming down in price recently the HC3800 is a little pricey and for an entry level 1080p projector with a similar performance...

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Overall this projector can not be beat at this price or twice the price. Buy it

This truely is a great projector. The picture is perfect. There is no rainbow effect even if you try looking for it. Projecting on 122" screen the colors are amazing. It does project low (or high depending on floor or ceiling) so you must have a good...

I too am having a issue with w/ a 30ft hdmi cable. I have tried this cable on 6 devices and it works fine. However it does not work from htpc to this projector. Tried 4 other cables from htpc to projector all worked fine. Projetor seems to be picky...

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Got this about a year ago when they had the free bulb deal going on (which they honored even after the expiration of the deal). Mitsubishi is 2 for 2 in my book for quality, reasonably priced projectors.

Had a HC3100 before this. It lasted 2 years and had a hardware malfunction when it got some brick dust in it after construction was rattling my place. This one has lasted a year and I've seen very little loss of resolution/brightness. It's relatively...

In the past couple of months it has developed this little tick where it will randomly shut off after about an hour or so. It does this about 10% of the time and only when I'm running my computer through it. I just have to wait for it to cool down and...

Product Specifications

Finally, an affordable Full HD projector that delivers eye-popping images and action like you've never before seen in the comfort of your own living room! Movies, TV programs and games can be projected larger than life, with sharp, vivid colors, and great image depth for the ultimate home viewing experience. The HC3800 high definition projector features a digital micromirror device (DMD) that enables smooth, true reproduction into finely detailed images with no noise or deterioration. Densely embedded micromirrors improve the aperture ratio of the latest innovative 0.65 Digital Light Processing (DLP) chip, greatly reducing light fusion producing amazing 1080p HD images. With the HC3800 you can now transform your living room that can projection high definition broadcasting and Blu-ray sources. A fixed iris delivers 1300lm of brightness and 4000:1 native contrast for amazing brightness and contrast. The HC3800 take color and gradation to a level of quality. A six-segment color wheel, color processing algorithm, BrilliantColor, and other innovations enable dazzling reproduction even with mid-range colors. Colors can be adjusted individually through the built-in color management function.

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1300ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:4000:1
Max Image Size:300in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:50in
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mitsubishi

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL 60 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video / RGB
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)