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Mitsubishi HC4900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Mitsubishi HC4900. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the reliability and noise. The usability and image quality also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the size, while many are less positive about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Mitsubishi HC4900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Mitsubishi HC4900 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers really like the usability and reliability. The noise and image quality are also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the products: Mitsubishi HC4900 LCD Projector 1080pMitsubishi HC4900 - LCD projector - 1000 ANSI lumens - 1920 x 1080 - widescreen - High Definition 1080p

Nov, 2015

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Expert review by: Evan Powell (

Mitsubishi HC4900


A third technical difference between the two models is that the HC5000 (now discontinued) was rated at 10,000:1 contrast, whereas the HC4900 is rated at 7500:1. However, we don't see a significant difference between the two in actual contrast...

Dec, 2007

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (

Mitsubishi HC4900


Of note, the HC4900 is a 3LCD projector. It uses a dynamic iris to enhance black levels, and there are four modes - Iris open, and Auto Iris 1, 2, and 3. I worked almost exclusively with Open, and Auto Iris 1

Superb sharpness ; Quietest home theater projector we have ever seen (or heard) ; Better than average brightness in "best" mode (Cinema) ; Average brightness in "brightest" mode ; After minor "tweaking" produces an extremely watchable image, overall,...

Black levels are very so-so, better than a typical DLP with Darkchip2, but not up to the HC5000, or most of the other 1080p competition ; HDMI 1.2, not 1.3 (only a couple of projectors with 1.3 are currently shipping as of this writing) ; Pixel...

That said, life would have been better still, if Mitsubishi didn't build the HC4900, and instead brought the HC5000 within a few hundred of the HC4900's price. Of course, life isn't normally that convenient

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Mitsubishi HC4900


Mitsubishi's HC4900 home theatre projector is one of the cheapest 1080p-capable units on the market today, coming in at under $4000. While it doesn't ...

Well-priced, high quality image, varied mounting options

Low brightness level, cheap plastic design

The HC4900 has lowered the entry-level price point for 1080p projectors. With good image quality and a large range of colour and image customisation options, it's very good value for money. Apart from its simplistic black plastic design and low...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (

Mitsubishi HC4900


Mitsubishi pushes the entry level price point of 1080p projectors even lower with the HC4900. It's a very solid contender that's made all the more appealing by its asking price.

Inexpensive ; Good quality projection

Ordinary looking design ; Low brightness

It's great to see a downwards trend in the price of 1080p projectors; at the time of writing it was possible with a little online snooping to score the HC4900 for nearly a thousand dollars less than the RRP. Similar units such as Sanyo's PLV-Z2000 and...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (

Mitsubishi HC4900 Full Definition Home theatre projector


Mitsubishi making an LCD projector was quite a surprise as they are mostly known for their work on DLP models. This HC4900 features the full definition 1080p resolution as native and with that amount of detail this projector will give you one of the...

All in all taking the price into consideration it is a very good unit. The price is a stand out retailing below $4k and offers a good little package with a great picture.

Consumer review by: johnw (

Genuine Lamp for Mitsubishi


I went through many web sites and did lots of research to determine whether to buy generic or genuine lamp. This is a genuine projector lamp for Mitsubishi although not made by Mitsubishi.

Genuine Projector Lamp for Mitsubishi and Very Easy to Install

Price is little high, but didn't want to take a chance on an inferior Replacement Lamp

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Kinetic (

Mitsubishi HC4900


Great projector for Bluray movies and games

Great colour and perfect brightness on a glass beaded screen ; Accurate focus and stunning picture on a 106" (2.6metre) screen ; Completely silent ; Lens Adjustment (vertical/horizontal)

Blacks could be a little blacker ; Lacks keystone correction so you can't mount it to the roof, your head is always in the way while playing games ; Lacks picture rotation which is useful is the unit is portable, but has adjustable feet

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

The Mitsubishi HC4900 is an affordable 1080p high definition projector. This LCD projector displays images at 1000 ANSI lumens with a crisp 7500:1 contrast ratio for an extraordinary picture that's even more affordable. It's a home theater projector that will bring a real cinema experience to your screen. This home theater projector features a new-generation of true HD (1920X1080) resolution, C2Fine inorganic LCD panel. Inorganic LCD components extend the life of your high definition projector and produce a more robust picture with smooth transitions and fast response. Together with all-digital HDMI and DVI connections you maintain all the image quality from your best video source to the screen. This home theater projector produces clear and bright video through an optical engine with an automatic "cat's eye" iris that sharpens the images from your high definition projector with contrast ratios as high as 7500:1. A unique Mitsubishi algorithm optimizes contrast by constantly detecting and adjusting to video color and luminance information. The HC4900 LCD projector operates at an ultra-quiet 19dBA noise level (low mode) so you can sit back and enjoy your movies, sports, and TV without any distracting fan noise. The sleek cabinet is available in black or white and features power zoom and focus, plus lens shift, and a convenient side lamp access design to provide you with flexible options for installation. It also includes a computer input port and RS-232 connection for remote projector control.

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:7500:1
Max Image Size:25ft/25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:4ft/4ft / 50in
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


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


Category of Accessory:Projector accessories
Product Type:Projector lamp

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

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