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Mitsubishi HC5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Mitsubishi HC5000. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the noise and design. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the black level and size.

price, image quality, usability, design, noise

size, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Mitsubishi HC5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Mitsubishi HC5000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Opinions about the noise and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views. There are some critical reviews about the size.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mitsubishi HC5000U DLP Home Cinema ProjectorMitsubishi HC5000U DLP Home Cinema Projector

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Kevin Miller (

Mitsubishi HC5000 review: Mitsubishi HC5000


Unlike most manufacturers, Mitsubishi has offered both DLP and LCD projection technologies, both in microdisplay RPTVs and in its front-projection line of products. First announced at the CEDIA show in September 2006, the LCD-based HC5000 is the...

Relatively inexpensive for a 1080p projector; accurate color decoding; solid video processing; well-rounded feature package.

Iris settings are not good enough for dedicated darkened theater setups, and consequently blacks are not as deep as the best 1080p projectors.

Although stylish and affordable for a 1080p projector, the Mitsubishi HC5000's black level failings prevent it from earning our recommendation.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

Mitsubishi HC5000 Projector Review


In a sea of new 1080p projectors being released this year, Mitsubishi has a distinctive product that sets it apart as a leader. The C2Fine technology renders an incredible picture and does indeed

VERY quiet ; No screen door effect ; Motorized lens shift, zoom, and focus ; Backlit remote ; Native 1080p/24/60 support ; HDMI 1.3 with 480i support

Slow, noticeable, undefeatable auto-iris ; Weak remote signal ; HDMI didn't pass Blacker-than-black ; Cumbersome menu system ; Limited horizontal lens shift range

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (

Mitsubishi HC5000 1080p Front Projector


Normally, a new performance plateau is defined by products at the highest possible prices, followed by less expensive models as more consumers fund larger manufacturing volumes. For some reason, however, this is not the case with 1080p front...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: L.A. Audio File (

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Jan, 2008

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Mitsubishi HC5000 Three-chip LCD projector


No, the compelling story of CEDIA 2006 in front projection was the growing number of three-chip LCD and LCoS 1080p projectors that were well south of $10K. Standing out tall among these was Mitsubishi's HC5000, not only because it was one of the least...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Shane C. Buettner (

Mitsubishi HC5000 Three-chip LCD projector


CEDIA 2006 was something of a riches to rags story. We saw many three-chip 1080p DLP projectors announced at prices that were ridiculous and embarrassing, stretching into the many tens of thousands of dollars. And they were introduced with straight...

Outstanding, eye-popping resolution to HD limits

Dynamic iris clunky and obvious in operation

This is a somewhat difficult conclusion to draw because while the HC5000's foibles clearly crossed my frustration tolerance threshold by being distracting enough to remind me of the technology while watching movies, it is also priced very attractively...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Evan Powell (

Review: Mitsubishi HC5000 Home Theater Projector


Mitsubishi is flexing some real muscle in the world of home theater projectors these days. Their recently released HD1000, a 720p projector retailing at $1,495 is an outstanding value for the money. And coming on the heels of that release is the...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (

Mitsubishi HC5000BL


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Excellent overall out of the box performance ; Especially good flesh tones ; Rich saturated colors ; Very good shadow detail ; Excellent black levels (within the limitations of dynamic irises) ; Excellent placement flexibility (1.6 zoom, and more lens...

Brightness is average - limiting screen size, and a potential problem with those dealing with more than a minimum of ambient light ; Remote's range is slightly limited ; Backlight comes on when you press any button - I prefer a dedicated backlight button

Perhaps the really important point here, is that it really was a pleasure watching Phantom, and the 5th Element, and even Sin City (a real challenge for dynamic iris projectors)

Oct, 2006

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Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Ultimate AV Staff (

Mitsubishi HC5000U LCD Projector: First look


Highlights: Three-chip 1080p LCD at a better-than-Sony price, Silicon Optix processing, dynamic iris for deep blacks, HDMI and DVI inputs, motorized lens shift and zoom, 5,000 hour specified bulb life.

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

The element life of the next-generation C2 Fine LCD panel has been markedly extended by using an inorganic alignment layer/ normally black mode. Even after long hours of use, high picture quality is maintained with high contrast. This 1920 x 1080 dot full-HD resolution LCD panel can reproduce images of true high-definition quality. In order to display full-HD resolution, the HC5000 is equipped with a lens system comprised of 17 elements in 14 groups, including three ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses, which are more costly and deliver higher performance than conventional glass lenses. This lens system dramatically improves chromatic aberration and peripheral focus. ED (extra-low dispersion) glass lenses To allow impressive big-screen images to be enjoyed even in a small room, the HC5000 is equipped with a 1.6x power zoom and focus. The projection distance for a 100-inch (16: 9) picture is just 3.1 meters. In addition, to enable the screen adjustments no matter where in the room the projector is placed, there is also a power lens shift for moving the lens vertically and horizontally, greatly increasing installation flexibility. The HC5000 is equipped with an auto iris featuring a proprietary Mitsubishi Electric aperture design. A unique algorithm enables detection of color information in addition to conventional brightness information, so the color information in dark scenes can be vividly reproduced without getting lost.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:50ft
Min Image Size:4ft / 50in
Min Screen Distance:5ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


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

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/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video