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Mitsubishi HC5500

Mitsubishi HC5500
alaScore 87

61 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the black level and usability are on the whole positive. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, value for money, design, usability, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Mitsubishi HC5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 61 reviews)

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Affordable Projectors for Non-Dedicated Home Theater Rooms - Mitsubishi HC5500 & Elite Cinema Screen

 

I am continuing my journey into the world of affordable front projector systems, with a special emphasis on systems that are suitable for multi-use rooms. My first foray, the Sanyo PLV-Z2000, was a success. But I didn?t have anything to compare it to,...

The Mitsubishi HC5500 is another good, value-priced 1080p front projector. Compared to the Sanyo PLZ-2000, it has certain attributes that make it a more attractive option for those interested in a permanent installation, such as anamorphic lens...

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TESTED: Mitsubishi HC5500 1080p Front Projector

 

Mitsubishi's next-to-top-of-line 3LCD 1080p front projector is certainly very well equipped, with a host of improvements over the model it replaces, including the latest C2Fine inorganic Vertical Alignment LCD imaging panels, which provide noticeable...

Mitsubishi scores high marks with its HC5500. High points include the latest 3LCD 1080p imaging panels, the Silicon Optix Reon video processor, Mitsubishi's excellent motorized optical adjustment system, and dual anamorphic scaling modes (this is the...

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Mitsubishi HC5500 1080P 3-Chip LCD Front Projector Reviewed

 

Take one of Mitsubishi's most lauded front projection designs and give it an update but don't change what made the original so magical-well that's what Mitsubishi has done with their HC5500 LCD as Home Theater Review found out....

The Full 1920 x 1080P HDthree-chip C2 Fine LCD light engine utilizes new inorganic, verticallyaligned crystals for improved signal track-ability ; A Really and truly quiet fan is thanks to a new cooling duct design, producing only 19 db SPL - a new...

The minimal lens offset makes it necessary for the projector to be perpendicular to the screen to preserve accurate geometry ; Economy mode cuts light output in half to 600 ANSI Lumens, slightly on the dark side for a large screen ; The inputs are all...

If you're just stepping up to buy anew front projector, you owe it to yourself to see what the entry-levelFull HD 1080P Mitsubishi HC5500 has to offer. Its small size and weightmake it quite easy to locate in a home theater, but equally portable inthe...

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Mitsubishi HC5500

 

Facing the front of the projector we have the zoom lens mounted to the right side. As you can see, the lens is recessed, but in the sense that the casing comes forward to protect it, as the front of the lens is forward of most of the front of the...

One of the most affordable 1080p projectors ; Brighter than most 1080p projectors when comparing "best" color modes ; Very good color after calibration ; Extremely sharp image ; Dynamic iris, for improved black level performance ; Very good shadow...

Limited placement flexibility due to 1.2:1 zoom lens, no match for other 3LCD projectors, and no better than DLP projectors ; Lens shift is more limited than other 3LCD projectors, the same as the BenQ DLP, but of course better than the Optoma...

For many people, it will be, especially those on a tight budget! Afterall, there may be slightly better projectors out there, but you won't be seeing them side by side, and the HC5500 has no major flaws to detract from its overall performance, plus...

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Mitsubishi HC5500 Review

 

Mitsubishi continues to make competitive inroads into the hot 1080p home theater market with its evolving line of 1080p models that are all outstanding value propositions.

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Mitsubishi HC 5500

 

The Mitsubishi HC 5500 is a budget-priced, Full HD projector from Mitsubishi, available since October 2008 and currently selling for around about 1,100 GBP.

Flexible positioning ; First-rate video processing ; Excellent 24p playback ; Quiet ventilation

Average contrast ; Red fringing during motion

Apart from a few small problems, the overall message is clear: Never before could you get so much projector for so little money. The Mitsubishi HC 5500 provides natural colors and first-rate video processing, and, in view of the excellent price, it's...

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Amazon review summary for Mitsubishi HC5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Mitsubishi HC5500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Mitsubishi HC5500 1080p LCD Home Theater Projector

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Amazing

 

This is my second home projector. My first being a Toshiba 800x600 DLP. I was a little concerned about rainbow, and ghosting problems that have been known to accompany lcd projectors in the past but there is nothing to worry about here. I have watched...

Picture is amazing. Great value

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Wow looks awesome and so silent

 

Wow this is one of the quietest pieces of electronics I've ever owned. I paused the movie I was watching and I could barely hear the projector. I couldn't even hear a fan, just a hum about as loud as a florescent light, I can't stress how quiet this...

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awsome projector

 

super clear picture, my wall is my screen & at 7'H by 11'W the picture is perfect!!!!!! I use it for my dvd, 3 computers & TV. U have to play PC games on this screen, it's like u can just walk into the game!! The remote works from anywhere. The...

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Product Specifications

Black reproduction is the key to stunning home theater and the HC5500 LCD projector brings more life to your screen with faster transitions between light and dark scenes and sharper overall details in dark areas. This portable home theater projector projects at a full HD(1920 x 1080) 1080p resolution. Digital video output gives you seamless performance with the Blu-ray 24P next generation optical disk. And a 1.2x powered zoom and focus lens lets you enjoy the big screen even in smaller spaces.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.9in
Height:4.9in
Weight:12.3lbs
Width:13.1in

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:14000:1
Max Image Size:21ft / 250in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:4ft / 50in
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Mitsubishi
Model:HC5500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mitsubishi

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

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