Build Quality and Remote
The HD4000 is well packed from the manufacturer to prevent shipping damage. The projector includes the following accessories: one RGB cable, one RS-232 cable, one power cord, a backlit remote, AAA batteries, filter cover, attached lens cap, user instruction manual and quick start guide.
The Mitsubishi HD4000 won't win any awards for styling. The rectangular rather ordinary case looks like many of the plain gray business type projectors on the market. The top case contains the power button, auto position, keystone, video, computer, enter, and menu buttons. Toward the front, above the lens is the manual focus and zoom adjusters.
Located on the bottom of the projector are three threaded leveling feet and the mounting holes for the optional ceiling mount. The mount holes are located in conventional configurations that carry the weight of the projector evenly, so the use of a universal mount should not be a problem with this projector. The projector lamp assembly is located under the square panel on the left side for easy access. We would say that we were a little disappointed inthe overall build quality, fit and finish of the HD4000.
The backlit remote supplied with the HD4000 is fairly ergonomic, but those with large fingers may double push buttons due to the small size and spacing of the buttons. The remote is backlit and we liked the inclusion of contrast, brightness, color temp, gamma, and sharpness buttons on the remote. The remote also has three A/V memory buttons from which to choose.
We found that remote operation was pretty sporadic; many times we had to aim and continually push buttons to get the projector to respond. We found it very difficult to make on the fly adjustments. As with previous projectors reviewed, this could be a result of the remote, IR pickups, or IR pickup location on the projector housing.