Mitsubishi HC5000 Projector Review
1000 ANSI lumens (vivid
Powered focus &
- 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
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Are you sure that the projector that you reviewed has HDMI 1.3? Yours is the only review to make such a claim. If so, it sounds like a production upgrade that potential buyers should inquire of prior to making a purchase,
Just a few nitpicking in your review so that it does not confuse your readers.
“Whether it was pin-striped shirts, or city skylines that would make any jaggie-reduction scream in terror, Batman Begins is a movie that you can test nearly all aspects of a projector's video processing system with.”
This sentence is incorrect. The Jaggie-reduction algorithms are not activated when the deinterlacer is in film mode. Edge adaptive interpolation switches on for video deinterlacing NEVER for film mode. The reason for that is you have all the pixels from the complete frame and there is no need for anti-aliasing filter.
“We also confirmed results with 1080i upconversion.”
The film mode tests are not valid when you upsample from 480i –> 1080i. In that case you are evaluating the film mode handling of the upsampling DVD player.
I've packed up the unit, so I missed my window to troubleshoot it further.
Do you know if the poor IR reception was the fault of the transmitter or the receiver? If it was the transmitter's fault, wouldn't the issue disappear for those who use universal remotes?