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Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1080p Resolution Projector
  • Brightness: 1300 ANSI Lumens
  • HDMI 1.3 Connectivity
  • BrilliantColor With Color Management
  • Manual Focus & 1.5x Zoom Lens
  • Short-Throw Ratio
  • Keystone Correction
  • Anamorphic Mode Support
  • RS232C Third Party Control
  • Ultra-Quiet Noise Level

The Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector is an attractive solution for movie fans desiring a genuine cinema experience at home. The saturating BrilliantColor technology and DLP DarkChip system promote authentic color reproduction and high-contrast with deep blacks. Friends will be envious of the striking 1300 ANSI Lumens of brightness and vivid six-segment color wheel. The HC4000 combines amazing full HD picture quality, endless features and ultra flexibility in a portable unit that would impress even the most demanding critics.

Designed to thrive in any space, the HC4000 is a malleable projector. Its BrilliantColor technology not only provides true-to-life color reproduction, but also allows you to adjust colors individually through the built-in Color Management System. The full HD zoom lens generates smooth gradations for dark tones, resulting in deep blacks even during the day.

The HC4000's flexibility also facilitates seamless integration into any home theater. An HDMI 1.3 terminal affords pristine, uncompressed digital audio/video via a single cable with no information loss. The analog video inputs consist of RCA and S-video composite jacks and an RCA component jack as well. An RGB terminal is included for computer connection and there's even an RS232C control terminal that supports third party operation from various devices.

The HC4000 has a diamond lens with a 1.5x manual zoom. This lets you adjust the screen size without changing the projection distance, which is great if you have limited space or want to match your screen and display perfectly. Even if your home theater is threatened by tight spaces and small rooms, the HC4000 is equipped with rear screen projection, ceiling mount capabilities and a short-throw ratio. Zoomed wide to its shortest focal length, the HC4000 can project a 50" diagonal image from less than five feet away.

For convenience and ease of operation, the HC4000 has an ultra-quiet noise level and a top access door for the lamp. The amazingly quiet 25 dBA low mode operating noise limits audible distractions and the top-loading access door simplifies maintenance.

Whether you have an entire basement to construct your dream home-theater or just a small entertainment room, the HC4000 has the features and technology to adapt to your individual needs. Its flexibility and superior picture quality can turn virtually any space into your very own cinema.

Full HD 1080p Resolution
The HC4000 projects in full HD with 1080 vertical lines of display resolution in a progressive scan, meaning the entire screen is refreshed on every pass. The video signal beam does not skip alternate lines, but fills in each line every time, which tends to render smoother motion sequences
DLP DarkChip3 Technology
DarkChip3 technology provides true reproduction of the digital source into finely detailed images with no noise or deterioration. Densely embedded micro mirrors built into the HC4000 improve the aperture ration of the 0.65" DLP chip. Every detail is authentically reproduced including image depth, deep blacks and contrast
HDMI 1.3 Connectivity
With HDMI 1.3, bandwidth speed has been increased and Deep Color is supported, which results in stunning rendering of over one billion colors. The signal passes through uncompressed without information loss. The single cable for video/audio is also convenient for quick connection and limits unsightly knots of cable
Anamorphic Mode Support
With Anamorphic Mode Support, it is possible to use the anamorphic lens compatibility to provide the lens appropriate to the media being projected. Anamorphic Mode 1 is suitable for viewing 2.35:1-size images and Anamorphic Mode 2 is suitable for viewing 16:9 / 4:3-size images or images input from personal computers
BrilliantColor With Color Management
This projector uses a six-segment color wheel, which enables far more realistic color reproduction - especially in the yellow and light blue hues. Plus, with Color Management you can individually adjust each tone in red, yellow, green, cyan, blue and magenta
Diamond Lens With Manual Focus & Zoom
The HC4000 utilizes a 4-cluster, 13-piece all-glass lens. It provides excellent focusing performance and a zoom ratio of 1.5:1. The aperture is 3.0 - 3.5 and the focal length is 20.6 - 30.1 mm. Having manual zoom allows you to adjust screen size without having to change the projector distance, which is a convenient feature for matching display size to screen size and correcting minor installation errors when ceiling mounting
Keystone Correction
Keystone is a distortion of the image caused by projecting at the wrong vertical angle. Digital keystone correction produces an inverse effect that cancels this distortion
Short-Throw Ratio
With a throw ratio of 1.38 - 2.06, the HC4000 can project a 50" diagonal image from less than five feet away. This helps when utilizing the projector in tighter spaces and with rear screen projection
Ultra-Quiet Noise Level
In low mode, the HC4000 outputs an amazing quiet 25 dBA noise level. Instead of distracting equipment noise, you can enjoy your full HD picture display
RS232C Support
This terminal affords the convenience of remote operation of projectors from third party control devices
Top Access Lamp
Due to top door access, the lamp can be replaced without turning the projector around or over when mounted on the ceiling or resting on a shelf - simplifying the replacement process
Long Lamp Life
In low mode, the lamp can last up to 5000 hrs. This provides owners plenty of relaxing entertainment with minimal maintenance
Password Function
This is designed for prevention of theft, wrong operation by children and restriction on operation by other than specified users. The password function has two modes. Display Input Mode is used when the projector is turned on. The startup screen will appear and can't be removed without the password. Menu Access Mode disables all projector buttons except for the On/Off switch until the password is entered
Kensington Lock Compatible
This projector has a Kensington Security Standard connector for use with Kensington MicroSaver Security System (sold separately)
Image Display
Projector Display System 0.65" 1-Chip DMD (DLP projector)
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Number of Pixels 2,073,600
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Brightness 1300 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio 4000:1
Color Wheel 6-segment (RGBRGB)
System NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-60, SECAM
HDTV Compatibility 480i/p, 525i/p, 576i/p, 625i/p, 720p, 750p, 1080i, 1125i/60Hz, 1080i, 1125i/50Hz, 1080p/50Hz, 1080p/60Hz, 1080p/24Hz
Lens System
Lens 4 cluster-13 piece (all-glass lens)
F Number 3.0 - 3.5
Focal Length 20.6 - 30.1 mm
Throw Ratio 1.38 - 2.06
Focus/Zoom Adjusting Focus: manual
Zoom: manual
Zoom Ratio 1.5:1
Lens Shift N/A
Recommended Projection Size Capable of projecting a 50 - 300" diagonal image (127 - 762 cm)
Features
Keystone Correction Yes
Ceiling Mountable Yes
Rear Screen Projection The HC4000 has rear screen projection, but Mitsubishi recommends that you consult a specialist during installation
Projection Tilt Option Yes - adjustment feet
Built-in Speaker N/A
USB Mouse Control N/A
Input/Output Connectors
Input Terminals RGB: mini D-sub 15pin x 1
Video: RCA x 1, S-video x 1
Component Video: RCA x 3
Digital: HDMI 1.3 x 1
Output Terminals N/A
Control Protocol Serial: Mini-DIN 8pin (RS232C) x 1
Trigger: DC 12 V, max. 200 mA (stereo mini jack)
USB Mouse Control N/A
General
Lamp (Bulb) 230W
Lamp Life 5000 hrs (low mode)
Scanning Frequency H: 15 - 80kHz
V: 50 - 85Hz
Dot-clock max: 170MHz
Fan Noise Standard mode: 31 dBA
Low mode: 25 dBA
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements AC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60Hz
Power Consumption Standard mode: 340W
Standby: 0.5W
Operating Temperature 41 - 95°F (5 - 35°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 13.6 x 5.1 x 10.6" (34.5 x 13 x 26.9 cm)
Weight 7.7 lb (3.5 kg)
Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Power Cable
  • VGA Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • Lamp Replacement Attachment
  • CD-ROM User Manual
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty (Parts & Labor)
  • 500-Hours Or 1-Year Lamp Warranty (Whichever Comes First)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    MitsubishiHC4000 HD Projector
     
    4.7

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (9)
    • Good remote (4)
    • Intuitive controls (4)
    • Energy efficient (3)
    • Great picture quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (11)
      • Living room (6)
      • Television shows (4)
      • Large rooms (3)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Movie enthusiast (7), Tech savvy (5), Audiophile (3), Practical (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best projector for the price

      I use the HC4000 HD in a medium-sized home theater. I needed something affordable yet still capable of delivering 1080p performance. The Mitsubishi fit the bill perfectly. It has rich colors and brilliant...Read complete review

      I use the HC4000 HD in a medium-sized home theater. I needed something affordable yet still capable of delivering 1080p performance. The Mitsubishi fit the bill perfectly. It has rich colors and brilliant blacks and can be used in a small space if necessary. The only drawback: if you need to throw the picture more than 16 feet or so, you might need a different projector because this was designed for small to medium spaces.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      beware of DLP rainbow effect

      Great picture and color, but I had to send it back because it turns out I'm very sensitive to the DLP rainbow artifacts. Once you see them, it's hard not to see them...Read complete review

      Great picture and color, but I had to send it back because it turns out I'm very sensitive to the DLP rainbow artifacts. Once you see them, it's hard not to see them all the time. I was watching a dark foreign movie with subtitles and every time the subtitles came on, I would see rainbows flash across my vision. They also happened if I shifted my eyes to a different part of the screen. Very unnerving.

      If that's not a problem for you, this is a great projector otherwise.

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      5.0

      Perfect!

      By K4Sait

      from Sarasota, FL

      Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

      This is just what i was looking for...

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      5.0

      Great Projector

      By Punz

      from New jersey

      Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

      Good HD projectoe

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      4.0

      HC 4000 HD projector " WOW"

      By STEREO DOC

      from Clarks Summit,PA

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Intuitive Controls

      Cons

      • Confusing Remote

      Best Uses

      • Larger Rooms
      • Living Room
      • Movies
      • Television Shows

      Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

      I have my projector mounted from the ceiling.
      12 to 13'from the screen, what a great picture.
      I found it easy to set up and use despite some reviews that I read. nothing bad to write about

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      This is my second one!!!

      By Txejack

      from Gilmer, TX

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Remote

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room
        • Movies

        Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

        I bought the 3800 model in 2010 and was just blown away with the colors, clarity, and ease of use with this projector. Blu ray on a 120 inch screen is incredible. Worried that eventually the 3800 would die a natural electronic death, I bought the 4000 as a backup. Having tested it, it is now going in the closet for that fateful day the 3800 dies. For the price, this blows away any flat screen. Buy this, you will not regret it for one minute.

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        • No

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        3.0

        beware of DLP rainbow effect

        By rainbow struck

        from New York, NY

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Good Remote
        • Interfaces Well With TV
        • Intuitive Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Living Room
          • Movies
          • Television Shows

          Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

          Great picture and color, but I had to send it back because it turns out I'm very sensitive to the DLP rainbow artifacts. Once you see them, it's hard not to see them all the time. I was watching a dark foreign movie with subtitles and every time the subtitles came on, I would see rainbows flash across my vision. They also happened if I shifted my eyes to a different part of the screen. Very unnerving.

          If that's not a problem for you, this is a great projector otherwise.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome Projector!

          By Former LCD Aficionado

          from Seattle, Washington

          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote
          • Interfaces Well With TV
          • Intuitive Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms
            • Living Room
            • Movies
            • Smaller Rooms
            • Television Shows

            Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

            Had many projectors that cost thousands more (Epson) only to be disappointed. This is by far the best value, picture, etc. Would highly recommend this to any home entertainment enthusiast!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Best projector for its money

            By Patrick

            from Perth, western Australia

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear picture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Movies

              Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

              I use the projector to watch my movies and play games on it too. It is awsome

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              • No

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              5.0

              AWSOME

              By rantler

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Remote
              • Intuitive Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Living Room
                • Movies
                • Surround Sound Solution

                Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

                The projector and screen that I ordered are outstanding. I received my products in a timely manner.. B&H customer service was excellent.. Will be back to order more products soon...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                medium budget , professional quality

                By ash

                from perth australia

                About Me Movie Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Movies
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

                  absoulutely brilliant , movies , games ,cable , it delivers high quality picture at a medium budget whether or not ambient light is a drama or not .

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Incredible Image

                  By variable

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Audiophile, Gamer, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Image quality
                  • Interfaces Well With TV

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gaming
                    • Living Room
                    • Movies
                    • Smaller Rooms
                    • Television Shows

                    Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

                    Setup in a room slighly smaller than 11' and it still fills my 106" screen. The image quality really is incredible and it blows my older 6200 benq out of the water. Great for blu ray movies, gaming, even hdtv. Haven't taken it out of power saver mode yet and it is more than bright enough. No issues with light bleed or excessive noise.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    So far so good

                    By Costi

                    from melbourne aus

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • Great picture quality
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High-Definition TV
                      • Movies
                      • TV

                      Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

                      Sport and movies

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Great line year after year.

                      By Jake the Tech

                      from Nixa, Missouri

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive cabinet
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • Great picture quality
                      • IR input
                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Small Footprint

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High-Definition TV
                        • Movies

                        Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

                        I ceiling mounted this projector in a dedicated home theater with complete ambient lighting control.I am using a perforated screen with speakers behind the screen. I think the projector has accurate controls with a great response to small changes. As with any projector, detailed/accurate installation is required. This projo has no lens shift, so exact horizontal placement is key.I have installed several mitsubishi projectors and this one is a budget go-to. I have used the 3800, the 4000, and will most likely use the 4200 in a year or so.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best projector for the price

                        By Westerns fan

                        from Boise, ID

                        About Me Value Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great picture quality
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Casual User
                          • Movies

                          Comments about Mitsubishi HC4000 HD Projector:

                          I use the HC4000 HD in a medium-sized home theater. I needed something affordable yet still capable of delivering 1080p performance. The Mitsubishi fit the bill perfectly. It has rich colors and brilliant blacks and can be used in a small space if necessary. The only drawback: if you need to throw the picture more than 16 feet or so, you might need a different projector because this was designed for small to medium spaces.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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