Originally Posted by zombie10k
The limited success of the HC9000 was a result of competition from JVC and Sony. I don't think folks were ready to fork out that much $$ on a first attempt with SXRD at the original selling price. Especially when established models from Sony and JVC were already selling well.
The 3D received average reviews for brightness / x-talk at the dawn of the '3D craze' 2+ years ago. Same as the VW90. So it was seen primarily as a quality 2D projector. Sony fixed much of the original 3D complaints with the VW95 but we never saw a 2nd attempt from Mitsubishi. Now all we have left from them in the DLP's which are nothing special imo.
Mits made a valiant effort for a "better" pj to compete with the upper tier JVC's and Sony. At $8k, by most accounts, it had a great lense, panels from Sony and even better FI processing than Panasonic according to Cinema4home review of 2011
Even had better native contrast then Sony at the time. But a flawed CMS, DI and 3d showed they could not really compete at that price point. Kind of reminds me of Epson's effort to come out with a "better" unit a few years ago- at least Mits got some products out.
Mits fell back to just doing cheap DLP, and Epson "just" cheap lcd's that are both better rounded for their price points.
For $2k, or less, this is a nice value prop, as the Epson one would have been, especially if 3d is not huge to you.
I still need to find something to replace my aging, four year old RS10 so keep the details coming as I am torn between one of these, or waiting until the fall.