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post #691 of 703 Old 10-10-2014, 07:26 PM
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I am still on my first bulb but also bought a backup from projectorlampsource. I haven't tried it yet and it is past the warranty period. I hope mine lasts longer than yours did. I also live in Canada, eh (Fisher Branch is 150 km north of Winnipeg).

I just bought a second used HC5 to replace an old Infocus IN76 projector in my bedroom system. The Infocus kept blowing fuses so it got replaced. The HC5 works and looks great on my Elunevision 92" screen. It's also a backup for the one in the main system.
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Here is my new to me (bought second hand from epray) Mitsubishi HC5 in my bedroom 2ch/ht, replacing an Infocus IN76. I hope it doesn't fall down and brain me during the night! The picture is great, just like the one in the main 2ch/ht. The screen is an Elunevision 92" motorized Titan which used to be in the main system. It was replaced with a motorized Elunevision 106" Reference 4K screen.
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Here is my new to me (bought second hand from epray) Mitsubishi HC5 in my bedroom 2ch/ht, replacing an Infocus IN76. I hope it doesn't fall down and brain me during the night! The picture is great, just like the one in the main 2ch/ht. The screen is an Elunevision 92" motorized Titan which used to be in the main system. It was replaced with a motorized Elunevision 106" Reference 4K screen.
Damn, I saw that picture and I was like there would be no way I'd be comfortable sleeping under that beast. Having first hand experience mounting mine to my ceiling mount, I had the mount tied into the ceiling studs, only way I'd trust it staying there considering the weight of this projector.

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AVR - Emotiva UMC-200 + UPA-700 / Sources - PS3/Xbox360
Fronts - Klipsch KF-28 / Center - Klipsch RC-62
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Sub1 - SVS PB12-NSD / Sub2 - SVS PB12-NSD
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Whoo hooo...that was the end on my passive rig for a while.
Second HC5 said... electric board error 1 (steady red, blinking orange)
hope i get something back someday when i get an address where to send the unit.
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Cold use a little advice

I just sold my house and the buyers are to get my fully setup theater. I have an option to buy a projector to go where my HC5 is and take this one with me or to apply the $ to a new projector when I get to the new house and start over. I really love this PJ and could likely get a decent replacement to leave here for $1000; however, I am wondering if I'd be better off leaving the HC5 (only 700 hours) and go for a new PJ.


How much would I have to spend to replace this PJ with comparable PQ? Thoughts?

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What was your usual use for this projector? If speaking strictly 2D picture quality, there're hardly better options for $1000 than HC5. If your unit had no problems I'd save it and enjoy until new 4K units become more affordable. For $1000 or so more you could buy a JVC X35 (used). You'd get better contrast but you'll lose excellent motion interpolation (Mitsubishi's one is just so much better). And the ability to do anything else except watching movies because of JVC's input lag. But that's just my perspective.
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What was your usual use for this projector? If speaking strictly 2D picture quality, there're hardly better options for $1000 than HC5. If your unit had no problems I'd save it and enjoy until new 4K units become more affordable. For $1000 or so more you could buy a JVC X35 (used). You'd get better contrast but you'll lose excellent motion interpolation (Mitsubishi's one is just so much better). And the ability to do anything else except watching movies because of JVC's input lag. But that's just my perspective.
Movies, movies and movies. I have had no issues, the PJ is spot on. I am guessing I will take it with me until I can get a 4K.

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I just sold my house and the buyers are to get my fully setup theater. I have an option to buy a projector to go where my HC5 is and take this one with me or to apply the $ to a new projector when I get to the new house and start over. I really love this PJ and could likely get a decent replacement to leave here for $1000; however, I am wondering if I'd be better off leaving the HC5 (only 700 hours) and go for a new PJ.


How much would I have to spend to replace this PJ with comparable PQ? Thoughts?
my hc5 has around 800 hrs now, and with my curved AT 140" screen and panamorph lense, I am happier than a pig in...poo.

I would never trade the motion handling for better blacks (and my previous pjs were CRTs...).

i am here just searching the thread to see if anyone has had luck finding OEM bare bulbs. Mine is still on low setting with the iris about 2/3 open (if memory serves me correct), and looking as amazing as when it was new. Can't believe the deal this pj turned out to be considering the price to performance ratio.
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I haven't found any bare oem bulbs but I also love my HC-5. I have about the same number of hours on mine in econo mode and I love the projector so much I bought a second one (used) for my bedroom system.
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I am at 1200 hours on my first bulb should I be thinking about a replacement? If so what do recommend I found this on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/eWorldlamp-MIT...N%3DB00HRTT3JQ
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We all await your review! I have my doubts it is an OEM bulb...
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that does not help. I would not want to ruin the picture on this projector with a crappy bulb
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that does not help. I would not want to ruin the picture on this projector with a crappy bulb
cheaper bulp propably just gives you less lumens and uncertain lasting but i really would not say it ruins the picture.
To this age i have learned more money is not better product, it can give you more expertise and better result if we are talking about labor, but
in electronics it does not mean ****. Now days more money is not better like back in the days, it just means you have better chance of getting something better.

albert-canuc i would like to challenge you to try the omega filtters and test the dual pj setup.
i got my rig to pretty good state last time i tweaked the color. i would not go back to polarizers never after this setup.
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