Originally Posted by klown07
I have an Elite manual pull down screen "106"Inch Diagonal, 1.1 Gain Matte white material with a 16:9 aspect ratio." The only thing that throws me off with the Mitsubishi HC4000 is the lower lumens compared to the viewsonic pro8200. But to be honest, I don't exactly know how that all works. I'd be using the PJ in my living room, mostly at night but sometimes will be gaming during the day with ambient light. I'm not as picky as some when it comes to blacks. I just want a great picture with no judder or anything that would make someone dizzy from motion issues. Also dark scenes should be viewable/watchable without having to squint. The Mitsu has a great price on amazon and good reviews there. I'm going to search here for more opinions as I haven't really considered that one either. Thanks for the information and suggestions so far though, I appreciate it!
You had the Acer hd5360, how was the brightness for you in gaming, and for the room.
The Acer had is 2500 lumens
The pro8200 is 2,000 lumens
The mits hc4000 is 1,300 lumens
If you don't care about blacker/blacks like you just wrote, I'm thinking the pro8200 would be good if the acer brightness worked for you. Maybe it would be a little less bright, which is not a bad thing, and I am in same viewing as you, room with some ambient light during the day for gaming, no problems and no motion issues, I'm back from screen about 7-8 feet, works for me.
Now one user on amazon states about the mits hc4000:Very nice sharp colorfull clear picture, a slient and great product. My living room has ambinet light and this projector will not cut it even in bright settings. Good for light controlled setups.
Now, once you go to brighter setting on the mits hc4000 , you go to lower bulb hours, 3000 hours. Maybe Coderguy can tell us when he was using the mits hc4000 was he using the lower or higher brightness mode.
Others that had the mits hc1000 before and then bought the mits hc4000 , said it's too dim. The mits' hc1000 is 1500 lumens and the hc is 1,300, and if you look in that thread that compares them, they do have actual measurements. And it is around 440 lumens in lowest setting and 560 in highest setting for the mits hc4000 and the hc1000 is about 490 and 650 I think going from memory. For gaming, I want the lumens, and the pop. Also, maybe people can give measurements on the mits hc4000 after 2,500 hours on bulb. Because you know it's not gonna be as bright as a brand new bulb.