Mits HC4000 or step up to Panny AE8000 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-29-2013, 12:50 AM - Thread Starter
OilfieldTrash78's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
This is going to be my first PJ, and I am not 100% sure which one to get. I am hearing pretty good things about the Mitsubishi HC4000, and good things about the Panasonic AE8000. I have read the owner's forums on them both, but wanted some input on the 2. Is it worth the step up in price to go with the Panasonic? Or for a beginner would it be best to start with the Mitsubishi?
The room it will be going in will be a dedicated HT, with one window that has blinds, and blackout curtains. The ceiling and all walls are painted dark.
Thanks for the info.
OilfieldTrash78 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 01-29-2013, 08:14 AM
Advanced Member
domingos38's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 869
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 35
I would go with the 8000,because u have a dedicated HT room.its more money but you will appreciate the better blacks
domingos38 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 01-29-2013, 04:32 PM
dbturbo2's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Liked: 14
I have not seen the Panny but have spent time with the HC4000. Out of the numerous projectors I experienced in my room over the past year the HC4000 was one of my favorites regardless of cost. The DC3 gives it good black levels, and you have the clarity and pop of the DLP picture. As long as you can live with the limited placment options and without 3D, I don't know how you could go wrong at this price. Benq 1070 seems a good choice at this price also.
dbturbo2 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-29-2013, 06:18 PM
Senior Member
CoryW's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked: 35
I own the Mits HC3800 and I still absolutely love it. I know the HC4000 is even better. And I'm sure the Panny is outstanding as well. I will say I'd recommend doing research on some of the differences between DLP and LCD. I've always been an LCD guy (3 previous LCD projectors before Mits) but when I switched to DLP I now prefer the pop that comes from the ANSI contrast that DLP does so well.

CoryW is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 01-29-2013, 07:22 PM
AVS Addicted Member
coderguy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 10,730
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 220 Post(s)
Liked: 238
I would look at the Benq w1070 as well, better 3D than the Panny, sharper, but worse blacks. You'll save a ton of money though and get a better pixel fill with the DLP as well.
For a first projector. the Benq is a better deal, if you want a more expensive PJ later, look at a JVC or Sony.

**New Projector Calculator Released**
Access HERE from this thread

Quick and Easy Shelf Mount Method for both one projector or dual stacks
OLD --- Coder's Top Projector Picks of 2012 --
coderguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Reply Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP

taboola here
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off