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We have all seen many many owner reviews of the HD70, but I have yet to see one of the HD1000. I ordered mine the other day and will receive it on the 28th, but in the mean time I want to know other owners opinions on it so I can live vicariously through them until I get my own. Much appreciated.
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I put mine up last nite, replaced my X1. Currently s-video thru Panny XP30, projecting on 4 ' by 8' plastex screen from approx 14'. I had to make another mount, I use plastic cutting board Vidsonix metal speaker mounts ( come 2 to package on Ebay under $20). Top of screen 12" from ceiling in dediated room with controled lighting.(almost same placement as X1) Out of box colors & image crisp very similar to Sharp XR10 but much better on standard Direct TV, DVDs super. In my darkened room on Cinema and low lamp it is perfect, for those concerned about too much brightness forget it! I'll run Getgray this afternoon and HCFR just to check. Again this is thru S-video so expect better from HDMI or component. I purchased thru PJ People and they were very helpful. My Universal MX500 remote learned the codes easily (remote very small). This would make a nice addition to anyones Home Theatre.
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Happy Thanksgiving all!!!!!


Hey lashag - can you post the screw size that needs to be used for the bottom of the PJ to attach it to a mount? I cannot find that info anyhere.
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Happy Thanksgiving all!!!!!


Hey lashag - can you post the screw size that needs to be used for the bottom of the PJ to attach it to a mount? I cannot find that info anyhere.

3 each 4mm x8mm , the holes are a staggered triangle.
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I got my hd1000 yesterday. All I can say is wow. I have seen a hd70 in store and my 1000 blows it out of the water and I don't even have my screen yet, I am just projecting onto a white wall, and it looks amazing. The gf says she can even tell a difference, (I was using a Viewsonic PJ551 i "borrowed" from work) I was up watching "test movies" and playing xbox360 and ps3 until 4 am last night!!! I didn't even do any calibration to it yet, straight out the box. As a side note, just to see what would happen, I did display my ps3 at 1080p thru the HDMI, so maybe it does accept it and down scale it. I got nervous and switched it back to the 720P..... Best HT money i have spend in a while. My price started with a 8. Cant wait for my carada sceen.
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I got my hd1000 yesterday. All I can say is wow. I have seen a hd70 in store and my 1000 blows it out of the water and I don't even have my screen yet, I am just projecting onto a white wall, and it looks amazing. The gf says she can even tell a difference, (I was using a Viewsonic PJ551 i "borrowed" from work) I was up watching "test movies" and playing xbox360 and ps3 until 4 am last night!!! I didn't even do any calibration to it yet, straight out the box. As a side note, just to see what would happen, I did display my ps3 at 1080p thru the HDMI, so maybe it does accept it and down scale it. I got nervous and switched it back to the 720P..... Best HT money i have spend in a while. My price started with a 8. Cant wait for my carada sceen.


I have also received my hd1000u yesterday,ordered it from theprojectorplace on tuesday and received it on wednesday and I did not pay for overnight shipping, actually I didn't pay for shipping it was included in their special price(little under 900). The hd1000u is a great projector, my previous projector was a Optoma H31 great projector too, but the hd1000u is brighter( I can watch tv with lights on) and that is in low lamp mode and if you switch to high lamp mode (standand mode) and change gamma to sport it become very,very very bright(plasma like), less screen door,better colors( I can finally get red colors to look red and not orange), contrast was a little better on the H31 but not by much but you can calibrate the hd1000u to look almost as good as the H31 it must be the 1500 lumens on the mitsu, offset on the mitsu is 35% and it shows, I mounted the hd1000u in the same place as the H31 and the image was about a foot lower had to raise the projector to fit the screen but not problem for me as I have high ceiling it could be a problem for people with low ceiling. I am projecting the hd1000u to a Do-able 100 inch screen with very good results. Overall is a excellent projector I am very happy with my purchase.
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I also got my HD1000U yesterday. My old projectors are a Panasonic AE500 and recently an Epson 400, both LCD type. The HD1000U is my first DLP projector. I was wary about possible rainbow affects that everyone is talking about for DLP projectors.

All I can say to who on the fence about purchasing this projector is: Run, don't walk! for under 1 grand, this is the deal of the century! it gives me such a WOW impression that I doubt myself to go back to LCD again.

Here are my impressions compared to the other two mentioned projectors I owned before. Keep in my this was of the box with no adjustments at all. These are general observations after watching 2 standard def DVD's and one HD-DVD. One SD DVD (Shadowless Sword) looked almost HD to my naked eyes with excellent blacks and shadow details.

Pros:
Brighter
Better contrast
Better black level
Quieter (in both low and standard lamp settings)
Sharper
No rainbow as far as I can detect
SDE is virtually non-existent about a few feet away
(flame suit on) I was surprised to find this low-cost projector made in Japan

Cons:
(Everyone already knows this) placement with no lens shift and large offset

I got intrigued by this projector when the price was 1.5K and decided to buy it and luckily when made the purchase when Mits lowered it down below 1K. Even if they didn't do that, I would be happy with it if I had to pay 1.5K for it! I'm returning the Epson 400 tomorrow.
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I have a question for those that have it. How much is the offset? I have heard 35% and maybe there's a way to calculate the inches but not sure how that happens. I'm wondering how far below the lens is the top of the screen?

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From a table in the HD1000U manual, the offset is 0.165 * diagonal screen size. So, for a 100" diagonal 16:9 screen...

100" * 0.165 = 16.5"

So the center of the lens is 16.5" above the top of the screen (or below the bottom of the screen for a floor mount) in this example.
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...or, 33.7% of a 16:9 screen height

100" diagonal 16:9 screen = 49.0" height

49.0" * 0.337 = 16.5"

(again, from the user's manual)
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Thanks Mark! Exactly what I was looking for.
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Don't forget that you do get some digital offset in the form of the 48 unused pixels due to the panel being 1280x768. I gather that gives you a couple extra inches top and bottom to play with.

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This is a 1280x720 panel, NOT 1280x768
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The HD1000U uses a 1280x720 panel so it doesn't have the extra pixels for a digital offset.
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Now for the dreaded keystone question. Is it a noticeable problem using keystone? Thanks.
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The HD1000U uses a 1280x720 panel so it doesn't have the extra pixels for a digital offset.

Oops, you guys are right- I was confusing it with the HC-3000. My bad!!

Don't taze me, bro!!
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Anyone know where to pick one up in Canada? The Hd70 at 1000lumens isn't gonna cut it going from my Benq 6200 at 1500 lumens.
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I'm fairly certain that I'm buying the Mits1000U early in '07. This will be my setup:

Projector mounted on 9' ceiling.

Seating to screen distance: 11.5'

Screen 92 (16:9)

I have no flexibility with any of the above, other than going with a smaller screen size if necessary.

According to the screen/distance calculator, in order to have a 92 (16:9) screen I can mount the projector anywhere from 11' - 13' away. I hope I'm interpreting the calculator info correctly. I assume this means lens to screen distance, and using the zoom to fill the screen size accordingly.

Just a few questions:

1. Given my seating distance to screen, might a 92 screen be a bit too big, in which case I could get a smaller screen, say, 84. Most of the fixed screens in 16:9 format seem to be 92 and larger.

2. Would using the zoom to properly fill the screen degrade the picture in any way? BTW, I'm an OAR guy so I do understand OAR and would expect to see black bars top - bottom on widescreen or side to side on 4:3 movies.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

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A 92" screen will not be too big.
Using the zoom will not affect picture quality.
I would mount the projector in the middle of the throw range(12') for a little leeway.
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[quote=locopablo] contrast was a little better on the H31 but not by much QUOTE]

Contrast is better, or is black level higher, making the darkest blacks a bit higher? Also, how is shadow detail next to the H31?


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movienut,

Whatever you do, don't go with a smaller screen. I have your exact setup, 92" diagonal at about 11.5' away, 9' ceiling. It's a great setup. If anything, I'd like bigger.
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Anyone know where to pick one up in Canada? The Hd70 at 1000lumens isn't gonna cut it going from my Benq 6200 at 1500 lumens.

I hope this doesn't violate forum rules, but we Canadians have fewer options. I was told by Mits Canada to contact their distributor, Precor Consumer Electronics, who directed me to Absolute Audio Video (in Calgary): absoluteaudio.ca.

I have yet to hear back, but perhaps you will have more luck than I. Let me know...
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A 92" screen will not be too big.
Using the zoom will not affect picture quality.
I would mount the projector in the middle of the throw range(12') for a little leeway.

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Whatever you do, don't go with a smaller screen. I have your exact setup, 92" diagonal at about 11.5' away, 9' ceiling. It's a great setup. If anything, I'd like bigger.

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I forgot to say on my original post, that the room is only 11'9" at it's longest, which means that the (ceiling mounted) Mits would be practically right up against the rear wall. If I'm understanding the projector calculator correctly, I'd have to go with a slightly under 92" (16:9) screen. Again, comments are welcome.

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Im in a 10x12 room with a 92" screen, and its too small for me. It was huge at first, but you get used to it fast, and i know im a zoom lens away from 120-135". Go as big as possible!
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Im in a 10x12 room with a 92" screen, and its too small for me. It was huge at first, but you get used to it fast, and i know im a zoom lens away from 120-135". Go as big as possible!

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Thanks, Blitz6speed. Just to be sure, are you saying I can go 92" or larger (16:9) with the Mits1000U in my 11'9" long room? Thanks.

-Mike
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movienutt,
It looks like your room is just barely too small for a 92" screen, you'll have to find another solution unless the projector allows for slightly shorter throw than shown in the manual.

The HD1000U is 9.6 inches deep. 92" screen requires 131.4" minimum = 11'9"

Assuming you need a little clearance at the rear of the projector for proper cooling and your screen is not just the wall itself, you'd need a few more inches to reach 92" 16:9 screen.
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Is the throw that long on the HD1000? That sucks. I can do 97" or so in my 10x12 with the HD70. I just tried a Zoom lens and it WORKS other then it not being big enough to make the entire image bigger. I have a new zoom lens on the way right now thats bigger and should get me from 120-140" in my 10x12 room. I'd do whatever it took to get at least 92".
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Sounds like I'll have to go slightly smaller on my screen size. My current setup in the house (I'm moving out of shortly) is an 84" diagonal (4:3) screen which I'm viewing from roughly 12' away. If I wind up with a screen somewhere between 84" - 92" (16:9), I'll be happy with the Mits1000u. I'm sure I can still get this projector and make it work within the parameters of my new place.

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I just received my HD1000U yesterday, and watched "The 5th Element" last night. I'm blown away. I can't find anything to complain about.

My current setup is pretty crude (will improve over the next few weeks as more equipment shows up.) I don't have a screen yet, so I'm just projecting on a blank wall, textured and painted a dark gold color. I don't have a progressive DVD player yet, and just used component video cables to hook an old Sony DVD player directly to the projector.

My expectations for this temporary arrangement were extremely low, but from 14 feet, with a 120" picture, it still looked extremely good. I certainly don't expect it to get worse with a screen, decent DVD player, etc.

I have a 100% light-controlled room, and can easily use low-power mode, even, to some degree, with the lights on. Currently, the pj and DVD are sitting right next to me on the sectional, and I can't hear the fan if there's any audio on the movie at all. Its slightly more noticable in high-power mode, but once its hanging from the ceiling I don't expect I'll be able to hear it.

A comment about the warranty: I've heard a lot of people complain that Mitsubishi only offer a 1 year warranty. But sitting here reading the -Mitsubishi- warranty, it says there is a 3-year factory warranty on the projector, and a 90-day warranty on the bulb. As far as I can tell, a 3-year warranty is pretty close to a "lifetime" warranty.

Regarding the offset: this is not a problem for me, I was planning on hanging it from a 10' ceiling. But I did the algebra anyway. If I did the math correctly, for a ceiling mount, there's about a ~6.5 degree offset to the top of the screen, and ~24.5 degree offset to the bottom of the screen. It turns out this is just about perfect for my theater, so I find it hard to complain about it. :-)

Overall: bright, quiet, sharp, great contrast/blacks, great color, good warranty. I'd highly recommend this projector. As I get the ht built out, I'll post more comments/pics.

-Reid
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