Originally Posted by Canary_Jules
Thanks for this comparison. I used to own a Mitsubishi 720p DLP machine and it was one of the best I ever owned. I'd certainly buy Mitsubishi again after that. I now own the HD750. So basically the HD750 still has the better absolute black level but the Mits throws more lumens? Interesting trade off. With 750 hours on my present lamp black levels are superb but I'd like more lumens. How is the pixel alignment on your Mits compared to the HD750 and is it any more adjustable than the HD750?
With ~650h on my HD750 lamp I had around 120 Lux left on my 2,8m wide cheaptrick screen = ~ 530 lumens.
With high lamp, iris totally opened, and distance around 4,8-5m from screen (have to measure this)
It was ok, but not "in your face" punchy anymore.
With fresh lamp (and "clean lamp bay") I started out with 183 lux IIRC = ~810 lumens.
The HC9000, same mounting position, high lamp, open iris, 6500K and cinema filter started out with 180+ lux in eco mode and more than 220 (was around 970 lumen IIRC) lux in high lamp.
Without cinema filter I got close to 1200 lumens. The price is a yellowish/greenish colorshift to the image.
The pixel alignment is good, although I had to shift blue +1 vertically and horizontally, maybe because I have lots of lensshift down. There is no 0.1 shift like the Sony has. Which is only an interpolation anyway.
Red and green of my HC9000 are aligned at < 0.5 pixels pretty much linearly over the whole image, no shift needed there.
The iris is crap. Slow and loud. Just test it with a 0 IRE/100IRE test pattern and you will see/hear what I mean.
Doesn't bother me too much, with 17000:1 on/off in _worst_ case I am content right now, because of the good light output, the good FI, and the absence of solarisation/colorshift artifacts.