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post #2611 of 2855
I have attempted to search for a place to purchase replacement lamps but frankly, there are thousands of posts to search through and the forum search wasn't helpful. So, can anyone recommend a place to purchase replacement lamps/bulbs for the HC4000?
post #2612 of 2855
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Originally Posted by PabloNY2k View Post

Amazing, It worked!
Thank you so much.
Watching 1080p now.
What does it actually do? Increases sensitivity on the pj input?
Thanks again.

Not sure how it works but many have used it to clear up problems with long cables.
post #2613 of 2855
One question on lumens ... The HD1000 has 1500 and the HC4000 dropped down to 1300 !!!! Is that something I should be concerned with. I have a light controlled room but my wife likes to sometimes have a small lamp on. I'm OK with the brightness of the HD1000 but do not want to drop any brightness if I go with the HC4000. Maybe the new darkchip 3 has something to do with it but it doesn't seems logical that Mits would drop to a dimmer PJ ????
post #2614 of 2855
Thread Starter 
The HD1000's best mode is about 20% to 30% brighter then the HC4000, as well as its brightest modes.
Since your lamp has already aged some (assuming), then you probably won't see much difference between the hc4000's new lamp and the hd1000's used lamp (presumably if I were to guess).

That said, you may find yourself lacking a little brightness after some lamp wear on the hc4000 if brightness is what you are wanting.
post #2615 of 2855
Not what I was hoping to hear but appreciate the feedback. How does the HC3800 compare brightness wise ???
post #2616 of 2855
Thread Starter 
Maybe 10% brighter than the hc4000, not enough to write home about really, probably more variances in the lamps than any difference.
I would look at the Optoma hd33, it can go a bit brighter and if you can find one on sale, well they are about as cheap as the hc4000 (close).

Also, the Benq w6000 refurbs are a couple hundred more than the Mits hc4000, and that one is much brighter as well.
post #2617 of 2855
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Originally Posted by therealdeal316 View Post

I have attempted to search for a place to purchase replacement lamps but frankly, there are thousands of posts to search through and the forum search wasn't helpful. So, can anyone recommend a place to purchase replacement lamps/bulbs for the HC4000?

http://www.tvlampsforless.com/
post #2618 of 2855
OOTB settings are probably going to work for me. I don't know too much about this stuff and it looks great. Contrast could be a little better. Anybody got a link to the thread that offers the best settings ??
I've gotta check with Comcast (Richmond, VA) as my resolution is showing 1280x720 ????? Is this the strength of the signal that Comcast is sending ???? Vert = 59.94 and Horizontal = 44.94 ....are these settings fixed ???
post #2619 of 2855
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Originally Posted by Tuckster View Post

OOTB settings are probably going to work for me. I don't know too much about this stuff and it looks great. Contrast could be a little better. Anybody got a link to the thread that offers the best settings ??
I've gotta check with Comcast (Richmond, VA) as my resolution is showing 1280x720 ????? Is this the strength of the signal that Comcast is sending ???? Vert = 59.94 and Horizontal = 44.94 ....are these settings fixed ???

Most likely you need to change the settings in your cable box to 1920x1080. In some cable boxes the option is 1080i.
post #2620 of 2855
PJ is OK .... Just put in "Finding Nemo" and it was 1080. I'll check the settings on the cable box...... Thanks
post #2621 of 2855
HC4000 users you may want to check out the Darbee Darblet.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1399154/darbee-vision-darblet

I first saw the Darbee Darbet at CEDIA and was impressed with the demonstrations. I installed my Darblet on Friday connected to my HC4000. I have watched some TV and three movies including The Avengers. I am using the Green mode at 60%. I like the improvement it makes in the picture. I would recommend it.
post #2622 of 2855
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Originally Posted by John P View Post

HC4000 users you may want to check out the Darbee Darblet.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1399154/darbee-vision-darblet
I first saw the Darbee Darbet at CEDIA and was impressed with the demonstrations. I installed my Darblet on Friday connected to my HC4000. I have watched some TV and three movies including The Avengers. I am using the Green mode at 60%. I like the improvement it makes in the picture. I would recommend it.

I also use the Darbee, with my HC4000 it does make a noticeable difference. Watched Despicable Me few days ago and it looked gorgeous, absolutely blew my old Optoma HD66 out of the water in every category.
post #2623 of 2855
Yep, darbee user here too:)

Though with a HC3800.
post #2624 of 2855
I connected my Darbee Darblet on Saturday to my HC4000 projecting on a 126" Center Stage XD 16:9 screen. I go directly from my HTPC to my projector so there are no other devices/receiver in the signal path. It would not work using the DVI outputs with a DVI to HDMI adapter. However it worked fine from the HDMI mini port on my GeForce GTX 550 ti video card. I used a mini to standard HDMI adapter > 10 ft HDMI cable > Darblet > 35 ft HDMI cable > wall jack > 1 ft HDMI cable > HC4000. I'm going to get a 3' mini to standard HDMI cable to eliminate the adapter.

I really like the improved clarity of the image. It seems like it is increasing the resolution. It is like the difference between looking through a cheap pair of binoculars and a pair of high quality binoculars that are very resolving of detail. I like gaming mode between 75-100% for most content. Animation such as How To Train You Dragon or Rio are incredible at 100%. I would rather have the HC4000 + Darblet combo than many more expensive projectors.
post #2625 of 2855
Hmmm, I haven't been following things for awhile, looks like the darbee's went up in price after Sept. 12 now they are going in the mid $300. I was saving up for a new screen and this would take a big bite out of that, looks like it improves things based on what I have read from some of the reviews...Will have to add it to my list of wants


So from the guys using it here with their 3800/4000 everyone think its worth the $350?
post #2626 of 2855
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Originally Posted by bishopt View Post

Hmmm, I haven't been following things for awhile, looks like the darbee's went up in price after Sept. 12 now they are going in the mid $300. I was saving up for a new screen and this would take a big bite out of that, looks like it improves things based on what I have read from some of the reviews...Will have to add it to my list of wants
So from the guys using it here with their 3800/4000 everyone think its worth the $350?

I think it is worth $350. Just by from a seller that will allow you to return it.
post #2627 of 2855
Yes, worth it.
post #2628 of 2855
Yeah, I think it is worth that. But I bought mine when it was only $269! smile.gif
post #2629 of 2855
Ditto to what Kenny said. biggrin.gif
post #2630 of 2855
I just purchased the Hc4000, my first ever projector, and I'm looking for some projector/screen/image advice.

I've set up the projector on a celling mount with these measurements:
celling: ~105"
mount ~4.5"
PJ ~96" from ground
wall: ~120"
screen: 100" diagonal
distance screen from wall: ~2.5"

It is the last measurement that I didn't include in my calculations, which puts the projector a little inside the Mitsubishi's calculated range. I'm getting some keystoning with the top being narrower than the bottom. Before I tear it down and move it back half a foot or so, would moving the projector resolve the keystone issue? Or should I simply live with the keystone setting (-2)?
post #2631 of 2855
Noticing a lot of Black Crush or Crushed Blacks ... however you prefer to say it. SD, HD... all content is affected it seems.

Anyone have suggestions for programming this out in settings? Trying to use Contrast and Brightness, but it doesn't seem to be working very well. I'm using Cinema/Warm.
post #2632 of 2855
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Originally Posted by funstuff View Post

Noticing a lot of Black Crush or Crushed Blacks ... however you prefer to say it. SD, HD... all content is affected it seems.
Anyone have suggestions for programming this out in settings? Trying to use Contrast and Brightness, but it doesn't seem to be working very well. I'm using Cinema/Warm.

Play with the gamma presets, especially the sports gamma preset. Remember to readjust contrast/brightness after changing gamma.

I started with the sports gamma preset and fine tuned the gamma from there, I have much better shadow detail than using the default cinema/film gamma setting (sorry, don't remember all the gamma preset names). No loss of black level, but you have to be careful to not go overboard adjusting gamma for better shadow detail in dark scenes, then in bright scenes that gamma setting blows out the image too much (makes it flat).
post #2633 of 2855
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Originally Posted by fleaman View Post

Play with the gamma presets, especially the sports gamma preset. Remember to readjust contrast/brightness after changing gamma.
I started with the sports gamma preset and fine tuned the gamma from there, I have much better shadow detail than using the default cinema/film gamma setting (sorry, don't remember all the gamma preset names). No loss of black level, but you have to be careful to not go overboard adjusting gamma for better shadow detail in dark scenes, then in bright scenes that gamma setting blows out the image too much (makes it flat).

Thanks. This worked. I ended up using Video mode instead of Sports because I found it hard to tame down the washed/blown out look with Sports. When I flip between Cinema and Video now, they look the same, except Cinema has almost like a dark veil over the image, which kills the shadow detail. I will continue to tweak the Video gamma, seems the way to go for me.
post #2634 of 2855
Hi,

I just purchased my first projector yesterday the HC4000. I have a question regarding the image, when I project from a laptop connected via HDMI, it appears the picture occupies about 80%, then there is a black border around the image, i.e., the picture doesn't fit the full screen. Does anyone know if this is just how it is or if I can somehow get the picture to full fit what is being projected, thanks.
post #2635 of 2855
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Originally Posted by ProjectorLynch View Post

Hi,
I just purchased my first projector yesterday the HC4000. I have a question regarding the image, when I project from a laptop connected via HDMI, it appears the picture occupies about 80%, then there is a black border around the image, i.e., the picture doesn't fit the full screen. Does anyone know if this is just how it is or if I can somehow get the picture to full fit what is being projected, thanks.

What is the make and model laptop you are using. Who makes the the video chipset for the laptop. This is a common problem with the AMD(ATI) driver and can be corrected in the settings.
post #2636 of 2855
Its an Acer Aspire with an i3 processor. I managed to get it working when I selected connect to projector in the control panel, however it only works on full screen when I connect to projector whereby I cannot see anything on the laptop screen only on the projected screen.
post #2637 of 2855
I picked up my new HC4000 yesterday and had a play with it today, when ever it was switched on I noticed this on the screen.





At first I thought it must a mark on the lens but its clean so something is in the optical path, there is nothing worse than buying new kit and there's a problem with it at least it came from Amazon so there will be no problem getting it replaced.

Has anyone else seen marks like this on their HC4000 projected image.
post #2638 of 2855
Thread Starter 
After that, I guess I would send it in for RMA and have Mits exchange it.

I'm waiting for the Mits hc8000 to be reviewed and if it passes the tests, then I'll probably grab me one.
Edited by coderguy - 11/10/12 at 10:08pm
post #2639 of 2855
Amazon will swap it out for free (no shipping costs either way), so do that first before resorting to Mits corp....
post #2640 of 2855
Thread Starter 
Good point Fleaman, slipped my mind, been a while since I had a Mits here, but if all things go well the hc8000 is the one I've been waiting on (6x wheel on a Mits finally, and 4 IRIS's).
Still have the JVC, just waiting on how Zombie's review goes for the Mits.

After all the projectors I've seen now (and it's probably more than 50), I think the Mits was still one of the better ones in its own way, lots of fluidity and POP in the image.
I wonder how the Mits hc8000 will look with 120hz 5:5 pulldown (with FI off and just plain frame duplication), and I wonder how high the Native On/Off can get since the new one has a manual IRIS in the lens element itself to increase contrast.
Edited by coderguy - 11/12/12 at 2:03pm
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