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post #691 of 752 Old 10-10-2014, 06:26 PM
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I am still on my first bulb but also bought a backup from projectorlampsource. I haven't tried it yet and it is past the warranty period. I hope mine lasts longer than yours did. I also live in Canada, eh (Fisher Branch is 150 km north of Winnipeg).

I just bought a second used HC5 to replace an old Infocus IN76 projector in my bedroom system. The Infocus kept blowing fuses so it got replaced. The HC5 works and looks great on my Elunevision 92" screen. It's also a backup for the one in the main system.
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Here is my new to me (bought second hand from epray) Mitsubishi HC5 in my bedroom 2ch/ht, replacing an Infocus IN76. I hope it doesn't fall down and brain me during the night! The picture is great, just like the one in the main 2ch/ht. The screen is an Elunevision 92" motorized Titan which used to be in the main system. It was replaced with a motorized Elunevision 106" Reference 4K screen.
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Here is my new to me (bought second hand from epray) Mitsubishi HC5 in my bedroom 2ch/ht, replacing an Infocus IN76. I hope it doesn't fall down and brain me during the night! The picture is great, just like the one in the main 2ch/ht. The screen is an Elunevision 92" motorized Titan which used to be in the main system. It was replaced with a motorized Elunevision 106" Reference 4K screen.
Damn, I saw that picture and I was like there would be no way I'd be comfortable sleeping under that beast. Having first hand experience mounting mine to my ceiling mount, I had the mount tied into the ceiling studs, only way I'd trust it staying there considering the weight of this projector.

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Whoo hooo...that was the end on my passive rig for a while.
Second HC5 said... electric board error 1 (steady red, blinking orange)
hope i get something back someday when i get an address where to send the unit.
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Cold use a little advice

I just sold my house and the buyers are to get my fully setup theater. I have an option to buy a projector to go where my HC5 is and take this one with me or to apply the $ to a new projector when I get to the new house and start over. I really love this PJ and could likely get a decent replacement to leave here for $1000; however, I am wondering if I'd be better off leaving the HC5 (only 700 hours) and go for a new PJ.


How much would I have to spend to replace this PJ with comparable PQ? Thoughts?

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What was your usual use for this projector? If speaking strictly 2D picture quality, there're hardly better options for $1000 than HC5. If your unit had no problems I'd save it and enjoy until new 4K units become more affordable. For $1000 or so more you could buy a JVC X35 (used). You'd get better contrast but you'll lose excellent motion interpolation (Mitsubishi's one is just so much better). And the ability to do anything else except watching movies because of JVC's input lag. But that's just my perspective.
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What was your usual use for this projector? If speaking strictly 2D picture quality, there're hardly better options for $1000 than HC5. If your unit had no problems I'd save it and enjoy until new 4K units become more affordable. For $1000 or so more you could buy a JVC X35 (used). You'd get better contrast but you'll lose excellent motion interpolation (Mitsubishi's one is just so much better). And the ability to do anything else except watching movies because of JVC's input lag. But that's just my perspective.
Movies, movies and movies. I have had no issues, the PJ is spot on. I am guessing I will take it with me until I can get a 4K.

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I just sold my house and the buyers are to get my fully setup theater. I have an option to buy a projector to go where my HC5 is and take this one with me or to apply the $ to a new projector when I get to the new house and start over. I really love this PJ and could likely get a decent replacement to leave here for $1000; however, I am wondering if I'd be better off leaving the HC5 (only 700 hours) and go for a new PJ.


How much would I have to spend to replace this PJ with comparable PQ? Thoughts?
my hc5 has around 800 hrs now, and with my curved AT 140" screen and panamorph lense, I am happier than a pig in...poo.

I would never trade the motion handling for better blacks (and my previous pjs were CRTs...).

i am here just searching the thread to see if anyone has had luck finding OEM bare bulbs. Mine is still on low setting with the iris about 2/3 open (if memory serves me correct), and looking as amazing as when it was new. Can't believe the deal this pj turned out to be considering the price to performance ratio.
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I haven't found any bare oem bulbs but I also love my HC-5. I have about the same number of hours on mine in econo mode and I love the projector so much I bought a second one (used) for my bedroom system.
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I am at 1200 hours on my first bulb should I be thinking about a replacement? If so what do recommend I found this on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/eWorldlamp-MIT...N%3DB00HRTT3JQ
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We all await your review! I have my doubts it is an OEM bulb...
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that does not help. I would not want to ruin the picture on this projector with a crappy bulb
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that does not help. I would not want to ruin the picture on this projector with a crappy bulb
cheaper bulp propably just gives you less lumens and uncertain lasting but i really would not say it ruins the picture.
To this age i have learned more money is not better product, it can give you more expertise and better result if we are talking about labor, but
in electronics it does not mean ****. Now days more money is not better like back in the days, it just means you have better chance of getting something better.

albert-canuc i would like to challenge you to try the omega filtters and test the dual pj setup.
i got my rig to pretty good state last time i tweaked the color. i would not go back to polarizers never after this setup.
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For anyone interested, I have a unit for sale on the forum. The unit is in excellent condition, has great convergence and a great lens sample. See the link in my signature for more information.
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I am still thinking about the omega3D filters with my two HC-5's. I'm just not sure that I have the room for two stacked HC5 projectors.
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I am still thinking about the omega3D filters with my two HC-5's. I'm just not sure that I have the room for two stacked HC5 projectors.
IT takes some room
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I am selling my HC5 in the Classified section if anyone is interested. 460 hours on the bulb, and is it currently sitting unused since I changed my viewing area last year. Would love for someone to put this great projector to use - it seems a shame for it to not be enjoyed!
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I am still on my first bulb but also bought a backup from projectorlampsource.
Does the HC5 use the same lamp as the HC9000, i.e., vlt-hc9000lp?
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Yes, I am pretty sure they use the same bulb.
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Yes, I am pretty sure they use the same bulb.
Given that people found the two projectors essentially the same, I would expect them to use the same bulb. Just wondering if Mitsubishi officially created a different part number for the HC5 lamp.
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I just went to an official Mitsubishi website for the HC-5 and the optional replacement lamp they recommend is the VLT-HC9000LP, the same one as for the HC-9000D projector. It was good to check, just to be sure.

http://www.mitsubishielectric.com.au...Projector.html
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I just went to an official Mitsubishi website for the HC-5 and the optional replacement lamp they recommend is the VLT-HC9000LP, the same one as for the HC-9000D projector. It was good to check, just to be sure.

http://www.mitsubishielectric.com.au...Projector.html
Thanks so much for the link to the Australian Mitsubishi website. It's very helpful.
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has any of you hc5 owners suffered from yellowis center white ?
i just noticed it on my other hc5
i googled and it´s atleas a problem with sony sxrd and ain´t this the same panels machine ?
the blue is getting worse...allthough my problem seems to be shown only on white so it´s not that big of a problem but needs to be dealth before the
warranty runs out.
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Fortunately I have not noticed this on either of my two HC-5's. I am keeping my fingers crossed as I really like these projectors and have 4 spare bulbs for them. I am planning on keeping them for a long time. I have one in the main system and another in the bedroom system (primarily a back-up).
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How many hours? I'm almost at 1400 on low output. Mine seems ok. You would notice. The quickly on the white mitsubishi start up screen
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Fortunately I have not noticed this on either of my two HC-5's. I am keeping my fingers crossed as I really like these projectors and have 4 spare bulbs for them. I am planning on keeping them for a long time. I have one in the main system and another in the bedroom system (primarily a back-up).
4 spare bulbs? Share your secret!
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I only have 799 hours (I just checked) on my first bulb so I should be good for a while. I only watch maybe 5 hours a week total so the bulb should last for quite a while more. At this rate with my spare bulbs this will probably be my last projector. Of course the hours will go up once I retire in five years. I didn't see any yellow spot in the center or any blue lines so my panels seem to be okay.

I bought the spare bulbs a few years ago just in case they got harder to find later. I even bought a spare projector as I wasn't sure if parts would be available for them. So far the projector has worked flawlessly. I have it plugged into a Consonance Power Filter along with the rest of my stereo equipment. Nice stable voltage without spikes or brown outs should help keep the projector going.
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I only have 799 hours (I just checked) on my first bulb so I should be good for a while. I only watch maybe 5 hours a week total so the bulb should last for quite a while more. At this rate with my spare bulbs this will probably be my last projector. Of course the hours will go up once I retire in five years. I didn't see any yellow spot in the center or any blue lines so my panels seem to be okay.

I bought the spare bulbs a few years ago just in case they got harder to find later. I even bought a spare projector as I wasn't sure if parts would be available for them. So far the projector has worked flawlessly. I have it plugged into a Consonance Power Filter along with the rest of my stereo equipment. Nice stable voltage without spikes or brown outs should help keep the projector going.
Have you bought the omega set ?

I can give you my settings if you have them. i tweaked the cms a lot and got pretty great color balance with the LCD filtters.
Now i bought 2 eeColor box to even maximise the performance with 3Dlut color correcting....allthough it has been a rocky road for me now as im not
experienced in any calibration hardware.

The Motion handling is so great i have not seen better.
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How many hours? I'm almost at 1400 on low output. Mine seems ok. You would notice. The quickly on the white mitsubishi start up screen
8-900 hundred, don´t remember exact. store demo... or the counter is not correct. or it´s dust in the optics... luckily these babies have 5 year warranty.
offcourse that does not help if there is no spares. The dual pj 3D with these is so awsome, i don´t know what would i choose if i had to give up one of these.
propably keep the other. 4k high framerate is bull****. Movies look TV Transformers movie looks games, games look games when they started to look movies on fullHD.
24p signal with hc5´s frame interpolation is something everyone should see.
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I haven't bought the Omega set yet but I wouldn't mind getting your settings. I still think about giving it try one of these days and your settings would sure come in handy. Thank you for offering!
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