I have owned an HC4000 for 2.5+ years now that we use in our dedicated HT on a 105" wide scope screen. Great budget projector! Now that Mits is no longer going to manufacture projectors, I've been thing about picking up a new one while they're still available. The HC5 would barely fill my screen if I mount it all the way to my back wall. Also, I use the HC4000's vertical position feature that allows me to move the bottom letterbox bar above the picture along with the upper letterbox bar, where they completely disappear on my Seymour Center Stage retractable screen's black top drop and velvet covered housing. Without this feature on the HC5 plus no lens memory, I think that pretty much knocks it off my list. To bad as I would really love to have the motorized zoom and focus. Will the HC8000 be enough of an improvement over the HC4000 to justify the expense, or will I pretty much be just picking up 3D which is not that much of an attraction for us? Not sure if this thread would have fit better in the $3000+ forum?
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