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This projector was listed at $~2500 just a year ago and now it is selling for $999 at select locations. Any idea why such a steep price break? These are not refurbished units. Black Friday is still a bit away. A new model on the way? Did the market not receive this model well and they are clearing it out? What is your take on it?


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Mitsubishi is getting out of the projector market. Maybe they're just unloading existing stock so they can get out that much sooner.
 

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that is a damn bargain for $999 ... If you have a larger than 100inch screen then it might not be the best choice though.
 

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I have been hearing mixed reports re screen size and brightness of this projector.

From what I have read in reviews, if you have light controlled room, 2D is quite bright even for 120"

For rooms with some ambient light, ~90 inch is max recommended.


For 3D, they say that max of 100 inch, or zoomed for smaller image.


What is your experience like? I plan to use it in a dark room (no light) with 120" inch 1.3 gain screen. Should I be concerned about brightness?
 

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Originally Posted by crddop  /t/1499799/why-such-a-steep-price-cut-on-mitsubishi-hc7900dw#post_23957677


I bit the bullet and bought it. I'll post photos when I get it


Oh please post your thoughts on it, I'm itching



Where did you order from?


If that's not too personal.
 

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ordered it and received it a couple days ago.. Picture is great. Regarding brightness i am projecting on a 106 inch screen and it seems plenty bright enough to me but I am coming from mits 3800 so take that for what its worth. i have not tried 3d yet.
 

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Originally Posted by rbye05  /t/1499799/why-such-a-steep-price-cut-on-mitsubishi-hc7900dw#post_23959098


ordered it and received it a couple days ago.. Picture is great. Regarding brightness i am projecting on a 106 inch screen and it seems plenty bright enough to me but I am coming from mits 3800 so take that for what its worth. i have not tried 3d yet.

Can you post pictures..??
 

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its going to be a while before i can post pictures as i set it up to test then took everything down as we are remodeling that room. one thing i did want to note is my wife is rainbow sensitive and can still make them out even at the 6x setting.
 

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I am answering one of my own questions:


I had a Sony Pearl which was less than 500 lumens. I remember that it was fine for my 120 inch screen. Yes, it was quite a bit dimmer than today's light canons, but I have a light controlled room and it was very pleasing and easy on eyes. One thing we forget: in pitch dark, overly bright pic is actually harsh on eyes and also washes out detail.


Having said that, yes, Sony could've been a little brighter to suite all tastes. And this Mits is an ideal number. If you read reviews, its calibrated brightness is on par with flagship models from Epson, Panasonic, JVC, Sony, and Sharp. So, this is NOT a dim projector. Concerns about brightness are raised for a 3D pic but there too it is said that after a couple of minutes (that is, after the initial shock of brightness loss wears off), it is actually quite a pleasant experience. Did you guys ever read the 3D brightness offered by commercial cinemas? All HT PJ's are light canons in comparison



Bottom line: extremely capable projector with *right* level of brightness. Don't let the extremely high boardroom projector like brightness numbers from entry levels fool you. Of course, if you do not have a light controlled room and want to use this PJ in brighter living room like a regular TV, this may not be for you. But if you have a dedicated HT room (or environment that can become one for movie watching), then this PJ *is* for you. Don't loose out on such a freaking good deal.


I bought one after having done a TON of research and am now anxiously waiting for it... ($999 shipped!!!! If that is not an unbelievable deal, I don't know what is
. Also note that this projector is extremely similar to their flagship HC8000D and shares most of internal components. HC8000D has additional iris controls that enhance black levels a bit more but then looses a little more brightness in the process. Keep in mind that this is a home theatre projector and not a home video projector. You should be comparing it to much more expensive models from JVC, Epson, Pioneer, Sony, and Sharp. Which the reviewers do! It is in a different class altogether. Just because it is selling at a similar price to entry levels due to company going out of business, it should NOT be compared with projectors which sell regularly in this low price bracket. Unless, of course, your needs are better served by those entry level light canons....
 

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Originally Posted by badshah2000  /t/1499799/why-such-a-steep-price-cut-on-mitsubishi-hc7900dw#post_23959873


I am answering one of my own questions:


I had a Sony Pearl which was less than 500 lumens. I remember that it was fine for my 120 inch screen. Yes, it was quite a bit dimmer than today's light canons, but I have a light controlled room and it was very pleasing and easy on eyes. One thing we forget: in pitch dark, overly bright pic is actually harsh on eyes and also washes out detail.


Having said that, yes, Sony could've been a little brighter to suite all tastes. And this Mits is an ideal number. If you read reviews, its calibrated brightness is on par with flagship models from Epson, Panasonic, JVC, Sony, and Sharp. So, this is NOT a dim projector. Concerns about brightness are raised for a 3D pic but there too it is said that after a couple of minutes (that is, after the initial shock of brightness loss wears off), it is actually quite a pleasant experience. Did you guys ever read the 3D brightness offered by commercial cinemas? All HT PJ's are light canons in comparison



Bottom line: extremely capable projector with *right* level of brightness. Don't let the extremely high boardroom projector like brightness numbers from entry levels fool you. Of course, if you do not have a light controlled room and want to use this PJ in brighter living room like a regular TV, this may not be for you. But if you have a dedicated HT room (or environment that can become one for movie watching), then this PJ *is* for you. Don't loose out on such a freaking good deal.


I bought one after having done a TON of research and am now anxiously waiting for it... ($999 shipped!!!! If that is not an unbelievable deal, I don't know what is
. Also note that this projector is extremely similar to their flagship HC8000D and shares most of internal components. HC8000D has additional iris controls that enhance black levels a bit more but then looses a little more brightness in the process. Keep in mind that this is a home theatre projector and not a home video projector. You should be comparing it to much more expensive models from JVC, Epson, Pioneer, Sony, and Sharp. Which the reviewers do! It is in a different class altogether. Just because it is selling at a similar price to entry levels due to company going out of business, it should NOT be compared with projectors which sell regularly in this low price bracket. Unless, of course, your needs are better served by those entry level light canons....

Ok, I'm sold!
 
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