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Mitsubishi HC 900

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by maj74, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. maj74

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    Can anyone confirm that I am right in thinking that the mitsubishi HC900 does NOT have a lens shift feature at all?

    Would be a shame as this would rule it out for my use...

    Anyone know?
     
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    It has no lens shift. Even the keystone correction is vertical only.

    Having said all that, I'm still getting one. The picture just blew me away in a side by side with the HS50. Just sorting out the speakers in the room first...

    Rich.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Can you tell me where you managed to see the MItsu and Sony Side by side?... thats the choice I need to make!!!
     
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    Shoot & Show (aka Nexnix) down in Horsham. A bit of a trek from your neck of the woods, I'm afraid. (It wasn't exactly close for me either!...)

    There is an old thread on here started by Sigismund that includes both his opinions and mine:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168034&page=1&pp=15&highlight=hc900

    I don't have a dedicated room for HT, and will end up using it for a number of reasons. I think that the stronger image of the HC900 suits me more. I have a few placement issues as well (I wish it had the HS51's noise levels, zoom and lens shift - and resolution...), but I can work around those.

    I would recommend a viewing of you can make the trip. It is frustrating having to make a £1.5k purchasing decision without even seeing the image one of these beauties can throw.

    Best of luck -- Rich.
     
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    I would second rpcheney's comments. Outstanding PJ!

    Tone
     
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    Perhaps I should qualify that; it has no variable lens shift, but projects the image 1/3 above or below (depending on desktop/ceiling mounting respectively) the axis of the lens, ie for a 100cm high screen the top of it will start 33cm below the axis of the lens when ceiling mounted.

    I've been living with mine for a couple of weeks now and have been delighted with the picture performance, my only minor niggle is that fan noise is a little higher than I'd like, but I'm very sensitive to background noise and usually only listen at -20 to -25db below Dolby reference level. A good excuse to crank the volume up anyway!
     
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    Good point - forgot to mention that. There is a calculator that you can download from the Mitsubishi site that may help.
     
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    Yep, that calculator is a rather useful bit of software :smashin:
     
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    i join you deckard, in praise of the hc900.Had mine simillarly a couple of weeks and very impressed with the contrast levels this baby handles.Agree that the fan noise in standard mode is a tad annoying , specially when the wife goes to bed and amp has to be turned down!
     

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