To me it looks as though the Mits HC5500 offers the best price/ performance at around £1272.The HC7000 offers the best performance but weighs in at around £2700. The HC6500 is somewhere between, but closer to the HC5500, and the price is around £1950.The HC6500 looks to be PJ to replace my HC4900.
Problem is, i cant find anywhere thats selling it, or a release date, and theres no pricing info either.
To me it looks as though the Mits HC5500 offers the best price/ performance at around £1272.The HC7000 offers the best performance but weighs in at around £2700. The HC6500 is somewhere between, but closer to the HC5500, and the price is around £1950.
I have gleaned this information and arrived at this conclusion from reading various reviews etc. I don't know what other people think.
This is correct. Mitsubishi resells their top-ends through authorized dealers only (like Denon does). My dealer is authorized dealer and still waiting for his demo sampleI think Mitsubishi is restricting the 6500 and 7000 to authorised dealers only, trouble is, I can't even find one of them. There's no "where to buy" link on Mitsubishi's website either. Pretty poor show really.
All you have to do is ask directly, mate. I will PM you with the contact details of my dealer as I do not want to advertize any dealer directly in this forum.Spooney isn't willing to name his retailer, so is there anyone here who knows of a dealer who can supply these units who is willing to share the name?
<rant on>I'm very new on this whole projector thing and have recently started reading about them here and elsewhere with great interest.
I must admit that in a capitalist society (especially in the current climate) it does seem utterly bizarre that any manufacturer would make availability of their goods so poor and that you'd have to pursue them for the opportunity to buy them
It's a shame since (from reviews) it seems like Mitsubishi make decent projectors.
That's fair enough and I agree with you. I'm not opposed to any manufacturer wanting to move away from the box-shifting route but they should at least be more forthcoming with information from whom you can buy their products.<rant on>
In no way I want to defend Mitisubishi, Denon, e.a. who manufacture top-end products but to some extend it makes sense to me to move away from the cheap (literally) Internet channels and move towards authorized dealers capable to consult potential buyers, provide the support you deserve and actually pay for, clear return policy, taking the extra mile now and then to keep you happy in case something goes wrong, etc. When different resellers compete over price moving boxes with content around only the final result is a crappy product. If you look at all the cheap Chinese manufactured products you will understand what I want to point out.
Quality costs money and requires certain channels to the buyer. The old saying you get what you pay for is true.
Will they lose some potential buyers, yes for sure. But knowing it costs ten times to get a new customer compared to keeping an existing one it makes sense from a financial perspective and a look beyond year end's closing.