Mitsubishi introduces two new Home Theater projectors

by: Dan -
Long known for top quality video products, Mitsubishi will be introducing two more home theater projectors to their product lineup at CEDIA 2009 in Atlanta today. The DLP based HC3800 and the LCD based HC6800 (Diamond Series) will be on display in Booth 2701 at CEDIA 2009 from September 10-13, 2009. The HC3800 continues Mitsubishi's tradition of offering a low-cost, high-quality portable DLP projector for everyday consumer use including HD television and gaming. The HC6800 is a new Diamond series projector that is designed more for the dedicated Home Theater room in the house.

The HC3800 is expected to have an MSRP around $1500 and be available sometime in 3rd quarter 2009 at online retailers and authorized Mitsubishi dealers. The HC6800 did not have a price mentioned, but it will also be available later this month via Mitsubishi authorized dealers and also at Best Buy's Magnolia stores.

I'm excited to get a look at the HC3800 especially, because at this price point and capabilities (DLP, 1080p, etc), it could very well be the optimal gaming projector. Check back tomorrow as we will have a review of the Mitsubishi HC5500 projector, which is the direct descendant of the HC4900 we reviewed last year.

MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW DLP 1080p HC3800 HOME-THEATER PROJECTOR


High-Definition Projector Debuts at CEDIA 2009 in Atlanta



IRVINE, Calif., September 8, 2009 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, today introduced its HC3800 HD home theater projector. Designed for budget-minded do-it-yourself video enthusiasts or home-theater newbies, the HC3800 delivers 1080p resolution for a true high-definition viewing experience.


“Mitsubishi continues to lead in home-theater projection, especially in terms of value,” said Wayne Kozuki, product marketing manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division. “It’s always exciting to bring such high-end entertainment experiences to a level where more people can enjoy them at home.”


Mitsubishi’s new HC3800 projector uses Texas Instruments’ latest 1080p DLP® chip, the DDP3021 Digital Light Processing® TrueVision™ Image processing with BrilliantColor™. It blasts 1200 lumens and provides an outstanding 500:1 ANSI (measured 3300:1 full ON, full OFF) contrast ratio for truly high detail and remarkable color depth for maximum video display impact. Combining BrilliantColor processing technology using a patented color-processing algorithm and Mitsubishi’s new super-sharp, high-quality Diamond® lenses, the HC3800 gives viewers rich, vivid realistic images.


Viewing widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio films is easy with the HC3800 projector, thanks to its Anamorphic Lens Mode 1 and 2 support. In the past, users needed an expensive lens railing or tracking apparatus to install or remove an anamorphic lens, depending on the desired 2.35:1 or 16:9 film aspect ratios. With the new HC3800, users can now simply position an anamorphic lens permanently in front of the projector lens and select the appropriate Anamorphic Mode 1 or Mode 2, either 2.35:1 or 16:9 aspect ratios for the corresponding movie format. It’s a simple and economical design that saves time and effort while providing the ultimate home theater viewing experience.


Mitsubishi’s HC3800 is affordable and offers an exceptionally low cost of ownership with an estimated 5000-hour lamp life* in low lamp-life conservation mode. It’s also designed filter-free with an advanced semi-sealed construction that makes the projector’s optics resistant to dust, dirt and other micro particles within its light path. Periodic maintenance is greatly reduced, making the projector more economical over time, and allowing users more time to enjoy their home theater. The projector has a convenient and simple top-access lamp design for easy lamp exchanges.


Subdued scenes are easy to hear with the HC3800’s quiet engine, and the projector includes a native digital HDMI™ input for true high-definition connectivity. Lightweight at less than eight pounds, the highly portable HC3800’s digital keystone correction makes set-up easy, efficient and more flexible in different room configurations.


“Mitsubishi is committed to increasing value in our home-theater and presentation projectors,” said James Chan, senior director, product marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division. “We are excited to offer a wide selection designed to meet the needs of first-time home-theater and DIYers, as well as enthusiasts who want the best they can afford without compromising on quality.”


Pricing, Availability, Warranty

The estimated price of Mitsubishi’s HC3800 will be $1495; the projector will be available in third quarter 2009 through popular online resellers and authorized Mitsubishi dealers. The projector comes with Mitsubishi’s two-year limited warranty on parts and labor plus a one-year limited warranty on the lamp.




MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA ANNOUNCES

NEW HC6800 DIAMOND SERIES PROJECTOR AT CEDIA 2009


High-Contrast, High-Definition Projector Available Exclusively through System Integrators and Leading Home Theater Retailers



IRVINE, Calif., September 8, 2009 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, today introduced its newest Diamond Series projector designed for the finest high-definition home theater environments.


Mitsubishi’s 1080p HC6800 Diamond Series high-contrast projector offers quality and value for end-users. This new projector is designed for easy installation and is available exclusively through custom home theater systems integrators and leading retail channels such as Best Buy’s Magnolia Home Theater.


“The HC6800 brings more features to the Diamond Series and projects movie images even more crisply,” said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division. “It offers a fantastic combination that gives easy installation and incredible picture quality with a touch of a button.”


Mitsubishi’s new Diamond Series projector features convenient motorized vertical and horizontal lens shift that makes installation quick and easy. Users simply project a test pattern grid onto their screen and line up the image with the fast track, then fine tune using a step-by-step tracking process.


The HC6800 projector boasts an amazing 30,000:1 contrast ratio that increases depth and detail in dark scenes, and its 1500 ANSI lumens provides all the brightness demanded by dedicated home theater environments.


The HC6800 follows Mitsubishi’s Diamond heritage with its high speed automatic iris uses polarization to create one of the highest contrast ratios available in a projector of this caliber. Rich details, deep blacks and great depth and dimension are obvious in dark scenes such as those in classic film noir and action films. This improved iris creates a quick black-to-light image shift that provides dynamic, smooth transitions between light and dark scenes and sharp overall details in dark video images.


The HC6800 Diamond projector complements Mitsubishi’s flagship home theater projector, the HC7000, both on display in Booth 2701 at CEDIA 2009 in Atlanta, September 10-13, 2009. The new HD HC6800 is designed for home theater aficionados who want to recreate a professional movie theater experience. The projector’s sleek and highly stylized design features a rich matte black cabinet finish. Like Mitsubishi’s other home theater projectors, the HC6800 model is one of the quietest projectors on the market, so viewers hear a movie instead of distracting fan noise.


Viewing widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio films is easy with this new projector; it boasts Anamorphic Lens Modes 1 and 2 support. In the past, users needed an expensive lens railing or tracking apparatus to install or remove an anamorphic lens, depending on the desired 2.35:1 or 16:9 film aspect ratios. With the HC6800, users simply position an anamorphic lens permanently in front of the projector lens and select the appropriate Anamorphic Mode 1 or Mode 2either 2.35:1 or 16:9 aspect ratios—for the corresponding movie format. It’s an economical, user-friendly design that saves time and effort while providing the ultimate home theater viewing experience.


Two HDMI™ version 1.3 inputs provide easy set-up options for multiple video inputs. The projector’s 3 LCD technology delivers amazing color, detail and road-tested reliability. Using a durable, advanced three-panel design, Mitsubishi’s HC6800 projector produces rich and vibrant colors with extraordinary details for outstanding picture quality.


“The new HC6800 projector demonstrates our continued commitment to Mitsubishi’s top-of-the-line home theater Diamond Series of projectors,” said James Chan, senior director, marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division. “It adds a new level of product quality and excellence for our home theater channel customers and end-users.”


Pricing, Availability, Limited Warranty

Mitsubishi’s HC6800 is competitively priced and will be available this month through authorized Mitsubishi dealers such as Best Buy’s Magnolia Home Theaters. Each projector comes with Mitsubishi’s two-year limited warranty on parts and labor plus a one-year limited warranty on the lamp.
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