Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. introduced the new HC5000BL 1080p projector, featuring the latest LCD technology and integrated Reon-VX HQV video processing from Silicon Optix for $4495 (MSRP).
Mitsubishi's HC5000BL has integrated Reon-VX HQV processing, which provides true HQV four-field, motion-adaptive, per-pixel, HD deinterlacing to deliver the most detailed HD images possible. The HQV multi-directional diagonal filter removes any "jaggies" and/or stair-step artifacts from deinterlaced video sources without blurring the image, while sophisticated HQV noise-reduction technology removes the noise and artifacts caused by compression.
The HC5000BL is designed with new inorganic LCD panels that are more durable and provide a more color-consistent, even-toned image than previous generation LCD panels. The LCD optical engine is enclosed to prevent dust from entering it, which decreases the number of particles landing on the LCD panels and keeps the image cleaner.
Using Mitsubishi's algorithms to control its dynamic iris, the HC5000BL also boasts one of the highest contrast ratios available today, achieving a 10,000:1.
With up to 5000 hours of lamp-life (in Low mode), HC5000BL owners won't have to change lamps often. But when that?s necessary, the new projector's design makes lamp replacement quick and easy. Through an easily accessed lamp housing, users simply switch lamps without having to take the mounting structure apart or physically handle the projector.
The HC5000BL provides HDMI and DVI connectors. Available in standard black or optional white, the 1000-ANSI-lumens projector offers powered lens shift and powered zoom for easy installation and setup, making it perfect for home theater environments.
The suggested retail price of Mitsubishi?s new HC5000BL is $4495. It will be available in October 2006 through authorized Mitsubishi dealers. The projector comes with Mitsubishi?s two-year limited warranty on parts and labor, plus a 90-day warranty on the lamp.