The home theatre is now a possibility for everyone after the release of the Mitsubishi Electric HC1100 Home Cinema projector. At this entry point in the market it is definitely one of the most competitively priced home theatre projectors out just now. The HC1100 projector is a DLP model whereas the majority of projectors at this price point in the market are LCD.
It is equipped with the latest 720p DMD panel (DC2) featuring an expanded mirror operation angle of 12 degrees. The panels advanced light usage efficiency provides a contrast of 3000:1 for exquisite dark and black images.
The projector is definitely the lightest around, weighing a mere 2.9kg. The next lowest weight projector is 4.2kg making this the lightest projector in this category. The light weight makes this projector extremely portable. Not only can you fix the projector to the wall or ceiling, it can be moved easily from room to room without breaking a sweat. You could even take the movies to your friends place to share the cinematic experience.
"Projectors are the latest and greatest in home theatre currently and we want them to be accessible for everyone. Previously, new home theatre releases have been out of reach for many people but now everyone is able to have a great home theatre experience without breaking the bank", said Paul Calderara, Mitsubishi Electric Digital Electronics National Sales and Marketing Manager. "This has been achieved without compromising on quality", he said.
The projector features DarkChip2 to realise a high resolution of 1280x720 dots. A switch to dark metal in the mirror structure has greatly reduced reflection and stray light which has resulted in excellent gradation. Gamma correction improves picture quality even further, using three settings that best suit the program being viewed; for example a sporting event would be best viewed in one setting whilst a movie would look best on another.
The HC1100 is virtually maintenance free due to its filter free design and is fully manufactured in Japan, so the reliability and workmanship is second to none. And features low noise levels at only 25dB (A).
Availability and Pricing
The HC1100 is in stores now, available through home theatre specialist retailers.
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Specifications Projection System DLP System
Panel size 0.62 DMD, aspect ratio 16:9
Number of pixels 1280 x 720 (DarkChip2)
Drive system DMD reflection system
Array Stripe pattern
Lens: Zoom/focus operation Manual operation
f (mm) 23~27.6
Light source lamp 200W
Optical system Time-division colour separation/composition system
Colour wheel spec RGB RGB, 4-speed
Picture size (inches) 40~275
Brightness (lm) 1000
Contrast Ratio 3000:1 (full on/ full off)
Resolution: PC input VGA (640 x 480) –SXGA (1280 x 1024) (compressed)
Scanning frequency: Horizontal (kHz) 15~80
Vertical (Hz) 50~85
Input signal system: Video NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL (including PAL-M,N), SECAM, PAL-60, HDTV (480i/p, 576i/p, 1081i, 730p)
PC PC/AT compatible machines, MAC, PC98
Video:Analog RGB: Mini D-SUB 15 pin 1 terminal
Digital RGB: HDMI 1 terminal
Composite: RCA terminal 1 terminal
S: S terminal 1 terminal
Componant: RCA terminal 1 RCA terminal (component can be also input to D-SUB)
Serial/RS-232C standard 1 terminal (8 pins)
Funtion/other: Gamma mode 3 patterns + 2 users
Trapezoidal: Vertical keystone ± 40 steps (1 step + approx. 1 time)
Distortion correction: Horizontal keystone ± 25 steps (1 step =approx. 1 time)
Power supply voltage AC100-240V 50/60Hz
Power consumption (W) 280 (8W at standby)
Weight (kg) 2.9
Main unit dimensions: Width (mm) 310
Depth (mm) 245
Height (mm) 100
Fan noise 25dB(A) (Lamp Low Mode)
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About Mitsubishi Electric Australia
With more than 30 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers, Mitsubishi Electric Australia is a recognised leader in the marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy and transportation. The company has offices in the major states and recorded total revenue of $237.4 million in the year ended March 31, 2006.
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