Mitsubishi Electric’s latest 1080P projector brings high brightness home

2010-05-25

Mitsubishi Electric today announced the availability of the HC3900, the newest product in its line of high-quality, award-winning 1080P home theatre projectors.

Unlike most home theatre projectors, the HC3900 boasts an unusually high maximum brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens, making it ideal for use in areas where light isn’t easily blocked out such as pubs, clubs or living rooms with large exposure to sunlight. Even during the day, users can watch their favourite movies or sporting events without worrying about ambient light drowning out the picture.

Mitsubishi Electric HC3900 home theatre projector“For people who may not have access to a dedicated home theatre room, the HC3900 makes for an ideal solution” said Stuart Baker, Senior Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Australia Visual Information Systems. “When set up in a living room with the blinds or curtains closed, the HC3900 delivers excellent Full HD images that are clear and easy to view”.

The HC3900 features the latest Digital Light Processing (DLP™) chip from Texas Instruments, which incorporates a new digital micromirror device (DMD) comprised of densely embedded micromirrors. A smaller mirror cavity diameter and narrower gaps between mirrors improves the aperture ratio of the chip for a smoother image. Reflective light diffusion is also greatly reduced, which translates to a higher contrast ratio for better overall blacks, whites and colour reproduction.

Colour reproduction is further enhanced thanks to the combination of a five-segment colour wheel and BrilliantColorTM technology. Both these features are utilised to ensure images from video sources are reproduced accurately and with richer gradation. The HC3900 also boasts a colour management function where each individual colour (R,G,B,C,M,Y) can be adjusted to suit the user’s tastes.

The projector features a full 10-bit panel driver, which delivers approximately four times the gradation of its 8-bit counterparts for smoother black reproduction with subtler tones. The 1.5x short throw zoom lens incorporates a 13-piece, 4-cluster all-glass lens providing sharp, focused big-screen images even in smaller rooms.

The HC3900’s optimised high output lamp is capable of running up to 5000 hours*, for months of Full HD entertainment. An efficient cooling system and low-noise fan give the projector an impressive 25dBA* running volume. Other features include vertical keystone correction, a projector screen trigger and anamorphic lens compatibility.

*When projector is run in low mode

Availability and Pricing
The HC3900 is available from your nearest home theatre specialist. For further details please visit www.MitsubishiElectric.com.au or email mea_vis@meaust.meap.com

The HC3900 has a RRP of A$ 4999.00

Specification Overview

Model HC3900
Display technology 0.65" 1-Chip DMD, 12deg.LVDS, DDP3021
Resolution 1920 x 1080 (Total 2,073,600 pixels)
Brightness (Maximum) 3000 ANSI lumens
Contrast 2000 : 1 (on/off)
Picture Size 50" ~ 300" (Wide)
Source lamp* 230W (Shut Off Time 3000Hrs) with Low Mode
(190W : Shut Off Time 5000Hrs)
Computer compatibility Resolution ; 640 x480 (Expand)  - 1920 x 1080 (Real) - 1600 x 1200 (Compressed);
Sync on Green available
Video compatibility NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL (including PAL-M, N) / SECAM / PAL-60
480i/p (525i/p), 576i/p (625i/p), 720p (750p 50/60Hz), 1080i (1125i 50/60Hz), 
(1080i (1250i 50Hz) is not available), 1080P (50Hz,60Hz,24Hz)
PC input terminals Mini D-Sub 15pin x 1
Video input terminals HDMI x 1, RCA x 1, S-VIDEO x 1, RCA Component (Y,PB,PR) x 1
Communication terminals RS232C; Mini DIN 8pin x 1
Fan noise 25 dB(A) (Lamp low mode)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 345(W) x 129(H) x 270(D)mm
Weight 3.5kg
Power supply AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60Hz
Optional lamp VLT-XD600LP
Included accessories RGB PC Cable (15 pin D-sub) x 1; Power Cord x 1;  Remote Control (with Batteries); Lens Cap; Lamp replacement attachment; User Manual Paper; User Manual CD; Safety Manual

*Approximate figure representing average operational life cycle.

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 $254.4 million in the year ended March 31, 2009.

For more information, please contact:
Lukas Picton
Text 100 Public Relations
E: lukas.picton@text100.com.au
T: 02 9956 5733