Mitsubishi Electric HC9000D Projector Brings the 3D Cinema Experience Home

2011-04-08

Mitsubishi Electric today announced the HC9000D, the latest edition to the home theatre range, bringing the thrill of watching big-screen 3D movies into the living room.

Mitsubishi Electric HC9000D 3D ProjectorStylish in design, this glossy black projector is the first model in Mitsubishi Electric’s line-up to utilise SXRD™ panel technology, and features full 1080P high-definition resolution with stereoscopic 3D support and excellent image reproduction.

Using SXRD panel technology, the HC9000D is able to generate 240 frames per second (120 frames each for the left and right eye) to reproduce 3D motion. At twice the speed of traditional frame sequencing it ensures that image crosstalk is reduced to a minimum, for fantastic 3D images with exceptional clarity and detail.

The reflective SXRD panels boast a number of technological advantages, compared to conventional glass-substrate liquid-crystal panels which project images by passing backlight through them. The optimised structure of the SXRD panels provides a narrower gap between pixels (only 0.2µm). This effectively minimises the “screen door” effect caused by space between pixels, for overall smoother image reproduction. SXRD panels are only half the thickness of conventional liquid-crystal panels, giving the HC9000D a rapid response time of 2ms, delivering fast moving images with minimal motion blur. The HC9000D also uses separate reflective liquid-crystal panel for each of the primary colours (red, green and blue). The light from each panel is then merged at the optical block and projected, resulting in the reproduction of truly natural colours with excellent pixel alignment.

“This is our finest home theatre projector to date,” said Matthew Hanna, Division Manager of Mitsubishi Electric Australia’s Visual Information Systems group. “Thanks to the technology we’ve used in the HC9000D, it not only provides excellent 3D movie support but also delivers superb images from regular Blu-Ray and DVD sources as well as high-definition TV broadcasts.”

The HC9000D comes equipped with the latest high performance Reon-VXTM video processor with HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) technology. This processor provides high performance video scaling, which guarantees superior pixel conversion when images are being converted from 720x480p to 1920x1080p, as well as 14-bit digital gamma correction. This enables the projector to reproduce subtleties in dark images. A newly developed optical compensator significantly reduces light lost during image processing. Used in combination with the SXRD panels, the optical compensator has allowed us to achieve contrast ratios up to 150,000:1.

Other features of the HC9000D include a 1.8x powered focus and zoom lens, a motorised lens shift for easy horizontal and vertical adjustment, individual colour management for primary (RGB) and secondary (CMY) colours and a built-in cinema filter function for the expansion of the colour spectrum levels (particularly green and cyan). The projector has two HDMI v1.4 input terminals, a centre lens design for simplified screen orientation and anamorphic lens compatibility for widening the range of cinema-scope images.

The projector features a lamp life of up to 4000-hours, a screen trigger terminal and comes with an illuminated remote control, the 3D emitter and four pairs of active shutter 3D glasses.

Availability and Pricing

The HC9000D 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 RRP for the HC9000D is AU$9,999.00.

 

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Mitsubishi Electric HC9000D 3D Projector

Specification Overview

Model HC9000D
Display technology 0.61" SXRD™ x 3, aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080, Approx. 6.22 million pixels (Total 2,073,600 pixels x 3)
Brightness (typical) 1100 ANSI lumens
Contrast >150,000 : 1 with IRIS Operation
Focus/Zoom Powered Focus & Zoom (Zoom Ratio 1.8:1)
 Projection Lens
 f=21.4-38.5mm , F=3.2-3.9  3.4-6.3m@100"(Wide)
Picture Size 50" ~ 200" (Diagonal)
Source lamp** 230W (Shut Off Time 2000 Hrs) with Low Mode
(190W : Shut Off Time 4000 Hrs)
Computer compatibility VGA (640 x 480) @ 60Hz  - WUXGA (1920 x 1200) @60Hz
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),
1080p(1125p 24/50/60Hz), (1080i(1250i 50Hz) is not available)
PC input terminals Mini D-Sub 15pin x 1
Video input terminals HDMI (3D, Deep Colour) x 2, RCA x 1, S-VIDEO x 1, RCA (Y,PB,PR) x 1
Output Terminals Trigger Out ;  1(Power) / 2(Anamorphic); 3D Emmiter ;  Mini DIN 5pin x 1
Communication terminals RS232C; D-Sub 9pin x 1 (Direct command is available.)
Fan noise 23dBA (Lamp low mode)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 482 × 215 × 530 mm (exclude height adjuster)
Weight 14.5 kg
Power Consumption 340W/4.0A
Power supply AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60Hz
Optional accessories Spare lamp VLT-HC9000LP; 3D Glasses EY-3DGS-1U; 3D Emitter EY-3D-EMT1
Included accessories Power Cord x 1; Backlit Remote Control (with Batteries); Safety Manual; User Manual CD-ROM

* Specifications are subject to change without notice
**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.

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