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Mitsubishi HC1600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Mitsubishi HC1600. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and noise. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Mitsubishi HC1600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Mitsubishi HC1600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Mitsubishi HC1600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People really like the design and noise. The price and usability also get good feedback.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mitsubishi HC1600 720p DLP Home Theater ProjectorMitsubishi HC1600 720p DLP Home Theater Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Mitsubishi HC1600

 

This shouldn't matter for most folks, but for the small percentage of people who are sensitive to the rainbow effect, with the slower color wheel, rainbows will be a bit more noticeable, and it may make the rainbow effect visible to some, who never had...

Great shadow detail ; Extremely bright, especially for an entry-level priced projector, ideal for sports and TV viewing, or movies on larger screens (not the brightest, but up there) ; Reasonably good, but not great, out of the box color ; Very good...

Slow 2x speed color wheel ; Only one HDMI input ; Mediocre black level performance ; Limited placement flexibility due to lack of lens shift and short range zoom ; Remote is not backlit, and has small buttons (though layout is good) ; Needs a basic...

Keep in mind that we reviewers tend to make a big deal about lots of little details. More to the point, with that basic calibration, you can enjoy a very bright home theater projector, with very pleasing color performance. You'll love it on sports, and...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Bill Livolsi (projectorcentral.com)

Mitsubishi HC1600 Review

 

The HC1600 builds on the success of earlier models and reaffirms Mitsubishi's place as a leader in the home theater market.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: 411Team Specialist (my411family.com)

Mitsubishi HC1600 Projector Review

 

Now it is possible to watch you High Definition programming at a size four to six times larger than a big screen HDTV for less than $1,000.00. Mitsubishi HC1600™ 720P HDTV DLP® Projector has MSRP of $999.00 and can throw a picture up to 275" diagonal,...

Mitsubishi HC1600™ with the 1 year manufacturer's warranty has a retail price of $999.00. Some online retailers have dropped the price to less than $900.00. That indeed is a very good price for this 720P HD Projector. Now you can enjoy HDTV and...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great deal - no complaints

 

A little tricky getting the windows machine to drive it with the proper native resolution of 1280x720 - but that is a windows issue, not the projectors problem. For its specs it is an excellent projector and a great price.

Excellent picture and brightness - we use it in a darker room. Easy setup for us, HDMI from cable DVR and VGA from computer. Got a great price and a free bulb when we purchased. Hard to beat that! Excellent connectivity also. The kids love watching...

None really. People always say "could be brighter" or "could be 1080p" but that isn't what we bought or paid for. Can't think of anything I expected but didn't find, then again we did A LOT of research prior to buying

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

fantastic budget projector

 

I'm using this projector with a 150" screen in a ground level room. I use it with my playstation 3 and it works very well. I am very glad I chose this projector.

This projector is bright enough to be used in a normal room with a fair amount of light. It's 720p, so the picture looks very nice

The refresh rate is low. Usually this is not an issue. Only one input for each type. You can use a receiver with video passthrough to get around this though

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: schwing (newegg.com)

Way better than expected

 

If you are bouncing around between models in this price range, just buy it. You won't do any better.

For the $, you can't beat this projector. My old Benq died so I purchased this and, when it arrived, it took all of 3 minutes to have the ceiling mount moved over and get it up and running. I, personally, do not see any of the rainbow effect and the...

Kind of limited on inputs but, if you plan it out right, this should not be a problem

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: F1oored (newegg.com)

More than expected

 

I'm very pleased. Just buy it.

Cost. This projector was by far the cheapest 16:9 projector I could find new. I wasn't expecting much from it but it looks great in the home theater. Everyone who watches movies at my place is very impressed. For the price, I don't know how you can...

I've had close to 2 dozen different people watch movies with this thing and only one has complained about the rainbows. The 2x color wheel is to blame. It doesn't bother me but it is an issue for some

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: david (newegg.com)

MAJOR upgrade!

 

I am projecting on to a screen I made with White drapery liner cloth and black felt for the edges. You can find some great tutorials online for building your own screen. The cloth comes in 54" rolls, so I built my screen 52" tall so I could staple the...

I upgraded to this projector from an old Mitsubishi SL4U. All I have to say is WOW! I am very happy with this unit. The picture is crystal clear. HDMI functions beautifully. The colors were ok out of the box, but they were easy to tweak to more...

Some people say the fan is loud, but this unit is actually WAY quieter than my old projector. Not a con, just a point

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Jake (newegg.com)

Great 1st projector

 

I have gotten well over the 3,000 hour make on the bulb. However, when we have the projector on, it usually stays on for at least a few hours - baseball game and then a movie etc. As far as the projector vs. TV console decision, if you have the space,...

Easy setup, great picture quality and brightness when viewed in low enough lighting. Great price. Have gotten well over the 3,000 hours on the bulb. HD sports and movies are awesome. 8' diagonal at a throw distance of about 15-20 ft

Screen cannot have any lights on it. If so, image gets dull, but is still viewable. Having a ceiling mount would help with walking in front of projector. Will eventually have to purchase expensive bulbs ; Watching too much sports and movies

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Sabo99 (newegg.com)

MITSUBISHI HC1600 HD Home Theater 1280 x 720 DLP Projector 1700 ANSI Lumens 2500:1 - Retail

 

AWESOME. Very nice picture. I am shooting it at 92". Love the Bluray on it. Save some money and get this beautiful piece of machinery

None. Wife says she say the rainbow effect during Dark knight. I didnt see anything except perfection

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Lamps

Bulb power:200

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):23 - 27.6
Focus:Manual

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):310 x 245 x 100
Power requirements:100 - 240V, 50/60Hz

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Horizontal scan range:15 - 80
Noise Level:25
Plug and Play: Yes
Vertical scan range:50 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):280

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):2500:1
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1700
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x720)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 6985

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: No

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.9