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Mitsubishi HC5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Mitsubishi HC5500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and noise are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Mitsubishi HC5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Mitsubishi HC5500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Mitsubishi HC5500 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the usability. The image quality is also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mitsubishi HC5500 Full HD 1080P Home Cinema ProjectorMitsubishi HC5500 Full HD 1080P Home Cinema Projector

Oct, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Mitsubishi HC5500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Mitsubishi HC5500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the size and design. The noise and price also get good reviews, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability and usability.

image quality, price, noise, design, size

usability, reliability

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mitsubishi HC5500 1080p LCD Home Theater ProjectorMitsubishi HC5500 1080p LCD Home Theater Projector

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : John Archer (

Mitsubishi HC5500 LCD Projector


Mitsubishi's HC5500 LCD projector puts in a fine performance for its price.

Nice though it is to have such noise reduction tools at your disposal when watching standard definition, I was very pleased to note that the HC5500 automatically deactivates everything bar the Colour Transient Improvement when watching HD. After all,...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Jenkins (

Mitsubishi HC5500 review


It may be no style icon, but there's value in Mitsubishi's Full HD budget LCD projector

Decent colour and detail performance ; Very quiet operation

Some limitations to contrast and colour ; Plasticky construction

Full HD on a budget, and not too many corners have been cut either

Jan, 2009


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Mitsubishi HC5500 review


Mitsubishi's LCD projector comes in a small but solidly built black case with smooth curves and a business-like design.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Ross Jones (

Affordable Projectors for Non-Dedicated Home Theater Rooms - Mitsubishi HC5500 & Elite Cinema Screen


I am continuing my journey into the world of affordable front projector systems, with a special emphasis on systems that are suitable for multi-use rooms. My first foray, the Sanyo PLV-Z2000, was a success. But I didn?t have anything to compare it to,...

The Mitsubishi HC5500 is another good, value-priced 1080p front projector. Compared to the Sanyo PLZ-2000, it has certain attributes that make it a more attractive option for those interested in a permanent installation, such as anamorphic lens...

Dec, 2008

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Mitsubishi HC 5500


Flexible positioning., First-rate video processing., Excellent 24p playback., Quiet ventilation.

Average contrast., Red fringing during motion.

Apart from a few small problems, the overall message is clear: Never before could you get so much projector for so little money. The Mitsubishi HC 5500 provides natural colors and first-rate video processing, and, in view of the excellent price, it's...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Projector US (

Mitsubishi HC5500 Home Theater Video Projector Review


Full HD, 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution delivers exceptional image quality, Motorized zoom, focus, and lens shift, Uses top-shelf video processing (HQV Reon-VX) and Auto-Iris algorithms that deliver vibrant colors and smooth video transitions, Dual...

Limited zoom lens (1.2:1) and lack of a horizontal lens shift require a little extra work during set-up, but this is something you'll probably only need to do once, Motorized zoom, focus, and lens shift could be deemed somewhat of an acquired taste,...

Based on price and performance – limited zoom lens and lack of a horizontal lens shift notwithstanding – the HC5500 from Mitsubishi scores very high marks for image quality that benefits from some top-notch video processing that this 1080p projector...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : GamingNexus (

Expert Review


Not only has the Mitsubishi HC5500 proven to be an excellent Home Theater projector, but it is exceptional as a primary gaming display in any setting. With units likely priced to move due to Mitsubishi mothballing the model, purchasing one of the...

Sep, 2009

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by : Alex Bradner (

Mitsubishi HC5500, excellent price for a 1080p projector


A personal movie theatre projector with astonishing quality, though we wished for audio outputs

May, 2009

Expert review by : David Birch-Jones (

TESTED: Mitsubishi HC5500 1080p Front Projector


Mitsubishi's next-to-top-of-line 3LCD 1080p front projector is certainly very well equipped, with a host of improvements over the model it replaces, including the latest C2Fine inorganic Vertical Alignment LCD imaging panels, which provide noticeable...

Mitsubishi scores high marks with its HC5500. High points include the latest 3LCD 1080p imaging panels, the Silicon Optix Reon video processor, Mitsubishi's excellent motorized optical adjustment system, and dual anamorphic scaling modes (this is the...

Apr, 2009

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Mitsubishi HC5500 1080P 3-Chip LCD Front Projector Reviewed


Take one of Mitsubishi's most lauded front projection designs and give it an update but don't change what made the original so magical-well that's what Mitsubishi has done with their HC5500 LCD as Home Theater Review found out....

The Full 1920 x 1080P HDthree-chip C2 Fine LCD light engine utilizes new inorganic, verticallyaligned crystals for improved signal track-ability ; A Really and truly quiet fan is thanks to a new cooling duct design, producing only 19 db SPL - a new...

The minimal lens offset makes it necessary for the projector to be perpendicular to the screen to preserve accurate geometry ; Economy mode cuts light output in half to 600 ANSI Lumens, slightly on the dark side for a large screen ; The inputs are all...

If you're just stepping up to buy anew front projector, you owe it to yourself to see what the entry-levelFull HD 1080P Mitsubishi HC5500 has to offer. Its small size and weightmake it quite easy to locate in a home theater, but equally portable inthe...

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

Black reproduction is the key to stunning home theater and the HC5500 LCD projector brings more life to your screen with faster transitions between light and dark scenes and sharper overall details in dark areas. This portable home theater projector projects at a full HD(1920 x 1080) 1080p resolution. Digital video output gives you seamless performance with the Blu-ray 24P next generation optical disk. And a 1.2x powered zoom and focus lens lets you enjoy the big screen even in smaller spaces.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:14000:1
Max Image Size:6.35m / 635cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:1.27m / 127cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mitsubishi


Bulb power:160

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):24 - 29

Other features

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):334 x 352 x 125
Lens focal range:F=1.7-1.9
Lens shift:50 %
Power requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Projection lamp:VLT-HC5000LP

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Dot clock scanning frequency:162
Horizontal scan range:15 - 100
Noise Level:19
Vertical scan range:50 - 120

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):250


Matrix size:1.78
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:1200
Screen size compatibility:1270 - 6350

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions