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The HC4900 from Mitsubishi is a relatively low-cost projector compared to other devices in this range with native 1080p output.

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Pros

Very quiet, almost silent

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3-chip technology virtually eliminates the "rainbow effect"

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Adjusting image through remote is very convenient

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Long lamp life and easy replacement

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Cons

Dynamic brightness adjustment can be distracting

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Static contrast ratio isn't very good

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The HC4900 from Mitsubishi is a relatively low-cost projector compared to other devices in this range with native 1080p output. The HC4900 is the less expensive version of the LVP-HC5000 with slightly worse specifications. Catering to the budget conscious consumer the projector's bulb has an estimated lifetime of 5000 hours on the low level. Furthermore, an opening in the side panel gives streamlined access to the bulb so you can replace it yourself without hiring a specialist.

Using the automatic Iris technology which automatically dims and brightens the bulb depending on the lighting of the scene displayed, the 4900 can achieve a dynamic contrast ratio of 7500:1. The static contrast ratio is not specified by Mitsubishi, however it is at most 2000:1 which is the specs of the HC5000. Similar to the HC5000 the HC4900 bulb outputs 1000 lumens of brightness.  One feature that Mitsubishi is promoting is the low noise output. When the HC4900 is on the low setting the fan sends out 19 decibels of sound, on normal operation the noise output is 24 decibels.

To aid in ease of installation the projector's lens can be shifted for minor adjustments in both the vertical and horizontal. The lens is attached to a motor control, which allows the shifting, zooming and focusing to be adjusted from the remote control.

It is unknown if the HC4900 features the Reon HQV video processing engine found in the HC5000.

Inputs
  • VGA x 1
  • DVI-D with HDCP x 1 (can be used with an HDMI->DVI adapter)
  • HDMI x 1
  • Composite x 1
  • S-Video x 1
  • Component x 1
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Fenacv
01/21/2008 09:13

hey, I found this on sale! huge 500 bucks off in canada..[link]
It's good time to go get one. but i'm no sure does they ships quickly or not.

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