The figure skating pairs competition features skaters in wonderfully colorful outfits, and close-ups of the various competitors feature natural flesh tones without over-exaggeration, another testament to the HC3800’s excellent color gamut accuracy.
A number of the gentlemen skaters are wearing black slacks, which are rich and inky black when contrasted against the rink’s white ice. During the luge competition, a close-up of a German athlete shows his helmet sporting that country’s flag colors, including jet black that looks really good.
At the luge starting gate, a close-up shot of a rider getting ready for his run has another rider and his luge standing in the shadows, and it’s easy to make out the details of that rider’s luge in the shadows.
Mitsubishi has a winner here, as the HC3800 is an overall excellent performer. Here’s yet one more example that proves good engineering needn’t cost a fortune, as the color accuracy of the Mitsubishi is on par with projectors that cost much, much more. By providing both types of anamorphic scaling modes, big screen fans can put together a 2.40:1 widescreen setup with their choice of fixed or movable anamorphic lens options. The lack of lens shift isn’t at all surprising, given the Mitsubishi’s very affordable price, and since most will opt for ceiling mounting anyway it’s not such a big deal.
Mitsubishi HC3800 1080p DLP projector
Practical Screen Size Upper Limit (10 Foot-Lamberts, 1.0 gain): 115” diagonal 16:9
Pixel resolution: 1920 x 1080
1:1 Mode: Yes
Has Mode 1 Scaling (vertical stretch for external anamorphic lens compatibility)?: Yes
Has Mode 2 Scaling (horizontal squeeze for fixed external anamorphic lens compatibility)?: Yes
Video inputs: 1 HDMI, 1 component, 1 S-video, 1 composite, 1 RGB PC
Other connections: 1 12V trigger output, 1 RS-232C serial port
Dimensions (W x H x D): 16.9” x 6.5” x 13.4”
Weight: 7.8 lbs.
Warranty: 2 years parts & labor; 1 year/500 hours on lamp
MITSUBISHI DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AMERICA