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

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  • 1280 x 720
  • 1700 ANSI Lumens 2500:1
  • Display Size 40" - 275"
  • F=2.4-2.6, (142" inches@100")
  • Throw Ratio: 1.59 – 1.97
  • Manual Focus & Zoom Lens
  • Normal Mode: 200W (Shut Off Time: 2000 hrs)
  • Low Mo

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Cabinet Color


Normal Mode: 200W (Shut Off Time: 2000 hrs)
Low Mode: 160W (Shut Off Time: 3000 hrs)
Display Size
40" - 275"
Native Resolution
1280 x 720
1700 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio
Horizontal Refresh Rate
15 - 80 kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate
50 - 85 Hz


F=2.4-2.6, (142" inches@100")
Throw Ratio: 1.59 – 1.97
Manual Focus & Zoom Lens


Input Video Compatibility
NTSC, PAL, SECAM: 480i/p(525i/p), 576i/p(625i/p), 720(750p 50/60Hz), 1080i (1125i 50/60Hz), SCART (RGB + 1V sync)
Input Video Connectors
Mini D-sub 15pin x 1
HDMI x 1
RCA x 1 + S-VIDEO x 1, RCA (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) x 1


Exclusive Mitsubishi BrilliantColor technology
Filter-free design
Allows user to manually adjust for keystone correction.
Password Lock (menu access only)
Enjoy true HD content from HD feeds.
True High Definition input for the best quality video display.
Allows for more vivid, rich colors while increasing mid-tones and superior black levels.
Compatible for motorized screen control.
Allows connection to additional sources.


Power Supply
100 - 240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
280W / 2.9A

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (H x W x D)
12.2" x 3.9" x 9.6"/310 x 100 x 245mm
6.5 lbs. (2.9kg)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 10/21/2009 12:00:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Incredible picture, very quiet. Shooting 88" at @15'; I'm using black out cloth as a screen and the picture is amazing. Good picture even on non HD source; DVD and HD channels are spectacular! I have a 42" 1080p plasma and cannot tell a difference between 720 and 1080.

Cons: occasional rainbow effect due to DLP but barely worth mentioning

Other Thoughts: As stated before, the projector projects upward so it is perfect out of the box for table top projection. I have small kids and wanted to place the projector higher so I built a "nest" on top of the A/V cabinet placed behind the sofa. The projector can sit in the nest inverted thus projecting down rather than up putting the image at the perfect height on the opposite wall. This setup does away with lengthy and expensive wires because everything is in the same vicinity. Especially useful because I am renting and didn't want a permanent installation. I love this projector!

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  • Robert Y.
  • 10/4/2009 1:10:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Picture Quality

Pros: I have got about 350 hours on it and I have it hooked up to my Samsung HTZ-320 Home Theater DVD System. It is mounted 22ft. from the wall that I taped off and painted with BEHR Interior flat Siver Screen(light gray) paint and it looks great. The colors are vibrant and saturated. Its hard to explain how good it looks here in text but everyone who sees it, they come in and they say WOW! I painted the walls and part of the ceiling over and around the screen black(beluga) with BEHR Interior flat enamel to cut down on glare. I basically turned my living room into a Home Theater Room.It is 145 inches diagonally and could go bigger but the power inlets stoped me. Very clear and crisp picture. I also have three windows that I put curtains on to block out the light and make the room darker so I can watch movies in the daytime.

Cons: The only con I can think of is if something is moving really fast across the screen, sometimes there will be small horizonal lines in the picture but it is not to distracting and it doesn`t happen very often.

Other Thoughts: This is my first projector and I am very, very happy with this one. I will probably keep it for a long time, maybe next year I will hook a Blue ray player up to it. It still puts a smile on my face every time I watch a movie on it and my friends who come over to watch one with me say it is better than going to the movies.

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  • Bryan F.
  • 9/23/2009 3:42:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGive me quantity over quality any day of the week

Pros: 720P resolution, can take any input you will ever need, small size. Computer games, console games, and movies all look great on this (for a real treat, play Crysis on this bad boy). I almost backed out of buying this model because some reviewers complained about "rainbow effects". I've used this for about 50-100 hours so far and I haven't found anything. I'm using it on low power mode to get everything I can out of the lamp, and the image looks fine. This looks just superb on a budget projector screen like the DaLite 105" I purchased to go with it. With my current throw distance, I only cover 90" of it, but I'll be moving soon and hopefully the living room of the new place will be larger.

Cons: Only 720P resolution, but you'd have to put up about another $1,000 to get a projector that'll do 1080P. Other than my computer, I do not own any HD devices so that's a very small problem. The biggest problem I have thus far is that the projector is natively angled to shoot a little bit upward. I have a fan in my living room so I couldn't mount this upside down from the ceiling so I instead put it on a shelf above the couch. Because it's right-side-up still, the trade-off is that I sacrifice a bit of quality when I keystone the image to correct the skewing.

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind, you'll need to spend about $300 everytime the lamp burns out.

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  • Ricky W.
  • 9/1/2009 8:46:01 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest HD projector for the money.

Pros: It is very bright, very sharp, very quiet, and the price is right. I have the projector sitting right next to me and it is very quiet.

Cons: Very slight rainbow effect if you watch carefully. I watched Star Wars IV and fighters against the blackness of space would have a rainbow blur ever so slightly.

Other Thoughts: The HC1600 looks great. I have it on component video till the HDMI cable arrives Thursday. It is very bright, very sharp, and very quiet. Yes, there is a rainbow effect but it is very minor. If someone had not mentioned it I would not have noticed. When something very bright moves against a dark background sometimes you can see rainbow colors out of the corner of your eye. It is very minor. This is the best deal out there.
I watched The Dark Knight on my DVR in HD. It was stunning. I really appreciate the zoom lens on the projector, something the HD65 does not have. I am in a little log house and I have a bright, sharp, 60 inch, HD TV in my house. It looks great.
Football season here I come!

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat deal - no complaints

Pros: 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 ST*R W*RS on an 8 foot screen!

Cons: 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.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Matthew F.
  • 8/27/2009 8:59:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfantastic budget projector

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Matthew S.
  • 8/22/2009 11:25:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWay better than expected

Pros: 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 picture quality is WAY better than I expected for a projector in this price range.

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

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

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  • Travis H.
  • 8/20/2009 3:50:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMore than expected

Pros: 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 beat this little projector.

Cons: 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.

Other Thoughts: I'm very pleased. Just buy it.

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  • David S.
  • 8/17/2009 10:15:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMAJOR upgrade!

Pros: 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 realistic looking levels.

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

Other Thoughts: 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 cloth on the top and bottom of the frame.

Total screen size is 107" diagonal at 16:9. It is uttrerly flawless and truly amazing.

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  • Jacob P.
  • 8/13/2009 9:57:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat 1st projector

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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!

Other Thoughts: 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, GET THE PROJECTOR. Even at *only* 720p, this projector has amazing picture quality and throws a beautiful image when viewed from the appropriate distance. I'm currently viewing a 8' diagonal image with full surround sound and have only seen one film in the theaters in the past year!

Sports are also great to watch on the projector. Instant replays are crystal clear and with such a huge screen, they're easy to make out.

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