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Mitsubishi Unveils Diamond Series Projectors
Mitsubishi has added a Diamond Series projector line, featuring the flagship HC7000U and the HC6500U models at $4k and $3k, respectively.
Mitsubishi HC7000U
Mitsubishi’s HC7000U Diamond Series projector
September 03, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger

Mitsubishi is polishing up its Diamond collection, and these sparkly models are ready to make your home theater a real gem.

The Diamond Series moniker—which had been reserved for Mitsubishi’s high-performance TVs—now has two high-performance 3LCD projectors, the new flagship 1080p HC7000U and the HC6500U. Projector Central has even more specs, including pricing—$3,995 for the flagship model; $2,995 for the HC6500U.

The HC7000U features a whopping 70,000:1 contrast ratio, while the HC6500U has a not-to-be-chuckled-at 15,000:1. There’s plenty of brightness to go with those rich black levels too, as the HC7000U has 1000 lumens, and the HC6500U has 1200.

If you want to go the 2.35:1 superwide aspect ratio theater route, it looks like Mitsubishi’s more than willing to help out on that road as well. Both Diamond Series projectors include Anamorphic Lens modes 1 and 2, so you can keep the lens in place and easily switch back and forth between 2.35 and 16:9 (1.78 for many movies and broadcast high-def).

Other highlights include 5,000 hours of lamp life in low mode, Hollywood Quality Video processing, and two-year warranty on parts and labor plus one year for the lamp. Yup, forget the diamond ring—sounds like we’d be plenty happy with a Diamond Series projector.

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Arlen Schweiger - Contributor, Electronic House Magazine
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com and Electronic House magazine.

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