The Mitsubishi HC6500U Home Theater projector brings with it solid performance at a lower price than the flagship HC7000. High lumen output, a very sharp picture, and great shadow detail make it a good performer with HD film and video, while quiet exhaust and a 5,000 hour lamp life make it a pleasure to use.
This projector has a clear and noticeable advantage in image sharpness and clarity that is visible when placed head to head with its LCD competition. It does lack the inky blacks of some of its competitors, though it has very good shadow detail and rich, open mid-tones. This contributes to a sense of three-dimensionality that you would not anticipate from its relatively low contrast.
The HC6500 is for sale through authorized dealers for $3,495 or less.