Mitsubishi Electric says black is the new black


Black is back with the release of the new HC3100 DLP home theatre projector from Mitsubishi Electric. With unparalleled colour reproduction, the HC3100 will take your home theatre experience to new heights with its high resolution (1280 X 768) and high contrast ratio (4500:1) for perfect dark images, as well as a newly developed colour wheel for accurate reproduction of colour tones.

The inclusion of the new DMD Darkchip3 enables the HC3100 to project an even blacker black. The process achieves impressive reductions in reflection, creating a crisper, clearer contrast.

The HC3100 unique motorised iris enables optical contrast adjustments, which can be used to choose the optimal light output for what is being viewed. The iris can be narrowed for use in lower light rooms, ideal for atmospheric movie viewing. For a brighter room or watching programs such as sporting events, the iris can be opened fully, providing brighter, more striking images.

The HC3100 includes a trigger terminal which is great for those who have a motorised projection screen. When the projector is switched on this will automatically drop the screen, a sophisticated feature for a projector at this price point.

"This projector was developed to help create a state of the art home theatre that was affordable but didn't compromise on quality. As a result we even managed to include upmarket technology in there by incorporating the screen trigger," said Paul Calderara, Mitsubishi Electric Digital Electronics National Sales and Marketing Manager.

The HC3100 is whisper quiet with a 25dB(A) running volume, ensuring no background noise will distract from the viewing experience. The user also has the flexibility to choose the colour wheel speed - 5 speed when colour-breaking noise is a concern or 4 speed when the stress is on picture quality.

The projector has a 3000-hour lamp life and is filter-free which means there is no need to check filters, an extended lamp life and lower cost of total ownership.

Availability and Pricing
The HC3100 is available through selected home cinema specialists now:
RRP $3299.00

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Panel Specs:
Panel size                                                        0.65 DMD, aspect ratio 15:9
Number of pixels                                            1280 x 768 (DarkChip3)
Drive system                                       DMD reflection system
Array                                                               Stripe pattern

Optical Specs:
Lens: Zoom/focus operation              Manual operation
         f (mm)                                                    23~27.6
Light source lamp                                           200W
Optical system                                                Time-division colour separation/              composition system
Colour wheel spec                                           RGB RGB, 4-speed/5-speed
Picture size (inches)                                       40~275
Brightness (lm)                                               1000
Contrast Ratio                                                 4500:1 (full on/full off)
Resolution: PC input                                        VGA (640 x 480) SXGA (1280 x 1024) (compressed)
Scanning frequency: Horizontal (kHz)           15~80
                                  Vertical (Hz)                  50~85
Input signal system: Video                             NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL (including PAL-M,N), SECAM, PAL-60, HDTV (480i/p, 576i/p, 1091i,720p)
                                   PC                                 PC/AT compatible machines, MAC, PC98
Video: Analogue RGB:
                      Mini D-SUB15 pin                       1 terminal
                      HDMI: HDMI terminal                1 terminal
                     Composite: RCA terminal           1 terminal
                      S: S video terminal                   1 terminal
                      RCA terminal                             1 RCA terminal (Component can be also input to D-SUB)
Serial/RS-232C standard                                1 terminal (8 pins)
Function/other: Gamma mode                       3 patterns + 2 users
Trapezoidal: Vertical keystone                      ±40 steps (1 step = approx. 1 time)
Distortion correction: Horizontal
    keystone                 ±25 steps (1 step = approx. 1 time)
Power supply voltage                                     AC100-240V 50/60Hz
Power consumption (W)                                 280 (8W at standby)
Weight (kg)                                                     2.9
Main unit dimensions
Width (mm)                                                     310
Depth (mm)                                                     245
Height (mm)                                                    100
Fan Noise                                                        25dB(A) (Lamp Low Mode)
Note: for HC3100 zoom function, Zoom1/ Zoom2 operates only on 480p and 576p, and does not function on 480i and 576i.

About Mitsubishi Electric Australia
With more than 30 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers, Mitsubishi Electric Australia is a recognised leader in the marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy and transportation. The company has offices in the major states and recorded total revenue of $237.4 million in the year ended March 31, 2006.

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Claire Malyon
Text 100 Public Relations
T: 02 9956 5733
M: 0414 566 126