Mitsubishi Electric shows that you can get style and function without the price tag.


The new HC5500 home theatre projector is driving the projector revolution.

Mitsubishi Electric continues its reputation for high-quality, high-performance and affordable home theatre projectors with the release of the HC5500. Focusing on enhanced black reproduction, the HC5500 commands a powerful contrast ratio of 14000:1, with rapid and smooth transitions between dark and bright scenes. Fully manufactured in Japan, the HC5500 combines the richest blacks and the brightest whites to deliver the ultimate visual sensory experience that will satisfy even the most insatiable film palate.

The HC5500 features new auto-iris technology to control the pixel level light intensity of each image displayed. Instant tracking technology also tones down dark scenes to the best black levels, allowing each scene to be reproduced with breathtaking precision and clarity. 

“We wanted to continue Mitsubishi Electric’s long-standing tradition of combining quality, cutting-edge technology and affordability to deliver the very best experience at an affordable price,” said Stuart Baker, Senior Manager of Mitsubishi Electric Australia’s Visual Information Systems group. “In line with this, the HC5500 has been equipped with features you’d normally find in higher-priced models. The competitively-priced HC5500 is a sound investment for years of quality visual enjoyment.”

The projector also features a 14-bit gamma correction processing function, setting it apart from most conventional 10-bit capacity projectors, a 1.2x power zoom and focus, as well as a power lens shift for installation flexibility. The HC5500 is equipped with inorganic LCD panels, which have approximately 10 times the life of standard organic film panels, and are designed to retain the clarity and sharpness of images to consistently deliver a complete visual experience over many years.

The HC5500 has a full-HD compatible lens, which incorporates three extra-low dispersion (ED) lenses to ensure a higher performance over conventional glass lenses. With a newly redesigned cooling system comprised of a low-noise fan and a downsized motor, the HC5500 emits a barely perceptible operating noise of just 19dB.

Availability and Pricing
The HC5500 is available from your nearest home theatre specialist. For further details please visit or email

The HC5500 has a RRP of A$ 3499.00

Specification Overview



Projection system

Transmissive liquid crystal system

Panel specs

Panel size

0.74 type x 3 Aspect ratio 16:9

Number of pixels

1920 x 1080

Drive system

3 primary color liquid crystal shutter system


Stripe pattern

Optical specs

Zoom/focus operation

1.2-power zoom / motorized

Lens shift

Motorized up-down 50%



Light source lamp**

160W (Shut Off Time 2000Hrs) with Low Mode (128W:Shut Off Time 5000Hrs)

Optical system

Mirror color separation / prism synthesis system



Projection screen size (inches)



Brightness (maximum)

1200 Lumens

Contrast ratio

14,000:1 (auto-iris) typ.


PC input

VGA* 640 x 480 - UXGA* 1600 x 1200

Scan Frequency

Horizontal (kHz)


Vertical (Hz)


Input signal


NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL (including PAL-M and N), SECAM, PAL-60 Video input: 480i/p, 576i/p, 1080i 60/50, 1080p 60/50/24, 720p 60/50


PC/AT compatibles, Mac



PC Input

Mini D-Sub 15 pin

1 terminal

HDMI Input

HDMI terminal

2 terminals


RCA terminal

1 terminal


S-Video terminal

1 terminal


RCA terminal

1 terminal (component can be also input to Mini D-Sub 15 pin)

Serial / RS-232C standard

1 terminal (D-Sub 9 pin)


Trigger terminal

1 terminal


Digital Keystone

Vertical ±15step

Fan noise

19dBA (at low mode)

Power source voltage

AC100V 50/60Hz

Power consumption (W)

250 (in standby 7W)

Weight (kg / lbs)

5.6 / 12.3

Main unit dimensions

W x H x D (mm)

334 x 125 x 352 (excluding height adjustment)


Supplied Accessories

Power source cord (2.9m), remote control, AA batteries (x 2), RGB signal cable,
RS-232C cable, lens cap (attached to projector), lamp replacement tray, 3D Micro Surface Structure Air Filter (air intake filter)


* Specifications are subject to change without notice
**Approximate figure representing average operational life cycle

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 $241.2 million in the year ended March 31, 2008.

For more information, please contact:
Claire Malyon
Text 100 Public Relations
T: 02 9956 5733