Mitsubishi HC4900 reviewed @ Projector Central

Looks like consumers in the states can count themselves lucky again, as Mitsubishi has a rebate thing going on their HC4900. In Europe the price will be an "incredible low" €2000 (that’s $2940) Woohoo…

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Last week Mitsubishi decided to continue the lead in price/performance by dropping the price of the HC4900 to just $1995 after a $500 rebate. Thus, Mitsubishi is officially the first vendor to break the $2,000 barrier with 1080p resolution projectors. The HC4900 is a slightly downscaled HC5000, but it retains almost all of the performance advantages of the HC5000. And at a mere $1995, it is one of the best values in the home theater projector market at this time. […] Conclusion The Mitsubishi HC4900 takes 1080p projection below $2,000 for the first time in the history of the industry. Though it doesn’t have quite the black level and contrast strength of its most formidable competitor, it comes reasonably close, and closer than you’d imagine based on the contrast specs. For me, I found myself drawn more to the image of the HC4900 for its incremental clarity and three-dimensionality. The fact that the black level was not quite as strong as the Z2000’s did not strike me as a bothersome deficiency. Moreover, I don’t see the lack of HDMI 1.3 and 1080p/24 compatibility as issues of importance for 1080p projectors in this low price range.