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Old 06-02-2018, 04:49 AM   #1
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Default Thrift store find: Mitsubishi HC5000

Thoughts on this model? Any issues other than it being old?

First off, I have zero knowledge on projectors so I had no clue what model I was looking at when I saw it on the shelf. I took a chance and bought it AS IS for $32 and it works, although the lamp appears to be at the end of it's life.
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https://www.cnet.com/products/mitsubishi-hc5000/review/

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The Good Relatively inexpensive for a 1080p projector; accurate color decoding; solid video processing; well-rounded feature package.

The Bad Iris settings are not good enough for dedicated darkened theater setups, and consequently blacks are not as deep as the best 1080p projectors.

The Bottom Line Although stylish and affordable for a 1080p projector, the Mitsubishi HC5000's black level failings prevent it from earning our recommendation.
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Thoughts on this model? Any issues other than it being old?

First off, I have zero knowledge on projectors so I had no clue what model I was looking at when I saw it on the shelf. I took a chance and bought it AS IS for $32 and it works, although the lamp appears to be at the end of it's life.
It's too late to ask questions about the TV because you've already bought it (as is), without a warranty. There is nothing you can do about the TV now, except to use it as long as you can, then buy a new one. $32.00 wouldn't be a big loss when the TV does go completely out.
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For only $32, I'd say it is a good opportunity to see if a projector type setup is worth perusing in the future. Most like a large screen, but not all want to deal with the setting up and lighting constraints of going with a projector (or fan noise if close to you). You can start by projecting on a white wall.

A new bulb could cost a few hundred, so play with it, as is, to figure out how you like having a projector. If it is, consider whether it is worth trying to get another bulb out of it, or use it until it dies and plan out what might fit in your future plans.
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For only $32, I'd say it is a good opportunity to see if a projector type setup is worth perusing in the future. Most like a large screen, but not all want to deal with the setting up and lighting constraints of going with a projector (or fan noise if close to you). You can start by projecting on a white wall.

A new bulb could cost a few hundred, so play with it, as is, to figure out how you like having a projector. If it is, consider whether it is worth trying to get another bulb out of it, or use it until it dies and plan out what might fit in your future plans.
Depending on how old the TV is, it wouldn't be wise to buy a new bulb because, the OP will be investing more money into the TV than what it's actually worth, since he only paid $32.00 for it. Something else may go wrong with the TV shortly.
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It's too late to ask questions about the TV because you've already bought it (as is), without a warranty. There is nothing you can do about the TV now, except to use it as long as you can, then buy a new one. $32.00 wouldn't be a big loss when the TV does go completely out.
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Depending on how old the TV is, it wouldn't be wise to buy a new bulb because, the OP will be investing more money into the TV than what it's actually worth, since he only paid $32.00 for it. Something else may go wrong with the TV shortly.
it's a projector, every post except yours mentions that it's a projector; why do you keep calling it a tv?
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So far the only issue has been the message that the lamp needs to be replaced soon. Every time it turns on just fine. The filter on the vent was old so I replaced that. If I go under settings it appears to show the amount of hours logged in on the lamp. I've been watching the Roku through the HDMI port.
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For $32 a 1080p projector with HDMI is a steal.

You could always try to flip it.

I bought a screen that came with a 480p projector for free, I bought the screen for $50 and sold the projector for $90
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