Mitsubishi HC4000 DLP Projector Settings


Keep in mind that unit-to-unit variations, viewing environment, source, and screen (in the case of front projectors) might render the settings I used less than optimum on some samples of this display. On the other hand, some parameters should be set to the same values presented here regardless of these factors. In the following list, the parameters that can be set with confidence to the specified values have no asterisk.

Parameters flagged with a single asterisk are likely to require different settings than mine. I encourage you to acquire a display-setup disc such as Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics on Blu-ray or any of the several setup DVDs available and use it to set these controls yourself.

Parameters flagged with a double asterisk are also likely to require different settings than mine, but they should be adjusted only by a qualified technician with the skill and equipment to do the job correctly.

Thanks to Joel Silver, president of the Imaging Science Foundation, for suggesting that I identify the picture controls in this manner.

Image Menu
Gamma Mode: Cinema
*Contrast: -16
*Brightness: 13
Color Temp: User

  • Reference: Medium
  • **Contrast R: -3
  • **Contrast G: 1
  • **Contrast B: -9
  • **Brightness R: 8
  • **Brightness G: 0
  • **Brightness B: 4
*Color: 0
*Tint: 0
Sharpness: 1
BrilliantColor: Off
Advanced Menu
Screen Size: 16:9
Vertical Location: 0
CTI: 0
Input Level: Normal
Color Management: On
  • **Red Gain: -8
  • **Red Saturation: -1
  • **Red Hue: -1
  • **Yellow Gain: 3
  • **Yellow Saturation: -9
  • **Yellow Hue: 10
  • **Green Gain: -2
  • **Green Saturation: -1
  • **Green Hue: 10
  • **Cyan Gain: 0
  • **Cyan Saturation: 3
  • **Cyan Hue: 10
  • **Blue Gain: -20
  • **Blue Saturation: 20
  • **Blue Hue: 1-
  • **Magenta Gain: -8
  • **Magenta Saturation: 20
  • **Magenta Hue: 10

Installation Menu
Keystone: 0
Lamp Mode: Low

Feature Menu
Aspect: Auto
Cinema Mode: Auto
Setup: Auto

Signal Menu
Overscan: 100%

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Jarod's picture

Very nicely written review Scott.

Scott Wilkinson's picture
Thanks so much for your kind words!
cowboys30's picture

Aloha Scott from Hawaii!
I own the Mitsu HC5500 and I am happy with it, but, like all people in this hobby, I always look at everything out there....I was curious how you think these two products compare? Did you ever review the HC5500?
Thanks for all your information, you write good reports!