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Need assitance with new home theater for a newbie!

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#1 of 4 ChristopherR



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Posted August 29 2003 - 07:28 AM

I just purchased the Mitsubishi WT-42311 from Best Buy at a decent discount and on the spur of the moment. Since this is last years model and it was the floor display I got it for under a $1000. I did purchase the 4 year service plan with this so I feel kinda safe purchasing the floor model. Now since I did this pretty spur of the moment I didn't do any research,(my bad) I now hve a few questions which I hope some of you may be able to answer.

It's a 42" RPTV and I plan on having it setup by a service tech but for right now am withing on my digital cable to be installed. The cable box that they (Comcast) will provide suppports HD programming. But I also saw on the Mitsubishi site the 'Promise Module' now what exaclty will I need this for and can I get away with not purchasing it for $995?

Now doing all the research I should have done before hand I feel at ease since I have yet to read a bad review of the tv and think I might have lucked out getting this so cheap.

Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.


#2 of 4 Bill_Wil


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Posted August 29 2003 - 01:06 PM

Welcome to the forum Chris and congratulations on your purchase.
I sure hope that you wouldnt need to purchase that "Promise Module" (whatever that is) for $995 but you should probably post this question in the "display devices" section. I'm sure you'll get more information there.
Good luck!!

#3 of 4 JerryCulp


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Posted August 30 2003 - 04:08 PM

If my memory serves me right, you dont need the promise module. The promise does provide an OverTheAir(OTA) connection for picking HDTV over a regular antenna and some more inputs/outputs, but you dont need it if you are getting HDTV through the cable company.
Just hook up the cable box to the component inputs on your tv.

#4 of 4 ChristopherR



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Posted September 01 2003 - 01:41 PM

Thank you for your reply's. After doing more research and a call to Mitsubishi...Your right the 'Promise Module' is used to get OTA Broadcasts. Since cable company has the HD boxes I don't need it.

Thanks Again!