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Just bought Mits WS-65813!!

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Richard_A



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Posted April 13 2005 - 03:01 PM

After considering the cheaper 55" WS65315 for $1849 at Tweeter in NH, I walked into the showroom and saw the WS65813 Diamond set and was blown away. The overall look, feature set, and performance of the more expensive set was impossible to resist. I got it for $2849 plus $80 delivery/setup fee with no sales tax (gotta love New Hampshire for that).

The salesman told me that Tweeter has bought the remaining stock of the end of the model year TV's from Mitsubishi and they should have them available at this price for a while. You don't see this deal listed on their web site, but somehow I doubt they will have much trouble selling them at this price. I realize that Mits just anounced the new line of 1080p sets, but they are out of my price range. I'll just have to 'suffer' with this model for now... ;^)

I was a little disappointed that the salesman tried to 'slip in' the screen cleaner and surge protector that he had mentioned in passing while showing me the set once he finally rang up the sale. I told him that I thought it was lame that he 'automatically' added it to the sale without asking me first if I still wanted either item. I realize that retailers make a better margin of profit on accessories and such, and that the sales people are instructed to push such items.

Once it's all setup and hooked up to the new Yamaha HTR-5860 and Cerwin Vega E-710s I'm looking forward to enjoying a real 'home theater' experience!


#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Richard_A



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Posted April 19 2005 - 05:19 PM

I guess I'll wrap up this thread with a hearty thanks to all who replied. Hehe, it's all good, I got a great TV for a very good price, and the picture quality is everything I'd hoped it would be and more. The sheer size of the 65" is truly something to behold, especially when watching sports.


#3 of 8 OFFLINE   John S

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Posted April 20 2005 - 02:30 AM

Did you get your entire HT setup????

I didn't respond because I was really waiting to read your impressions of the display.

So, you have caught some sports in HD???

What movies have you screened on it?


#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Kevin_Breeze


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Posted April 25 2005 - 01:49 AM

I am confused...the WS-65315 is a 65" not a 55"...whats the differnce with the WS-65815 that makes it cost $1000 more??

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Dave Dahl

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Posted April 25 2005 - 06:55 AM

The big difference (and to my recollection the only performance difference) is that the 65" set has 9 inch CRT guns. This gives a surface area of 63.61 square inches vs the 38.48 square inches that the 7 inch guns on the 55" set offers. The upshot is that it's a much superior picture.


#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Kevin_Breeze


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Posted April 25 2005 - 08:29 AM

Dave, thanks but the WS-65315 is also a 65" TV. I am asking whats the difference between the 65315 and the 65813.

I am interested in the 65315. Richard said it was $1849 but he bought the 65813 for $2849. I am not sure why Richard said the 65315 is a 55" b/c its actually a 65" TV so they are both 65" TV's but one is $1000 more...

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Kevin_Breeze


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Posted April 29 2005 - 04:28 AM

Hey Richard, I am now also buying the 65813, can't wait to get it home!Posted Image

Here's an excerpt of what one professional calibrator had to say about the set, that I thought you might be interested in reading:

The 65813 is in my mind the Cadillac of recent CRT's. Don't even debate it, the 65813 with the 9" guns is totally awesome. Just be sure to get it fully calibrated after it's broken in, the difference will floor you!

If you are not aware, Mitsubishi uses common chassis for a given model line. The xx513 through xx813 use the v23 chassis. Generally speaking, there is very little difference in the picture quality between models of a common chassis after the TV is professionally calibrated. Mits likes to talk about this feature and that feature but in the end the pictures are the same...

That is unless you are talking about the 65813. Like I said, the 65813 is just amazing. First of all, these sets tracks grey more reliably and with better linearity then any recent Mits with 7" CRT's; it's just amazing. Also, putting 9" CRT's in a 65" cabinet allows for stellar geometry calibration. That is to say that every 65813 I have calibrated has come very close to perfect. The picture will be linear and even but the best part is that the geometry in the corners and along the sides will come out very well, much better then any 7" CRT model. The only negative (surprising too) is that the 65813 will actually have a slightly dimmer picture then the other models. Most people expect that the 9” CRT’s will put out more light, but in actuality they will start to clip about 7% lower then the models with 7” CRT’s. In spite of this, their picture is still plenty bright enough.

Don’t hesitate to choose the 65813. If I were in your situation I know it would be my choice.


#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted May 12 2005 - 06:47 PM

Are there Tweeters in CA? I'm moving to SF and want a 65813.

Thanx! d