I can get an unbeatable deal on Mitsubishi - advise and opinions please

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Skip Hammerman, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Skip Hammerman

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    I have a friend who works with Mitsubishi and can get for me a TV below cost. I have been looking at the 70 inch SONY LCD rearprojection, however, these prices would be hard to pass by:

    WS-65813 $3,100
    WS-73713 $3,840
    WS-82913 $12,000

    I am even seriously considering the 82 incher. I have a huge living room with 15 foot ceiling and can easily accommodate any one of these sets with about 10-12 foot viewing distance. I have been watching a SONY 61 inch XBR (ISF calibrated) unit for the last six to seven years and it is time to move to HD.

    What would you do?
     
  2. Cliff Olson

    Cliff Olson Stunt Coordinator

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    With only 10-12' of viewing distance, the 82" would be a too large, IMO. BTW, I sit 17' away from a 65" Mitsubishi Diamond.
     
  3. Skip Hammerman

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    Cliff -

    I checked the distance and it actually is closer to 14 feet with a possibility of backing up another foot. What would you recommend as the minimum viewing distance for a 82 inch screen?

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  4. Rick Ewing

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    The 65813 and the 73713 are steals at those prices. I'd jump at the chance. The 82913 "Alpha" is new LCOS technology that although does a full 1920x1080 resolution, still likely suffers from some of LCOS' shortcomings (blacks). But you could pretty much guarentee (for better or worse) that you'd have a TV that few other people would dare.
     
  5. Cliff Olson

    Cliff Olson Stunt Coordinator

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    It's a matter of personal preference/taste, but I think you could easily go with the 73" TV from that distance. I think mine could be larger, now that I've had it over a year [​IMG]

    I believe there is a generalization, which states approx. 2 1/2 times the width of the TV for the seating distance (if IRRC).
     
  6. Lisa Menin

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    I am getting the 65813 with a viewing distance of 9-9 1/2 feet. For 14 feet, I would definitely go with the 73 inch set. My parents have a 65813 with 14 foot viewing distance and could have gone larger. Great set, by the way.
     

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