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Promoted 11-07-2012 by iconian at 02:50 PM View Original Post
Paul's TV has a great deal on a gorgeous 82" Mitsubishi 120Hz 1080p 3D DLP HDTV (WD82740). Price is $1499.99 - $100 with coupon code GET100 = $1399.99 + free shipping. Thanks SlvrFox

Specs:
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Weight: 134Lbs.
  • Display Mode: 3D
  • Refresh Rate: 240Hz
  • Inputs:
    • 3x HDMI
    • 1x USB
    • 1x Ethernet
    • 1x Component Video
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Edited November 7, 2012 at 04:37 PM by SlvrFox
Use GET100 for $100 Off
(Thanks to mattzane227)

"Subtotal: $1,499.99
Discount: - $100.00
Updated Subtotal: $1,399.99
Promotional Code:
Coupon Name Coupon Value
GET100 $100.00 "

Return Policy100% satisfaction.

Also with Discover Card's 5% Bonus CB on internet purchases till 12/31, take another $75 off to bring it down to $1,325 ($75 CB/Limit $1,500 in purchases)

"Since we have stores in CA, CO, MI, MA, RI and VA, sales in those states are subject to state sales tax."

Also Use STAND73 for
Innovex Black stand for this TV for $249
(Thanks to Grandpuba2000)


http://www.paulstv.com/DLP-Televi...D82740.asp


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Product Specifications
Audio Characteristics:
Speaker Output 10W x 2

Other Notes 2 Way Full Range Left + Right

Dimensions:
Weight - Without Stand N/A - Stand is Not Removable

Weight - With Stand 134 lbs

Weight - Shipping 171 lbs

Dimensions (H x W x D) - without stand N/A - Stand is Not Removable

Dimensions (H x W x D) - with stand 48.6" x 73.2" x 22.7"

Dimensions (H x W x D) - Shipping 52.2" x 77" x 29"

Inputs and Outputs:
Coaxial Digital Audio 1 Out

Number of Rear HDMI Connections 3

Number of Side / Front HDMI Connections 0

Component Video Input 1

Coaxial Input (Ant.) Yes

Ethernet Connection Yes

Wireless Connectivity WiFi Ready - Mitsubishi AWNU231 Wireless USB Adapter Required

Optical Digital Output No

PC Input HDMI Only

Photo Card Reader No

USB Input 1

3.5mm Mini Jack DVI/PC Audio Input

Power Consumption:
Power Consumption when on Exceeds Energy Star Standards

Power Consumption when off Exceeds Energy Star Standards

Video Characteristics:
Screen Size 82"

Native Resolution 1080p

Refresh Rate 120Hz

Contrast Ratio N/A - Not Given

Warranty:
Parts Warranty 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty - Extended Warranty Available

Labor Warranty 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty - Extended Warranty Available
Mitsubishi WD82740 - 82" 120Hz 1080p DLP 3D HDTV
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Last Edited by Grandpuba2000 November 6, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Use GET100 for $100 Off


Can also Use STAND73 for
Innovex Black stand for this TV for $249

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#211
I'm in the middle of a budget front projection build but having issues mounting the screen in my room. How do these DLPs handle being in a room off the main house that will not be tied into the HVAC system? There is an in wall ac/heat unit up there but I don't want to leave it on if I'm not around.

Thinking maybe I should bite the bullet and move to DLP....
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#212
Quote from cruz878 View Post :
I'm in the middle of a budget front projection build but having issues mounting the screen in my room. How do these DLPs handle being in a room off the main house that will not be tied into the HVAC system? There is an in wall ac/heat unit up there but I don't want to leave it on if I'm not around.

Thinking maybe I should bite the bullet and move to DLP....
My gaming desktop heats up a room more than this thing. It does need fresh air, but its because it doesnt move a lot of air and you never hear the fans. Its not that much heat.
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#213
Quote from cruz878 View Post :
I'm in the middle of a budget front projection build but having issues mounting the screen in my room. How do these DLPs handle being in a room off the main house that will not be tied into the HVAC system? There is an in wall ac/heat unit up there but I don't want to leave it on if I'm not around.

Thinking maybe I should bite the bullet and move to DLP....

The units have built-in fans to keep them at the right temperature. You just need to leave some room around the unit for it to do its job.

Our 67" Samsung DLP is over six years old now, and I just replaced the bulb finally at a cost of 45 bucks. Got the bulb from Amazon. Guest still find themselves amazed by the panel half a decade later. Man, if I could figure out a way to swap my 67" for this 82" I'd be on it in a heartbeat.
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#214
Quote from daiei27 View Post :
Looking for more owner input on PC usage, 3D gaming
While I do not own this exact TV I have a Mits 73640 a 2011 model but they are still very similar. I use mine with an HTPC and I also do 3D gaming with nVidia's 3D Vision (I've done it both ways with the IR emulator hack and with the official 3D Vision kit) on my desktop gaming rig. What would you like to know specifically? I can tell you that the 3D games are the best 3D I've seen.
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#215
Do these have the same stupid color wheel failure problem like the 73" ones? I had the thing changed out 1 year ago, and it is failing again. Totally sucks. Known issue, they pay for the part but you have to pay the labor, which is NOT cheap, and the thing croaks again in a year.
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Quote from chinLao View Post :
For those considering a stand, I would advise getting one with a height that's between 12-20 inches. Any higher and you may have to tilt your head slightly up a bit to be in line with the TV (when sitting). I found out the hard way by using a 24 inch stand and sitting about 16 feet away. I've since switched to a 14" stand; which is about perfect for me.

And just for the record, I don't have low, munchkin couches. =)
Stand is from IKEA Link: [ikea.com] [ikea.com]
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#217
Quote from shaqoneal View Post :
Do these have the same stupid color wheel failure problem like the 73" ones? I had the thing changed out 1 year ago, and it is failing again. Totally sucks. Known issue, they pay for the part but you have to pay the labor, which is NOT cheap, and the thing croaks again in a year.


I know that is more likely to happen in smokers and dusty homes.
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#218
Quote from Tch0rT View Post :
While I do not own this exact TV I have a Mits 73640 a 2011 model but they are still very similar. I use mine with an HTPC and I also do 3D gaming with nVidia's 3D Vision (I've done it both ways with the IR emulator hack and with the official 3D Vision kit) on my desktop gaming rig. What would you like to know specifically? I can tell you that the 3D games are the best 3D I've seen.
Here are the quotes from UltraLazer that concerned me:
Quote :
My Tv is under 100 lbs and I have seen several 55" LEDs that are similar weight. the 82 is about 150 lbs.

I bought the 73840 a not to long ago so I just wanted to share my experience.
Its great for TV, xbox, and 3d movies! I can't wait to play WiiU on it.
Its terrible for connecting a PC or trying to play 3d games. (Most all TVs are going to be terrible for 3D games because you will never get 120 HZ from an HDMI cable, no matter how much you pay.)
The biggest problem is these TVs are made by throwing a bunch of parts together and then trying to calibrate it all in software. They will have overscan, meaning the picture projected is bigger than the opening. They do this to hide the misalignments or maybe things that have shifted in transport. Mine is actually slightly tilted but you don't notice till there is a line really close to the edge. When you software calibrate it you actually lose resolution. Most of this stuff doesn't matter for TV and movies, or games. Its a royal pain in the butt for PCs. I can't get my PC to send surround sound to my TV but this wont be an issue for you because the 740 is only stereo.
I have also found that the colors are not as exact. Mine is obviously not calibrated and I'm spoiled with my HP displays on PC. While surfing reddit I noticed that I can't tell the difference between purple and blue.
I personally don't care about the 30 seconds for the bulb to warm up. Its an easy all in one solution to home theather for me in my apartment where I can't mount things or run wires in the walls. Its cheap for the size, and I enjoy it.
Quote :
My comments apply to all models (except the sound issue. I have the top of the line 840 series). Do a search for "overscan." This will happen with all DLPs just due to how they are made. It wont effect your movies from PC. It will effect that your start menu or icons may be off screen. You can go into your ATI or Nvidia contol panel and put a black border around your desktop but you are also lowering your resolution at the same time.

DLP are great for 3D because there is no ghosting. I do not recommend TVs for 3D gaming for one reason, HDMI. 1.4a standard is 1080p at 60 Hz, period. There is nothing you can do about it. So you have to use frame packing and that means you get half the resolution to each eye. For movies its not an issue because HDMI can do 1080p at 24 Hz. This is terrible for gaming. There are a limited amount of TVs out there that have a DVI input and these TVs can do 120 Hz 3D. This TV does not have DVI.

For 2D games or anything its great.
We use our HTPC as a desktop replacement sometimes so I was worried about how much the overscan issue affects normal PC usage.

The 3D gaming isn't as important, but would be a nice bonus to know if this TV handles 3D gaming well despite Ultra's comments. I'm actually more excited about the possibility of Simulview gaming (uses 3D tech to do multiplayer gaming without split screens [playstation.com]). I would think it would work, but I'm still digging for more details...
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#219
I'm not sure how he has his setup. I don't know about his audio issues because my surround sound output is separate from the video. I use optical out from all my sources to my receiver since I don't have one that supports DTS MA or Dolby Digital True HD.

Yes there is overscan, it's not really a big deal. Yes you can resize the desktop and instead of 1920 x 1080 it might be like 1850 x 1062 or something like that for the task bar to show, most people wouldn't even notice the slight loss in resolution. I don't use my 73640 for much desktop usable but it's passable. Yes Rear Projection isn't the greatest for desktop usage since they weren't designed around that but neither are most other HDTV's. My previous RP CRT HDTV had a similar look. The main reason why it doesn't look quite as good as regular PC monitor is because most PC monitors support 4:4:4 chroma sub sampling and very few HDTV's support it. As a result text isn't quite razor sharp. Blue, Red, or Yellow text might look funny but it's only slightly annoying if things like that bother you. Also with Rear Projection there can also be some slight geometry issues, for instance my TV has a slight bow at the top of the screen, it's noticeable on a desktop if you have a window up near there or at the end of movies with scrolling text. There's some deep settings in the service menu that allow you to adjust but I haven't played with them yet. I don't notice these issues too much unless I'm specifically looking for them. But yes for TV, movies, and video games this style of TV is great but only mediocre for PC desktop use IMO. If it's not your main display for a desktop I'm sure you'll be just fine like for farting around Youtube, Facebook, or whatever.

I don't think he had his colors setup well but every TV is different to some degree from the factory. Some kind of calibration would help either from a test disc like DVE or Disney WoW but an ISF calibrator is best. I haven't ISF calibrated my TV but would like to one day.

There's a trick to getting 3D games to work at 1080p @ 60hz on PC. Since the TV is HDMI 1.4a it's usually stuck to 720p @ 60hz or 1080p @ 24hz for 3D, however there is a .INF driver hack called Rollermod for the TV that tricks the video card into thinking the TV only accepts HDMI 1.3, which allows for Checkerboard 3D 1080p @ 60hz. However you must to set the TV to no overscan for 3D on the PC to work properly.

I've played the following games in nVidia's 3D vision
Trine
Trine 2
Crysis 2
Battlefield 3
Limbo
Just Cause 2
Borderlands 2
Darksiders 2
Batman Arkham Asylum
Sleeping Dogs
Alice: The Madness Returns

They look fantastic. There's not much pop out. It's mostly depth. The games look better than Prometheus or The Avenger 3D BluRay IMO.

PS3 3D is decent but not nearly as good as PC 3D. But I don't have many games that support 3D on PS3. Yes PS3 3D is HDMI 1.4a 720p @ 60hz 3D but since most PS3 games render at 720p or lower res it doesn't really matter. PS3 games I've played:

Mortal Kombat 9
Wipeout HD
Killzone 3
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Last edited by Tch0rT November 12, 2012 at 08:38 AM
#220
Thanks Op. Currently shows at "Out of Stock" . Hopefully they get some in stock or another similar deal comes around shortly.
I just paid $1500 on buy.com (from Paul's TV) a week ago. I want to try and get them to match this deal, but it's pretty unlikely while it is Out of Stock.
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#221
I'm not trying to thread cap and this may be a great deal, but I had a DLP for a few years and it was a POS. This one may be amazing in comparison, but I would only go LED or plasma for the foreseeable future.... Remember that if you plan keeping this for years you will have to replace the bulb every once in a while, so the $1400 price tag is a misnomer. Additionally, the design of DLPs are more fraught with design issues, more points of failure than contemporary technologies.

Just my 2 cents.
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#222
I have a 60" Samsung plasma and did a comparison using The Avengers blu-ray and there's hardly a difference. What is noticeable is the viewing angle on the DLP not as great. Particularly the vertical viewing angle; that is, you can see brightness diminishing once you get pass a 30 degree angle. But it shouldn't be much of an issue unless you like to sit and stand repeatedly while watching TV.
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#223
Quote from klokwyze View Post :
I'm not trying to thread cap and this may be a great deal, but I had a DLP for a few years and it was a POS. This one may be amazing in comparison, but I would only go LED or plasma for the foreseeable future.... Remember that if you plan keeping this for years you will have to replace the bulb every once in a while, so the $1400 price tag is a misnomer. Additionally, the design of DLPs are more fraught with design issues, more points of failure than contemporary technologies.

Just my 2 cents.
i say you ARE thread crapping, you give no actual facts or reasons why you are saying these things. just generic "DLP is bad" is not good enough. bulb replacement is know issue has nothing to do with DLP being "a POS".

simply saying you aren't thread crapping doesn't mean you actually aren't
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#224
Mitsubishi is the World Leader in DLP technology and 3d burst profiles. It is why IMAX uses their technology as well as 90% of the worlds movie theaters. Yes, older big screen TV's were craptastic but Mitsubishi has maintained the market when all others have gone to new formats such as LED, LCD, and plasma. There is a reason why the Japanese still use Mitsubishi in their million dollar boardrooms as well as many other Fortune 100 and 500 companies. If you have never sat in a dark room and experienced sound immersion with a 7.1 surround sound system and 3d glasses while watching a 73 or 82 inch Mitsubishi then you honestly don't know what you've been missing all these years. I have plasmas, LCD's and every other kind of TV throughout my home but my theater room has a Mitsubishi the size of Mount Everest and that with a quality surround sound system, beats the local movie theater any day.
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Quote from klokwyze View Post :
I'm not trying to thread cap and this may be a great deal, but I had a DLP for a few years and it was a POS. This one may be amazing in comparison, but I would only go LED or plasma for the foreseeable future.... Remember that if you plan keeping this for years you will have to replace the bulb every once in a while, so the $1400 price tag is a misnomer. Additionally, the design of DLPs are more fraught with design issues, more points of failure than contemporary technologies.

Just my 2 cents.
Do you have a link for a 82" plasma or LED under $10,000. Thanks, that would be great.
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