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Mitsubishi Diamond (842) Series DLP HDTV Sale / Great Bundles! WD-73842 = $1,399.99, WD-82842 = $1,899.99, WD-92842 = $3,199.99: Free White Glove Delivery! Paul's TV

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Paul's TV has the entire Mitsubishi Diamond Series at the cheapest they've ever been to my knowledge. These are the 842 series, the highest end non-laser DLP series Rear Projection Televisions that Mitsubishi manufactures - this year's models. These are cheaper than Black Friday / Cyber Monday! Excellent bundles are available as well!

All TVs come with FREE White Glove Delivery - They will bring in your product, unpackage and set your TV where you want it, plug it in, power it on and allow for you to examine everything to ensure everything is functional and unharmed.

The Innovex stands are glass panel shelves with metal frame - they fit the TVs seamlessly and look very nice with them (I have the WD-73842 with the Innovex Black 65). They are simple to assemble and offer a simple, yet classy / progressive look with a good amount of storage).

BEFORE ANYONE DISSES THIS DEAL:

Yes, these are DLP Rear Projection Televisions. They are, however, the highest end non-laser DLP offered by Mitsubishi, being fully ISFccc compliant (complete set of calibration settings), having better black levels (not listed, but I dare you to compare to the 742 series or below), built in FULL HD 3D glasses emitter (and DLP Link), 16 speaker surround sound bar, etc... As stated above, I currently have the WD-73842, and I have several friends with decent sized LED LCD Televisions envious of the picture quality AND size of this television (I currently use pretty much fresh out of the box settings, just tweaked tint so far). Viewing angle is non-issue for us - we can comfortably see the image from as much as 70 degrees off axis in each direction (maybe more, but we don't really have reason to test that).

Yes - Mitsubishi is leaving the consumer television market, however replacement parts will still be available through them and through authorized resellers (aftermarket replacement parts are available as well).

Yes - you have to replace the lamp every few years... It's $99 new for a OEM product that brings the picture back to "like new" when replaced. I've seen aftermarket lamps for $49... I'd prefer OEM personally, however the options do exist.

Anyhow, on to the info!!

All of these come with $250 in gift cards broken down as follows:

$50 - Royal Crown Watches
$25 - The Sunglass Store
$25 - Zunki
$25 - Pro Football Fan Gear
$25 - Pots & Pans Plus
$25 - Rock Canyon Leather
$25 - iGadget Mall
$50 - Studio 21 Jewelers

I, personally, found most of these to be pretty 'meh', however YMMV.

Overview:
http://www.paulstv.com/Mits-Diamo...-Sale.asp?

WD-73842 w/ $250 in Gift Cards - $1,399.99
http://www.paulstv.com/Bundles/Mi...-Cards.asp

WD-73842 Bundle w/ 2 Pairs X105BT 3D Glasses, AWNU231 Wireless Adapter and $250 in Gift Cards - $1,499.99
http://www.paulstv.com/Bundles/Mi...-Cards.asp

WD-73842 Bundle w/ Innovex 65" wide TV Stand, 2 Pairs X105BT 3D Glasses, AWNU231 Wireless Adapter and $250 in Gift Cards - $1,649.99
http://www.paulstv.com/Bundles/Mi...-Cards.asp

WD-82842 w/ $250 in Gift Cards - $1,899.99
http://www.paulstv.com/$250-Gift-...-Cards.asp

WD-82842 Bundle w/ 2 Pairs X105BT 3D Glasses, AWNU231 Wireless Adapter and $250 in Gift Cards - $1,999.99
http://www.paulstv.com/Bundles/Mi...-Cards.asp

WD-82842 Bundle w/ Innovex 73" wide TV Stand, 2 Pairs X105BT 3D Glasses, AWNU231 Wireless Adapter and $250 in Gift Cards - $2,199.99
http://www.paulstv.com/Bundles/Mi...-Cards.asp

WD-92842 w/ $250 in Gift Cards - $3,199.99
http://www.paulstv.com/Online-Spe...-Cards.asp

WD-92842 Bundle w/ 2 Pairs X105BT 3D Glasses, AWNU231 Wireless Adapter and $250 in Gift Cards - $3,299.99
http://www.paulstv.com/Bundles/Mi...-Cards.asp

WD-92842 Bundle with Innovex 83" wide TV Stand, 2 Pairs X105BT 3D Glasses, AWNU231 Wireless Adapter and $250 in Gift Cards - $3,524.99
http://www.paulstv.com/Bundles/Mi...-Cards.asp

For Reference (what comes with the TVs)

$250 in Gift Cards:
http://www.paulstv.com/250gc-bundles.asp

Mitsubishi X105BT 3D Glasses:
http://www.paulstv.com/3D-Accesso...X105BT.asp

Mitsubishi AWNU231 Wireless Adapter:
http://www.paulstv.com/Wireless-A...WNU231.asp

The Stands:

Innovex Black 65 (for 73"):
http://www.paulstv.com/TV-Stands-...ack-65.asp

Innovex Black 73 (for 82"):
http://www.paulstv.com/TV-Stands-...ack-73.asp

Innovex Black 83 (for 92"):
http://www.paulstv.com/TV-Stands-...ack-83.asp

The Diamond (842) Series Offers:

* 4 HDMI w/ CEC and PC Compatibility
* 2 USB 2.0 (one powered)
* ISFccc Advanced Video Adjustments
* PerfectTint
* PerfectColor
* 16 Speaker Immersive Sound Technology - 32W Total
* Center Channel Mode
* Surround Pre-Outs and Variable Subwoofer Output
* Bluetooth A2DP Audio Streaming
* Full HD 3D Glasses RF Compatible
* StreamTV Internet Media
* Wireless Internet Ready (adapter separate)
* iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Remote Control App
* Remote Control w/ Internet Controls
* Remote PC Desktop - VNC
* 3DTV (VESA Jack and DLP Link)
* 2D + Depth
* Plush 1080p
* 120Hz Sub Frame Rate
* 6-Color Processor
* Brilliant/Bright/Natural/Game Modes
* Rear Component / Composite Video Input

The 73" and 82" have a hybrid simi-gloss screen (it's not matte, but it's not overly reflective). The 92" has the Clear Contrast screen (best for contrast, however it is reflective, and best placed in areas with controlled lighting).
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Last Edited by Dawson14 January 9, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Wireless adapter: http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/accessory/WIRELESSUSB

73" TV: http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/tv/WD-73842

82" TV: http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/tv/WD-82842

92" TV: http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/tv/WD-92842

Stands at: http://www.innovexhome.com

BUYERS BEWARE: These DLP type TV's are no longer being made. R.I.P.

YEP that's right.....Mitsubishi recently announced that it is not going to manufacture any more DLP TV's. DLP TV are dead.

Yes - Mitsubishi is leaving the consumer television market, however replacement parts will still be available through them and through authorized resellers (aftermarket replacement parts are available as well).

(Beware of the Trolls)

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You put a lot of work into this post. Rep.
I'm still going to wait for AN 82" around $1200ish or a 92" for around $1800ish (might be wishful thinking)
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Here are a few shots of my setup.

WD-73842 on Innovex Black 65 Stand.

Using The Adventures of TinTin streamed as reference (Amazon Prime, 1080p stream on Wireless G connection - not Bluray quality but still impressive).

First shot has full flash - pardon the reflection on the right of the screen and slight washed out effect (that is the flash and nothing more - the TV has strong color and contrast under usual conditions, including daylight in our west facing (sun sets directly in) family room with four large windows.
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To whoever thumbed this down for 'not a good price', show me a better price, past or present from an authorized vendor. The lowest price 'til now was Black Friday - Cyber Monday, which, for the 73", was $1,449.99 for the TV and gift cards, or $1,649.98 for both the TV, stand and gift cards. No glasses or wireless adapter were included for that price. The other sizes had comparable differences as well.

Also keep in mind, this is the 842 series, not 840.
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I have an older 82" model (the 82-838) and absolutely love it. If you can deal with your tv having a little bit of junk in the trunk, you owe it to yourself to check these out. No, DLP isn't the hot new thing. Who cares? It let's you have a mini movie theater in your house at an amazing price. Great post op.

Now, any idea if there is a cheaper alternative to the proprietary wireless adapter? Or if I'm just looking to update the software, can I just plug in a thumb drive with the file saved on it? Thanks to anyone with advice!
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I can't believe they will actually plug in your TV included in the White Glove Install. That's service.
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I am so on the fence with this. I've been wanting to get a bigger tv and the size of these for the price is so appealing. I went to the local aarons to see them in person and they looked very dim in person. Probably just the settings I know but it worries me.

I have pretty much decided I'll either get a 82 dlp or a 70 led. As for the DLP, I think I am most scared of the bulb... do I really want to have to open my tv? For those that have these... how hard is it to change the bulb? Also does the tv stay bright all the way until the bulb dies? I have read some places that it dims half way through it's life span.
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Now, any idea if there is a cheaper alternative to the proprietary wireless adapter? Or if I'm just looking to update the software, can I just plug in a thumb drive with the file saved on it? Thanks to anyone with advice!
You can use other adapters as well, not proprietary (though some may not work properly). Many people use the Netgear Rangemax:

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Ran...p_asin_lnk

Though, ironically, the Mitsubishi one is actually $5 cheaper right now at $34 on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-...ss+adapter

Also, you can just download the current firmware onto a USB thumb drive and flash it that way. Some USB sticks may be quirky, but most work from what I've gathered.
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I am so on the fence with this. I've been wanting to get a bigger tv and the size of these for the price is so appealing. I went to the local aarons to see them in person and they looked very dim in person. Probably just the settings I know but it worries me.

I have pretty much decided I'll either get a 82 dlp or a 70 led. As for the DLP, I think I am most scared of the bulb... do I really want to have to open my tv? For those that have these... how hard is it to change the bulb? Also does the tv stay bright all the way until the bulb dies? I have read some places that it dims half way through it's life span.
I currently have mine set to Home / Standard / Neutral and that's where it stays whether day or night. We have a bright living room with a door and three large windows, all with arch windows above (2 windows are on the side to the right when facing the TV, a door to the right behind the TV as seen in the shots above, and one directly across from the door to the right behind our couch), and it's a western facing room (so the sun is direct in the afternoon). We only have privacy mesh over them, so little light control, and we've never had any problems. The biggest 'issue' is that the screen IS simi-gloss, which means that sometimes you'll get some glare when the light hits from certain angles. I prefer having a simi-gloss or full gloss screen, though, as it does give a better picture, and most of the time we watch at night anyways.

Short story long, dimness is not a factor under real conditions. There are two light steps above the one we use, and none of them are necessary for us. When I watch my friend's 55" Sharp LED it looks washed out with artificial brightness, whereas the DLP looks so natural and doesn't strain my eyes as much (and as I said above, when he saw the DLP for the first time he was in awe about the picture quality and naturalness of the picture). Viewing angles have been non issue as well - I stood damn near 90 degrees off axis last night and I could still see a bright image.

3D has been a blast as well, with very little to no dimming effect from that either - and I've only had a chance to test it out on Cox Free On-Demand thus far, which isn't really an ideal source (though it was pretty darn cool). I have four 3D Blurays on the way, though (one should get here tonight, the other three tomorrow), so I'm ecstatic about that!

**EDIT**

I forgot to address your bulb fears, sorry about that! The bulb is SIMPLE to replace! There's a cover on the rear of the TV that has two small screws securing it. Remove the screws and the cover comes right off and the lamp easily slides right out. It's so simple that the removal/replacement instructions are in the basic manual on page 43...

The bulb will dim slightly over time, however it's a very slow process that most people don't really notice until they replace it. Once replaced, it's quite literally like a new television.

Also - for your choice of the 82" DLP vs a 70" LED... Going with current prices from AUTHORIZED vendors - for the price of the 70" LED you can get the 82" DLP, the stand, 2 pairs of 3D glasses and a replacement bulb (I'm not counting the wireless adapter because the Sharp has wireless built in).

Let's not discount here the fact that the 82" is more than 37% larger as well...
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Also, back to the pricing for a sec:

Best Buy and HH Gregg are both sold out for good from what I understand, and they sold out at nearly full retail... Walts was last listed at $1,799 for the 73", though they do price match.
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I bought the 73840 for just under 1000$ shipped with tax last year.

Pros:
-its a cheap big screen
-no ghosting in 3D
-works great with TV movies and consoles.

Cons:
-terrible mitsubishi customer support. Any email will get you an email back telling you to call in. They won't help you unless you have the warranty, which means the store is helping you. So basically they won't help you at all.
-overscan, look it up...
-only digital format is AC3, no DTS support which is more common
-^above two reasons make it terrible for computers
-colors are not as bright. My WiiU gamepad has better color than my TV.

Overall I like my TV a lot because its big and cheap. I kind of wish I had gotten something like a 65" for under 1000$. As far as 3D for computer gaming, you will never get anything over 60 Hz over HDMI because it is limited by the 1.4a standard. Everything else is frame packed or 24 Hz.

I hope this helps some people out there.
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I bought the 73840 for just under 1000$ shipped with tax last year.

Pros:
-its a cheap big screen
-no ghosting in 3D
-works great with TV movies and consoles.

Cons:
-terrible mitsubishi customer support. Any email will get you an email back telling you to call in. They won't help you unless you have the warranty, which means the store is helping you. So basically they won't help you at all.
-overscan, look it up...
-only digital format is AC3, no DTS support which is more common
-^above two reasons make it terrible for computers
-colors are not as bright. My WiiU gamepad has better color than my TV.

Overall I like my TV a lot because its big and cheap. I kind of wish I had gotten something like a 65" for under 1000$. As far as 3D for computer gaming, you will never get anything over 60 Hz over HDMI because it is limited by the 1.4a standard. Everything else is frame packed or 24 Hz.

I hope this helps some people out there.
I've never dealt with Mitsu support *knock on wood* but I have heard similar stories. Hopefully I won't ever have to. I've had Mitsubishi televisions since 1989 with never an issue.

Overscan unfortunately comes with the territory of RPTVs in general, though with these it's really negligible - mine's only around 5-6% and doesn't ever effect text or framing in any way, though I have not used it with my computer (I have connected my phone to it via HDMI with only trivial loss however).

Where I don't agree with you:

Find me a TV with built in DTS decoding... AC3 / Dolby 5.1 is the standard for the vast majority of HDTVs. Most people craving more surround functionality will use an external receiver.

I'm not sure if you're referring to actual colors or picture brightness in your last negative... The picture is not as bright on the DLP as on an LED LCD, however it is actually generally brighter than CCFL LCDs, and with better viewing angles... Color performance for these DLPs is generally superior to both CCFL LCD and LED LCD - they are better replicated and more natural (brighter colors aren't always better). Generally in the consumer market, only Plasma produces truer colors due to the near perfect black levels.
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^my picture looks good, but when surfing the internet like reddit, I can't tell the difference between purple links I have clicked and blue links I have not clicked.

Also I was watching a movie on my WiiU and it displays the same image on both screens. Images popped out much better on the WiiU pad.

The digital thing bothers me because I play pc games on my TV and with the 800 series it supports surround, but I can't F' use it because my video card does not license digital dolby live. The "live" part is very important. There is no optical or spdif input either. Drives me insane I only get stereo most of the time.

The problem with computers and over scan is I can't see the whole start bar at the bottom. Its about 180 pixels on each side of the TV that get cropped out. You won't miss them for TV and movies but its a pain with computers. If you adjust in windows for over scan it screws up 3D because that is frame packed at full resolution. My advice is, if you are going to hook up a computer don't get a DLP TV. Projectors are fine, but not a box TV.

I have considered cutting up my TV and just using the projector inside on the wall, but I think the lens is the wrong focal length.
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The 73642 was on sale at Paul's TV for $949 (with the gift cards bundle) about a month ago or so. Is the picture on this TV so much better that it's worth 55% more in cost? I don't really need the extra features. Not trying to TC, but just trying to figure out if I should wait for another 73642 deals. I understand that 73642 is no longer offered at Paul's TV.
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