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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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Does your computer have digital coaxial audio? The SPDIF on my machine has digicoax and TOSLINK.

Yeah, I hear ya about the overscan with computers... I don't really use mine for that. I do goof with my AtrixHD on it through HDMI, which has been pretty cool with little issue (there's some overscan, but not enough to lose anything of importance).

I wouldn't mess with the projection - keep in mind that these projectors produce an inverse image reflected off a mirror in the rear of the unit onto the screen. The focal length, as you mentioned, would also be an issue.
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Quote from buzzman View Post :
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.
It really depends on what you are seeking...

As far as image quality:

The 842 has a better screen with better contrast (the 92" offers the full ClearContrast screen), a complete ISFccc professional calibration set, and more 'novice' tuning ability (PerfectColor and PerfectTint).

As far as 3D:

The 842 uses FullHD 3D specifications with a built in emitter. The glasses are much cheaper and more readily available with many options as it's being pushed to be the new 'universal standard' for active shutter. The glasses connect via Bluetooth, so they don't lose sync like the IR ones do. If you ARE interested in 3D, the glasses for the 642 run around $50-$100 on average, whereas you can get $20 Samsung glasses (I got mine for $15 each) for the 842 (this justified some cost for me).

As far as Sound:

The 642 has pretty run of the mill speakers... The 842 has a 16 speaker surround bar with Dolby 5.1 processing and connections for a variable LFE Subwoofer and surround speakers. It can also be set in "Center" mode to be used in place of a separate center channel when connected to a receiver.

The 842 also has Bluetooth audio streaming - the lower models do not.

As far as features:

The 642 does not have internet or streaming capabilities. The 742 and up do, along with wireless capability.

The 842 has 4 HDMI w/ CEC, instead of 3 HDMI without for the lower models.

Basically, if you don't want / need the extra features and you have a separate audio receiver - ie if it's just about image quality - the 842 DOES offer a better image than the lower models, however it's up to you whether it justifies the cost... To get the most out of it, a professional calibration will run you some $$$ as well.

I enjoy tinkering with the 3D, so having 4 pairs of glasses that I spent $30 total on really makes a difference over having blown ~$320 (assuming a reasonably average $80 each)...

Or, if you don't care about 3D, why not just go for the 73C12?
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Quote from prodigy79 View Post :
It really depends on what you are seeking...

As far as image quality:

The 842 has a better screen with better contrast (the 92" offers the full ClearContrast screen), a complete ISFccc professional calibration set, and more 'novice' tuning ability (PerfectColor and PerfectTint).

As far as 3D:

The 842 uses FullHD 3D specifications with a built in emitter. The glasses are much cheaper and more readily available with many options as it's being pushed to be the new 'universal standard' for active shutter. The glasses connect via Bluetooth, so they don't lose sync like the IR ones do. If you ARE interested in 3D, the glasses for the 642 run around $50-$100 on average, whereas you can get $20 Samsung glasses (I got mine for $15 each) for the 842 (this justified some cost for me).

As far as Sound:

The 642 has pretty run of the mill speakers... The 842 has a 16 speaker surround bar with Dolby 5.1 processing and connections for a variable LFE Subwoofer and surround speakers. It can also be set in "Center" mode to be used in place of a separate center channel when connected to a receiver.

The 842 also has Bluetooth audio streaming - the lower models do not.

As far as features:

The 642 does not have internet or streaming capabilities. The 742 and up do, along with wireless capability.

The 842 has 4 HDMI w/ CEC, instead of 3 HDMI without for the lower models.

Basically, if you don't want / need the extra features and you have a separate audio receiver - ie if it's just about image quality - the 842 DOES offer a better image than the lower models, however it's up to you whether it justifies the cost... To get the most out of it, a professional calibration will run you some $$$ as well.

I enjoy tinkering with the 3D, so having 4 pairs of glasses that I spent $30 total on really makes a difference over having blown ~$320 (assuming a reasonably average $80 each)...

Or, if you don't care about 3D, why not just go for the 73C12?
Thanks for the detailed response. It reaffirms my intention to get the 73642 instead.

I do want 3D and already have 3 pairs of PS3 3D glasses (at $20 each). What I need next is a 3D emitter, which is about $25 on Amazon.

I don't care about the sound and the wifi/smart capability as I have Roku and receiver.
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Does your computer have digital coaxial audio? The SPDIF on my machine has digicoax and TOSLINK.
SPDIF is the RCA connection and yes it has that. Toslink is the optical connection and I have another computer that has that. I don't know what you mean by digicoax. The TV doesn't accept it. I have never seen a computer with threaded F connection audio out.


Quote from prodigy79 View Post :
As far as 3D:
The 842 uses FullHD 3D specifications with a built in emitter.
Maybe there is something wrong with my 840 because when I try to use AMD HD3D which is fullHD 3D get a nice picture, but No sound. Samething happens with nvidia HDTV for DLP. I think what is happening is it stops accepting analog stereo and only accepts AC3 digital dolby. So really 3D only works well with blurays. I always have to use frame packing.
Maybe something changed with the 842 but the only differences I know about are BT glasses support and desktop over network.
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Ah, I misunderstood about the direction you were trying to go with audio. You're correct, the TV does not have TOSLINK or coax audio input.

I'm not sure about the difference there between the 840 and 842 regarding FullHD 3D. I am at a loss there - I have only video running to the TV through HDMI, and all audio is through fiber to my receiver.

I do also have my TV run back to my receiver using the digicoax output so that when I connect items such as my phone or camera (via HDMI) I can still use my receiver. If I hooked up my computer I'd have to take the rout of using DVI > HDMI to the TV, the fiber to the receiver, but since the TV itself doesn't have a digital audio input you would be stuck using analogue (sorry for basically repeating what you've stated, just thinking this through 'aloud'). Not sure why it stops accepting stereo for you during 3D content though... That's really weird. I'll dig around and see if I can come up with anything...
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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.

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Let's not discount here the fact that the 82" is more than 37% larger as well...
Prodigy, thanks so much for your reply to my questions! Just wanted to chime in and say that I agree that these TVs are plenty bright for me. The gloss is a bigger issue than brightness, and aren't most all TVs glossy these days? It may seem underwhelming in a store, but only because they crank the brightness to max for the LCD tvs in a way that you would never want to in your own home. It works in the store since it draws your eye, but there is no need for that much brightness once you bring the tv home. Not to mention those display tvs are going to burn out that much quicker.

And always go as big as you can, always! :-D Forget about that 70 incher, you know you want the big one.
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Haha I woulda gone for the 82", but the additional 8" of width posed a potential issue with the door leading out to our gazebo (see the shots I posted earlier)... The 73" fits nicely in the area, but I do kinda ponder at times how the 82" would look in its place.

Alas, it just gives me more of an excuse to go bigger, badder and bolder when I finally get around to my basement theater... ;-)
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I had a 65 inch Mitsubishi DLP for 4 years and never had to replace the bulb. On the other hand, some months ago the black would suddenly turn red off and on (DLP chip itself gone bad?). It gradually began doing it so often and for so long that I decided to replace the TV. I ended up buying the 73 inch DLP from Paul's mentioned in another post in this thread. Incidentally, I just realized I never got my valuable gift cards!
Glare on the screen was about my only complaint regarding DLPs. I hung blackout curtains in the room but sometimes light in the next room would be very irritating if I was playing a video game set in a dark location, so I had to put a Japanese paper screen in the entrance to the room.
Unless you need every inch of space, I'd recommend DLPs. For the money they just can't be beat.
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Can you give me some examples of Laser DLPs?
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That does sound like the light engine was going bad, that really sucks.

As for glare, do keep in mind that, unlike the 840 series, only the 92" in the 842 series has the full ClearContrast (glossy) screen. The 73" and 82" have hybrid screens that fall somewhere between matte and gloss (I just call it simi-gloss). It does pick up on some glare, but it's not as bad as a plasma screen by any means.

The glossy screens do produce better images, however they're more of a pain in uncontrolled lighting... I guess Mitsubishi assumed that if you're gonna get a 92" TV you're gonna make sure it goes in the perfectly lit area! I guess they also assumed that if you're going with a 'mere' 73-82" TV (as I did) they'll wind up stuffed in a brightly lit family room (as mine did). :-P

The C12, 642 and 742 series all have more matte screens.

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Can you give me some examples of Laser DLPs?
Sure thing:

http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/tv/L75-A96

http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/tv/L75-A94
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To help out the anti DLP kkklan:

stay away from DLP, they neuter puppies and sell the meat to Russian.
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oh god, eyeing an 82" now
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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.
Don't be scared of changing the bulb. On the back my Mitsu DLP there is a cover that is held down by one screw. Unscrew it, remove the cover, and you have direct acess to the lightbulb. When you put the new one in, don't touch it with your bare hands (some bulbs will melt from the oils on human hands), put the cover back on, and LET THERE BE LIGHT!

As for your second question, the brightness of the bulb descreases the more it is used. Life also depends how much you use it. I've had mine since 2010 and the TV is still very bright!
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I have the 82738 and really want the 92 now... but would rather have the lower model 92 for a bit less money...
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I picked up the non 3d WD-73C12 right before Christmas for (after discounts), $680.00 and free shipping from Dell. PQ is awesome, I use the lowest light setting and since its in my basement, it is perfect. Video gaming is awesome as well.

I really like the DLP size/cost which translates into great value.
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