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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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Last Edited by skedaddle January 9, 2013 at 02:58 PM
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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Quote from xrayMover View Post :
I'm confused about the 3D options. I have the 73642, which has "3DTV (VESA Jack and DLP Link)" and does not have an "Internal 3D Glasses IR Emitter". I take this to mean that I have to purchase an external 3D emitter (most like the "Dimensional Optics 3ACTIVE IR Emitter Compatible with Mitsubishi 3D DLP TV"). Is this true?

Also, because of an earlier post I'd like to repeat that I had the 65 inch DLP (65638, I think). Bought it at Circuit City B&M, so that tells you I had it for a while. The picture never dimmed, and I never replaced the lamp.
See this:

http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/feat..._is_needed

Your TV is not listed but you do need a external 3D emitter.
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Quote from xrayMover View Post :
I'm confused about the 3D options. I have the 73642, which has "3DTV (VESA Jack and DLP Link)" and does not have an "Internal 3D Glasses IR Emitter". I take this to mean that I have to purchase an external 3D emitter (most like the "Dimensional Optics 3ACTIVE IR Emitter Compatible with Mitsubishi 3D DLP TV"). Is this true?

Also, because of an earlier post I'd like to repeat that I had the 65 inch DLP (65638, I think). Bought it at Circuit City B&M, so that tells you I had it for a while. The picture never dimmed, and I never replaced the lamp.
Correct - You'll need to purchase the external IR emitter.

My brother-in-law has had the WD-65738 (same model year as yours) since it was new in 2010 and it still looks great as well (he's never changed the bulb). I can definitely tell a difference between his picture brightness and mine, however I'm not sure how much of that is due to settings, how much is due to the series, and how much is due to age. His TV still looks fantastic though (and he has better control over lighting in his area than I do) - it's actually the reason I locked in on my TV in the first place (I have been a Mitsu TV fan since 1988, and had been interested in one of their big screen DLPs for a while, however his TV pushed me over the threshold).
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See this:

http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/feat..._is_needed

Your TV is not listed but you do need a external 3D emitter.
Thanks, I was just staring at that very page and wondering "why isn't my TV listed?"!
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They just hadn't updated it for the 2012 models yet.
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They just hadn't updated it for the 2012 models yet.
No update for the 2011 models either and now doubtful any updates at all.

I wonder what the "current" emitter is or if they have a current bundle even.

I went with the the Diamond or the 842 series to have the top 3D output over the 742 series.
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I saw laser dlp at a magnolia shockingly but I personally didn't like it, was dimmer than the vt50 that I saw right next to it. I can't say the picture quality was better but for the picture size I guess this makes the tv worth it but not the physical size of this thing. I personally see it as pay less for less convience
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Quote from nolf66 View Post :
Yes as the bulb ages the picture can and will dim somewhat over time. Nothing else in picture quality will change and with a new bulb the TV will be like brand new again.

However your samsung LCD TV picture will degrade over time and nothing you do can change or fix that fact.

I saw this deal before the OP posted it and great post detail so reps for that. I have the first generation 82" DLP and it has been great so far for many years. That being said I wanted a 92" since I first heard of them but price kept me away. Since they stopped making them now I had to order and I got the WD92842 - Bundle with stand(great price for a 83" stand). The 82" bundle is the better buy IMO but the price premium on the 92" is still the lowest it has been on the current model before they run out of stock. My father has a 73" and he bought a WD82842 - Bundle without stand.

We can't wait for our TV's this friday!
That was my understanding for DLP's, that by just changing the bulbs and cleaning the mirrors would help PQ infinitely, but that is not the case. No matter what I did with my DLP, it just never got better PQ after the 3 or 4 year period I owned it. I would change my bulb every 1.5 years and clean the mirror every year. My cheap Vizio LCD still looks great after 3 years. It takes almost 20 years for a LED picture to fade.
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^ agreed, overall the dlp overall isn't superior over a led or plasma but its only because of the size / price it's the reason people still buy it. That average cost to own a dlp will eventually cost more as parts begin to be scarce where they can jack up the prices despite them still supporting parts for this television
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That was my understanding for DLP's, that by just changing the bulbs and cleaning the mirrors would help PQ infinitely, but that is not the case. No matter what I did with my DLP, it just never got better PQ after the 3 or 4 year period I owned it. I would change my bulb every 1.5 years and clean the mirror every year. My cheap Vizio LCD still looks great after 3 years. It takes almost 20 years for a LED picture to fade.
It could have been since you changed your bulb so frequently that it was very hard to notice any change based on your usage or other factors.

I saw years ago some video on the LCD screen degrading over time not the light source fading. At that time I think all the LCD screens used CCFL as the light source in the test. I am to lazy to try and find that video. In the end I say buy what you like and the only kind of TV I have never owned has been Plasma and many many people swear by them as the "best".
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does anyone have a comment/feedback on the tv stand included in the bundle?

i'm just worried something like this could happen:

http://i46.tinypic.com/mkkev6.png
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Just curious about the viewing angle on today's DLP. I never bought one but my relatives did maybe 5 years ago. The PQ is decent but I noticed the viewing angles were horrible. I'm not exaggerating here. Is it much better today? I've always gone Plasma, which has excellent viewing angles from any perspective.
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Plasma is the only technology that definitively bests DLP in actual picture quality, generally losing out only in brightness (ironically).
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^ agreed, overall the dlp overall isn't superior over a led or plasma but its only because of the size / price it's the reason people still buy it. That average cost to own a dlp will eventually cost more as parts begin to be scarce where they can jack up the prices despite them still supporting parts for this television
I never live in the future or go by "what if in a few years". If my TV works great for me in the time I am using it than win win for me. I am not buying this TV for life but for today and with the expectation it should work fine for at least 5 years. I am sure in 5 years with OLED, 4k and even 8k sets being shown now that TV will be much different.

As the comment on "superior" I don't think a DLP is over any other type of TV. It is a fantastic value and for my viewing gives me a great picture that I get comments on from friends and family. If Plamsa or LED LCD offer a better picture on the high end expensive sets I would still choose DLP. Most people won't buy the high priced models like me.
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does anyone have a comment/feedback on the tv stand included in the bundle?

i'm just worried something like this could happen:

http://i46.tinypic.com/mkkev6.png
The stand is great. Check out the pictures I posted on Page 1 of my personal setup. It's completely stable, even on carpet, and has adjustable feet to ensure levelness. The glass shelves are flush with zero play, and there's enough overlap to the front and rear of the TV to prevent tipping if bumped. The stand for the 73" is rated to hold around 110-120lbs if I recall correctly, while the 73" DLP only weighs 86lbs. The other two stands are rated accordingly with their intended televisions as well.
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Just curious about the viewing angle on today's DLP. I never bought one but my relatives did maybe 5 years ago. The PQ is decent but I noticed the viewing angles were horrible. I'm not exaggerating here. Is it much better today? I've always gone Plasma, which has excellent viewing angles from any perspective.
The viewing angles have greatly improved over the years. I stated in a previous post that our image is clear from around 70 degrees off axis (so around a 140 degree viewing angle). I also tested standing right around 90 degrees off axis and, although I obviously couldn't see the full image, I could see that the screen was glowing brightly.
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