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Mitsubishi finally waves the white flag

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by trdrjeff, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I have no idea if my comments apply to you or not. I was quoting you because your post referenced gaining viewing distance with a flat panel. My initial question (which you never answered) was:

    I know these threads can sometimes be hard to follow, but not this hard. Here's the cliff notes for you:

    1. You posted about how you can gain viewing distance with a flat panel.
    2. I asked why you would want to gain viewing distance, as most people need the opposite.
    3. You posted that I must know more than those that set up your room.
    4. I stated that that's only true if you're sitting too close.
    5. You claimed I make assumptions.
    6. I explained why (see #3)
    7. You asked why I quoted you.
    8. I told you why.
    9. Your turn.
     
  3. damondlt

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    Hey I understood what you meant. :lol:
     
  4. damondlt

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    That about sums it up. If they were the best , everyone would have one, and they would still be around.
     
  5. djlong

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    "Being the best" doesn't guarantee victory in the marketplace.
     
  6. bobukcat

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    Well said, if it did Pioneer would still be making and selling Elite Plasma TVs.
     
  7. 4HiMarks

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    And Betamax would have beat out VHS.
     
  8. Hoosier205

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    Not even staying competitive will certainely guarantee defeat. Mitsubushi DLP's are a good example of that. Samsung left the DLP market after 2008 and Mits was only able to hang on for a litle while longer.
     
  9. lparsons21

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    Mitsi DLPs are somewhat an example of not being the best, but first you have to define 'best'.

    In the case of DLPs, it isn't that they weren't good to excellent, it was that they aren't skinny enough. People just keep wanting to not give up space in the room.

    Frankly I'm watching the prices of these sets and may yet decide to get one as the size of the cabinet isn't an issue for me and I would love to have a 73+" size.
     
  10. harsh

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    As with most everything in the current world economy, it is more about consolidation than technological progress.

    Pioneer may have sold the Kuro patents to Panasonic but I'm not convinced that Panasonic has produced a decidedly superior TV.
     
  11. harsh

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    I'm anxiously waiting to hear what people are using all this reclaimed cubic footage for.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I've had very good success with Vizio and Samsung HDTVs. The one Panasonic in the past worked well before it became a "hand-me-down" to a relative.

    In another 3 1/2 weeks...I'll check out the Panasonics and other new ones coming out at CES. the next "big thing" will be 4K HDTVs...but that's still a bit off into the future.
     
  13. damondlt

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    Yea the best at PLASMA.

    Plasmas are scary in the market place.
    Pioneer wasn't that great either. People thought cause they made stereos so long that the were indestructable.

    Yea Far from the case.

    Poloroid made cameras forever to , and guess what, where are they now?

    Sony, Samsung,Phillips,and LG are leaders in the TV marketplace.
     
  14. bobukcat

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    I'm not sure what you're referring to but it is widely accepted that Pioneer Elite Plasmas were the best in terms of picture quality from a flat panel HD display. The last ones released are still better than a lot of what is on the market today.

    And they still make "stereos", their Elite AVRs are right up there with Denon in terms of performance.
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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