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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. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Dripping...

    Yea, bother in law isn't that picky about video quality. I have the same set and mine lasted over 4,900 hours before I noticed a difference (my main TV is a 51" Samsung plasma).

    Yes plasma will last longer for brightness then a DLP's bulb, so every now and then you spend the $99 for a new bulb (how much you paying for your Panny's bulb). And how much do you have to pay to get a plasma or LCD/LED screen that's in the 73" range? Back over 4 years ago when we purchased them it was $2,100, you couldn't touch a flat panel anywhere close to that price and still hard to beat.
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I would bet that nearly have the people that stick a TV on the wall have a lowboy or cabinet underneath it anyway.

    And those that don't, do you really think they're using that 18" - 24" in front of the TV for anything?

    My living room set happens to be in a 24" deep niche and the other two are on TV stands to hold the rest of the equipment.

    Even if I felt like hanging something on the wall, I wouldn't gain any floor space.
     
  3. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I've never wall mounted my Living room's TV, nor will I, for the reasons you mentioned.

    I have a 60 inch wide stand, with 3 shelves that fits my 55 inch LG, PS3, DVD player, Samsung sound bar and Sub, and my HR34.


    Now my bedroom tvs,I've mounted on walls. But all are move-able arm type ,and one has a small stand for HR23, my other 2 have wall mounted H25's.
     
  4. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Well, the RPTV's do take up a good amount of space. When I was able to get a flat-screen for my wall in the Family Room, that opened a lot of space up on the floor. It also allowed us to sit about another 2-3 feet farther back from the TV now.

    - Merg
     
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    My DLP's are only 16" deep. What exactly do you do with that 1' directly in front of the TV?

    And wouldn't freeing up floor space mean you could move your seating closer? How does it enable you to move it further away.

    And, as has been mentioned, many that get a big screen TV have A/V receivers, DVR's, Blu Ray players, etc. that they need to put under it anyway.
     
  6. Rickt1962

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    LOL Well I dont live in a closet LOL my room is 18x25 and the TV is only 10 inches or so deep ! Whoo Yee LOL Sits on my Mantel which is 2 feet deep. Im sure alot wont complain about 10 inches:lol:
     
  7. Rickt1962

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    MY thoughts exactly LOL people are silly Yea its wall mounted but my AV equipment under it sticks out ! LOL Hmmm I guess if they mount it in ther hall way so they dont trip over it ! LOL
     
  8. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Yep, I see so many setups like this:
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    Not only is the TV to high on the wall, but it's further back than it needs to be thereby reducing the immersive experience you could get. Hey, but it's on the wall like the magazines.
     
  9. wingrider01

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    by the viture of the LED/LCD being thinner then the DLP, you can that space from the front of the set
     
  10. Rickt1962

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    Yep thats what i want to set closer to the wall to watch LOL :eek2:
     
  11. Hoosier205

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    I replaced a 2008 61" Samsung LED DLP with a 2012 65" Panasonic GT50. The DLP was the best of its kind in 2008. I replaced it with the Panny plasma because I wanted something better. Mine is on the wall with the center of the screen at eye level when seated. I did this because is still out of reach of my youngest child that way and it simply looks better aesthetically. It is a much "neater" or "cleaner" look in my home, the way I have done it.
     
  12. Herdfan

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    +1

    My 70" Sony SXRD which I bought open box from Best Buy has been running on the original bulb for 5 years now. Based on the manufacture date it was in the store less than 9 months before I bought it. No way of knowing if they changed bulbs or not, but it had about 4800 hours on it when I got it.

    That new 90" Sharp is tempting, but not as long as the current beast is running strong.
     
  13. houskamp

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    flat screen on the wall makes big diff in smaller rooms.. mines only 12x16 so I'm only 10' away.. lcd made room look a ton bigger..


    and all my equiment is in the bottom of a custom made curio cabnet in corner
     
  14. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    Yes quite sad........ They do not know what GOOD IS anymore :(
     
  15. houskamp

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    bolted to the wall helps with pets.. my cat knocked over whole entertainment center once.. was all laying in the middle of the room face down :lol:
     
  16. fluffybear

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    As long as they will continue to support my 73" DLP for at least another 10 years, I'll be happy! This is the first time I have ever had a TV fit so nicely in a room.
     
  17. Hoosier205

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    That depends. There are no DLP's that can beat or meet the best flat panel displays on the market today, aside from price.
     
  18. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    There's certainly probably situations when a flat panel on the wall makes sense, but I would wager it doesn't make sense in most situations.

    And regarding room size, how big is your display? Assuming a 60" display, you should only be 8' away to get the full benefit of 1080p anyway, so even in a small room the depth of DLP is rarely an issue. Most people sit too far away anyway and would benefit from having the display another 18" - 24" closer to their seating.
     
  19. Carl Spock

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    Outside of the false insinuation that only Mitsubishi DLP TVs are good, practicality and good human engineering trump performance every day of the week.

    I still like and listen mostly to vinyl.

    CDs are easier to use, can be played in many places and are more durable, but to my ear, don't sound as good as a phonograph record. Most people gave up LPs for CDs decades ago.

    MP3s are even more flexible than a CD and it's as easy as a download to own a bunch of great songs. With thousands of songs on your phone, you can take your music anywhere. But MP3s became this convenient only by throwing away 80-95% of the information that's on a CD.

    In terms of convenience and what people like, MP3s are better than CDs which are better than phonograph records.

    In terms of sound quality, phonograph records are better than CDs which are better than MP3s.

    It's the way of the world. I bet in 1455, people complained to Gutenberg that his Bible didn't look as fine as a hand-written manuscript.

    Mitsubishi lost millions of dollars in forfeited sales because they couldn't get over it.
     
  20. The Merg

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    My old TV is a 55" RPTV. It is just over 2 feet from the wall to the front of the TV. While I do have a TV stand under my TV that is now wall mounted, it is not taking up space off to the side. Also, I mounted my TV at eye level and my viewing distance is now an appropriate 8 feet instead of the 6 feet it was.

    - Merg
     

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