Mitsubishi Bids Adieu to LCD TVs

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jgrimoldy

Perhaps I'm missing something here, but this seems like a technical step backward.  I can appreciate the cost savings with DLP vs other technologies, but they have moving parts (color wheel) and they're not as thin. 

This doesn't make any sense.

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jaygregz

I actually don't own a new HDTV DLP but must say that thickness isn't the issue here. These DLPs are much thinner than the older ones. They arent 1-2 inches of thickness but who cares unless you wanting to wallmount a tv. It's not like you going to be viewing the television from its side.

I own both a plasma and an lcd television. I bought the LCD when the technology first came out. I must say that I"m quite impressed because the tv has stood the test of time thus far.

THe plasma is a panasonic that I bought through buy.com's black friday sale. They screwed up and gave a bazillion people a 42 inch plasma for 299 dollars. It's definately panasonics bargain model but it still gets the job done.

I was actually thinking of purchasing a Mitsibishi DLP but the reviews online really vary too much for me to take the leap. Theres definately a lot of value in the price/sceen size ratio though. Who knows.. maybe if good ole' maximum pc or one of it's sisters give it a thumbs up I would be willing to anti up.

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jonelsorel

Assuming you hold only a standard 9-5 job and get 8 hrs of sleep a day, that means that your remaining waking time is spent in front of your tv? Is tv programming that captivating lately?

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aether

If you are talking about TechLarry, you're assuming he was referring to himself watching the TV for 6-8 hours. He could infact have significant others that help accumulate the hours he claimed. =P

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TechLarry

I have a 60" Mitsubishi DLP I bought in 2009 black friday weekend at BB for $799.  It's an excellent TV, and a total bargain at that price.

My first HDTV was a Sammy DLP.  It went 5 years of 6-8 hours a day usage and never even needed the lamp replaced (though I did it just because I had a spare - I kept the old one as the spare.  Never really noticed a difference).

Replacement lamps for the Mitsu are only $99 retail, so even if it ever does blow it's not a big deal.

Great picture, brightness, no screen burn-in, no blur issues.  Viewing angle side to side is excellent, but DLP's are sensitive to up/down viewing angle.  I'm always seated when watching so it's no big deal.

I do have to say the remote absolutely sucks :)

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