Originally Posted by JackVette
I bought a 70 inch Sony XBR when they first came out. I tihnk I spent about $4500 for it and I think that was a great deal at the time.
It served me well. It was also a rear projection. At the time is was the biggest set that could be bought. Now I want a larger one and this set will move down to the basement.
I'm struggling between 80 and 90 inches and Mitsubishi vs. Sharp.
My sony has a clear contract screen like the mits. I've struggled with it since the room is not really greatly light controlled. I'm buying some blackout shades now to see if I can see an appreciable improvement and that opens the door for the mits.
I cannot honestly say that price is not an important consideration. From a risk standpoint, I can buy the mitsubishi and if I don't like it I've only lost a small amount.
The sharp is at such a premium price now, I'd again be paying the early adopter price.
I appreciate the insight from all those here. Looking forward to reading more.
Got it. The fact that the SHARP will go down in price quite a bit was a concern of mine too. Guess it depends if you're going to keep the set when you upgrade next time or will sell it.. If you're going to keep it then maybe just go with whatever set you feel looks best even at a premium now. I know that as long as I don't have major issues with the set I'm buying now, I'll most likely keep it & rotate in my home for the next 10,12 even 15 + years. The oldest rear projection set in my home (kids play room) I think is 16 (?) years old. Plus in 3 years or so,,,,,, in the next room that the SHARP will live,,,,,, we like to have natural daylight (it has large windows) so I'm thinking that buying ANOTHER DLP set is maybe not such a good idea. You're keeping/moving the DLP too so we're in similar circumstances...
BB reps, both the SM & Manger were very helpful, good peeps..Spent a few hours with me in a closed Magnolia studio switching back & forth between receivers & speakers Music, Movies.. They also reduced the price for my total set-up by $1700. They said they couldn't technically take the reduction off the SHARP so they reduced pricing on everything else; receiver, speakers, etc. I did quite a bit of net shopping & couldn't find the equipment for what they charged so pretty happy with that ... So the premium SHARP price is still going to be a premium price but not as bad??? The TV may take what,, 6 months before it's reduced by $1700?!?! lol! Would they have reduced pricing by $1700 if I bought the 92" Mitsu & all the rest of the audio,,dunno, maybe, maybe but not as much...
As a Silver member of BB, believe there is a 60 day return policy??? It applies to TV's??? So whether you pick the SHARP or Mitsu & then "change your mind" is there the possibility of only losing the shipping charges if you don't like it and not feeling like you're on the hook for $9k??
Anyone have experience with these stands? Pricey but choices for an 90" TV that's 81" wide are very limited. My viewing height is somewhat taller then average. I bought the Salamander 87" QUAD but considering one of these longer term: