Originally Posted by 1080pixel
I crossed out Sony LCD after I had and returned the V2500 after 3 days. What bugged me the most was $5 dollar remote for a nearly $3000 TV. So I searched and searched... the Mits was the last one on my list.
- Sharp - poor picture quality with the D62U series. And customer service is the worst of all the ones I called
- Samsung (LN-S4696D) - I like the pic quality but video settings are set for all inputs not for indivdual one; inflexible PIP
- Toshiba (47LZ196): expensive and inflexible PIP
stAll LCDs have their pluses and minuses, overall, Mits is a right choice for me based on my requirements - with how much I know about them right now.
I liked your logic. I'm still mulling over what to buy. I like the Mits color adjustment, overall picture quality , and features... espeically the IEE1394 possibilities for HD recording. On the other hand, I also like the Toshiba 47LT/LZ196 and it's color, video adjustments.
Mits is lacking on disclosing some of their sets specs. One question I have , and perhaps I missed it in the thread, is: Do the 231 and 131 share the same LCD panel? Has there been any change to the supplier so far of LCD panels? Same goes for Toshiba. Although, I think Toshiba is still Chi.
Has anyone actually gotten to compare the Mits 46131 and 46231? Has anyone compared the Mits 46131 and a Toshiba 47LX196 at the same time with a good signal source side by side? I'm tempted here to go buy the Mits 46131 at CC and then buy the Toshiba 47LX196 at another seller and road test them under my own conditions at home. I'm pretty much narrowed down to these two brands and models after 3 weeks of poring over the Sammy, Sony, and Sharp threads.
Much thanks to everyone and sharing their experiences. When I finally buy one of these I'll do the same! Actually, I already have a 3 year old Hitachi 57XWX20B RPTV. It still has a great picture, but not perfect color uniformity even after calibration and striping the CRTs. That slight red tint on the left side and slight bluish tint on the right side perturbs me when we want to watch monochrome movies on TCM from satellite. I just never really wanted a 57" screen. At least 8 - 10" more than I need at 6- 7' viewing distance. Anyone want a very large RPTV?
Thanks again for all who are posting! As Red Green would say" Remember, we're all in this together!"