AVS Special Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Picked up a 60737 for $994 (+tax) at a two-day sale at Ultimate Electronics yesterday. I wasn't really in the market until I saw that price on a 60" and cracked. That's about 1/3 off the MSRP on a new model TV, and 60"/120hz for less than $1k just broke my will.
This is my second Mits DLP. The first is a 62" first gen from late 2004 (and still in service). The picture is very nice to my eyes (tho I've never had a tv calibrated, for your "what kind of guy is this" mental adjustment).
"Brilliant" mode (which is what it was out of the box) is very chroma saturated. I tried it for awhile, and may use it sometimes, but natural will probably be my usual.
If I was looking for something to criticize even in a very reasonably priced TV of this size, it would be that the digital tuner is slow to change channels. Slower than the three year old 42" 720p Sony LCD it is replacing, it feels like to me (I was starting "four one thousand" in my head) --lucikly I only OTA rarely.
Can't claim to be a fan of the remote either. The little bit you'd use the most is small, sharp and uncomfortable to my fat fingers, and no backlight.
But damn is this thing light (64lbs) compared to our first gen Mits DLP 62" in the living room, and I can't hear the fans on this one at all yet from sitting distance with the sound off. Also, they added a feature where if you turn the TV off accidentally, or immediately change your mind, you can turn it right back on as basically "instant on" for up to 60 seconds after you turned it off. . . rather than wait for the typical "cool down period" and then go thru a regular start up. If you've had older DLPs you know how nice that is.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.