While my 82837 is my main display for another week or two yet. I will hang out less and less in this thread. I am moving on up as they say. No I didn't go to a big Sharp. If they had an 85" Elite for $5500 then I would have probably gone down that path. The 92" beast is on its way. For those of you who will be interested in a more technical understanding of the new clear screen beast watch for my posts in the 2011 and 92" threads.
My 82837 will either get a quieter life in a spare bedroom or might end up at my brother's home as his main dispaly. I would sum up my experience with my 82837 as mixed but I found how to get the most out of it.. we, the 82" and me have had our growing pains together.
I cursed the calibration bugs, but the DUO VP largely dealth with that and was a good investment in the end. I don't think I would have enjoyed the 82837 nearly as much without the Video Processor. We will see how good the 2011 is without and with the Video Processor. Once the beast has enough hours on the lamp I will post charts. I am kind of hoping it will get quite close to spec with the built in calibration controls and I can move the video processor to another display.. probably not.
Autocalibration is a nice thing and should work even better on the new set. Right now I do most of the calibration manually. That is really a feature issue with the Video Processor or the lack of the ability to disable the dynamic iris on the 82837, take your pick. The 92" doesn't have a dynamic iris so autocalibrate should be seamless on it. Not that the user interface on Mits calibration controls are that awkward they are just not very linear and don't have enough authority, blue for example will not be tamed and is overbright on the 2009s without an external VP.
I have learned a lot on this thread and thanks to everyone for helping me through my first Mits.. all TVs drive me crazy with their individual idiosyncracies, the 2009 WD-82837 made me craziest becaue I expected so much from it.
Samsung 78" JS8600, Mits WD-92840 43" Samsung 43ku7000 - Lumagen Radiance XS, Martin Logan Motion 40s, Ascend Sierra 2s
58" Panny Plasma -DVDO DUO, Usher S520, JBL HLS-610, Definitive SM45, MusicHall Marimba