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post #1591 of 11265 Old 07-30-2009, 04:53 AM
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The son you are absolutly right, the day i was at greg the salesman said quote" i will do what i have to do to see that you leave with that tv today" he told me to name my price, as long as it was not crazy like $100, or he said do you want a free stand, or a set of suround speakers. name your terms. i just stood there and stared at him like a big ol goober. i didnt know whether to poop or go blind. try getting a salesman to do that at BB. lol he was also trying his best to get me out the door with the 80 incher, he said i can have it on the truck in 10 min. i was so stupid i should have got the 60837 that day but i was just blown away, in the back of my mind i was like whats the catch, but know after hearing from diferent folks, that he was for real. from now on the only way i will step foot in BB is to buy a computer game. if we still had CC i would never go back to bb. bestbuy used to be a great store with good prices, but they have got to big fer there britches anymore.
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Back when I was first shopping and thought I wanted a Sansumg HL67A750, I got BB to price match a really good online price AND discount enough to make up for the fact that I'd have to pay tax @ BB. I was really surprised, but I think the key there was the person who was helping us was actually a manager. The employees may not care if you buy it, but the managers do.

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Who has the 65837 for 1599? I'd like to price match.
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After 4 weeks with the 65837 I am 95% happy, the only thing that bothers me to any degree is the light falloff in the corners, it's pretty significant on my set. Otherwise I love it and would buy again. (getting the 73 if wife would let me)

Let me amend that statement: The only -other- thing that bothers me is the remote.

I tried coating it with peanut butter and letting the dog chew on it but she somehow already knew how bad it was and ignored it. I might try using it as a door stop or to kill roaches with, beyond that I can't fathom any useful purpose for it being included with the tv.
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yea i couldnt believe the prices they had on there stuff, i actually went thru with my mouth open. when i saw the 52 inch lg plasma for 699.00.

A 52" plasma for 699?
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Let me amend that statement: The only -other- thing that bothers me is the remote.

I tried coating it with peanut butter and letting the dog chew on it but she somehow already knew how bad it was and ignored it. I might try using it as a door stop or to kill roaches with, beyond that I can't fathom any useful purpose for it being included with the tv.

For anyone who hasn't removed it from its plastic bag--DON'T. You can use it as a selling point in 5 years:

"Comes with the remote still in it's original packaging, never used."

That's the only use for it I have come up with.
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WOOHOO!!! Just delivered my 65837 a day early. Can't get it setup before tomorrow night. Wish me luck!
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Has anyone seen the 82" at their local Worst Buy?
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Has anyone seen the 82" at their local Worst Buy?

Nope, but I did go into my local Fry's Wednesday and was totally blown away.

They had the 83837, 60737, 65737, 65837, 73737, and a 73837 all lined up side by side for easy comparing.

Now only that, but what really floored me was that someone actually properly calibrated all of them. Gone was the torch mode, replaced with amazingly beautiful pictures on all.

It was actually what sold me on getting an 837 series over the 737. With both sets properly calibrated and sitting side by side, I could easily tell the difference in image quality. The 837 definitely had a greater range of light to dark without losing any color quality or clarity.


BTW, their 65837 was only $1799.
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How did the 83 compare to the 73 in picture quality and brightness?

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They had the 82" sitting seperate from the others, and it was the only one not on any kind of stand for display. It was sitting flat on the ground, just outside of their dimmed viewing area.


That said, it was still plenty bright enough to get a good picture, even at the bad viewing angle and in the normal lighting of the store. It was so big you could clearly see what was going on on-screen from close to 100 feet away.

From what I could tell it seemed to be slightly less sharp than the 73" at the same viewing distance, but doesn't look any worse if you back up a couple of feet. Brightness and colors were still awesome, despite fighting with the bright ambient light.


If I had the money I would have bought it.
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From what I could tell it seemed to be slightly less sharp than the 73" at the same viewing distance, but doesn't look any worse if you back up a couple of feet. Brightness and colors were still awesome, despite fighting with the bright ambient light.


If I had the money I would have bought it.

Sweet! Thanks for the report.

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I received my 65837 from Electronic-Expo yesterday, I was blown away with how quickly they were able to get it to me. I fully expected to receive it sometime next week, so my other stuff isn't here yet (HTIB, HDMI 1.3 cables, DVE Basics) but they should be arriving this afternoon.

I know Electronic Expo had gotten a bad rep for whatever reason but I had nothing but great things to say about them. The delivery people were friendly and helpful (they didn't help put the unit on my pre-existing stand but I didn't really ask them either) and the sale person was the best. I'd use them again if they had the cheapest price!

After turning it on last night I was floored with out great it looked out of the box but I also had no clue how to operate it, didn't get a chance to do more homework before it arrived and the manual that came with it was different from the manual I downloaded from mitu's site. So a lot of it was on the fly pressing buttons and wishing for the best.

Using the cable box (provided by Comcast) it was set to Brilliant and it looked fantastic on the baseball game and the TV shows I watched last night -- I did notice that HBO \\ Showtime etc.. in HD were kind of crappy looking but it was like that on my LCD as well, it's a Comcast problem but I'm probably not going to switch since I primarily watch movies from Blu Ray \\ DVD format rather then premium channels and I have no complaints about sporting events or HD local channels.

Now, one problem (or complaint) I ran into was when trying to view Blu Rays from my PS3 the 837 is auto choosing it as game mode and when trying to alter the picture settings I lose brilliant as an option and almost all of the preset settings aren't looking that great. I popped in a Sony Blu Ray so I could run through a test pattern and it the color one wasn't good on almost any settings (closest to good was bright but that was too .... bright) -- even adv1 looked off. I haven't tested a game yet but I was disappointed in the few minutes of INDY 4 with the current settings.

At this point I'll wait until the DVE disc comes, give that a whirl but I'm not optimistic. I think I'll need to shell out some cash to either have a professional calibration or have a dedicated blu-ray player to watch movies vs a hybrid game \\ movie system. Which is not too thrilling of a prospect but I'll toy around with the settings tonight, maybe try and force that hdmi port into blu ray mode.

Anyone run into a problem with PS3 blu ray quality? I am running that one with a 1.3 HDMI cable

ETA --

Keep in mind that is with the devices plugged directly into the unit -- my HTIB will route everything through 1 HDMI port so that might fix it.
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If I use HDMI from a PS3 to the 73837, will the TV output the sound to my stereo pre-amp?
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If I use HDMI from a PS3 to the 73837, will the TV output the sound to my stereo pre-amp?

Yes, although not through HDMI. If you haven't already, you'll need to connect a digital audio cable from the TV to your pre-amp. The alternative, and possibly best option as far as sound quality would be to connect an optical digital cable from your PS3 to you pre-amp.

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As you had both the 82 and 73 837 I'll direct this ? at you. I saw the 73 in a store the other day but they won't be putting the 82 out, only special order. I was wondering if there is any difference in contrast between the two? The 73 had great blacks but I worry the 82 won't have as good of contrast because of the screen size to bulb and other factors like that. Oh and would you mind putting up some after you calibrated with DV essentials photos?

I am happy to report I see NO difference in PQ or contrast or detail between the 82837 and the 73837. To be honest I half expected to see a loss in any of those categories going to the 82inch. So I was very pleasantly surprised. The bulb is no less bright. You will get plenty of brightness on the 82.
Also on a side note, someone was wondering if the 82 looks overpowering in size over the 73. For me...no, and I think it is because of the tiny frame around the screen. I only noticed it for a couple of hours but after that it looked almost like the 73 in that it did not 'take over' my living room. For a 82 inch it is quite manageable. I have finished calibrating with my DV essentials and I will try and put up some pics
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that was sarcasm right? sarcasm doesnt show well on the interwebs.
the difference in screen area between a 72" and an 82" is 658 inches square.

No he is right, there in not a considerable difference between the 2 unless you are in a small living room. In the show room, size difference between the 73 and the 82 not as noticeable as you might think. But that's just my take.
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Yes, although not through HDMI. If you haven't already, you'll need to connect a digital audio cable from the TV to your pre-amp. The alternative, and possibly best option as far as sound quality would be to connect an optical digital cable from your PS3 to you pre-amp.

My Pre-Amp is analog only, that's why I have to take the sound to the TV 1st, because the PS3 have no option for audio analog out, unless someone knows different...
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Just went to my local shop and got the 82837 + 5 year extended warranty for 4200 out the door. Taking delivery sometime tomorrow. Had no intention of buying, but it was hard to pass that deal up.
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Just went to my local shop and got the 82837 + 5 year extended warranty for 4200 out the door. Taking delivery sometime tomorrow. Had no intention of buying, but it was hard to pass that deal up.

That is a really great deal on that set. Where is this place at?

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ETA --

Keep in mind that is with the devices plugged directly into the unit -- my HTIB will route everything through 1 HDMI port so that might fix it.[/quote]

That will fix it. I am using my Sony AV receiver as a switcher (with just one HDMI 1.3 to the set). so I can keep all at the same setting. I prefer the same setting whether watching blu ray or HDTV. I guess if you prefer more of a film/natural look you could use a second HDMI for the blu ray player.
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Just went to my local shop and got the 82837 + 5 year extended warranty for 4200 out the door. Taking delivery sometime tomorrow. Had no intention of buying, but it was hard to pass that deal up.

Congrats....that beats the heck out of the deal I got with the 5 year.
You will love it! (except for the remote I guess....it does make a decent paper weight tho)
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What Brand/Company are you guys using for your Extended Warranty for the WD-82837? Thank you.

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What Brand/Company are you guys using for your Extended Warranty for the WD-82837? Thank you.

Mine was part of the Mits package deal.
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I have finished calibrating with my DV essentials and I will try and put up some pics

I am looking forward to seeing your pics!
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I am happy to report I see NO difference in PQ or contrast or detail between the 82837 and the 73837. To be honest I half expected to see a loss in any of those categories going to the 82inch. So I was very pleasantly surprised. The bulb is no less bright. You will get plenty of brightness on the 82.
Also on a side note, someone was wondering if the 82 looks overpowering in size over the 73. For me...no, and I think it is because of the tiny frame around the screen. I only noticed it for a couple of hours but after that it looked almost like the 73 in that it did not 'take over' my living room. For a 82 inch it is quite manageable. I have finished calibrating with my DV essentials and I will try and put up some pics

Thanks for the conformation, I'll be looking forward for your pics, although I believe I will be getting the 82 ordered in, seeing as you didn't see any major difference between the two.
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That is a really great deal on that set. Where is this place at?

ABC Warehouse in Michigan.
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I see a lot of people asking about the 73 and 82 still so I thought I'd bump these to try and help. These were taken with an iPhone 3GS. I went ahead and uploaded the images I attached to the original post to an external site so I could repost them here too. Enjoy:

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Hey I just got back from Conn's and they had the 82, 73, and 65" 737 models side by side by side. I took some pics and videos with my iPhone 3GS for all to see. Keep in mind that this isnt a HQ camera, I was standing\\walking casually while taking them, and the store is extremely well lit.. moreso than a normal living room would be I imagine. I would say I was standing about 5-7 feet away for each picture and video (except for the one of all 3 TVs in full frame from far away). Anyway.. the prices were $4199, $2199, and $1399 respectively. Enjoy the comparison pics and videos below and I'll post a second time with individual shots of each TV.

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65"


73"


82"


65-73-82


73-65


82-73-65 (1)


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Just plugged this new wd65837 in and have no input device on it except OTA antenna, this is what I get. Any ideas? Maybe I took a wrong turn in setup.

I'll see if I can attach jpeg.
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Well, that doesn't look good. Did you scan for channels?
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