Originally Posted by ktm125
I read thru all 50+ pages on this thread trying to decide on which TV to get (took about 4 hours). Wanted the Samsung HL-67A750 because of the LED but since I could only find it for $3000, I bought the WD-73837 based on this thread.
Wow, 50+ pages and no arguments...
Places to buy:
1. On-line: US Appliance had the best price (2200) that I could find but I wanted to deal local and see the box and deliver it myself.
2. Fry's: seemed like the best place but none here in the SE
3. HHGregg: next best choice and there's one here in Chattannoga
They had the set tagged for 20% off and I got it for 2100 (new set)
1. Tech Craft: they had these stands for around $100
Didn't like that the bottom shelf was not on the floor, but raised, and my amp weights 80 lbs... plus I wanted my pre-amp on the bottom also.
2. Mits MB-S73A: $500 retail and could not find it discounted online.
The had it for $320 and it's the exact width of the TV and the bottom shelf is on the floor. The mid shelf is glass and can be placed at different heights. I'm going to add a center support to make the glass shelf more sturdy as it's a little flimsy. The best part though is that the top has a slot that the base of the TV slides into and the back has a metal support that screws into the TV and also the stand.
Used the Mits card with no interest and payments for 12 months, but I will make monthly payments and have it payed off in one year from now.
Got 5 yrs for $399 which includes bulbs. Bulbs have to burn out but they do have a performance degrade clause, don't know if that will work for a dimmed bulb or not. I got it becasue if they can't fix the TV then you get your money back.
Read thru the manual before setup and plugged the Dishnetwork and PS3 using HDMI. Turned on the Dish and then the TV and had picture and sound. Watched a Blu-Ray movie with out of the box settings and it was amazing.
So glad my room is too narrow for the 82...this was enough money spent.
Problems I read about in this thread:
1. The geometry seems perfect as the menus have straight edges.
2. No noise from the set at all.
3. The bighter spots on the image bleed into the black bars a little, but I don't think I would have noticed if I hadn't read about it here. Not a problem for me all all.
1. For now I will use the settings that I've seen in this thread.
2. Posted in the Caibration forum and got a reply from Doug in St. Louis at Clearly Resolved and he will be in my area in Sept. He informed me to get 100-150 hours on the bulb before the calibration.
Thanks to all here who contributed to this thread because I wouldn't bought this TV and got a great price without you!!!!