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post #8941 of 8970 Old 01-03-2015, 12:49 AM
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Has anyone had luck connecting there 82738 to a vizio sound bar? I cant get tv to recognize it through the hdmi arc set up via the cec

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Has anyone had luck connecting there 82738 to a vizio sound bar? I cant get tv to recognize it through the hdmi arc set up via the cec
I believe Audio Return Channel feeds sound from your antenna source back to your AV Receiver when connected as Set Top Box>Receiver>TV.

http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/arc.aspx

EDIT: Come to think of it, I don't think your set supports ARC anyway.

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Hi Everyone, I am looking at a pre-owned 838 series; however, the space it would go into is 32" off the ground. My sense is that with sitting only 12' away that it would be too high. I hate to pass up on this deal, but I also don't want to bring this monster home if it is not going to provide a uniform picture due to being too high off the ground.

I guess I'm wondering if anyone ended up placing these higher of the ground and how it worked (or didn't work) for you.
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Hi Everyone, I am looking at a pre-owned 838 series; however, the space it would go into is 32" off the ground. My sense is that with sitting only 12' away that it would be too high. I hate to pass up on this deal, but I also don't want to bring this monster home if it is not going to provide a uniform picture due to being too high off the ground.

I guess I'm wondering if anyone ended up placing these higher of the ground and how it worked (or didn't work) for you.
You definitely want to get it so the center is eye level. Off center horizontally isn't too bad but off center vertically, the image is dimmer (in an inconsistent way). You could tilt the TV, but you'll have to figure out how to support it. For my TV, I ended up getting a lower TV stand.
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You definitely want to get it so the center is eye level. Off center horizontally isn't too bad but off center vertically, the image is dimmer (in an inconsistent way). You could tilt the TV, but you'll have to figure out how to support it. For my TV, I ended up getting a lower TV stand.
Thanks, that's the sense I got from the info I could find. The problem is that this is a built-in unit running the length of an entire wall and dropping it lower isn't possible.

I may have to pass and go with an lcd/led option.
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Thanks, that's the sense I got from the info I could find. The problem is that this is a built-in unit running the length of an entire wall and dropping it lower isn't possible.

I may have to pass and go with an lcd/led option.
Which size is it? It would be less of an issue with a 65" than an 82" or 92".
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Which size is it? It would be less of an issue with a 65" than an 82" or 92".
It's an 82".
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Hi Everyone, I am looking at a pre-owned 838 series; however, the space it would go into is 32" off the ground. My sense is that with sitting only 12' away that it would be too high. I hate to pass up on this deal, but I also don't want to bring this monster home if it is not going to provide a uniform picture due to being too high off the ground.

I guess I'm wondering if anyone ended up placing these higher of the ground and how it worked (or didn't work) for you.
It will work fine I have one in the family room for my wife sitting on a tv stand / fireplace which is 36" high
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I was able to make a last minute change to the built in unit and drop the height of the middle portion where the TV will go to 19.5". That should give me plenty of options.
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I was able to make a last minute change to the built in unit and drop the height of the middle portion where the TV will go to 19.5". That should give me plenty of options.

That'll work great!


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Hi Everyone, I am looking at a pre-owned 838 series; however, the space it would go into is 32" off the ground. My sense is that with sitting only 12' away that it would be too high. I hate to pass up on this deal, but I also don't want to bring this monster home if it is not going to provide a uniform picture due to being too high off the ground.

I guess I'm wondering if anyone ended up placing these higher of the ground and how it worked (or didn't work) for you.
So, it turns out its a 738 not an 838, I not sure how much of a difference that makes, but everything I had been reading up on was for the 838s.
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So, it turns out its a 738 not an 838, I not sure how much of a difference that makes, but everything I had been reading up on was for the 838s.
Here's an appropriate thread for you.
73738 vs 73838

If you have a receiver and speakers, then the benefits of the 838 are negligible.
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Here's an appropriate thread for you.
73738 vs 73838

If you have a receiver and speakers, then the benefits of the 838 are negligible.
Great thread, right to the point-thank you.

7.2 system through receiver, so TV's sound output is not important.

I'm just vasilating between this at 82", the Samsung 64" plasma (for a few hundred dollars more new), and the sharp 80q17u for $2500 more.
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Great thread, right to the point-thank you.

7.2 system through receiver, so TV's sound output is not important.

I'm just vasilating between this at 82", the Samsung 64" plasma (for a few hundred dollars more new), and the sharp 80q17u for $2500 more.
Size matters.

If you've got a decently light controlled room, I'd suggest the Mitsubishi.
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Size matters.

If you've got a decently light controlled room, I'd suggest the Mitsubishi.
Great light control, and the price came down on the 738, so I'm picking it up today.

How do I check the number of hours on the bulb?
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Great light control, and the price came down on the 738, so I'm picking it up today.

How do I check the number of hours on the bulb?

There's no way to check the lamp hours but you can find out the TV's total hours by pressing MENU then the #s 2 4 7 0 on the remote. Then hit MENU again to get outta there.


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There's no way to check the lamp hours but you can find out the TV's total hours by pressing MENU then the #s 2 4 7 0 on the remote. Then hit MENU again to get outta there.


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Thanks to everyone for the help. I picked up the TV today. It appears to be in really good shape. The Tv went in my friend's heated garage until my bonus room remodel is finished in the next week or so. I will definitely report back once it is set up.
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Thanks to everyone for the help. I picked up the TV today. It appears to be in really good shape. The front right ornament cover was missing, so the seller knocked more off the price and I just picked up one on line for $17. So, so far so good. The Tv went in my friend's heated garage until my bonus room remodel is finished in the next week or so. I will definitely report back once it is set up.
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I finished the remodel on Friday and have had two days with the 82738. All in all, I love it. It seems perfect for the space (dropping the height to 18" was perfect, thanks for the feedback everyone) and yes that's Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on the TV (this is the family media room after all .

The only complaint is that the fan noise is noticeable during quiet scenes after an hour or two of use. I assume there isn't much that can be done and people get used to it over time.
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I finished the remodel on Friday and have had two days with the 82738. All in all, I love it. It seems perfect for the space (dropping the height to 18" was perfect, thanks for the feedback everyone) and yes that's Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on the TV (this is the family media room after all .

The only complaint is that the fan noise is noticeable during quiet scenes after an hour or two of use. I assume there isn't much that can be done and people get used to it over time.
Unfortunately, some had louder fans than normal. Try some acoustic foam or similar material on the wall behind the fan to knock down sound reflections.

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Unfortunately, some had louder fans than normal. Try some acoustic foam or similar material on the wall behind the fan to knock down sound reflections.
Thanks for the suggestion - I'll try that out.
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I finished the remodel on Friday and have had two days with the 82738. All in all, I love it. It seems perfect for the space (dropping the height to 18" was perfect, thanks for the feedback everyone) and yes that's Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on the TV (this is the family media room after all .

The only complaint is that the fan noise is noticeable during quiet scenes after an hour or two of use. I assume there isn't much that can be done and people get used to it over time.
I have a chance to trade the 82738 for a wd-92840 (someone near me moved and doesn't have the space for the 92). I'd kick in some cash too. Anyone compare these models to each other?
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I finished the remodel on Friday and have had two days with the 82738. All in all, I love it. It seems perfect for the space (dropping the height to 18" was perfect, thanks for the feedback everyone) and yes that's Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on the TV (this is the family media room after all .

The only complaint is that the fan noise is noticeable during quiet scenes after an hour or two of use. I assume there isn't much that can be done and people get used to it over time.
How close is the back of the TV to the wall? I moved my TV where it butted against the wall to free up a little more room in the living room. I found that after I did this that either the fans actually kicked on which I could hear during a movie or the fans were now louder since they had to raise the rpm to get rid of more heat. I have since moved the TV about 6 inches away from the wall and now I don't hear the fans anymore. Now after thinking about it, maybe with the TV next to the wall I was hearing the fan easier as the sound of it was reflecting off the wall. Anyway, wanted to give you my experience with this.

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I have a chance to trade the 82738 for a wd-92840 (someone near me moved and doesn't have the space for the 92). I'd kick in some cash too. Anyone compare these models to each other?
I would jump on it, if the deal is right. The x40 in the 840 model number means it's a year newer than the 738, and the 8xx in the 840 model number means it's the top tier model. The x40 series is also known to be brighter than the x38 series. I have a very well calibrated 835 model, and when I calibrated my buddy's 73840 model I was very impressed (I have since then actually been looking for a 73840 to replace my 65835). The only caveat is that due to the larger screen, you may be buying lamps more often, as that's a lot of real estate to light up and you will notice the lamp dimming sooner than you would with a smaller set.

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The only complaint is that the fan noise is noticeable during quiet scenes after an hour or two of use. I assume there isn't much that can be done and people get used to it over time.
The audibility of the fans are hit/miss on these units. The fans on 2 units (73738) I had were noticeable most of the time (the fan on a friend's 73840 was inaudible). However, the fans are temp controlled so anything you can do to cool down the light engine/bulb area, the better. On the suggestion of another in this forum, I used a 230mm usb laptop fan (this fan - Sabrent 230mm Notebook Cooler Pad) plugged into the usb port on the tv and blowing air away from the lamp exhaust. It helped somewhat - sometimes more than others. You can get it on eBay shipped for $9 here.

If your TV is close to the wall, you may want to purchase a smaller unit to simply move the air/exhaust along the back of the TV (as opposed to blowing directly backwards against the wall). Anything to provide breathing room for the air to go should be beneficial.
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Thanks for the help, pulling it out made a huge difference. I ended up trading for the 92 today though.
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Hi guys,

I have WD-73738... just tried to use it today.. I have sound but no picture, green solid light... I did a system reset , and still nothing..
Did some research, most likely need to replace lamp, but could it be Ballast instead of lamp? thanks!
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I have WD-73738... just tried to use it today.. I have sound but no picture, green solid light... I did a system reset , and still nothing..
Did some research, most likely need to replace lamp, but could it be Ballast instead of lamp? thanks!
When using the remote, do any menus show up? For example, if you press the VIDEO button, does anything appear on the screen?

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