Originally Posted by Izkimar
What?? The 6xxx series offers significant boosts in performance in many areas. The numberings were confusing for people, but it doesn't compare to this. They just simply x'd out the whole 700 region of the cards. The 6870 was the new and improved 5770, whereas the 6970 was the new 5870. They offer more performance but they just removed a model region and bumped up another..
I. for one know nothing either way regarding model number differences, except regarding where it has relevance for me. I'm pretty much determined to get the 838 models in any series, or whatever the equivalent is on the 92, because for me the sound bar is an attractive feature. I've heard it, with a decent subwoofer and was very impressed. I'm also one who believes that some of the signal processing features, like dark detailer, have potential value. These are pretty much the only model number distinctions I'm aware of, although there may well be others.
There are some on another thread who own the 82 , and only got a sharp picture when they used some of these features. And there are those who view the use of these features as video heresy. And people argue over this with real vitriol.
So people have strong feelings on these forums, not always for any real reason, and the back and forth exchange about the importance or non-importance of model numbers should not trigger controversy.
I would be happy to learn that the 92 has some new technology. I called Mitsubishi just to ask the most basic questions about new features, and there is no information. In the absence of even the simplest information people will wonder, particularly because many users have a real hope for new technology by Mitsubishi... e.g. laser or other sources of illumination... or some advance with the DMD technology. Sometimes new model numbers, for many devices and many manufacturers, do not herald major technological advance.
So it will be great when one of us has a chance to see the 92 inch, or to get some interesting and exciting information on specs.