lol just posted this on wrong place - another site that sounds just like this one - this is the one I meant to use.......
Just got this Mitsubishi WD 82740 82-inch DLP television at tigerdirect. it got here about 10 days after I ordered it, as promised. the delivery guys was nice - brought it inside to my TV room. the box was huge !!
My I-Phone camera used here doesn't do the clarity of the picture justice - it is really a fantasticly clear picture and handles the motion in action scenes better than my 40" Sony Bravia LCD which, even at that size, shows some pixilation. Huge improvement over my 57" Hitachi rear-projection, which I am now going to sell on craigs list.
The LCD's all have that over-saturated shiny color - this is a true cinematic experience. I especially like the NATURAL setting. I change it to BRIGHT when the sun make the room bright, and it glows a bit like an LCD at that setting, which is fine to make up for the sunlight.
What they've basically done is take a LDP projector and put it behind the screen instead of in front. After you turn off the TV, the projector fan blows a little while longer to cool down the bulb. But the fan noise isn't noticeable at all during shows and movies.
HUGE wow factor - jaw dropping size and clarity - my wife and son were speechless when they first walked into the room
I am just a consumer - not involved in the industry - just an avid purchaser of all things home theater.
* I sit 10' away from the screen, and 480i TV looks fine. As more and more of my favorite channels move to HD, I'll be happier, but for now watching John Stewart on Comedy Channel standard resolution wasn't bad at all. But I wouldn't want to be closer than 9' watching 480i
* I plug a PS3 and my XFinity cable TV box into my AV processor (Emotiva UMC-1) using HDMI. The TV hdmi handshake was effortless - plug in and watch. I had problems getting the PS3 video/audio to come across. I messed around with the PS3 out settings....maybe too much....and had to reset my PS3 to factory defaults. After turning off all equipment twice, and unplugging the component out connection (HDMI standard does not allow simultaneous component out and HDMI out, for copyright protection, and my UMC-1 senses when the component out is there and forces a lower resolution) the HDMI handshake took place and voila! I was watching a Blu-Ray disc in my PS3 at 1080p with THX Master HD audio...awesome lossless theater sound and amazing clarity on the screen.
* because the Emotive UMC-1 has a totally awesome video upscaler, I turned off all settings in the PS3 that smoothed or upscaled the video - I want raw video output, as I read in this forum and others, so all the tough work, like 480i (cable TV) to 1080p conversion, is done on the UMC-1 and not the cheaper version that Mitsubishi puts in theirs. interesting thing is there is only one screen resolution - 1080p - that is ever used on this TV - if you feed the TV something lower, it will automatically upscale it first. converting 480i or 1080i (XBox 360) to 1080p is tricky business, so I set my UMC-1 to always output 1080p - it does all the heavy lifting, letting my TV do what it does best.
* my XBOX 360 looks amazing, even with the old version I have that only puts out component video at 1080i. a completely different gaming experience. on MX-ATV Reflex, I can see every little bump and rock I am going over. on call of duty 3, I can see my enemies better !! and it is so big, you get immersed in the action. bad news: when you get killed, it hurts MORE !! it really feels more real !!
* I ordered a calibration disk on Amazon
Spears & Munsil High-Definition Benchmark Blu-ray Disc Edition [Blu-ray]
Sold by: OPPO Digital
Item subtotal: $25.00
So I should be able to make the picture even better that way.
* I read here and elsewhere that the new 82840's and even the LaserVue's have a glossy screen....that they've tried to take a projector TV and turn it into an LCD/Plasma looking screen. That's why I got the 82740 - it still has the MATTE screen which works best for my bright room (incredible - virtually no reflections, unlike my old Hitachi 57"
Cisco RNG200 Comcast/XFinity DVR 2009
New: Mitsubishi WD 82740 82 DLP
Old:Hitachi 57F500A TV
Emotiva UMC-1 AV Processor / Preamp 2011/$699
Emotiva UPA7 7 Ch Amp 2011/$699 125w/ch
Polk Audio Rti10 Front R/L $569ea 90db
Polk Audio CSi5 Center 2009/$249 89db MSRP$479
Polk Audio Fxi-A4 Surround R/L 2009/$279/pr
Martin-Logan Descent 3x10" 400W Subwoofer