I've a frequent lurker to this thread as many others and have found very valuable information and advice. Seeing as this is my first post, please forgive me if the etiquette isn't quite up to par. So here is my issue:
I purchased the Mits WD 82740 on December 26, 2011. It was delivered on Jan 11, 2012 in a box without
any visible damage or even faint scratches. Upon inspecting the screen after opening the box, again there was no visible damage (not even a fingerprint smudge, etc. from when it was packed). The TV turned on and a great picture appeared, so I signed the delivery reciept as accepted and checked the box off marked as "no damage".
Now having previously owned the Mits WD 65736 and frequenting this forum and others, I knew that geometry could (and usually) is off but can be corrected. In this case the geometry was off when some form of a straight appearing line (door/threshold, banner/box ad, light pole/stop sign pole, football yard lines, etc) was running vertical at both the 4:3 aspect ratio region and half way between that and the center of the viewing area. The center and far edges of the viewing area were straight vertically in the same situations and all horizontal lines appeared fine as well. I had the service manual for my Mits WD 65736 and from this thread read where the service code to get to the manual geometry was the same, so I proceeded to adjust the geometry and got it much
better. However, the viewing area between the 4:3 lines and the center (not at the 4:3 or center) still have bowing issues (see first pic).
Scouring the first 20 pages of this thread, I believe a few posters mentioned that the back of the TV seemed to have a concave shape. Those posters also got replies that the concave shape isn't normal and to send it back (again the memeory is fuzzy). My previous Mits WD 65736 had a perfectly flat/straight back and so I am thinking that the issue I am having with the region between the 4:3 lines and the center is due to that concave indenting (see 2-5 pics). I will have an ISF certified calibrator coming out in about a week and half and he said he can address the geometry issues. My concern is due to the concave back, even he will not be able correct it and I will always have that slight but noticeable bowing in that part of the viewing area. Am I just overly concerned at this point? If not, I want to go ahead and start a return/repair process with Mitsubishi (the TV was purchased new at an authorized dealer as listed by Mitsubishi's own website).
Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated!
PS. I hope the pics are okay. When I post and review this I will get better ones or make the attached ones bigger.