Originally Posted by gsr
Oh, they certainly do. There's also the issue of actually receiving review samples. I recall reading something in Home Theater (or posted somewhere by one of their contributors) at one point indicating that they had requested a (first generation) LaserVue and Mitsubishi would only allow them to review it under very controlled conditions, so HT declined to review it. Maybe Mits is concerned that they can't successfully deliver a working unit to them for review
. How embarrassing would it be for Mits to have the review start out by saying "the first 23 samples arrived damaged, but the 24th set has been working fine..."?
Well, there are ways around everything. Remember this review/comparison of an early model Laservue with the Kuro Plasma?http://www.thetechlounge.com/article...We-Meet-Again/
There should be another such review, but you're probably right that Mits is being too restrictive with regards to review samples.
That being said, I saw the 75 inch LV as mentioned before at a Paul's, and maybe someone did a bit of calibration, but the thing looked stunning. I'd also say that its off axis viewing was better than the first generation sets...possibly the Clear Contrast screen.
I also continue to believe that this model ships differently than other Mits DLPs, and maybe they have to rethink the packaging. The multiple instances of similar damage suggest this, but all these instances are, of course, unacceptable.
But today I'm more concerned with how Congress may pass the IP Protection bill that may fundamentally alter the internet in an adverse way. Copyright protections are important, but this law may also be used improperly to impinge on privacy, and control content. I enjoy being on forums, diversity of views, and access to ideas. I'm going to call my Representatives today.
Sorry for the rant, but I just read about what the bill means before jumping on the AV Forum.