2012 Mitsubishi 3D DLP Owners Thread (C12/642/742/842 series) - Page 43 - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
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post #1261 of 1266 Old 05-10-2015, 11:22 AM
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Disclaimer: Be very careful while in the Service Menu. Adjusting the wrong parameter can brick your TV.
Thanks for the reply. I'm wondering how this setting may have changed when I've not accessed the service menu before . . .


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I have a similar problem and would like to know if this same mode in the service menu will solve my issue. On my TV the image is larger than the physical size of the TV and there isn't an option in the setup menu to shrink the image. I've never messed with the service menu so I don't know how to navigate through it or what I shouldn't do. Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.
Just be sure there is no BD player zoom feature inadvertently turned on?
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I have a similar problem and would like to know if this same mode in the service menu will solve my issue. On my TV the image is larger than the physical size of the TV and there isn't an option in the setup menu to shrink the image. I've never messed with the service menu so I don't know how to navigate through it or what I shouldn't do. Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.

TVs usually have about 3% overscan built in. This is to avoid black edges and non content specific information appearing on the sides, top and bottom. Rear projection TVs usually have a bit more overscan to prevent any optical or geometric imperfections from showing at the edges. It is not defeat-able.


If you have excessive zooming, check your Format setting on both your TV and your source, as TSgtMatt also advised. It's very common for someone (even the dog or cat) to accidentally hit a button on the remote, changing the setting.

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One of my latest rounds of OCD involves hanging on to my 82742 until I can afford a 4k set of the same size or larger. (I'm seeing an 85" JVC 4k at Costco for around I think $5k).

Arguably, the best time to sell was when Mitsu announced they were ceasing DLP production. That's when I doubled down and upgraded from a 73" to an 82". I sold the 73" via an ebay local pickup sale. I'm still enjoying the 82742 on a near daily basis and I know that's the most important thing. But I can't help but speculate that, by the time I'm ready to upgrade to 4k BD (which will be after UHD BD players have streeted and preferably after OPPO makes a 4k universal player available), the universe of prospective aftermarket DLP buyers will have shrunk to the point I can't sell. And I don't think I need an 82" DLP in my bedroom. LOL.

Anyone else gnashing their teeth over hanging on to their DLP past the arguable point of diminishing returns? I need a support group.

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One of my latest rounds of OCD involves hanging on to my 82742 until I can afford a 4k set of the same size or larger. (I'm seeing an 85" JVC 4k at Costco for around I think $5k).

Arguably, the best time to sell was when Mitsu announced they were ceasing DLP production. That's when I doubled down and upgraded from a 73" to an 82". I sold the 73" via an ebay local pickup sale. I'm still enjoying the 82742 on a near daily basis and I know that's the most important thing. But I can't help but speculate that, by the time I'm ready to upgrade to 4k BD (which will be after UHD BD players have streeted and preferably after OPPO makes a 4k universal player available), the universe of prospective aftermarket DLP buyers will have shrunk to the point I can't sell. And I don't think I need an 82" DLP in my bedroom. LOL.

Anyone else gnashing their teeth over hanging on to their DLP past the arguable point of diminishing returns? I need a support group.

If it makes you feel any better, I've been looking for a 73 or 82 WD-xx840 for about two years now. I found a 73840 for sale locally a year ago, but it was sold before I could get over to look at it. I'm not local to you, but I'm sure you'll find a buyer.

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If it makes you feel any better, I've been looking for a 73 or 82 WD-xx840 for about two years now. I found a 73840 for sale locally a year ago, but it was sold before I could get over to look at it. I'm not local to you, but I'm sure you'll find a buyer.
I have an 82740 that's collecting dust with low hours on it if anyone is interested? Just send me a PM. Thanks

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If it makes you feel any better, I've been looking for a 73 or 82 WD-xx840 for about two years now. I found a 73840 for sale locally a year ago, but it was sold before I could get over to look at it. I'm not local to you, but I'm sure you'll find a buyer.
Thanks. But I guess I have to point out that you had that experience a year ago and part of what's vexing me is the passage of time given how quickly I'm seeing floor space given over to 4k displays and prices fall.

Also, looking for input on where folks have had the most luck selling and buying DLPs over the past few years. When I sold my 73", I listed it at Audiogon (very little traffic), Craigslist (again, little traffic), my Amazon Marketplace store (frustrating how many people expected it to be shipped when I stated in all caps it was only for local pickup), AVS classifieds (very little traffic) and ebay (where I eventually got the sale).
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