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CEPro says Mits is getting out of DLPs. Sad frown.gif
http://www.cepro.com/article/mitsubishi_drops_dlp_displays_goodbye_rptvs_forever/
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post #2 of 105 Old 12-01-2012, 05:06 PM
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That is sad news. I've had 5 over the last 26 years. 45", 50", 65", 73" and 92".
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I have the 82840 and 73c9, and really love these dlp televisions. this really is a sad day, but i think we all knew this day was coming.
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Wow, that sucks. I had a 65C9 that I liked and I just bought a 73C12 that just shipped today. Does this mean that bulbs will get more expensive for these? Is it a good idea to buy something that is being discontinued? Am I freaking out for no reason?
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Yeah, I just bought a 82" 82842 on 11/29 from Walt's, which isn't coming until the middle or end of the week. Should I be worried? I know that eventually all tv's go to the great beyond, but I didn't expect this after just buying one a couple of days ago. eek.gif
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Ohhhhhhh, SNAP! I didn't see this coming. Just got a 73642 earlier this year. Damn!!! I wonder how long they'll keep replacement parts on hand now that they're shutting down production effective IMMEDIATELY. If I can get a good 2 years out of this thing, I'll be happy.

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Required by law to keep parts for 7 years.
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Required by law to keep parts for 7 years.
Nice! Thanks for the info. smile.gif

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I was waiting for a 4K version. Mitsubishi is really blowing it by not coming out with these.
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I was waiting for a 4K version. Mitsubishi is really blowing it by not coming out with these.

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Yup! would have been nice!
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Required by law to keep parts for 7 years.
Great to know Bill, Thanks!! My question is if you know.. Does that mean that they have to keep current stock of parts for 7 years, or does it mean that they would have to keep making the parts as well? This would possibly make a difference depending on current stock of parts.
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Parts need to be available. If you plan on keeping the set, I recommend an extended warranty. Repairs are very expensive. Labor really adds to the cost of replacing parts.
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This is so sad.....I was very active on their Facebook page and as a result they invited my wife and I to attend CES 2012 with them. Was a dream come true for me. CES and Vegas for a week. I wish all the wonderful people we met well. Sad day indeed.
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So I just bought a 73C12 from Dell. It just shipped today but I bet I can call them and have them turn it around and shipped back to them before it even gets here. The Panasonic 60u50 is in stock right now at Amazon. I was going back and forth between these 2 TVs. I'm a little nervous about getting a DLP now that they are discontinued. Would any of you cancel the 73C12 and go with the plasma from Amazon?
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this announcement changes nothing relevant to your purchase decision except that there won't be a next year's model for you to envy. the tv will still work the same and warranty support will still be there for the next several years and, as has been mentioned on this thread, they have to keep parts available for 7 years. you still get a huge tv with great picture for a bargain price.
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this announcement changes nothing relevant to your purchase decision except that there won't be a next year's model for you to envy. the tv will still work the same and warranty support will still be there for the next several years and, as has been mentioned on this thread, they have to keep parts available for 7 years. you still get a huge tv with great picture for a bargain price.
Okay good, thanks for talking me down.
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Required by law to keep parts for 7 years.

I believe that is a California state law.

http://leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=civ&group=01001-02000&file=1792-1795.8

1793.03. (a) Every manufacturer making an express warranty with
respect to an electronic or appliance product described in
subdivision (h), (i), (j), or (k) of Section 9801 of the Business and
Professions Code, with a wholesale price to the retailer of not less
than fifty dollars ($50) and not more than ninety-nine dollars and
ninety-nine cents ($99.99), shall make available to service and
repair facilities sufficient service literature and functional parts
to effect the repair of a product for at least three years after the
date a product model or type was manufactured, regardless of whether
the three-year period exceeds the warranty period for the product.
(b) Every manufacturer making an express warranty with respect to
an electronic or appliance product described in subdivision (h), (i),
(j), or (k) of Section 9801 of the Business and Professions Code,
with a wholesale price to the retailer of one hundred dollars ($100)
or more, shall make available to service and repair facilities
sufficient service literature and functional parts to effect the
repair of a product for at least seven years after the date a product
model or type was manufactured, regardless of whether the seven-year
period exceeds the warranty period for the product

I believe that there are more states with similar laws with different time periods..

I don't believe there is a Federal law. If there is, please provide a link to it.
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The bigger mistake was Samsung exiting the DLP market since they were to only one with non UHP lamp lit DLP's.

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Wow, that sucks. I had a 65C9 that I liked and I just bought a 73C12 that just shipped today. Does this mean that bulbs will get more expensive for these? Is it a good idea to buy something that is being discontinued? Am I freaking out for no reason?

UHP technology will live on in projectors until LEDs take over, which is a few years out. Today there's no better/cheaper way to generate a huge amount of light than a UHP lamp/ballast setup. Right now LEDs are just too expensive. Whether your particular lamp model will be available is then a stocking/forecasting-demand problem.

DLP as well will survive in projectors, as will 3-LCD and LCOS.
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So I just bought a 73C12 from Dell. It just shipped today but I bet I can call them and have them turn it around and shipped back to them before it even gets here. The Panasonic 60u50 is in stock right now at Amazon. I was going back and forth between these 2 TVs. I'm a little nervous about getting a DLP now that they are discontinued. Would any of you cancel the 73C12 and go with the plasma from Amazon?
I'd stick the 73C12. You're getting a significantly larger set. The only thing I'd recommend is that if you like the set and decide to keep it, you may want to consider getting a replacement bulb now. While they will still provide replacement parts, there's no telling what the supply or costs will be a year or two from now.

I love my 65" DLP set, and sorry to hear that they're giving up on this product. These DLP projection TVs have provided a remarkable value for consumers that didn't need to have a TV that could hang on the wall. I just ran across the $800 73" sets today, and considered upgrading, but it's just a little too big for the space I have, but knowing that these won't be around for much longer makes it a really tough decision.

We can only hope that the prices on other HDTV technologies come down to the level we're seeing for these sets.

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Yikes!

I ordered a 73742 last week and no regrets.

If I could I would order another as a backup.

I worked in broadcast tv for 25 years and these produce an outstanding picture for so little money.

Hard to belive we'll ever see this kind of value and reliability again.

Perhaps a DLP projector will someday produce an equally great image... for so little money.... someday.

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I'd stick the 73C12. You're getting a significantly larger set. The only thing I'd recommend is that if you like the set and decide to keep it, you may want to consider getting a replacement bulb now. While they will still provide replacement parts, there's no telling what the supply or costs will be a year or two from now.
I love my 65" DLP set, and sorry to hear that they're giving up on this product. These DLP projection TVs have provided a remarkable value for consumers that didn't need to have a TV that could hang on the wall. I just ran across the $800 73" sets today, and considered upgrading, but it's just a little too big for the space I have, but knowing that these won't be around for much longer makes it a really tough decision.
We can only hope that the prices on other HDTV technologies come down to the level we're seeing for these sets.
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Thanks, that's what I'll do. I'm also getting a squaretrade warranty from costco which is only $60 that adds 3 years onto the end of the Mitsubishi 1 year warranty. On my 65C9 the bulb had 5500 hours and it was still chuggin along.
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This is a real bummer. I had my eyes on a 92' in 2015 to replace my 73737.
I wonder why they are getting out? They had the big screen market nearly to themselves.
Maybe they had information that other manufacturers are getting close to making sets that are in this size & price range? In today's BB add, they have the 70 inch Sharp on sale & I've seen it even cheaper. I checked on the 80 & the 90 & their prices are pretty steep.
I hope someone steps in & makes a big (70+) but affordable set.
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Sad news. I love my 65" and 92" DLP TVs! I cannot imagine to enjoy 92" screen for just 2,600 bucks.
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any news on laservue clearance pricing?
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Drat. Now I will have to save some pennies and see if I can get hold of a 92 before they all disappear....

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you may want to consider getting a replacement bulb now. While they will still provide replacement parts,
1. It's a lamp,
2. Mits doesn't make lamps, Philips & Orsam do. wink.gif and I'm sure they will available for some time.

The main item to worry about is the color wheel. wink.gif

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any news on laservue clearance pricing?

Interested in this as well. Wasn't planning on picking one up until next year frown.gif

I really like my 60" Mitsubishi DLP. PQ second only to a Kuro, imo. Who knows, maybe we'll see an influx of DIY RP material now...
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This is terrible news. I've been thinking of getting a LaserVue sometime next year. If they go out on clearance pricing I may risk it, but it's a little bit discouraging that they won't be improving them.

I don't care about tv thinness, I care about PQ. This sucks frown.gif

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This is a real bummer. I had my eyes on a 92' in 2015 to replace my 73737.
I wonder why they are getting out? They had the big screen market nearly to themselves.
Maybe they had information that other manufacturers are getting close to making sets that are in this size & price range? In today's BB add, they have the 70 inch Sharp on sale & I've seen it even cheaper. I checked on the 80 & the 90 & their prices are pretty steep.
I hope someone steps in & makes a big (70+) but affordable set.

I don't know this as a fact. But I would bet they plan to play around with LPD technology for awhile. That technology is much better and simpler than DLP, Plasma or LED/LCD. It is more like CRT/OLED/SED in color and image fidelity & resolution. It is light years ahead of all of the technologies in terms of energy efficiency. It is scalable from 50 inches to over 500+ inches without any loss of details, image fidelity, resolution artifacts and etc. It can be executed in single panels or multi panels for an infinite range of display purposes. It can handle any resolution grade...even beyond 8k x 4k. It can be developed to work on a single frame surface as thin as a wall screen or as thick as the 25" seamless panels PRYSM is using right now. And it is the future of big screen cinema and HT IMO.

I do know that Mitsu is one of the companies negotiating with PRYSM...http://www.prysm.com ...for usage or partnership rights on this technology. Who knows...they may even be buying out the new startup to lock down the technology. Because it sure fits like a hand in glove with Mitsu's announced strategy for exiting RPDLP. Meaning...focus on FP DLP & Laser Projection and large business/signage displays. It is derivative of CRT & Plasma and has zero burn-in risks or RBE effects associated with DLP. LPD has all of the benefits of CRT/Plasma/OLED/DLP with none of the risks and penalties. With LPD...all Mitsu would theoretically need to do would be to project laser lights (front or rear)...(long or short throw)... on a polarized screen embedded with the the phosphors to produce an OLED/Plasma/CRT grade image. Mitsu could segment its business with very high grade DLP projection in an inexpensive format along with much higher end Laser Phosphor projection for more demanding and videophile driven applications.

I for one really hope they don't pursue LPD that way. I don't want to see this technology limited by nose bleed level high prices. I have seen the technology up close at the CES. It is breathtaking, And that was a 200+" LPD wall! There was no picture washout on any angle I viewed the display from. I only saw it in 2D. And it was so lifelike...I can only imagine what 3D would be like. The picture quality was stunning and so real...I felt like one could just step into the window and be part of it. I've never experienced HDTV technology like that before or since (2010). Hands down better picture than any of the techs I and practically everyone else saw at that show (based on their comments and my conversations with several people there).

So I say R.I.P...RPDLP. Bring on LPD now! I hope that is what Mitsubishi is doing here. I suspect we'll hear a lot more about this in 2013.
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