Originally Posted by schro5150
why the Mits 82840 is a better TV than the 82842? Although it may cost me my marriage, I plan to be watching the Masters on an 82" Mits, and not my trusty 60" Sony XBR1. It looks like the 82842 has dropped below $2k, while the 840 is running about $500 more. Perhaps that's just a function of supply and demand.
What differences could I expect in picture quality from my current set? With four anklebiters, we would be watching 3D quite a bit.
I have read about every post in the *42 and *40 threads.
I hate to answer a question with a question but I am somewhat uninformed on the 2012s.. Does the 82842 have the clear contrast screen? The 82840 does. If the 82842 doesn't then that is fundamental. The clear screen is either a blessing or a curse depending on your lighting. I have the 92840 and for me the clear screen makes the TV, it would be even better at 82" if your viewing distance is inline.
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