Compared 731,SXRD & 6187 at Frys
They had the Mits, Sony, Samsung TVs at Frys all with the same satellite feed and fairly close to one another to be able to quickly move back and forth. Also all TVs were hooked up with component video inputs. This particular Frys has a dimmed viewing area making it a bit nicer on the eye. They had the same feed from HD network to all TVs. Some kind of swimsuit thing was going on that I guess got a bit to sexy so they changed the channel to another HD.
while view the same material on all 3 TVs, Off the bat, the SXRD was obviously NOT the choice!. Muted picture and dim compared to either the Mits or the Samsung. Overall PQ wise, an easy non choice. For 2005 yr, DLP to SXRD models comparison, it took me some time to choose what I felt was the best PQ, but I was surprised how quick and easy it was to now reject SXRD based on PQ choice and certainly even more reject it when you consider its decreased functionality, significantly more expense price and 1080P input choice compared to 2007 DLPs.
Mits and Samsung, so close PQ wise I would say Id have to make decision on screen size choice, features, and cost only. I could not choose one picture over the other. Mits has a nicer cabinet.
Mits has PIP, dont think 87 model Samsung does.
I had the salesman put some local 4;3 SD material on both sets, again from satellite. Owiiiee! Very bad!. Both sets identically bad. Much much worse then I expected and that I currently enjoy with my XBR RPTV. Based on that, I was so dissapointed I felt I could not purchase a HDTV any time soon. This due to fact that most of our TV watching is SD with the few HD channels offered on cable. In this bad picture, I could obviously see the satellite video was highly compressed and could be a lot of the problem.
The salesman had a good idea and put a 2006 72" 1080P Mits on rabbit ears for a SD channel and he said it should give a good idea of what the 2007s TV can do or how bad the satellite feed or their distribution is. Couldnt do SD for the 2007 models we were looking at. Great PQ for SD now when coming in direct off antenna and using TV tuner! As good at my XBR RPTV and this with a 73" screen. I have cable and all the SD channels are digitized now, so I think ill have great SD picture on either of the mfrs 2007s DLPS.
Now Im just waiting for the 65732 to show up. Perfect size for me and at this point I feel I could buy Mits without any hesitation.