Originally Posted by sjchmura
I know - this is hard. I am really debating between the 3 gorgeous sets.
1. Mits 65" 2008 or 73"
2. Samsung 67A750
I plan to sit (with recliner) between 6 adn 8 feet away to get the THX like experience - this works even will with my first gen HP 65" DLP ((being sold, long story)
So for SURE in EVERY STORE the black and WHITE on the Mits looks amazing - even in the blow out cc lights. However, some of the LED looks great, other times the 61A750 looks like crapola..
The 65" Mits is $1750 from a very reputable local retailor if you "ask them" that also ships oline (I live in chicago land so you cna guess) and the 67" LED is $500 more.... unknown on the 73".
Anyone with suggestions for using it for XBOX360/Vista MCE/Computer Monitor/HDTV and sitting quite CLOSE which would be better - LED or bulb?
I checked out the Mitsu at CC over the weekend, which has a nice viewing room for these sets. I must say, it presents VERY well in the store. Very good picture and color. Their default settings look MUCH better than the Samsung in "store" mode, (Dynamic, everything cranked up). However, I know from having my 61A750 at home that it can produce an awesome picture. I also felt the case was much sturdier on the Mitsu. Since the case isn't supporting any weight, or the TV being regularly lifted, not too big of a deal, except that perhaps it means the mitsu will be less susceptible to geometry problems. However, I have no geometry problems with my Samsung, so....
Now, the 4" bigger Mitsu is also available at an awesome price, about the same as the 61" LED. I really did consider exchanging my set, but I ended up keeping the Samsung, and here is why:
- I liked the fact that the Samsung has LED. This gives me a quieter set, which is huge
for me. I REALLY hated the fan and colorwheel noise on my old set. Since you are sitting close, that might be very important for you to consider. Also, the LED has lower power usage, (it's nice to be green), almost instant on and brightness, and long life. I feel it will provide a more consistent picture over time.
- The Samsung has much more picture adjustment options. (which complication could be a negative for some)
- The Samsung has 120Hz processing, so can do judder free 24fps film source display.
- I may never use the 3D feature, but if it ever becomes popular it will be wicked cool.
- The picture on both seemed quite close to me. One might be somewhat better than the other, but they are close.
- I already had it and it wasn't worth the pain to exchange.
I know what you mean by the Sammy looking good sometimes, and bad others. But, have no fear, it does look great in your home.