[quote=CT_Wiebe;14893123]HDGreg -- BB is, technically, not an online store - even though they advertise online. So buying one from them is not an "online" purchase. The same is true of CC, Tweeter, and others, that have B&M stores.
I doubt if Mitsubishi would void the warranty and take punitive measures against authorized dealers who do ship from an online purchase. After all, they do want to sell PJs. With price pressures from the new Panasonic, Epson, and Sanyo, models selling for less than the HC6500, the incentive "to look the other way" is going to be a big factor.
I am guessing that Mitsubishi put that statement on their web page (it wasn't there the first time I looked) to bolster the sales of their HC5500. With a less than $300 difference (before the $200 HC5500 rebate) difference in price, their marketing dept. doesn't want to kill sales of the HC5500 (which hasn't been on the market for very long).
Claus, I agree. Mitsubishi has got its products priced very close. Without using the warranty as "protection" , sales prices of the hc6500 are very close to the hc5500. And Art's review of the 6500 and how much better it is for only a few $$ more would really hurt sales of the hc5500. BTW, I did order the calibration disc from Amazon. Thanks
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