Originally Posted by overtkill View Post
Has anyone changed from a Sony 60" or 70" XBR2 to one of the 65" or 73" Diamond Series?
I am considering purchasing a 65" and 73" Mitsubishi Diamond Series DLP to upgrade from the current XBR2 models I have.
The reason for this is to hopefully avoid the inevitable green blob/optical block problems that the XBR2 series is currently developing.
I am looking for any information/opinions on how the features/picture quality compare between the Sony and Mitsubishi models.
I cant comment on the sony but I have a wd-65835 that replaced last years wd-65732 and the upgrade was pretty significant. as far as picture quality goes, I will be posting my "final" final calibration report in the settings and tweaks thread shortly so you can look there for some numbers you can throw up against any other set you are looking at.
basically the good on the set is world class black level, probably only out done by the pioneer kuro plasmas. bright punchy picture thanks to the latest dark chip 4 DLP chip.
sharpness is excellent on high def material, perhaps looking just a tad soft compared to the best plasma or lcd do to the fact that this set uses wobulation to achieve 1080p. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wobulation
don't worry though I can assure you it will display every pixel of a 1080p picture witch reminds me, you will want to look over to the settings and tweaks thread to learn how to disable the sets keystone correction because that is the only way to get a true 1:1 pixel ratio. in simpler terms, this will make your set sharper and give you a true 1080p resolution.
on to the bad. geometry is lacking. the picture will slightly bow to on the edges. its not noticeable in most normal viewing but if you have a 4:3 image up that has bars to each side you will notice it. i gets a little worse once you disable keystone correction. that's just a sacrifice you will have to make to get true 1080p on this set.
the sets color is off by default and requires a service menu adjustment to get it close to right. this may not mater to some but to purists like myself its a biggy. while on the subject of calibration I will mention that blue is a bit desaturated on these sets and there's simply nothing that can be done about it. it doesn't look bad to the eye really but the measurements are what they are.
most all of the advanced features on the diamond are worthless and decrease the performance of the set. that's not to say there's no reason to buy the diamond as there are some features such as the perfectint that are worth having and will allow you to calibrate these sets better + the diamond has a auto iris that increases the perceived contrast of the picture giving you a more punchy picture and potentially deeper blacks. just don't buy it for the smooth 120. < crap.