Originally Posted by ed94080
I'm considering the mitsubishi 52149 but their real world price seems to be much closer to their MSRP vs some of the other sets that I looked at such as the Samsung 750 and Sony XBR6 which have significantly larger discounts so even though all three sets have relatively equivalent MSRPs, the mitsu has a real world price of about $700 to $900 more, etc.
I could probably get the toshiba 52xv545u that has the SRT chip and have $1200 left over for a yamaha sound projector which i guess is another option...
Am I missing something? Does anyone think the mitsu is going to drop in real world price soon?
Is this is consistent with what other people are finding as well? Love to hear other opinions, etc.
A couple of things to consider. I own the YSP 4000 hooked up to my Panny Plasma in my family room. I am such a fan of the "YSP technology" that when it came time to go HD in my bedroom, I got the Mitsubishi 46 inch. As far as picture, it is awesome. Abosolutely in the ball park of the new Samsungs and Sonys( though Black Levels aren't quite as good). As far as sound.. 2 things..
1. I have a Bluray downstairs(YSP) and and Bluray attached to the Mitsubishi.
As great as the Yamaha YSPs are, they to not do Dolby True Sound and it is really something for the first time to hear this technology do the hd codecs. There is a huge difference!
2. Someone in Magnolia told me the speakers in the Mitsubishi are actually Martin Logan. I haven't confirmed this, but I can tell you that the Mitsubishi sounds " better" than the Yamahs. Definitiey not as big or powerful as the Yamaha, but a clearer more " high end" sounding SPEAKER(s) than the Yamahas, at least to my ears. But the Yamahas are the one that started it all, and they remain awesome.