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post #31 of 113
Went to CC and heard the soundbar, sounded good but the store is like a cave so it's not a good test- nice neat design, BRDisc was playing and looked GREAT! I just wish the price would drop at CC,BB,Tweeter! At Target.com price has come down but shipping charges don't offer much of an incentive to "pull the trigger".
post #32 of 113
another price drop of 5% at Target.com
post #33 of 113
Thread Starter 
This tv is getting some very positive write-ups on Amazon!
post #34 of 113
After looking through the Mitsubishi website it looks like there is a game mode for these LCD's. However they list it as one of the video modes. Can someone check and see if you can edit the colors and such while in game mode?
post #35 of 113
This set is on sale at Home Theatre Store.com Does anyone here have any experience purchasing through them?
post #36 of 113
I just bought this set and without a question its fantastic ....I saw the Samsung 650, 750 and 950.(The Blacks are better on the 950 but in my eys crush some detail in the dark areas).I also viewed the newest Sony's up to the XBR 6.This set can go toe to toe with them no problem..In fact IMHO I think it bests the Sony's 2008 set's that are out now..As for the samsug its a tie with 650 750....

LED is "going" to be a great tech but its not right as of yet give it a year or two and let the crazy prices come down...

I can say the LT-52149 has a very 3D like image to it.Bluray 1080P is so good it hurts lol...PC is good text could be a bit better but is fine...The sound bar when mated with a sub is simply the best sound there is on any flat screen today...

Now again Its only my opinion but everyone should check out this set before they buy ya just might like it.....

So thats my take on the LT-52149.....Thanks Ya All LOL.......
post #37 of 113
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Originally Posted by BehindTimes View Post

I originally thought it was the cables at the store, but even at my house, there's a horrible double image which just doesn't exist on my XBR. Even on the internal TV text, when on a black screen, it's just too apparent. I just don't think I could take a risk unless I saw a working model.

*EDIT*

Also, I checked that the power savings mode was off. I really do want to like this, but just a few major issues...

Make sure Sharpness is set to zero when reading computer text. If this new Mits set is like the older gen Mits sets, you have to reset Sharpness everytime the TV is power cycled because it keeps coming back to a middle setting. Annoying.
post #38 of 113
Is the 149 just a 148 with a sound bar?

This review of the 148 regarding stand by power consumption is a little scary.

"This set ranks as one of the more energy-hungry 52-inch LCDs I've seen. The primary culprit is the TV's default power setting, which consumes 21 watts in standby mode. Energy Star 4.0 qualifications for HDTVs require a set to consume less than 1W in standby. Selecting the TV's energy savings mode in the setup menu reduces its standby consumption to 1.6W, but this adjustment also increases the set's start-up time from 12.5 seconds to a painfully long 61 seconds."

21 watts in standby mode!!

From another post :The major difference between the 148 and 149 series is the 149 series has a built in cable card (one way cable box) and on screen interactive TV guide.
post #39 of 113
From the main website,

Digital Cable Ready HDTV with CableCARD™ Slot
TV Guide Daily®
integrated sound projector

Are the only differences between the 2 models.
post #40 of 113
So, assuming 20 hours standby a day for year and .11 cents per Kilowatt hour as an average cost for electricity, I get a cost of about $16 a year. Is that right?

Not much, but I guess it adds up if every set consumed this much power in standby.
post #41 of 113
Saw this TV yesterday for about a few minutes and It looked pretty good - they were doing a Surround demo that was pretty impressive. I am thinking about the 46 for our den....
post #42 of 113
Thread Starter 
A good review of the LT-46149 in Sound & Vision:
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/hdt...-lcd-hdtv.html
post #43 of 113
hmm that review seemed a bit light compared to some of the others they've done recently. Never the less, I wish one of the magnolia's near me would get this in.
post #44 of 113
Been 3 weeks and I can say this set is OFF the Chart awesome. I have owned the Yamaha Sound projectors from the beginning, and I can say that it has been 3 weeks of tweeking the sound bar of this where I am COMPLETELY thrilled. It takes some time. But..like the Yamaha YSPs...when you go to a store, they are almost NEVER set up right, and in an environment...ie no walls or..where the surround sound is basically limited to none. This is such a mindblowing technology, (this and the YSP sound bars,) but... if not set up right, the magic is completey diminished. I saw someone trying to demo it in the middle of a cc store. Useless really. You are not going to get much if any surround sound at all

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The picture rocks. It simply ranks up there for me with a Sony a Samsung LCD.

Thrilled with this.
post #45 of 113
A couple of questions to owners of the LT-52149

Does the TV swivel on the supplied stand? The online documentation is unclear on this.

Have you had problems with the bend radius of the cables since the main rear connectors face left and along the panel rather than back and away from the panel?

Thanks.
post #46 of 113
post #47 of 113
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Originally Posted by unmesh View Post

A couple of questions to owners of the LT-52149

Does the TV swivel on the supplied stand? The online documentation is unclear on this.

Have you had problems with the bend radius of the cables since the main rear connectors face left and along the panel rather than back and away from the panel?

Thanks.

Answering my own question, the 149 does not swivel though the 148 does.
post #48 of 113
I'm wondering if the soundbar can be used to play music and eliminate my receiver.

The concern here would be that the TV would not allow me to select an input where there is no video signals, only audio.

Could someone with a hookup where they're feeding analog audio to the set try disconnecting the asociated video feed and see if this happens? Also, what does the screen show if the audio does play?

Pretty please
post #49 of 113
You can use the soundbar for an audio input, however, it is via a workaround. According to the manual (haven't actually tried it) if you want an audio source to play through the TV you must put an unconnected video input into the source connection to "activate" the input and then selecting the input will play the analog audio source.
post #50 of 113
I was just in Best Buy|Magnolia and the salesman there said that the speakers
in the Soundbar are Martin Logan. Has anyone else heard that?
post #51 of 113
I spent some time watching the LT52149 at Best Buy the other day. It sounds odd, but the image looked 3d to me, all other tv's looked flat. Anyone game on this set? I was considering a Panny plasma, but picture noise and trails are pushing me away. I think I'm 100% sold on this set, just want to hear from some gamers on it.
post #52 of 113
Does anyone know if the 52149 or better yet the 52246 do(support) a true 24P(5:5) or does it do 3:2 pulldown?
post #53 of 113
another nice review in Home Entertainment Magazine December issue. It is on the cover as "15 ultimate gifts"
post #54 of 113
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Originally Posted by SUPERMANROB View Post

Does anyone know if the 52149 or better yet the 52246 do(support) a true 24P(5:5) or does it do 3:2 pulldown?

According to here; they both do:
forums.highdefdigest.com/home-theater-gear/25688-displays-support-1080p-24-signal-multiplies-original-frame-rate.html
post #55 of 113

Great thanks for the info. I'm comparing the 52246 to the Sammy 650/750 and Panny's Plasma 58" 850. I could get the Sammy 750 for almost $400 less and the Panny for about the same price?
post #56 of 113
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.
post #57 of 113
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Originally Posted by ed94080 View Post

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.
post #58 of 113
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Originally Posted by frostylou View Post

another nice review in Home Entertainment Magazine December issue. It is on the cover as "15 ultimate gifts"


Hi all.

Here's our review of the LT-52149.
post #59 of 113
This set is now available at costco online, but the price is higher than other online retailers at this time. Anyone seen these in a costco store yet?
post #60 of 113
Good Morning,
I purchased My Mit LT52-148 yesterday. It is stillin the box, as I wont be getting My D-TV installed until 12/29.
It seems this thread is XX149 but I believe the video is the same, with perhaps differences in the audio and some inputs? Does anyone want to discuss calibration, etc?
Peace.
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