Originally Posted by gtgray
I see Geekman is still posting here and was one of the main shills for the LaserVue. He was high on these sets and I warned potential buyers to think twice, even thrice before buying one. I did that till I got bored with the Good Samaritan bit.
I posted years ago that the Laser sets were a high cost, high risk proposition and that certainly proved to be the case. A lamp set was cheaper produced a near identical picture with the factory controls. Was easy to repair, could be calibrated without a $10k meter... On top of all that none of the Mits sets can really be properly calibrated without an external box like the RadIiance or other device that supports 3D LUTs. Mits CMS is totally wacky and non-linear. If you calibrate at one luminance/saturation level, it is wrong everywhere else. So a 73" Lamp set with a Radiance Mini 3D Video Processor properly calibrated puts the LaserVue to shame picutre quality wise. Consider that some people bought 82840s for less that 2K... The LaserVues were a nice idea but badly implemented, badly packaged for shipping. Gosh only knows how many were killed in shipping alone. The fact that the laser engines are spooky fagile makes any further investment scary. They almost need to give them away, with extended warranties attached to make them worth bothering with.
In response to your gratuitous personal attack, I would like to know who appointed you arbiter of what is affordable or not, or a good value for any given buyer? "De gustibus non est disputandum" (In matters of taste, there can be no disputes), as the saying goes. What is relevant to me is that only one
person out of the dozens of people who have ever
purchased a LaserVue from me -- both forum members and those who are not -- has ever asked to return it. And he turned out to be a 17-year-old kid using his father's credit card under false pretenses. When I got curious and later took a look at some of his previous posts, I discovered that in the span of just a few months he had bought and returned six different models of high-end television, from various manufacturers (their flagship offerings, in fact). Which proves what any retailer will tell you: some people you simply cannot satisfy, no matter what you do. I would also note that, with the exception of a brief operational hiccup that one customer experience just recently (cured by resetting the TV), none of my LaserVue buyers has ever
reported any of the issues that the same handful of people here on the forum keep reporting with replacement set after replacement set. To my knowledge, my customers have had no warranty claims, no serious problems of any type, really; just a great, vibrant picture that still compares very favorably with the most "elite" $7,500 LED on the market today. Considering the literally thousands of LaserVues that Mitsubishi has sold over the past five years, the few negative comments here would seem to represent a very small percentage of owners overall.