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Wow. This thread is dying.
post #9212 of 11219
Just an FYI. Ordered a 73737 from Pauls for 1299.00. I called after placing the order to ask a question and the guy told me they do not have any of those tv left. I tell him that I just paid for one on-line. They delivered today and I got the 73738! Not bad price!
post #9213 of 11219
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Originally Posted by wthassel View Post

Just an FYI. Ordered a 73737 from Pauls for 1299.00. I called after placing the order to ask a question and the guy told me they do not have any of those tv left. I tell him that I just paid for one on-line. They delivered today and I got the 73738! Not bad price!

Same here. I ordered the 73737 on their site and received an invoice for the 738 at that price, and it shipped yesterday. Considering the 73737 for 1299 displays prominently on Paul's home page I suspect a lot of people are going to get the deal of the year on a RBTV (Real Big TV).

--Dan--
post #9214 of 11219
I've been scrolling through the thread but can't find a good answer.

I recently bought the 65737, but I'm considering the 73738. My Brother is willing to take the 65 off my hands for what I paid for it, and I do like the idea of a bigger set, but was also interested in the difference between the two.
post #9215 of 11219
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Originally Posted by Av8tr View Post

I've been scrolling through the thread but can't find a good answer.

I recently bought the 65737, but I'm considering the 73738. My Brother is willing to take the 65 off my hands for what I paid for it, and I do like the idea of a bigger set, but was also interested in the difference between the two.

Here is my input on my viewing experience and I am by no means an expert or know what I am doing. I bought a 65737 and returned it within 2 days for the 65837 because I did not like the 737 picture at ALL. The 65837 showed Dark colors much better and I enjoy the PQ much better.
My new living room is huge and I could not resist giving the 73737 a chance for a bigger screen at the $1299 price tag. Well, I got the 73738 instead for the $1299. I just played with the picture a little bit and it seems brighter and crisper then the 837 which is now in my bedroom (a 65" in a bedroom is even better then a 73 in living room by the way). I would suggest you get the 73738 by a long shot.
Looking at my 73738 now the picture is fantastic!
This is all within 5 weeks
post #9216 of 11219
Is Paul's TV an authorized dealer? They aren't listed on Mitsubishi's website.


Then again, neither is Dell, and I'm pretty sure they are authorized. I'd just like to be sure before I pull the trigger.
post #9217 of 11219
I was wondering if any of the current 82" owners out there have their 82's on a tv stand higher than 16" or 18", and if so what have your results been?

I am having a cabinet guy build a stand for me and he is saying that in order to accomodate the things I want to put into the stand (center speaker, dvd storage drawers, etc) that the stand will have to be 20" tall minimum.

I was really hoping to not go higher than 18", worst case scenario. Anyone have one of these monsters on a stand taller than 18"?

Thanks!
post #9218 of 11219
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Originally Posted by Nofears View Post

I was wondering if any of the current 82" owners out there have their 82's on a tv stand higher than 16" or 18", and if so what have your results been?

I am having a cabinet guy build a stand for me and he is saying that in order to accomodate the things I want to put into the stand (center speaker, dvd storage drawers, etc) that the stand will have to be 20" tall minimum.

I was really hoping to not go higher than 18", worst case scenario. Anyone have one of these monsters on a stand taller than 18"?

Thanks!

I had mine on a 20" stand for a week or so, I could tell right away it wasn't optimal. Is it a deal breaker at 20". probably not. It would have drove me (personally) crazy though. If it wasn't such a hassle, I would pull the feet off my current stand and find another .5 inch right now. One day when I can corner my brother for an hour or two I will do it. There are only so many ways to optimize the performance of one of these sets. Stand height is the most straightforward. If you are buying a 2010 set, you aren't quite as challenged as they make at least 10 percent more light.
post #9219 of 11219
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Originally Posted by Nofears View Post

I was wondering if any of the current 82" owners out there have their 82's on a tv stand higher than 16" or 18", and if so what have your results been?

I am having a cabinet guy build a stand for me and he is saying that in order to accomodate the things I want to put into the stand (center speaker, dvd storage drawers, etc) that the stand will have to be 20" tall minimum.

I was really hoping to not go higher than 18", worst case scenario. Anyone have one of these monsters on a stand taller than 18"?

Thanks!

I am not sure if this will help, but I have a 73737 that was temporarily on a 20" stand, and 20" was too high even for a 73". I was looking up at the TV and the picture was darker and not as much detail then when I got my 17" stand.
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I am interested in using the 73738 in high ambient light conditions for watching sports. Does it have a torch mode and does it handle motion well? Or am I better off with a LCD or plasma?
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Originally Posted by fledwinter View Post

I am interested in using the 73738 in high ambient light conditions for watching sports. Does it have a torch mode and does it handle motion well? Or am I better off with a LCD or plasma?

Torch mode, yes. It's called "Brilliant". No glare on screen, no issues for me in high ambient lighting, and no motion issues at all.
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Originally Posted by Nofears View Post

I was wondering if any of the current 82" owners out there have their 82's on a tv stand higher than 16" or 18", and if so what have your results been?

I am having a cabinet guy build a stand for me and he is saying that in order to accomodate the things I want to put into the stand (center speaker, dvd storage drawers, etc) that the stand will have to be 20" tall minimum.

I was really hoping to not go higher than 18", worst case scenario. Anyone have one of these monsters on a stand taller than 18"?

Thanks!

I have a stand that is a bit too tall for my 73". I propped up the back corners of the the TV's base so that I am viewing it at the sweet spot. As long as you don't overdo it the TV is still very stable and the tilt is not really noticeable.
post #9223 of 11219
I am sure you could tip the 82" some, but it is pretty tall and I would not recommend it.
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After hearing the stories of people ordering the 73737 from Paul's and getting a 73738, I crossed my fingers and took the plunge last night. I would have been able to live with last year's model, but I probably would have waited for holiday sale season to make a purchase to try to snag a better deal. After seeing all the recent Dell coupons, $1299 for the 737 was nothing special.

I held my breath for the invoice to show up and was relieved to see that the invoice shows 73738! I can't wait to get this monster hooked up. I am overdue for a display upgrade. It will be taking the place of a 6-yr old 42" Sony LCD RPTV. The only reservations I have about the DLP are how good the black levels are, but compared to my current set, I'm sure they will be awesome.

When it arrives I'll find out how bad it looks/works on my small stand (and decide if I need a new/wider one). It's 42" wide so it is larger than the base and it will easily support the weight but obviously the screen will stick out about a foot on either side. My current stand is also probably taller than ideal height.

Some of you have mentioned tilting the TV forward. I'd be a little nervous doing this. I wonder if there is a way to affix some sort of string/wire to the top or back of the screen and tether it to the wall as a safety feature to prevent it from falling forward? Surely there are no VESA mounting points but maybe somewhere else to attach?
post #9225 of 11219
I have my 73 on a 24" tall stand and it looks great to me. I can't notice any difference in the picture quality when I center my eyes on the screen versus not. I am viewing it from about 15' away though.

As a sidenote I am running my lamp on brilliant and will do so until the lamp burns out. I will update the thread when it does as a datapoint. I only have about 600 hours on it so far but they will rack up quickly since the set stays on 20 hours a day, every day.
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...I only have about 600 hours on it so far but they will rack up quickly since the set stays on 20 hours a day, every day.

Wow!
post #9227 of 11219
So I connected my PS3 direct to my TV and still could not get deep black or white information to display. Does the 65737 support blacker than black and whiter than white information and if so how do I turn it on?
post #9228 of 11219
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So I connected my PS3 direct to my TV and still could not get deep black or white information to display. Does the 65737 support blacker than black and whiter than white information and if so how do I turn it on?

you don't need to do anything at the set. if you are not getting btb or wtw than it is the settings on your PS3. The following should work. I have never plugged the PS3 in but I get wtw and btb on every player I have tried including a PC.

Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr RGB Limited with Superwhite On
post #9229 of 11219
Okay so i ordered the 73737 TV and should be here on Monday, however i just noticed that they ran out of those and send met he 73638 model instead. Should i keep this model is it better then the 73737? Or should i send it back?
post #9230 of 11219
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Originally Posted by Cali4life3 View Post

Okay so i ordered the 73737 TV and should be here on Monday, however i just noticed that they ran out of those and send met he 73638 model instead. Should i keep this model is it better then the 73737? Or should i send it back?

That is not an easy question. Most of are not really clear what a 73638 is exactly. I would guess it is the 2010 equivalent of the 73C9. We know it has be decontented some, whether those missing features are a big deal is hard to say. On this thread there was a poster with that set who complained endlessly about everything and he was hard to take seriously as many of his issues were of the user error/understanding variety. There is some annecdotal evidence that 2010 sets might be somewhat more refined and slightly better performers. Others here have ordered 73737s lately and been subsituted with the 73738, you could case easily make the case the set they are supplying is not equivalent.
post #9231 of 11219
Well damn that dont help me haha
post #9232 of 11219
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Originally Posted by Cali4life3 View Post

Okay so i ordered the 73737 TV and should be here on Monday, however i just noticed that they ran out of those and send met he 73638 model instead. Should i keep this model is it better then the 73737? Or should i send it back?

Did you order yours from Pauls TV?
post #9233 of 11219
Nope i ordered through tiger.... They had the best deal on the 73737 at the time.

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Did you order yours from Pauls TV?
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Originally Posted by Cali4life3 View Post

Nope i ordered through tiger.... They had the best deal on the 73737 at the time.

Personally I would push the issue, I believe the 638 is not as flexible with 3d formats as the 738. The point is if they were going to subsitute the new model year they should have provided the equivalent model. Having said that I think you won't find it a big deal unless you have are interested in the most flexibility on 3d. Currently the 738 and 837 support the input of some of the non-checkerboard 3d formats without an adapter. There was at one time a statement by Mits that they would support the input other formats on those same 2010 sets without an adapter through a firmware upgrade. That may never happen and you may not care about 3d at all.

In the event 3d is important to you having the TV able to handle all the various 3d inputs without an adapter makes connections to different 3d supporting devices much more straightforward. On a 2009, or the 638 there could come a time when you have to have multiple 3d adapters to support your cable set top box, you blue ray player and your 3d home theater pc. It could get messy.. that is very forward looking though.
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Originally Posted by gtgray View Post

Personally I would push the issue, I believe the 638 is not as flexible with 3d formats as the 738. The point is if they were going to subsitute the new model year they should have provided the equivalent model. Having said that I think you won't find it a big deal unless you have are interested in the most flexibility on 3d. Currently the 738 and 837 support the input of some of the non-checkerboard 3d formats without an adapter. There was at one time a statement by Mits that they would support the input other formats on those same 2010 sets without an adapter through a firmware upgrade. That may never happen and you may not care about 3d at all.

In the event 3d is important to you having the TV able to handle all the various 3d inputs without an adapter makes connections to different 3d supporting devices much more straightforward. On a 2009, or the 638 there could come a time when you have to have multiple 3d adapters to support your cable set top box, you blue ray player and your 3d home theater pc. It could get messy.. that is very forward looking though.

Well its actually a TV for my parents and they dont really care about the 3d thing. THey just wanted the biggest TV they could becuase there living room is freakin huge. So maybe i will be okay. I just want to make sure that i am not losing money or any regret getting this TV.
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Originally Posted by sfetaz View Post

So I connected my PS3 direct to my TV and still could not get deep black or white information to display. Does the 65737 support blacker than black and whiter than white information and if so how do I turn it on?

How does the information display on the tv?
post #9237 of 11219
Believe it or not, I read most of this 302 page thread !! Great information.

I currently have a 7-year old 53" regular Hitachi RPTV RGB, that I had professionally calibrated.
I have an ambient backlight (daylight bulb) behing the TV, and enjoy the picture best at night with further ambient side lighting.

My question is I would like to upgrade to the WD-82837 82" DLP and wonder what anyone's thoughts are if in addition to size if I would be upgrading my picture quality significantly, especially if someone has done the same upgrade.

I have a friend that has a 65" LCD, and I hate watching CBS football (broadcast in 1080i) with all the artifacting... of course some due to cable company as I have dish.

Anyone's opinion would be welcome, and thanks again for all the great info.
post #9238 of 11219
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post #9239 of 11219
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Originally Posted by robby69 View Post

Believe it or not, I read most of this 302 page thread !! Great information.

I currently have a 7-year old 53" regular Hitachi RPTV RGB, that I had professionally calibrated.
I have an ambient backlight (daylight bulb) behing the TV, and enjoy the picture best at night with further ambient side lighting.

My question is I would like to upgrade to the WD-82837 82" DLP and wonder what anyone's thoughts are if in addition to size if I would be upgrading my picture quality significantly, especially if someone has done the same upgrade.

I have a friend that has a 65" LCD, and I hate watching CBS football (broadcast in 1080i) with all the artifacting... of course some due to cable company as I have dish.

Anyone's opinion would be welcome, and thanks again for all the great info.

you won't be seeing a bunch of artifacts that are not in the stream. ambient backlighting will be a plus. I use a backlight too, although I haven't invested a lot of effort or though in it. Even my $15.00 ghetto special from Wallyworld still creates higher perceived contrast with less eye strain. You also can find the remote with that little bit of extra light in the room
post #9240 of 11219
Not really sure where to post this question. I made a HD video of a paragliding trip in South America. I shot it with a Sony HD camera in 1920x1080. I edited it in Pinnacle studio software and made a few different formats. The best was in AVCHD but when I play it on my Mits 65737 thru my PS3, I get really bad stuttering. I tried some other formats and they play fine but are not quite as sharp.

I don't really expect an answer here because I know most of the posters here are not videographers but I thought I'd take a chance.
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