Originally Posted by Todd_zilla
Hoping to get some help here... To set a little background, I'm a big fan of the DLP image. I personally prefer DLP. I have a DLP projector in my home theater, but this post is about my living room. I currently have a 50" 720P plasma that I am thinking of replacing based on a desire to go bigger and add 3D capability. Vertical height and wall hanging issues do not apply to my situation (I can set the tv at any height I desire). I am a long time DirecTv customer and NFL Sunday Ticket subscriber. Watch a ton of movies (albeit usually in the theater) and a lot of sports. I do some wii gaming for a little fun and exercise, but not what I'd call a "gamer" by any stretch. 3D and Playstation Move may introduce a PS3 into the mix.
I'm considering one of the 738/838 units for my living room (either the 73" or 82"), but am not sure a DLP tv is the best "fit" for my situation. The tv will sit in the corner of the room and will have people seated and watching from 45 degrees off center to both the left and right. Is this an acceptable range of off center viewing for these DLP TVs?
The primary viewing positions are 15 feet from the tv and the room is open to the kitchen area which is an additional 10 - 15 feet on top of that.
Just to clarify my understanding, unlike Sony and Samsung, the Mitsubishi tvs can only display content that is formatted in 3D, correct? In other words, all 3 manufacturers can display 3D source content, but the Sony and Samsung sets can convert 2D material into simulated 3D material, while the Mitsubishi cannot. Is this correct?
The logical side of my brain tells me that it is too early to jump into 3D yet, but the football fanatic in me would love to start watching some 3D football... but I'm not sure there will be any 3D football to watch if I go with the Mitsubishi. The DirecTv 3D channels, while a great start, seem to be pretty limited in content, so if I can't convert 2D to simulated 3D, then there won't be a whole lot to watch in 3D.
If I don't go with a DLP set, then it will likely be an LED set, which limits my size to 65" max for a Samsung, and at a hefty price tag for an "emerging" 3D technology. The relative low cost of increasing my screen size and getting into 3D with a DLP is attractive. I guess I could go with a 73" 738 series relatively inexpensively and have a 1080P/significant screen size upgrade with limited 3D capability... then look at replacing the unit in 5 years or so once the 3D revolution has stabilized... Or I could just stay put with what I have for a while.
Suggestions? Answers? Input?
Thanks in advance guys...