Originally Posted by phxheat
Its here! I just saw a wd-65838 in the wild.
My first impressions:
The picture looks very much the same as last years model. The menu system is much improved, yea! and the remote is better than last years, but still not the same as a few years ago, I guess they figure everybody is going to a universal remote so why put much effort into a remote. What blew me away was the sound bar!!!! The sound was emersive to say the least, and this TV had a klipsch sub attached from the sub-out on the back of the set. I was impressed that the soundbar and a sub could make me almost feel like I was listening to a 5.1 surround system. Not bad, not bad at all, I can see alot of people setting up there new diamond with a sub and calling it good. One last thing, the price...holly crap I could not believe the price they offered to sell one of these babies for!
I can not repeat the price, but lets just say that I could buy harmony 1 remote and still be no where near the advertised price, let alone full retail which is still not a bad price!
I just need to get this divorce behind me and...bada boom bada bang done deal!
I just got off the phone with Mitsu, as they are shipping my new 65838 as soon as they are available. Directly from them, they have not finished production yet. No 65", no 73" no 82". Nothing has been made or shipped yet. Which may be the reason you were offered such a price that you "can not repeat here". Why is that, btw ? Did the salesman tell you not to tell anyone ? What salesman doesn't want you and ALL your friends to buy a tv from him ? If it's a legitamite deal, he should be able to reproduce it all day long.
Before you buy that TV or believe the salesman's BS, you should check the mnfr tag yourself. I highly doubt it is really 838 series.
However, aside from my general mistrust of any and all salesmen, I like your review of the immersive sound bar. I was really hoping that was going to be as good as Mitsu claims. And I was planning on buying just a good quality sub as you describe. Is it possible the salesman was showing you the LCD 164 series ? That too has the 16 speaker immersive sound system.
Just thought of this.... Maybe it was a demo tv from one of the electronics shows ? Now you got me really curious. See if you can take some pics and post them....