Originally Posted by Savatage316
Is the 73" inch thats currently out the newest model? Im going from a 61" that i got in 06, and i just want and hope that the upgrade is worth it really thats all...it sounds like it is.
And they are running 120hz?
The WD-73C11, WD-73640, WD-73740, and WD-73840 are this years models
I see lamp replacement as a plus. While plasmas and LCDs fade over time, a DLP becomes like new again with each lamp replacement. The lamp is $99 and comes in a slide in cartridge that takes all of 3 minutes to replace.
LCDs need 120 HZ or better to make up for deficiencies such as motion blur. DLPs and plasma do not, but plasmas advertise as much as 600Hz "subfield rate" to compete with the "more is better" 120 Hz crowd though it is still a 60Hz picture. Likewise, DLPs advertise a 120Hz "subframe" rate, the exception being that the sub frames are actually used in 3D to give you 120Hz per eye. DLPs still use 3:2 pulldown to get from 24Hz to 60Hz.
Reliability is a factor with all brands and makes of sets. I had problems with a 2007 set, and Mitsubishi replaced it with a larger, higher tier 2008 model, over one year out of warranty. They stand behind their brand. Funny thing is, if they hadn't, I would have still bought another Mitsubishi to replace it.