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Mitsubishi 82738 vs 82838

post #1 of 17
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Just bought Mitsubishi 82738 at BB $2549.00. It will be delivered later this month. They didn't have the 82838 w/16 speaker immersive sound technology 32Watt total power in stock. I may have a problems running wires to speakers in the room (27x17) for surround sound, what should I do?
Also where can I get a black 72"wide stand to hold the TV?
Thanks
post #2 of 17
I just purchased the WD-82738 from Best Buy as well. The recommended stand can be purchased at HH Gregg (in store pick up or delivery, I think). The stand matches the black gloss finish of the TV. The item number is BCE72 (Techcraft Sorento Series) and is currently $399.99. It fits perfectly and is a nice looking stand. The link is below:
http://www.hhgregg.com/ProductDetail...roductID=23738
post #3 of 17
This stand is also available through Amazon.com. Their current price is $438.87.
post #4 of 17
I need to make a decision today on the wd82838 or the wd82738 for 420 bucks cheaper. sound is not an issue. If there is any noticable picture difference I want the 838.

Anyone have answers?
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by tvbuyer763 View Post

I need to make a decision today on the wd82838 or the wd82738 for 420 bucks cheaper. sound is not an issue. If there is any noticable picture difference I want the 838.

Anyone have answers?

I'm a few weeks late, but Mits lists the step-up features for the 838 series as

16 Speaker Immersive Sound Technology - 32W Total System Power
♦ iSP Calibration Microphone
♦ Bluetooth
® A2DP Audio Streaming
♦ Center Channel Mode
♦ Surround Preouts
♦ Variable Subwoofer Output
♦ New Cosmetics w/Blue Light Accent
♦ Dark Detailer
♦ PerfectColor

♦ PerfecTint
♦ ISFccc® Advanced Video Adjustments
♦ 4 HDMI™ with CEC Deep Color
& x.v.Color
♦ NetCommand®
♦ Side Component & HDMI Inputs
♦ Wired IR Input
♦ USB Media Input (Photos & Music)

http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/pdf/specsheet-838.pdf

The most important as far as picture quality being ISFccc® Advanced Video Adjustments, PerfectColor and PerfecTint. if one can afford it, I'd recommend the 838 series.
post #6 of 17
I wonder if any of the PQ related difference make any significant changes in PQ? I will admit, after having 3 Mits DLP's, my 82738 is by far the nicest one I've owned - and shows amazing. My last was a 73733 and this 82738 looks amazing in comparisons. At least, IMHO.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Araltd View Post

I wonder if any of the PQ related difference make any significant changes in PQ? I will admit, after having 3 Mits DLP's, my 82738 is by far the nicest one I've owned - and shows amazing. My last was a 73733 and this 82738 looks amazing in comparisons. At least, IMHO.

If you're calibrating the color, the PerfectColor and PerfecTint will be indispensable aids.
post #8 of 17
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If you're calibrating the color, the PerfectColor and PerfecTint will be indispensable aids.

True and not true actually. If you use the ADV mode, you are unable to use PC and PT. You can use one or the other, but not both. Since the 738 series has ADV mode, it doesn't need PC or PT since you can get the colors pretty spot on in ADV mode. If you were to calibrate the 838, you'd want to use ADV mode as well as that's the only mode you can set gray scale. So you wouldn't be able to use PC or PT anyway.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by nicholc2 View Post

True and not true actually. If you use the ADV mode, you are unable to use PC and PT. You can use one or the other, but not both. Since the 738 series has ADV mode, it doesn't need PC or PT since you can get the colors pretty spot on in ADV mode. If you were to calibrate the 838, you'd want to use ADV mode as well as that's the only mode you can set gray scale. So you wouldn't be able to use PC or PT anyway.

Agreed. But judging by his post count and question, I assumed the OP would not be doing (or paying for) a professional calibration, but self-calibrating using a consumer disc. With the 838, he's covered either way.
post #10 of 17
Unless you absolutely need the speaker system, the 838 is a waste of money IMO.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by colour View Post

Unless you absolutely need the speaker system, the 838 is a waste of money IMO.

So you put no value on the other 15 features listed? Interesting.

I personally, have no use for any speakers whatsoever, as I have a dedicated 7.1 sound system already in place. That said, I would never live without some of the other features, especially NetCommand® and the calibration features.
post #12 of 17
The salesman at Paul's TV in Living Spaces told me the 82738 and 82838 were 2010 models on closeout. Any ideas/rumors of what the 2011 models will be?

Rick R
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rick_R View Post

The salesman at Paul's TV in Living Spaces told me the 82738 and 82838 were 2010 models on closeout. Any ideas/rumors of what the 2011 models will be?

Rick R

That is exactly what I want to know along with features? I would like brighter, built in emitter, better viewing angle ( with that is the screen gloss or matte finished)?
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by curtishd View Post

That is exactly what I want to know along with features? I would like brighter, built in emitter, better viewing angle ( with that is the screen gloss or matte finished)?

Should know in another month. All we know so far is there's a 92" coming.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by tclove View Post

I just purchased the WD-82738 from Best Buy as well. The recommended stand can be purchased at HH Gregg (in store pick up or delivery, I think). The stand matches the black gloss finish of the TV. The item number is BCE72 (Techcraft Sorento Series) and is currently $399.99. It fits perfectly and is a nice looking stand. The link is below:
http://www.hhgregg.com/ProductDetail...roductID=23738


That's a really nice stand but it might be a little on the high side for the set for some people. I'm referring to the height of the stand.
post #16 of 17
My wish list for 2011 would be laser view standard at 2010 non laser prices. (A guy can wish can't he.)

Rick R
post #17 of 17
What about the Dark Detailer and the ISFccc features? Do those matter much? I'm considering these two TVs also, and have a few calibrations discs so I know a bit about that, and I've had some of my past TV professionally done. I don't what Mits does with the Dark Detailer, but I've heard about how some DLP TV's have a better iris to handle shifting light levels. If that's what it is, I'd hate to give it up.
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