Originally Posted by StealthLSU
could use some advice. I'm trying to decide between a 73" 737 or a 73" 638.
The 2009 is the step up version(though I have no clue the differences) but it is a couple hundred cheaper. Looks like neither will get a firmware update for 3D without the adapter, so what are the differences?
I am not one to change every detail in the settings. I would get a calibration disc and get it set once, and then probably not touch it for a while.
Any suggestions or facts about the 2? I have been reading up on threads, but it is hard to find actual differences.
I'm trying to decide exactly the same thing. For the $550 difference, here's what I've gathered.
C10/638 Short Comings:
- Lower-end video processor, only affects non-1080p sources. Can be solved by external video processor (~$400) or HTPC. Granted, the ~$400 external video processor or HTPC would probably beat the video processor in xx738.
- No Advanced Video Calibration. Again, can be solved by external video processor (I think) or HTPC.
- Can only take checkerboard formatted 3D sources. Can be solved by buying the Mitsubishi Adaptor (~$100). Alternatively, if you plan on hooking up a HTPC, you might be able to make it output checkerboard format.
- No internet apps. Can be solved by having a blue-ray player with internet apps or HTPC.
If you are planning on watching most of your content via a HTPC, then you should get the C10/638. If not, the extra $550 for xx738 is worth it.
P.S. I am leaning towards a 73C10 myself since I'll be using it mostly for XBox 360 and movies/tv shows via XBox 360 or HTPC. By no means do I consider myself an expert in this, so if anyone thinks I'm making a bad decision, please let me know!