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post #3721 of 3948
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Originally Posted by ladysman View Post

My buddy is building one for me out of oak and he wants to know how high I need it. What does everyone recommend? My gut was about 16". I'm looking for recommendations. I'm sitting about 12 feet from the tv. Thanks!
You really want to have the center of the screen pretty close to eye level. For us that was about a 12" stand, but we needed to go a little over 13" because of our center channel. You don't want to go to high or the top of the screen will start to look a little darker. Here's the dimension sheet. http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/asset/file/dim_sheet/dimsheet-WD-92840.pdf Off topic, but are you the ladysman who used to drink Courvoisier on Saturday Night Live?tongue.gif
post #3722 of 3948
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Originally Posted by g4s View Post

You really want to have the center of the screen pretty close to eye level. For us that was about a 12" stand, but we needed to go a little over 13" because of our center channel. You don't want to go to high or the top of the screen will start to look a little darker. Here's the dimension sheet. http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/asset/file/dim_sheet/dimsheet-WD-92840.pdf Off topic, but are you the ladysman who used to drink Courvoisier on Saturday Night Live?tongue.gif
I just made a stand for my 73" on the way and made it like 16"-17" high. I wish I would have seen your post before I made it. Hopefully mine works okay.
post #3723 of 3948
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Originally Posted by squeakybirnbaum View Post

I just made a stand for my 73" on the way and made it like 16"-17" high. I wish I would have seen your post before I made it. Hopefully mine works okay.
You should be fine. The center of the screen on a 73" is lower than the 92". We also have a 73C9 I built a stand for. It's just under 18". Not a problem.
For a 92" it's probably best to stay under 15" if possible for most setups.
post #3724 of 3948
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Originally Posted by pkelecy View Post

Garee, I've seen some reports of the PS3 glasses not working well with some Mitsubishi's (i.e. losing sync at normal viewing distances). Have you had any problems with that? Also, I assume the glasses don't care what 3D bluray player you're using (i.e. doesn't have to be a PS3). Right? You're right though, they are very reasonably priced compared to others (only $28 a pair on Amazon).

We are 10-12 feet away, and we've used them probably 10-20 hours total now, and have never had any issues with them at all. the only issue we had was design wise.. my wife needs nose pads on all her glasses because of the shape of her face, so we had to add some of those small stick on silicone ones. (We always have problems buying her sunglasses though.)

I backed up to 14 feet away in the hall attached to the room our tv is in, and the glasses never disconnected at all, but then I was also only doing it for a minute or less, checking the range for our viewing area.

If you can find them at Walmart, they do have that 90 day return policy.. you could try them out for quite some time, and return them if you dislike them.
post #3725 of 3948
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Originally Posted by pkelecy View Post

Alan, thanks for the additional info. Again, very helpful. One other thing I was wondering about was whether all the glasses you tested worked with the IR emitter built into the 740/840 sets? I guess I know the Xpands and True Depth 3D do, but the others I'm not so sure about (the Panasonics in particular). Also, with the Panasonics, how did you decide which size to get? Apparently they come in large, medium, and small. My inclination would be the get the largest, but from a fit and comfort standpoint that may not necessarily be the best. My wifes head is smaller, so she especially might be better off with a M or S. Thanks again for the help!

Yup, they all work with the built in emitter. Even if you use the Xpands, you have to put them in "Panasonic" mode. The 740/840 series use a Panasonic emitter. I tested a couple of DLP Link glasses too, which worked fine and got rid of the DLP Link green cast, but the optics in those weren't as good.

I got the large Panasonics, but I have a big melon. biggrin.gif My wife's head isn't anywhere as big as mine, and she's never complained about them being too big. The only reference I can give you is motorcycle helmets - I wear a XXL and she wears a L. The Panasonics are not sold by Amazon, so if you have to return your gonna be out some $.

The True Depths kinda squeeze my head. If I decide to keep 'em, I'm gonna have to have my wife take 'em into her shop and re-form the temples.
post #3726 of 3948
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Originally Posted by pkelecy View Post

Garee, I've seen some reports of the PS3 glasses not working well with some Mitsubishi's (i.e. losing sync at normal viewing distances). Have you had any problems with that? Also, I assume the glasses don't care what 3D bluray player you're using (i.e. doesn't have to be a PS3). Right? You're right though, they are very reasonably priced compared to others (only $28 a pair on Amazon).

I never had a problem with the PS3 glasses lossing synch. I sit about 14 feet away.
post #3727 of 3948
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Originally Posted by Alan P View Post

I never had a problem with the PS3 glasses lossing synch. I sit about 14 feet away.

How were the clarity of the PS3 glasses? Some people really seem to like them, and the price is hard to beat. I definitely want to try the Panasonics though, but I may take Gareee's advice and purchase a pair of the PS3's (locally) to compare with. My head is smaller (I fit in a large helmet) so the fit may be better for me than it was for you. Worth a try if the optics are decent. Thanks again! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Gareee View Post

We are 10-12 feet away, and we've used them probably 10-20 hours total now, and have never had any issues with them at all. the only issue we had was design wise.. my wife needs nose pads on all her glasses because of the shape of her face, so we had to add some of those small stick on silicone ones. (We always have problems buying her sunglasses though.)
I backed up to 14 feet away in the hall attached to the room our tv is in, and the glasses never disconnected at all, but then I was also only doing it for a minute or less, checking the range for our viewing area.
If you can find them at Walmart, they do have that 90 day return policy.. you could try them out for quite some time, and return them if you dislike them.

Looking back, it was a review on Amazon that complained of this. But I now suspect their emitter was defective (they had exchanged the glasses and still had the same problem).

Good suggestion on buying from Walmart. I may do that to give them a try. Thanks for the advice! smile.gif
post #3729 of 3948
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Originally Posted by pkelecy View Post

How were the clarity of the PS3 glasses? Some people really seem to like them, and the price is hard to beat. I definitely want to try the Panasonics though, but I may take Gareee's advice and purchase a pair of the PS3's (locally) to compare with. My head is smaller (I fit in a large helmet) so the fit may be better for me than it was for you. Worth a try if the optics are decent. Thanks again! smile.gif

To tell you the truth, they were so uncomfortable to me I didn't even really look at the optics critically. But, I can't remember the optics being any worse than the other "also-rans".
post #3730 of 3948
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Originally Posted by g4s View Post

You really want to have the center of the screen pretty close to eye level. For us that was about a 12" stand, but we needed to go a little over 13" because of our center channel. You don't want to go to high or the top of the screen will start to look a little darker. Here's the dimension sheet. http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/asset/file/dim_sheet/dimsheet-WD-92840.pdf Off topic, but are you the ladysman who used to drink Courvoisier on Saturday Night Live?tongue.gif


How far away are you? Appreciate the info

That is where my name came from! First person to mention this ever!
post #3731 of 3948
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Originally Posted by ladysman View Post

How far away are you? Appreciate the info
That is where my name came from! First person to mention this ever!
We're a little over 10'. We love it.

The reason I remember that character is all his advice that I continue to follow to this day.smile.gif
post #3732 of 3948
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Originally Posted by g4s View Post

We're a little over 10'. We love it.
The reason I remember that character is all his advice that I continue to follow to this day.smile.gif

OK, thanks. I'm going to be 13-14 feet away. I was having my buddy make it 14" tall. I think that is about right. Thoughts? I've done enough measuring and thinking about this. lol
post #3733 of 3948
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Originally Posted by ladysman View Post

OK, thanks. I'm going to be 13-14 feet away. I was having my buddy make it 14" tall. I think that is about right. Thoughts? I've done enough measuring and thinking about this. lol
Yeah, I'd say go with that. Good thing you've got it on the way. Looks like there's some price gouging going on now.
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Originally Posted by g4s View Post

Yeah, I'd say go with that. Good thing you've got it on the way. Looks like there's some price gouging going on now.

Wow didn't even know that! Glad i pulled the trigger when i did. It' s suppose to be here tuesday. If i could only find someone to buy my old solid oak entertainment center.
post #3735 of 3948
Price gouging on what?
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

Price gouging on what?
I've noticed it on the 92's since Mits announced they were ceasing production.
post #3737 of 3948
I've had my Mits 82840 for a few months now and am loving the picture so far alongside my darbee. Couple questions and I apologize in advance if these have already been asked.

1. I used to own the 65738 from a couple years ago and it had an option called "Smooth120". Is this option available on the 840 series and if so, where is it located? I also wasn't sure if it was just on by default and you didn't have the choice of enabling or disabling.

2. I've been in the service menu and viewed the manual geometry alignment and could not figure out for the life of me, how to make adjustments to the different points on the screen. It would let me switch from point to point, but I didn't know which buttons to press to make adjustments. As I read previously, I currently have the factory alignment disabled for true 1-1 pixel mapping but would like to at least try to adjust the allotment. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Hi guys, new here and my first post but ive read through the forums for a few weeks now. Im purchasing a 82840 on Friday. Its the last one at a local store and im getting it for a good price. I compared it to the 82842s but didnt see any real difference for the extra money.

Anyways ive read through this thread alot but not all 125 pages. My question is there any real major issues with these sets or anything to look out for? Plan on buying a extended warranty as well. Thanks.
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I haven't had any issues with my 82740 so all has been great. If fact, when I heard that Mitsubishi was no longer manufacturing DLPs anymore, I went out and got a 92842. I had hoped for it to be delivered today but won't be delivered until Saturday, can't wait. smile.gif
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Cool thanks for the info. Was just worried about this blinking green light of death and white dots but seemed to be the vast majority of older models. Im so stoked. Friday cant get here soon enough. Thanks again for your input.
Edited by INCREMENTAL7 - 12/12/12 at 6:55pm
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Has any one had any issues with recycling their lamps at Home Depot? (Technically their program is for CFLs.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/business/24recycling.html?_r=1&
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That link is for CFL, not DLP lamps.
post #3743 of 3948
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

That link is for CFL, not DLP lamps.

I'm aware of that, thanks (did you bother to read my parenthetical?). Thus my inquiry. I linked to the NYT story to edify those who might not have been aware of their program at all.
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Of course I read and the reason a post was made as not one word in that article could possibly be considered for recycling a DLP lamp (which has NOTHING in common w/CFL beyond providing light rolleyes.gif ). Please explain how CFL recycling relates to the topic of DLP lamp disposal?confused.gif
post #3745 of 3948
A few pics of The Dark Knight Rises on my 82840 with darbee darblet and Onkyo Receiver doing a little extra video processing. And yes, I like my colors to pop and sacrafice a little bit of shadow detail for deep blacks. Pics were taken with iPhone 5.





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JewDaddy, so you like the Darbee Darblet on your set? I've been debating on getting 1 for my WD-73640. Any insight you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! smile.gif

Those pics of your set look very very good. Even better than mine I'm thinking as I just saw the DKR last week and I don't recall my PQ looking as good as yours does.
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Originally Posted by yadfgp View Post

JewDaddy, so you like the Darbee Darblet on your set? I've been debating on getting 1 for my WD-73640. Any insight you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! smile.gif
Those pics of your set look very very good. Even better than mine I'm thinking as I just saw the DKR last week and I don't recall my PQ looking as good as yours does.

I had nothing but trouble with my Darbee Darblet and my 82740/Denon receiver. The TV kept finding a new device with the Darbee and wouldn't let me select an input that worked with 3D. Once I selected an input, then the 3D would not work on the TV. Also, I didn't notice much of a difference in the quality of the picture using the Darbee so it did not justify the $$$$ for not much of a difference. I believe that the people saying the Darbee adds so much to the picture is a way for them to justify to themselves the cost of the product.
post #3748 of 3948
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

I had nothing but trouble with my Darbee Darblet and my 82740/Denon receiver. The TV kept finding a new device with the Darbee and wouldn't let me select an input that worked with 3D. Once I selected an input, then the 3D would not work on the TV. Also, I didn't notice much of a difference in the quality of the picture using the Darbee so it did not justify the $$$$ for not much of a difference. I believe that the people saying the Darbee adds so much to the picture is a way for them to justify to themselves the cost of the product.

Sorry to hear you had trouble with your Darbee. There's a lot of debate as to whether the device is adding much of an improvement for the price. My eyes happen to think it does. I guess everyone's mileage will vary on this subject. I've never had the issue you mentioned with 3D but I have all my devices (Xbox, PS3, DirectTv and WiiU) going through my Onkyo Receiver, then out to the Darblet and into the tv. Not sure how you're setup was but maybe the Reciever has something to do with it.

It's hard to reccomend a product like this, so I will just say that I've been more than pleased and appreciate how it enhances the picture. As well as makes the 3D on my mits much more desirable now. Picture was way too soft before.
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Thanks again JewDaddy for your pm's. smile.gif

That's 1 issue I'd like to improve on these sets is the picture looking a bit more soft than I would like. Especially on 3D. Glad to hear that your Darblet helped with this.

Lujan I am curious about why you weren't that happy with your Darblet. frown.gif

Sorry to hear it didn't meet your expectations. Maybe JewDaddy's onto something with the way you had yours set up or with it being used with your Denon.
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

Of course I read and the reason a post was made as not one word in that article could possibly be considered for recycling a DLP lamp (which has NOTHING in common w/CFL beyond providing light rolleyes.gif ). Please explain how CFL recycling relates to the topic of DLP lamp disposal?confused.gif
I'll leave you to your hostilities, man. I'm hoping to hear from someone who has actually gone to Home Depot with their lamps--which, like CFLs, contain mercury--and perhaps had any issues (albeit unlikely, as my understanding is you simply put the recyclable in a plastic bag and drop it into a bin).

If you have some constructive input, such as recommendations of another national retailer that has a recycling program where you've taken your lamps, I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one to welcome it (I haven't had much luck finding a closeby local place via the eiae.org site referenced in our manuals).

My post was meant to address a PRACTICAL concern, not to opportune an argument or debate.
Edited by Paul.R.S - 12/17/12 at 6:53am
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