Originally Posted by FltTester
While no electronic equipment is a good investment, it sounds like in your situation the Mits is right for you...far less $, you're satisfied with the PQ and it's about one-third larger. Just understand that DLP has issues, like depth/weight, no hanging on wall, not as bright in a sun-lit room, bulb replacement, overscan, off-axis viewing, and the "possible" rainbow effect, geometry issues and screen uniformity. These are enough to turn most people away from DLP, but for the cost conscious it can't be beat. My neighbor's 82" has a very satisfying picture IMO. I'm not a gamer, but...$1,000 for game mode??? Good luck.
Let's clear up a few old wive's tales here...
A 65" Mitsubishi DLP (WD-65738) weighs 69
A Samsung 65" LCD TV (UN65C8000) weighs 89
lb. http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/...000XFXZA-specs That's 29% heavier than the same size DLP.
(A 73" DLP only weighs 91 lb.) http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/tv/WD-73640/specifications
All TVs should be set to the SMPTE and THX recommended light output of 30-40 ftL. My friend's recently measured 73" DLP hit 38 ftL at 60% contrast level, with plenty of room to spare. Brighter is not better. It is just brighter, and causes eye fatigue.
There is a replaceable lamp that cost less than $100, takes 3 minutes to replace, and restores the DLP to like new condition. LCD TVs fade over time and skew the colors with the only option being a new TV.
LCDs are known for worse off axis viewing than DLPs. Only CRTs and plasmas do better. (and it's hard to sit off-axis with a six foot wide LCD or DLP TV)
Using proper test patterns, no geometry or screen uniformity issues were apparent on the aforementioned friend's DLP. This may be an issue with some sets though.
While not 4" thick and wall mountable, DLP is not the old, heavy, CRT rear projection TV of the past, but very svelte tabletop models that fit very nicely on a stand that houses all your AV gear, just as most LCDs are mounted.
All that being said, each technology has its plusses and minuses and the real issue is weighing them according to one's needs. It is great to have choices. Choose LCD. Choose plasma. Choose DLP. Choose what works for your application. And since I've continued this off-topic discussion...
Choose to discuss the Sharp LC-80LE632U, as you gave the poster no information on it, instead choosing to discuss the competiton.