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post #301 of 1188
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Originally Posted by Gareee View Post

Is there some faq or instructions somewhere for doing this properly? I downloaded the calibration videos, but have never owned a tv like this before that had these adjustments.
I do get one free home visit HDTV calibration from best buy because of their plat club benefits, but I'm hesitant to let someone mess around with our 82742, and kind of prefer to do that myself if possible. (You never know if someone is actually trained in doing things like this at big box stores, or if they are just winging it.)
Here's the service manual. It has good geometry adjustment instructions. You know, just be careful in those service menus. http://www.matthilton.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/mitsubishi_v47_service_manual.pdf
post #302 of 1188
Thanks! I'll look it over, and decide if its beyond me or not. (I'm pretty good wih just about all tech, but like everything else new, its a learning experience.)
post #303 of 1188
Hi all. After reading this thread for many months I finally pulled the trigger on a 73642 from Paul's TV. I upgraded from my Mits 62828 and wow what a difference! The picture is awesome and will be better after calibration. My problem is geometry. Vertical lines on both sides of the screen curve outward toward the bottom. Paul's told me I have thirty days to return the set if I find something wrong. I don't really want to try to fix it myself. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do? Also is there a post with suggested settings for the advanced settings screen? TIA
post #304 of 1188
I think the towers look fine. You might want to spread them a bit farther apart. Why buy some petite fashion speakers to go with a screen that size?
post #305 of 1188
To get the best pic, you need to have someone who has the right equipment to adjust it. These guys don't just eyeball a picture, they measure the light to calibrate. Unless you want to spend several thousand on equipment and learn how to use it, I'd let someone specially trained in this area work on it. I would never let some big box store hack work on it.
post #306 of 1188
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Originally Posted by raa1144 View Post

Hi all. After reading this thread for many months I finally pulled the trigger on a 73642 from Paul's TV. I upgraded from my Mits 62828 and wow what a difference! The picture is awesome and will be better after calibration. My problem is geometry. Vertical lines on both sides of the screen curve outward toward the bottom. Paul's told me I have thirty days to return the set if I find something wrong. I don't really want to try to fix it myself. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do? Also is there a post with suggested settings for the advanced settings screen? TIA

If you want to try to improve the geometry yourself, look at service manual link in post 301. However, please be aware that no projection TV has perfect geometry (that is not a defect, it is the nature of rear projection TVs) so you might be able to only improve it but not make it perfect.
post #307 of 1188
Thanks. I will see how hard it is to do myself. By the way does anyone have a recommendation for ISF or THX calibrator in So. Cal?
post #308 of 1188
Anyone bought from The Big Screen Store?

How do the speakers sound on the 842 models? I would use the TV speaker as center channel, output from AVR; or is the TV speaker garbage and I should just save money and get 742 with an external center speaker?
post #309 of 1188

I have that Emitter and PS3 Active Glasses with my 73640 and they work just fine together. I imagine it would be the same for the 642/742/842.
post #310 of 1188
The 742 series has a built in IR emitter so there would be no need for the add on emitter. The 642 would require this and the 842 has Bluetooth RF emitter so for IR you would need something like this. The jack on the back of the TV is the VESA connector and standard, this is what Mitsubsihi uses for that connection so if the emitter works on one Mitsubishi Rear Projection TV it works on all.
post #311 of 1188
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Originally Posted by raa1144 View Post

Hi all. After reading this thread for many months I finally pulled the trigger on a 73642 from Paul's TV. I upgraded from my Mits 62828 and wow what a difference! The picture is awesome and will be better after calibration. My problem is geometry. Vertical lines on both sides of the screen curve outward toward the bottom. Paul's told me I have thirty days to return the set if I find something wrong. I don't really want to try to fix it myself. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do? Also is there a post with suggested settings for the advanced settings screen? TIA
I am going through the same thing right now with my 73742. I called Mitsu and they set up a service visit. The technician who came determined that it was not an issue that could be corrected through adjustments and said that he would need to replace the light engine, which we both agreed was BS for a TV that was less than 30 days old. I contacted Mitsu again and insisted on a replacement and was told no even after going up a couple of levels from the initial customer service phone attendant. I will end up going back through Amazon but I am very disappointed that Mitsubishi thinks it is acceptable for a brand new TV to have 75% of the funtinoal componentry replaced in the first 30 days.
post #312 of 1188
Just ordered an 82842 from Paul's TV for a killer price, $1999.99
Was really debating holding off until CES to see what is coming out, but I dont think anything would beat this bang for the buck and it cant get much lower! smile.gif
post #313 of 1188
my 73642 is being delivered thursday:) from my seat on the couch i measured eye level to be 35", so how tall should my tv stand be for optimal viewing?
post #314 of 1188
I'm using the 82842's speaker system as the center channel in the home theater setup. The Polk Audio system I'm using... well, the Center Speaker is huge, it won't fit inside the Plateau Valencia console I have the 82842 sitting upon.. I decided to configure the Mits speakers as the center channel(using the PRE-OUT of the A/V amp to the tv) and after calibrating , it sounds just fine with the rest of the Polk systems. The 82842's additional features are worth the price difference from the 642/742 models to me. Both my sister's and my 82842s were bought from Paul's and their pricing/package were the best in the country.
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Originally Posted by vivatech View Post

Anyone bought from The Big Screen Store?
How do the speakers sound on the 842 models? I would use the TV speaker as center channel, output from AVR; or is the TV speaker garbage and I should just save money and get 742 with an external center speaker?

Edited by OneEyedPony - 11/27/12 at 9:27pm
post #315 of 1188
Anyone know where you can buy replacement lamps for these TV's? I'd like to have a spare on hand.
post #316 of 1188
As the models in this thread are less than one year old, the replacement lamps directly from Mitsubsihi may be reserved for warranty replacement only. After the TVs leave the warranty coverage period, the lamps become available for general purchase.

The original lamp warranty is one year. The warranty of a purchased lamp from Mitsubishi is 90 days. Your oiginal lamp most likely will last well past one year and even past the 90 day warranty on the purchased lamps and if you get a replacement now. If that replacement lamp turns out to be a bad lamp, you would not have a warranty.

Since Mitsubsihi normally sell the lamps in housing for about $99 plus shipping and tax, you may save money by waiting. To get the Mitsubsihi part number, it is shown on the lamp replacement page of the TV owner's guide. The method of ordering from Mitsubishi is on the front cover, lamp replacement page and rear cover of the same owner's guide.

You could do a google search using that part number but be careful in that case. Mitsubishi uses Osram lamps, not Phillips and not "OEM compatible". If you use a different sourced lamp than the lamp Mitsubsihi uses, you could have problems.
post #317 of 1188
Thanks GEP, Guess I'll just wait until the 1 year warranty is up and then look into buying a spare.
post #318 of 1188
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Originally Posted by phantomf View Post

Anyone know where you can buy replacement lamps for these TV's? I'd like to have a spare on hand.

I got one for my 82840 from ShopJimmy and it is the Osram brand for a lot less than mits gets for theirs. Like you I wanted a spare to have on hand. They didn't have one when I first looked but was able to get on a list to be emailed when in stock.
post #319 of 1188
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Originally Posted by redonly View Post

I got one for my 82840 from ShopJimmy and it is the Osram brand for a lot less than mits gets for theirs. Like you I wanted a spare to have on hand. They didn't have one when I first looked but was able to get on a list to be emailed when in stock.


It says on the ShopJimmy site this one is compatible with the 92742. I have the 82742 but I would think they use the same bulb? It's not in stock anyways though

http://www.shopjimmy.com/mitsubishi-915b455012-lamp-assembly.htm
post #320 of 1188
I ordered 4 Samsung 3D glasses for my new 82842, but wanted to make sure these would be compatible with it. Model number is SSG-4100GB... can someone confirm?
post #321 of 1188
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Originally Posted by is95aus View Post

I ordered 4 Samsung 3D glasses for my new 82842, but wanted to make sure these would be compatible with it. Model number is SSG-4100GB... can someone confirm?
Research before buy! biggrin.gif
post #322 of 1188
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Originally Posted by vivatech View Post

Research before buy! biggrin.gif

Thanks, that is the obvious answer...
I was pretty sure I had purchased the right ones, but then I was second guessing myself after they arrived because they didnt say Bluetooth RF...Think I am fine though
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post #324 of 1188
IS MITSUBISHI GETTING OUT OF THE BIZ?

After doing some research I was really interested in getting the Mits WD73642: excellent $/size and favorable/unfavorable review ratios. But having never spent $1000+ for anything sight unseen, all I needed was to see one in action. Well, it turns out that I could find no one in the Twin Cities carrys them---including all the dealers who were listed on the Mits Customer Service dealer list. Of course those "Dealers" who are still in business said they'd be glad to order one for me, but I'd have to buy it first as they had no intention of stocking them.
Maybe it's just me, but I wonder about the commitment of a manufacturer who abandons a market of 2.5 million people (4 million if you count everyone in the state of MN)!
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post #325 of 1188
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Originally Posted by Cardinal Pilot View Post

Maybe it's just me, but I wonder about the commitment of a manufacturer who abandons a market of 2.5 million people (4 million if you count everyone in the state of MN)!
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I think you're a little short-sighted or too quick to blame. I don't think it's Mitsubishi that is making the decision to pull the DLP TVs out of the reseller's websites or stores. The reseller themselves do this, simply because DLP just does NOT sell like Plasmas and LCD TVs.

If you were a reseller, you would do the same. You'd only stock what's most likely to sell. DLPs are massive and take up a lot of warehouse space as well as sales floor space. Don't hate on Mitsubishi for that. You should be thankful we can still order these things.
post #326 of 1188
The real reason is that DLP's don't cost as much so the profit margins are much smaller than the more expensive TV's.

Mits is NOT going out of business.

Regarding the bulb/lamp on the 82742, I bought the last one at Shop Jimmy tongue.gif but it came missing a screw mad.gif and they don't care. It will work without it or I will just get one off the original lamp when it quits.

Last time I buy from them, especially since they are selling USED-repeat-USED pulled parts. The only reason I bought it is they had a 10% off deal and it was already the cheapest available. The bulb on it looks brand new. I expect the lamps and bulbs to be much more available after the new year.
post #327 of 1188
Even though I got some good 3D IR glasses (Sony PS3 3D's) and I have everything setup and working, I don't see much in the way of 3D, and the ever-present darkening of the glasses doesn't help. Even Avatar in 3D doesn't do a lot. Is it just me?

My eyes never have been very straight:p

WD-82742.

Downloaded movie with manually set Side by side 3D,
post #328 of 1188
I just ordered a 73C12 from Dell.com. I had a 65C9. I sold it and was thinking about a 60" plasma but after going to Walmart and seeing the size difference between a 70" and a 60" I completely changed my mind. It should be delivered next Friday.

I was wondering if the stripped down C series was too stripped down but I have a receiver so I only use 1 HDMI. I don't care at all about 3D. I never tried any advanced picture settings on my C9 so I don't think I'll miss out on much there.

I paid like $150 less for a 73" than I did for my 65" 2 years ago.

I really wanted an 82" but the price still hasn't dropped quite enough for me and it might slightly overtake the living room. I think I'll be happy enough with the 73".
post #329 of 1188
How many of you are getting the curved picture at the top and bottom of the screen? I'm just wondering if my new set will have the same issue once I exchange the old.
post #330 of 1188
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by smcinaz View Post

Even though I got some good 3D IR glasses (Sony PS3 3D's) and I have everything setup and working, I don't see much in the way of 3D, and the ever-present darkening of the glasses doesn't help. Even Avatar in 3D doesn't do a lot. Is it just me?

My eyes never have been very straight:p
WD-82742.
Downloaded movie with manually set Side by side 3D,

This is common with the varying options of 3D eyewear and varying opinions about each. If you could find an electronic store with many demo glasses on display, then that will help you choose the better and lighter pair for your sight without coming out of your pocket or dealing with returns. I use the X104s and love their lighter lens compared to the others I tested. I also own four (4) Samsung pairs that aren't too bad, but are darker than the x104s.
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