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post #391 of 1196
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Originally Posted by ptnaidu View Post

Thanks a lot GEP, I learned a lot today. I was looking at Sony bdp-790 and Panasonic BDT-500 earlier. I haven't done much research, but will look at some Oppos, Samsungs and LGs too. Please let me know if you have any recommendations here. I was trying to find a cheaper alternative to this. I just had the splitter delivered, I will test it and report soon.

Hi GEP, you are absolutely right -- the splitter did not work and I verified that last night. So it is going back to monoprice. I consulted Denon 1909 forum as well.

I got Sony BDP-S790 last night with dual HDMI, and wow, the picture on that thing is awesome. I have some Denon related questions, that I will follow up on Denon forum.

Thanks a lot, you have been a great help.
post #392 of 1196
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Originally Posted by vivatech View Post

Walts, Fry's, Paul's TV...
Local: http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/locator/
Online: http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/locator/online/
Act quick... I'm finding prices are going up. eek.gif

I will add Amazon, Dell, New Egg.. No good reviews on East Coast TVs and I don't have any personal experiece, but they sell too. If you have Frys nearby, they are running pretty good prices. We got our 82742 for $1399 with free delivery. I saw them run that price for a couple weeks. I also saw $799 on 73642 from Frys.

Good luck, my only advice is to get the biggest size your room can take. You will love it. We went from 62" to 82" and love the difference.
post #393 of 1196
I just purchased a 92842 from Paul's yesterday after hearing the bad news that Mitsubishi was not going to sell DLPs after this year. I had been waiting for the 92" sets to go down in price but now that won't happen because they'll probably be harder to find? I'm also finding it hard to find the 92842's at online vendor sites as well.
post #394 of 1196
Got my 92742 a few days ago (love the picture) and while trying to calibrate it using WOW noticed that for all picture modes (natural, bright, etc) contrast was set to maximum (63). Is all TVs like that or just mine? Since it was already maxed out, I was unable to calibrate my whites to proper level. Thanks
post #395 of 1196
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Originally Posted by jamserg View Post

Got my 92742 a few days ago (love the picture) and while trying to calibrate it using WOW noticed that for all picture modes (natural, bright, etc) contrast was set to maximum (63). Is all TVs like that or just mine? Since it was already maxed out, I was unable to calibrate my whites to proper level. Thanks

Yep, same here on 82742. The contrast was maxed (63) out of the box for all picture modes. I am considering Disney WOW myself, please post your experience and learnings.
post #396 of 1196
There a deal onl;ine for a usb wireless extender.. I'm wondering if I can add this to the 82742 to add internet to it. For $10, its a pretty cheap add on.

http://1saleaday.com/wireless/

Alfa 1000mW 1W 802.11b/g USB Wireless WiFi Network Adapter

Or do I need a specific adapter for the tv? Whats the best value?
post #397 of 1196
Hi Everyone. New 82842 owner here. I'm loving it so far. I've just come across an issue only when playing 3D. First some background info that might help. The Mits 82842 is connected to a Denon 2313ci receiver. My 3D source is coming from my HTPC (bluray via PowerDVD). Regular 2D plays fine, no issues. As soon as I switch to 3D, a few minutes later, the automatic warning that there is no signal and will turn off in a minute warning comes up. So I exit the warning and few minutes later, the warning pops up again. There's obviously a signal because I am currently watching the movie. Sure enough, if I don't exit the warning, the TV shuts off. frown.gif Any ideas?
post #398 of 1196
From someplace else in another thread I saw that if you change the name of the Input from PC to something like Blu-ray or PS3 it stops that issue and as long as the resolutions is 1080p it should be OK to leave the name.
post #399 of 1196
Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum even though I usually wind up here when doing the googles:D I just took delivery of the 73742, was coming from Samsung 5087SAX led dlp. Man this thing is Spectacular!!! I do have a question, when searching around for info on the stream tv apps I've seen some sites mention it having youtube, pandora and many others I don't have atm. So I looked for firmware updates on Mitsu's site and didn't find anything available. Am waiting til 10am to call mitsu, wondering if they have to email the file or if something changed and the current apps are all we get. The set is running firmware 014.03 now, is there a newer version out?
post #400 of 1196
I just bought my mom a WD-73C12
When hitting format on the remote, only 480p settings were available .. 480i , 480p standard, stretched etc.
Is there something I am failing to do, for not being able to access 1080p formats ?
( she does NOT have an HD box with her direcTV,) fyi...

any help is appreciated, as I am going crazy here !
post #401 of 1196
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Originally Posted by born2gamble View Post

I just bought my mom a WD-73C12
When hitting format on the remote, only 480p settings were available .. 480i , 480p standard, stretched etc.
Is there something I am failing to do, for not being able to access 1080p formats ?
( she does NOT have an HD box with her direcTV,) fyi...
any help is appreciated, as I am going crazy here !
If the DirecTV box isn't HD, then 480p is probably the only thing that is available. Seems normal.
post #402 of 1196
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Originally Posted by djjozo View Post

Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum even though I usually wind up here when doing the googles:D I just took delivery of the 73742, was coming from Samsung 5087SAX led dlp. Man this thing is Spectacular!!! I do have a question, when searching around for info on the stream tv apps I've seen some sites mention it having youtube, pandora and many others I don't have atm. So I looked for firmware updates on Mitsu's site and didn't find anything available. Am waiting til 10am to call mitsu, wondering if they have to email the file or if something changed and the current apps are all we get. The set is running firmware 014.03 now, is there a newer version out?

jic anyone was interested, I got in touch with Mitsu today and they told me to call Vudu since all apps are listed under "Vudu Apps". Called Vudu and was told it's a Mitsu problem. Soooo, called Mitsu back and told them Vudu said it's their problem. The csr started the typical scripted bs so I just asked her what the latest firmware was for the 73742 and she said 14.01, then I proceeded to let her know I was running 14.03 to which she replied Ooooh. Was hoping Mitsu had more knowledgable reps, but maybe they outsource on the weekends, ok that was wishful thinking I suppose!! Bottom line is it appears as if I'm SOL regarding the useful apps (pandora,youtube), not that it matters all that much cause I can just plug my mac air in with hdmi and use bluetooth keyboard and mouse. But it would be nice to occasionally be able to use them for quick lookups when I need it and just to know my tv had everything up to date. Oh well, anyone have any input on this?
post #403 of 1196
Hello All,

As I have read, many are new to the awesomeness of the new large dlp's. I just received my Mitsubishi WD 82842. I bought the Disney WOW Calibration disk and it seemed to work well, however, I'm wondering if anyone has any professional calibrations they're willing to share. Unfortunately in my area, there is no one in the vicinity that offers such service. I have googled for hours trying to find some settings without success. If anyone can provide some of their settings, that would be greatly appreciated.

I have also searched these forums for the settings and still came up with nothing... Just so you know I didn't post without first applying effort smile.gif

Respectfully,

Jason
post #404 of 1196
Just took delivery yesterday of my new WD-.73842 which replaced my older WD-65731 which got retired to the basement.

What a difference - still lot's of work to do in tweaking etc..

A question to all - anybody with Comcast?, I activated their 3D and on "auto" for the TV setting for 3D the picture does not change,
I have to go in manually and change side by side etc.. Is this the same for everybody else, i.e. their HDMI is not 1.4a ?

Thanks

Pete
post #405 of 1196
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Originally Posted by jasonmc View Post

Hello All,
As I have read, many are new to the awesomeness of the new large dlp's. I just received my Mitsubishi WD 82842. I bought the Disney WOW Calibration disk and it seemed to work well, however, I'm wondering if anyone has any professional calibrations they're willing to share. Unfortunately in my area, there is no one in the vicinity that offers such service. I have googled for hours trying to find some settings without success. If anyone can provide some of their settings, that would be greatly appreciated.
I have also searched these forums for the settings and still came up with nothing... Just so you know I didn't post without first applying effort smile.gif
Respectfully,
Jason

I'm in the same boat. Used WOW, didn't help me much though (my tv is 92742). I would too like for someone nice to share calibration settings. I have a Panasonic plasma tv and the thread for that tv had a bunch of settings posted. Surprised it's not the same for Mitsubishi DLP.s threads ( I found just one post on 2011 thread and one on Amazon reviews )
post #406 of 1196
Has anyone tested the "2D + Depth" that they talk about at the Mitsubishi site. Does it really make a difference or is it just hype?
post #407 of 1196
I just bought the wd-73842 and have the same problems. Called Mitsubishi and they sent out a service tech to confirm there was a problem. Now I'm playing the waiting game to see whats going to happen.
post #408 of 1196
Hey jasonmc and jamserg,
First off let me say I too am very interested in some more advanced calibration settings. I own the 73742 and was wondering what you two came up with using the WOW disc. I use a calibration disc I got from a rep at a circuit city a few years back that uses a blue filter you look through to set color and tint. Had used it on my older samsung 5087 led dlp and was pretty impressed with it. As for this new set, I started with the settings jamserg mentioned from amazon because they use the advanced 6 color setup and was not impressed at all, found it too dim and dull looking. So I tried the disc I had and using just the basic settings you bring up with the video button on the remote and I'm fairly happy with it for now. I'm sure it could be better using the 6 color adv settings, but until someone can post those I'd be interested in what you guys got with the WOW disc. This is what I came up with: video noise=off, picture=normal, color temp=high, contrast=34, bright=30, color=47, tint=36-->G, sharp=10. smile.gif
post #409 of 1196
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Originally Posted by GEP View Post

From someplace else in another thread I saw that if you change the name of the Input from PC to something like Blu-ray or PS3 it stops that issue and as long as the resolutions is 1080p it should be OK to leave the name.

Thanks! I switched it to "Media Player". I wonder why that happens?
post #410 of 1196
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

Has anyone tested the "2D + Depth" that they talk about at the Mitsubishi site. Does it really make a difference or is it just hype?

We've used it on several things, and its pretty nifty. You really have to use it with video that has depth camera movement, not just something thats all "talking head" type stuff, but thats pretty much the same as actual 3d movies. It also works petty well with hd video game, however I think games actually developed with 3d built in are better.

Something to consider... a 1080p 3d movie has only half the resolution, but if you play a 1080p movie and use 2d+, you are watching full 1080p resolution 3d.

We don't use it for everything, but for spectacle type stuff its pretty great.

The treebeard sequences in fangorn forest in The Two Towers is an excellent example of how good it can work, but in the same film, all the long winded "talking head" sections had no real benefit at all.

I'm frankly pretty amazed at how cool the feature is., but again, it depends on what you are actually watching if its worthwhile or not.
post #411 of 1196
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Originally Posted by Gareee View Post

We've used it on several things, and its pretty nifty. You really have to use it with video that has depth camera movement, not just something thats all "talking head" type stuff, but thats pretty much the same as actual 3d movies. It also works petty well with hd video game, however I think games actually developed with 3d built in are better.
Something to consider... a 1080p 3d movie has only half the resolution, but if you play a 1080p movie and use 2d+, you are watching full 1080p resolution 3d.
We don't use it for everything, but for spectacle type stuff its pretty great.
The treebeard sequences in fangorn forest in The Two Towers is an excellent example of how good it can work, but in the same film, all the long winded "talking head" sections had no real benefit at all.
I'm frankly pretty amazed at how cool the feature is., but again, it depends on what you are actually watching if its worthwhile or not.

Thanks, I'll have to give it a try with a movie that has more action in it...
post #412 of 1196
Has anybody gone into the service menu and performed a geometry adjustment? I have the service manual. I just wanted to know beforehand if there anything I should know.

My 82742 has some serious overscan and it needs a keystone type adjustment (vertical lines are converging towards the top).
post #413 of 1196
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Originally Posted by snooktarpon View Post

Has anybody gone into the service menu and performed a geometry adjustment? I have the service manual. I just wanted to know beforehand if there anything I should know.
My 82742 has some serious overscan and it needs a keystone type adjustment (vertical lines are converging towards the top).

Yep, I just did ours last week. it was pretty easy, but honestly I'm not sure I see much of a difference. Possibly hard to tell for general film viewing, but more noticable when I run our PS3 and look at the menus an such. My wife noticed no difference at all. i ONLY adjusted the projection grid.. I did not adjust the brightness/color settings since I don't have the proper meters to really to that correctly.
post #414 of 1196
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Originally Posted by djjozo View Post

Hey jasonmc and jamserg,
First off let me say I too am very interested in some more advanced calibration settings. I own the 73742 and was wondering what you two came up with using the WOW disc. I use a calibration disc I got from a rep at a circuit city a few years back that uses a blue filter you look through to set color and tint. Had used it on my older samsung 5087 led dlp and was pretty impressed with it. As for this new set, I started with the settings jamserg mentioned from amazon because they use the advanced 6 color setup and was not impressed at all, found it too dim and dull looking. So I tried the disc I had and using just the basic settings you bring up with the video button on the remote and I'm fairly happy with it for now. I'm sure it could be better using the 6 color adv settings, but until someone can post those I'd be interested in what you guys got with the WOW disc. This is what I came up with: video noise=off, picture=normal, color temp=high, contrast=34, bright=30, color=47, tint=36-->G, sharp=10. smile.gif

Djjozo, thanks for your input, will try your settings. As for as WOW, it didn't help me much - I couldn't get the level of adjustments the disk was asking for due to tv adjustment limitations (without going to the service menu)
post #415 of 1196
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Originally Posted by jamserg View Post

I'm in the same boat. Used WOW, didn't help me much though (my tv is 92742). I would too like for someone nice to share calibration settings. I have a Panasonic plasma tv and the thread for that tv had a bunch of settings posted. Surprised it's not the same for Mitsubishi DLP.s threads ( I found just one post on 2011 thread and one on Amazon reviews )

It is not really any more useful to copy the professional settings of one TV to another TV over using the WOW disc on the TV.

This is because the professional setters these are made using meters and other measuring equipment and are done specifically to adjust an individual TV and to compensate for the unique character of that individual TV.

Every TV has individual characteristics and a good professional calibration is done to the make the best of these characteristics.

The self calibration discs are good for general DYI work.

Trying to use someone else’s professional calibrations most likely will not compensate for the individual characteristics of your TV. Also, you would be causing a professional to lose a job that they use to support themselves and their family.
post #416 of 1196
I have no choice but to use others calibration settings or use BB because there are no professional calibrators in my area (NM).
post #417 of 1196
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

I have no choice but to use others calibration settings or use BB because there are no professional calibrators in my area (NM).

Others calibration settings will do you no good. You need to do it yourself
post #418 of 1196
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Originally Posted by snooktarpon View Post

Has anybody gone into the service menu and performed a geometry adjustment? I have the service manual. I just wanted to know beforehand if there anything I should know.
My 82742 has some serious overscan and it needs a keystone type adjustment (vertical lines are converging towards the top).

You probably shouldn't fool around with the geometry as you will lose 1:1 pixel mapping
post #419 of 1196
Uh uuum, Ok fellas!! Look if someone wants some tips/pointers on anything related to these sets then I think if one wants to help out they can do whatever they want to. After all isn't that the point of these forums!!!!! And I believe most people know that settings "may" be a little different between sets, but if they want to take what someone else has used to get in the ballpark and then tweak it from there, then so be it. No need to jump on people for looking for a helping hand!!
post #420 of 1196
It is not jumping on some one, only pointing out that the differences between TVs are more than a "little different" and if they do not know how to use the professional calibration settings in the Advanced Mode (that is the mode the professionals use) then they will not be "in the ballpark and then tweak" area because they have not used the intsruments the professionals used in the environment the intsruments were used.

As for the standard settings in the standard picture modes of Brilliant, Bright and Natural, professionals seldom adjust these they normally adjsut the Advanced Mode. There are several listings throughout this thread to follow for the standard picture modes (and even here the are often very different). Still these settings are best adjusted individually with the discs these requesters have indicated they already have.
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