Originally Posted by going1080pcrazy
Nice get. I would really like to hear more about this TV. I've been on the fence for quite a while trying to decide on a TV around 60". I am torn between the Samsung 61" and the upcoming Sony 60A2000.
My priorities are: Picture Quality, 1080p input, somewhat reasonable price
Do you think the picture quality on this Mitsubishi is as good as the Samsung and/or the current Sony SXRD?
Well, I only spent an hour or so with the TV. They didn't have a Sammy HLS set there to directly compare with. The Sony was on a HD feed that nothing else was on so it's really hard to know right now. All I know is that the SXRD had a horrible green blob problem and if that was my TV, I'd be irate. It looked like it should be in a dumpster somewhere.
The only fair comparison was the Mits with the JVC 1080p FH6197 (end of '05 model, fairly well reviewed). The JVC was on a HD feed. I watched that TV for a while and then stumbled into the Mits. I had them move the HD feed onto the Mits and I looked a good bit better to me than the JVC.
There is reason to believe that the Mits will have a better picture than the Sammy HLS. The Mits is a 12-bit while the Sammy is a 10 so there is hope that it is better. The other thing is that the Sammy (while can be calibrated really nice according to UMR) has horrible out of box settings. I didn't think the Mits looked nearly as noisy with the default settings than previous viewings of Sammy HLS sets.
I think the picture quality will be good. It has 2 1080p HDMI inputs (and a DVI-I for PCs, the only set that I know of that has this) and I paid less than half the price of a '06 60" Sony SXRD XBR set so I think it's a serious bargain unless it just don't have good quality and breaks (if it does, hopefully it does that within 30 days