Originally Posted by mindless
Steve-that's just what I didn't need to hear. A local B&M has a sale this weekend-$5600!!! I wasn't going to go for it because I didn't think the Elite would be that much better than my Mits. Now-----?
Well, most people in this thread will disagree, and that is no problem for me.
I have had ISF calibrated Mits TV's since 2002. A 55" calibrated by Chuck Williams, and then a 65" calibrated by Craig Rounds which BTW was being fed by a Lumagen processor, also calibrated by Craig.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, I decided to go look at the Elite. I was not THAT impressed with it in the store.
But, BB was having the Black Friday sale, and I got triple points on the purchase (a ~$400 value), so I decided to pull the trigger with a 45 day return policy.
I had both the 65" Mits and the Elite side by side in my home for 1 month running the same content simultaneously (dual HDMI outs from an Oppo BDP-93.)
It only took 1 hour to know I had been missing huge amounts of detail in BD's.
I listed the 65" Mits for sale the day after.
Unfortunately, I was only able to get $300 for the 65" Mits TV and $200 for the Lumagen.
This TV also had the 9" CRT which I thought would sell for more..and quicker.
It took nearly 1 month to off load it.
I hope this helps. I hate to promote an LCD TV in a CRT forum, but I wanted to give you the info I just went through with trying to sell your baby.
BTW: That is an awesome price on the 70".. I would jump on that. As long as it is new and not open box.
There have been many returns on the Elites due to background pulsing issues, which have been drastically reduced with a recent FW update.
Fortunately, my 70" has never exhibited this issue, although my TV does have the recent FW that eliminates it.
I also want to add, that after inputting the public C-NET calibration settings of the 60" Elite, for MOVIE THX mode, I feel absolutely no need for a ISF calibration.
It is that good....to my old eyes.
Some pics of the 70 Elite are HERE
The last 2 pictures are in a darkened room that show how black the blacks are. Inky black