Great posts so far, I've gone through this thread as well as the other one:
2007 Mitsubishi WD-XX73X and XX831 Owner's Threadhttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...highlight=htpc
Seems some think the 831 is special or something for it to deserve its own thread
Anyway, I've got last years WD-73927, the one that comes with the 'Removable Anti-Glare, High Contrast Diamond Shield', the pc vga 1080p input, and the dvr (which ive never used).
This screen is primarily hooked up to my htpc running a 7800gtx output, from dvi->vga. Everything looks dandy, but the overscan is slightly annoying, and lately the scanning interference that I see on screen- especially when contrast is set low or in dark scenes- caused by the analog connection is really irritating me. I knew mits would release a new model with dvi input, but i had to get the screen atm.
Addressing peoples questions I've spotted:
"Ok I have said this once and I will say it again. The screen is Not reflective, Does improve viewing angles, does for the most part eliminate SSE, Does improve black levels, Does improve color contrast, Does improve Brightness, and Does Not Glare in any way shape or form. Oh and I would agree with what someone else said ealier who"s friend went to the show, that the tv actually rivals plasma. It has a plasma look without the glare and with higher resolution."
On my older 73927 model, the antiglare screen definately makes the screen look nicer. I'm not certain, but I would imagine its simply a large polarized screen filter. In any case, ibeing into photography, I'd also say that its effect are like that of a polarized filter, whites seem cleaner, and the screen overall gets a slight contrast and saturation kick while also reducing glare. The effect on SSE is minimal though, as the sparkle/granulation is still definately noticeable, so I would not get my hopes up that the antiglare screen itself will work miracles. **Also, just looked at mits' site again, i dont see this anti glare screen coming with any of the new models anyway, am I missing something?
A couple of my own issues I am contemplating over:
Dvi input still causes overscan on htpc's-
The posts I've seen thus far state that dvi connections to an htpc still gets overscanned by a few inches on each side. In that case, it means to me that there is no way to get the image mapped 1:1 per pixel.
On my 73927 when connected to the htpc, ive got fonts and icons set at there largest size, and am using nvidias method in there graphics console to sharpen the entire screen by two notches. I also had to enlarge the start menu bar to two stories so that the start button is completely visible.. but when apps are maximized they can't be closed, min., or restored immediately because the top menu bar isnt visible. I know that I lose a good bit of sharpness thanks to the connection being analog, but I also had a hunch that some of the softness is due to overscan and the lose of functionality is a bit bothersome.
More importantly, using nvidias own display config as well as powerstrip, ive never been able to successfully minimize the overscan. I have been able to move the screen around, that is slightly raising or lowering it, and moving it from side to side. So far, I haven't heard of anyone eliminating some or even all the overscan on dvi either, even though I would imagine that the digital interface should cater to and allow for this.
Anyone have any input on this?
If I were to sell my other screen and opt for the new one I'd only get it when it flawlessly displays 1080p thru the dvi, that is- all of 1920x1080 pixels on the screen digitally w/o overscan. Otherwise its just not worth the hassle right now.
Has anyone been able to do this thus far? Maybe even get exceptionally close? Please keep us posted with what you've tried and which settings get the results. Thanks!