Originally Posted by bslep
I'm trying to decide between this and the Mits 73831 (due in September) myself.
FWIW, the Mits 73831 still uses the same 3-color wheel light engine design that's being used in their current 73" models. The only difference is a slight cabinet design change vs. the current 73827 and the ability to accept full 1080p60 input.
But anyway, now getting back on track... My 7178W shipped today, I'll post my impressions and whatnot when it gets here. Hopefully in the next few days -- FedEx Freight has it right now. I'm buying this TV sight-unseen, which has me questioning my own sensibility, but I think it will work out OK. Funny thing - I was #1 on TVA's powerbuy list for the 7178, but I changed my order to something else. Too bad, or else I would have already had my 71" of glory. Heh...