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post #151 of 2650
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Originally Posted by Cheeze View Post

I will most likely go with the 3 yr Mack Warrenty...

Year 1 - Manufacturer
Year 2 - Mack
Year 3 - Mack
Year 4 - Mack
Year 5 - Credit Card Company ( I charged the TV to my CC to double the manufacture warrenty.

I believe the Mack Warrenty is 210.00 which includes one or two bulbs. Anyways, this is my plan as of now.

How do you know that the credit card company will honor the extra year in this fashion? I assumed that the extra year would only apply to the manufacturer's warranty, not an EW. Did the cc company tell you differently?
post #152 of 2650
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Originally Posted by lagcal3 View Post

Thanks jkohn,

For me it's between the Mits 732 and the sammy hls-6187
The 87 series has the problem with having the overscan stay off but i'm thinking I might be able to program my pronto remote to turn off the overscan very easily.

That and the prices on the 87 1080p series have dropped through the floor.


Keep us updated on your HTPC progress. I'm not buying for a few months anyway but i'm obsessed over the tech stuff. Alot of very late nights!

I'm jammed up between the two as well. I can get the Sammy for about 500 less than the mits, but all the technobabble about the OTB performance of the 6187 and the difficulties achieving a great pic bother me. I need a tv now, but the way these prices are plummeting it makes it that much harder to pull the trigger. I'm hoping tomorrow I'll see the light. And blacks.
post #153 of 2650
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Originally Posted by cbm2006 View Post

How do the EWs you get over the internet work? If you have a problem, who do you call?

GHOSTBUSTERS!

You can purchase any EW from anyone, anywhere. They all have a toll free number for service. Just be careful in what you buy.

In trying to find something suitable for my new WD 65732 and investigating the many EW options out there these past few weeks, I've eliminated most of them. Quickest way to get eliminated from consideration is failure to respond to emails. Second quickest way is to decline my request for an advance copy of their legal contract. Third way is to not offer a 5 yr plan (4 + Mfr year).

I'm still investigating and asking more questions, but for now unless some dinosaur pops out of the closet the TechShield offer looks most favorable for a 5-year plan (4 + Mfr year). Do a search on TechShield to find where you can purchase it.
post #154 of 2650
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Originally Posted by TrendSetterX View Post

You'll also find that for a lot of those people that had their mirrors cleaned professionally, that it was covered under their EW.

Once true, but apparently no longer. Not a single one of the (so far 6) EW plans I've investigated offer any type of periodic cleaning or preventive maintenance. In fact of the legal contracts I've reviewed most now specifically exclude it in their list of what's not covered.
post #155 of 2650
Just took delivery of 57732 on Wednesday.. Thus far the set ROCKS!! I was leaning toward Sammy but am thrilled that I pulled the trigger on the Mits. The black level and lamp brightness are both outstanding. Tweaked most of the settings from default. Will evaluate before I post more. About price. No local dealer, Tweeter, BB, etc had the 732 in stock or on order. I purchased from One Call. Let me say it was the best online shopping experience I have had. They are very knowledger and professional. With respect to pricing. Their intital price was $300 less that Mits suggested retail. They furture reduced it $200 and applied a FALL06 coupon for a further $125 reduction. That price included shipping. They will price match most major online retailers, ABT, J&R, etc.. On the day after the TV was delivered, I received another box from One Call. It contained box of microwave popcorn. A "we're #1" foam hand and a referee whistle. In addition they call and you get to select a team hat of your choice. Maybe a little cheesy, but it sure show they care about your business.
post #156 of 2650
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Originally Posted by Wahooslayer View Post

How do you know that the credit card company will honor the extra year in this fashion? I assumed that the extra year would only apply to the manufacturer's warranty, not an EW. Did the cc company tell you differently?

normally the cc warranty tags onto the end of the mfr warranty.
post #157 of 2650
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Originally Posted by largdiag View Post

normally the cc warranty tags onto the end of the mfr warranty.

So this means that if I purchase an EW that the extra year from the cc no longer applies, correct?
post #158 of 2650
I also purchased a WD57732 from a local business in Columbia MO this past week. I watch HD via a OTA in my attic which is routed through a line amp and then splitter. The TN vs FL Football game on Saturday nite was great-better display than I ever thought would be possible. I watch SD about 75% of the time and was hesitant about getting something this big. The SD picture is watchable and better than I thought it would be. There is a big difference in the picture quality of SD broadcasts from OTA vs Digital Cable, OTA is much better. Most Televison stations are multicasting on their signal, and depending on how many they do, less bandwidth is available to their HD signal. This was apparent last nite, as the TN vs Fl broadcast on the local CBS was better than the USC vs NB broadcast on the local NBC. (NBC here multicasts 3 different programs on their signal). No problems with this Television/Monitor yet, still watching with the factory defaults.
post #159 of 2650
If I'm not mistaken, the credit card warrenty kicks in AFTER all other warrentys are expired. So, year 5 would be covered by the CC warrenty.
post #160 of 2650
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Originally Posted by Wahooslayer View Post

So this means that if I purchase an EW that the extra year from the cc no longer applies, correct?

I dont know about not applying. Im sure you would be breaking some law if you made claims to both. There is lots of fine print in the CC warranty extension. I bought a a new full warranty refrubed AV receiver that went south, and when I put a claim in to the CC they said they dont cover refurb equipment.
post #161 of 2650
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Originally Posted by largdiag View Post

when I put a claim in to the CC they said they dont cover refurb equipment.

No extended warranty covers refurb'd gear. No surprise that the credit card company wouldn't either.
post #162 of 2650
I went to Frys and got the Mits 65732 that was waiting for me. All I can say about the PQ is "WOW". Put in Serenity HD DVD movie and what a great picture it put out. I'm using component for my HD DVD player. I'm going to order some HDMI cables for my HD DVD player and Comcast box.
post #163 of 2650
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Sunday night's game (Redskins vs Cowbows) was pretty spectacular on the 65732. However, I'm still experiencing less than satisfactory PQ from the new AT9 (5-LNB) dish that D* installed a month or so ago.

I have good signal levels from the MPEG-4 satellite, just noticeably not as sharp as when using the little Radios Hack OTA antenna. You can even see this PQ degradation during SD broadcasts and switching back & forth. OTA still is noticeably better. I guess if I didn't have the OTA antenna and couldn't make these comparisons and wouldn't be bitching, but the game in MPEG-4 was also not as clear as the Nascar races were in MPEG-2.

Don't misunderstand. The game in HD from the MPEG-4 compressed signal was certainly "grade A" but uncompressed from the OTA antenna it was "A+"

Am I expecting too much out of the new MPEG-4 compression algorithm? I'm concerned because the current MPEG-2 HD feeds (HDNet, etc) are all supposed to eventually move to MPEG-4 and I've been spoiled by MPEG-2
post #164 of 2650
If bitrate is held the same, then MPEG-4 should easily beat MPEG-2 in quality. But since the whole reason they're moving to MPEG-4 is to squeeze more channels into the same bandwidth, so I guess it's going to depend on how agressive they get with the compression settings.

I don't have an HD sat receiver yet, only OTA reception but if what I've seen in the big box stores is any indication HD satellite doesn't come close to OTA in picture quality, whether it's MPEG-2 or -4. Hopefully I'll have HD sat reception soon though, currently waiting for D* to start shipping the HD20-700 direct to TX residents so I can get a deal from customer retention (and if they don't make me a deal, I'll probably be switching to E*).
post #165 of 2650
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Originally Posted by JKohn View Post

I don't have an HD sat receiver yet, only OTA reception but if what I've seen in the big box stores is any indication HD satellite doesn't come close to OTA in picture quality, whether it's MPEG-2 or -4.

MPEG-2 looks pretty decent most of the time on HDNet & DiscoveryHD also the live NASCAR races. Mst of the stuff on TNTHD is acceptable. ESPN looks like ESPN has always looked, 90% upconverted.

After getting the new 65732 I was just sorta ticked CBS didn't have the Colts & Texans in HD. By the way, Need a job? Can you throw a ball?

I hear Texans are looking for a new QB
post #166 of 2650
Hello fellow 732 owners. I have just joined the rank. Picked up the 57732 yesterday... right now I can watch some HD channels using an RCA indoor antenna...believe the model is 401 it has 25 db amplifier.
Will get Comcast in two weeks because they have to drill some holes to get the cable line to go into this room. I already have my HD signal into the other room where I have a sony crt HDTV 30".
so far, watching DVDs on a Sony upconverter changer.... the pics are very good. Not as good as my CRT HDTV, of course.
Am looking forward to see what I can do to improve the PQ.
Thanks
post #167 of 2650
Cap'n Preshoot

What are your settings on the 65732. The Manager at Frys called me today ask if I like to get the Toshiba 72hm195 and return the 65732. I spoke to him about maybe going bigger than 65" on Tuesday last week.
post #168 of 2650
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Originally Posted by jsil View Post

Cap'n Preshoot

What are your settings on the 65732. The Manager at Frys called me today ask if I like to get the Toshiba 72hm195 and return the 65732. I spoke to him about maybe going bigger than 65" on Tuesday last week.


The 72hm196 is the newer model replacing the 72hm195. Neither one accepts 1080p(1080i only) input, although unless you are a gamer it should not be a problem. The Toshiba forum says the 196 is a marked improvement over the 195. A coworker has the 62HM196 and said the RBE was pronounced. Just my 2 cents.

Still waiting for BB Mag to get a 732 in the showroom. Someday soon.
post #169 of 2650
Thanks Yammyha for the reply. If you have Frys in your area check them out. I got a great deal from them on the 65732.
post #170 of 2650
Thread Starter 
Bad news.

The TechShield warranty was really looking good until I heard back from TS today. Apparently the TechShield warranty is only available on their own products (products sold by one call). Obviously this is a setback. However, I have another I'll be looking at later in the week.
post #171 of 2650
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Preshoot View Post

Bad news.

The TechShield warranty was really looking good until I heard back from TS today. Apparently the TechShield warranty is only available on their own products (products sold by one call). Obviously this is a setback. However, I have another I'll be looking at later in the week.

I should have chimed in earlier on this. But, to throw another option into the mix, I'd suggest giving the Home Theater Store a call to see which they use.

They used to use Phillips (my Mitsu 52725 DLP from a year and a half back has a 5-year Phillips EW). They have since switched and use an EW that is "more affordable" than the Phillips was (My parents new 57732 is on this one). Unfortunately I don't have any of the information or the name of the new EW company that THTS is using (I haven't seen a name that rings bells yet in this thread so far).
post #172 of 2650
Has anyone ventured into the 732's service menu yet? What adjustments are available?
post #173 of 2650
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Originally Posted by TrendSetterX View Post

I should have chimed in earlier on this. But, to throw another option into the mix, I'd suggest giving the Home Theater Store a call to see which they use.

THTS in Houston uses BWG (Banker's Warranty Group). $349, 5 yrs (4 +1) and one time lamp replacement. This is one that was originally under consideration but I failed in every attempt to get a copy of the contract to look at. Perhaps if you have it I can give you a fax nbr in PM.

I think THTS is a little upset w/me right now tho. That was where I originally saw the 57731 and 65731 sitting alongside each other and a very nice gentleman there suggested I wait a couple more weeks for the 732. I was working with THTS all the way up to the 11th hour and final settlement on price. When I came in with a wholesale bid they said it was $6 below their cost and couldn't meet it.

I'll call them and see if they sell the EW by itself without a companion purchase.
post #174 of 2650
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Originally Posted by stixx View Post

Has anyone ventured into the 732's service menu yet? What adjustments are available?

I ventured in deep enough to quickly realize I was in foreigh territory and somewhere I didn't belong.

The Option Menu, where you can see your Lamp hours was really all I was interested in. Jeff will be doing a calibration on mine sometime in Oct, so I'll leave the ISF menu to his expertise.
post #175 of 2650
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Preshoot View Post

THTS in Houston uses BWG (Banker's Warranty Group). $349, 5 yrs (4 +1) and one time lamp replacement. This is one that was originally under consideration but I failed in every attempt to get a copy of the contract to look at. Perhaps if you have it I can give you a fax nbr in PM.

I think THTS is a little upset w/me right now tho. That was where I originally saw the 57731 and 65731 sitting alongside each other and a very nice gentleman there suggested I wait a couple more weeks for the 732. I was working with THTS all the way up to the 11th hour and final settlement on price. When I came in with a wholesale bid they said it was $6 below their cost and couldn't meet it.

I'll call them and see if they sell the EW by itself without a companion purchase.


My parents should be receiving that contract any time now...I'll let you know when it comes in
post #176 of 2650
just finished watching CSI MIAMI over the air in HD in my new 65732.one word describes what i saw,and the picture quakity of this tv.SPECTECULAR
post #177 of 2650
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Originally Posted by domingos1965 View Post

just finished watching CSI MIAMI over the air in HD in my new 65732.one word describes what i saw,and the picture quakity of this tv.SPECTECULAR

I concur...I have the 57732
post #178 of 2650
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Originally Posted by jsil View Post

Thanks Yammyha for the reply. If you have Frys in your area check them out. I got a great deal from them on the 65732.

jsil, would you post the price you paid for the 65732 on the AVS Club Great Deals page?
post #179 of 2650
I posted this in the big 73x/831 thread but have a feeling it's going to get lost in the shuffle.

For those hooking up a PC to the DVI port, I'd like to get some feedback from you. I just got my set yesterday, unfortunately my HTPC hasn't been updated in a while so I've got an older AGP card. While it does have DVI port it doesn't seem capable of giving the mits the correct signal because even though the desktop is configured to 1920x1080 the TV is telling me it's a nonstandard signal. As a result I'm not getting a pixel-perfect display, instead the TV is downscaling the desktop a bit (instead of 2-3% overscan it looks like I have about 3-4% underscan, with black borders all around). The vid card is a Radon 9200 (I know, old), using some of the older ATI drivers (latest drivers no longer support this card).

So for those of you who have gotten a pixel-perfect computer display, can you tell me what vid card/drivers you're using, and whether you're plugging into the DVI port or HDMI?

Another thing I noticed, the computer input is missing some rather important video adjustments, namely picture mode (brilliant/bright/natural) and color temp (appears to be stuck on high). I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the "nonstandard video signal" or if it's a limitation Mitsubishi put on the DVI port. I hope it's not the latter, I really don't like the bluish tint to the high color setting (My old RPTV was calibrated to 6500K, and is my workstation PC).
post #180 of 2650
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Preshoot View Post

I ventured in deep enough to quickly realize I was in foreigh territory and somewhere I didn't belong.

The Option Menu, where you can see your Lamp hours was really all I was interested in. Jeff will be doing a calibration on mine sometime in Oct, so I'll leave the ISF menu to his expertise.

Please keep us posted...
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