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Mitsubishi WD-52531 LCD RPTV

post #1 of 21
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I have been looking at HDTV's for under $1,000 and was offered the Mitsubishi 52" WD-52531 LCD rear projection HDTV as a substitute ad item in this price range. I haven't seen any other posts on this forum about this TV and am wondering if anyone has any experiences or recommendations with this TV.

It will be used mainly for: 70% TV viewing (alot of sports, already have HD Cable box), 20% xbox video games and approximatly 10% DVD. Viewing angles shouldn't be a problem and I will be roughly 10-12 feet from the TV when watching. Though there will not be an abundance of sunlight (have shades in apartment setting), how sensitive is this TV to light? Also, how susceptible is this TV to the rainbow effect? I'm not even sure what it is so I'm not sure what to look for. Also, are similar LCD/plasmas/DLP sets likely to come down to this price level (1,000) in the next month or two?

I've only been looking for about a week and am totally new to HDTV, so any input is greatly appreciated. I have only 1-2 days to decide on this, so it is a little time-sensitive.
post #2 of 21
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Anyone?
post #3 of 21
I bought a 52528 last year for my basement and the picture is great. There is a little screen dor effect, but when i sit back about 6-7 feet, it sint noticeable. SD picture is ok, but hd and dvd is great. I think the only diff between yours and mine, is that mine is the 06 model. I just bought a wd-65831 1080p dlp for upstairs, and i don't notice a real huge difference in the pictures....but i did have the 531 professionally calibrated too. But for a grand, you won't find a better tv that size.
post #4 of 21
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Thanks for the reply. I'm in really considering making the purchase, but $1000 is alot of money for me to spend and it needs to go a long way when making a big purchase like this. I'm wondering if other similar offers are going to present themselves in the next month or so or is this the best I can expect. I'm also a little worried because this LCD RP HDTV (Mitsubishi WD-52531) doesn't appear to have a comb filter and I'm not sure if that's an important consideration with this TV (not sure exactly what comb filter is). It's only been on the market a couple months and there are absolutly no reviews, particularly user reviews which I put a high premium on.
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by pfalvey View Post

Thanks for the reply. I'm in really considering making the purchase, but $1000 is alot of money for me to spend and it needs to go a long way when making a big purchase like this. I'm wondering if other similar offers are going to present themselves in the next month or so or is this the best I can expect. I'm also a little worried because this LCD RP HDTV (Mitsubishi WD-52531) doesn't appear to have a comb filter and I'm not sure if that's an important consideration with this TV (not sure exactly what comb filter is). It's only been on the market a couple months and there are absolutly no reviews, particularly user reviews which I put a high premium on.

You definetly won'y find anything else of that display type in that size for that price. You can get a rp crt, but not a lcd. As for a comb filter, i am pretty sure it has a 3d digital comb filter. look on the right side of this link

http://shopper.cnet.com/Mitsubishi_W...pecs#more-info
post #6 of 21
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OK, I feel better about this tv, although I had a hard time believing it didn't actually have a comb filter. It just wasn't listed in the specifications in the owner's manual. Any idea how this TV may perform for xbox video games? Thanks again for the reply.
post #7 of 21
Well on mine, which is just a earlier model...the one you want will have a better lamp, i have had my ps3 and 360 on it wihout an issue. There isnt the lag or ghosting on a rp lcd like a plasma or flat panel lcd. It has bee good for gaming and for watching sports...especially in HD.
post #8 of 21
I haven't seen that particular model.
However, last years 52528 is very similar in cosmetic design and picture quality (I believe).
I would say for $1000...its a steal.

Regarding lighting and such. Almost all DLPs these days have reasonable anti-glare built in. Some higher end would be better...but once again...$1000 is tough to beat.

For picture quality. Watching HD will be superb. Xbox will be great. DVDs/SD will be average at best.
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Originally Posted by Hipnotiq View Post

I haven't seen that particular model.
However, last years 52528 is very similar in cosmetic design and picture quality (I believe).
I would say for $1000...its a steal.

Regarding lighting and such. Almost all DLPs these days have reasonable anti-glare built in. Some higher end would be better...but once again...$1000 is tough to beat.

For picture quality. Watching HD will be superb. Xbox will be great. DVDs/SD will be average at best.

Thanks for the reply. It sounds like I'll be happy with the TV, but I am wondering why you mention DVD's would be average at best. I understand SD, but I would have thought DVD's would look very good on a new HD set. It's not a deal broker since I don't watch that many DVD's, although my viewing habits could change considerably with my 1st HD set.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by pfalvey View Post

Thanks for the reply. It sounds like I'll be happy with the TV, but I am wondering why you mention DVD's would be average at best. I understand SD, but I would have thought DVD's would look very good on a new HD set. It's not a deal broker since I don't watch that many DVD's, although my viewing habits could change considerably with my 1st HD set.


i think the dvds look great...my opinion. not as good as hd, but it will look better than on a sd tv.
post #11 of 21
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Would it be fair to say that this Mitsubishi wd52531 at $1k is too good to pass up? If I wait for more xmas HDTV sales (or early January), how likely am I to find a better TV for $1000? I know this is a very good deal, but it seems there's a real price war going on and I could possibly benefit from waiting a few weeks. What do you think, today's the last day to take advantage of this offer. 52 inch is an important consideration, though.
post #12 of 21
Is it true that the 2007 Mitsubishi LCD (xx53x) have integrated HD tuners to watch over the air HD signals and this was not the case with the 2006 versions (xx52x)
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Anybody successfully connect a computer to this TV by using DVI-HDMI cable? The manual said this TV can't be connected with a computer. Please verify. Thanks
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by pfalvey View Post

Would it be fair to say that this Mitsubishi wd52531 at $1k is too good to pass up? If I wait for more xmas HDTV sales (or early January), how likely am I to find a better TV for $1000? I know this is a very good deal, but it seems there's a real price war going on and I could possibly benefit from waiting a few weeks. What do you think, today's the last day to take advantage of this offer. 52 inch is an important consideration, though.


I'm in the same boat here, i was offered the 52531 for a great price ( i think) about in the same range and am about to pick up the set and was scouring the various info sources to find out ANYTHING i could about the set... and since i got the stand thrown in for a hundred, i can't really complain about the price...


any thoughts?
post #16 of 21
I have had mine almost a month now, and mine is fine except for one issue. When Playing games or watching sports that pan rapidly from left to right and right to left it will have these faint vertical lines show up all over the place. I am not sure what this is called. I am about to take it back to get another one possibly tommorrow, or I may call mitsu to send someone out.
post #17 of 21
Is there anyone out there that has had their tv calibrated and maybe post their settings. I have use DVE and it looks great but just wondering if there is something else that I can improve it like having accurate grey scale or at least close to it. By the way I have looked at other Mits threads regarding their settings and tweaks but dont know if it would also apply to the WD52531. Thanks!
post #18 of 21
I guess there arent too many owners of this set. Well hopefully somone posts some settings soon
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by risk235 View Post

Is there anyone out there that has had their tv calibrated and maybe post their settings. I have use DVE and it looks great but just wondering if there is something else that I can improve it like having accurate grey scale or at least close to it. By the way I have looked at other Mits threads regarding their settings and tweaks but dont know if it would also apply to the WD52531. Thanks!


Hey all...new to the site. What do you mean by calibrated? I have had mine since thanksgiving at a 900.00 purchase (proud of). But it now has a 2-3inch green hue along the right side. Not sure why. Any thoughts there. ??
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Boozer2 View Post

Hey all...new to the site. What do you mean by calibrated? I have had mine since thanksgiving at a 900.00 purchase (proud of). But it now has a 2-3inch green hue along the right side. Not sure why. Any thoughts there. ??

Could be the green lcd is jacked up.


As a follow up to my previous post, I took the one I had previously back and exchanged it, and brought another one home with me. This one has the same vertical line issue with rapidly paning images. Have any of the rest of yall seen this?
post #21 of 21
Boozer, I would call in for a repair wether you got an extended warranty through the store or it should still be under warranty through Mitsubishi. Also when I mean by calibrated I mean making the picture look its best by adjusting the user settings and service menu settings which is usally done by a ISF calibrator. Read the threads to better understand what calibration is about and the benefits to it. There are also DIY calibration threads for certain tv models. Going that route you have to be careful as you can really mess up your tv with a wrong push of a button. The reason I was asking if anyone had theirs calibrated is to compare settings and try to improve mine. Looks like I might have to start saving to get my tv calibrated.
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