Hhmmm... after living with a Mitsi 65833 for ~ a month, I finally got around to commenting on C-nets review.
First, we upgraded our DT service to HD with a new satillite and a HR20 receiver/recorder... when we received the 65833 in November. Then, after we got everything hooked-up, the picture was over-powering, too bright... but boy did it... "POP" !!!
I went thru the owners menu for both the tv & receiver and was able to get a reasonable picture. Next, I started reviewing various forums for additional information. This AVS forum was my best source of information, and it seems I was lucky to miss Mit's Beta models,I have nothing to whine about and NO fan noises so far.
After working my way thru the THX calibration info, I went to the DVE disk. Next, I again reviewed the calibration settings listed on this forum (thanks guys), and made additional adjustments.
I currently prefer adjusting the set (fine tuning screen settings) when changing from Sports to DVD movies. Still debating... but right now I prefer a brighter image for sports.
Yesterday, I stopped by our local Best Buy and went into their Magnolia display room. Once again, I found that I prefered the Mit's 65833 picture vs. a 58 inch panny plasma that was right along side. Now that I'm a bit more knowledgable, I saw differences between the two screens that I hadn't noticed before. Still, the 65833 IMO... had the better presentation, sharper detail and yes, the picture POPS on sports channels compared to the plasma.
Still I wonder if either the Panasonic 58" plasma tvor the Mitsu 65833 were calibrated to 6500K standard. I'm beginning to doubt if one can truly compare HDTV's in a store.
Now back to the C-net review...
Is it possible that C-net reviewed a "LEMON" ?
They seemed to dislike the 65833 entirely but...
I have found nothing that would lead me to the same conclusions C-net came to... after their review.