Purchased by a relative for me to install - first impression was "good picture" - "disappointing internal audio" - which is a non-issue for us as we are doing a surround-sound set up as well. Struggling to get everything to come up cleanly however. . . . . the combination of "net command" and "autosense" on the inputs is creating a serious startup issue that effectively causes the display to disregard an HDMI channel with no video on it . . . . . I'm certain I need to figure out the settings on this - BUT, that said, I've done installs on no fewer than a dozen HDMI/plasma TV's / surround sound setups and this one (MITSU LT-52244 and Onkyo TX-SR705) is certainly the most problematic owing to the "intelligence" of the major components. . .. .
The positive is that this thing looks really great. The install is in a less-than-ideal environment - loads of windows on the West-facing wall - but even in the afternoon, the display looks very good.
The system setup was pretty rough - in part, because I expected the thing to work like most other HD displays I've installed. I can see that for a newbie - the combinations of "smart" technology SHOULD make for an EASIER installation. My problem was - I immediately jumped over to the SETUP menu and proceeded to try to allocate the inputs that I wanted designated to be active/used. I spent the next two hours FIGHTING with the damn auto-discovery which was intermittantly recognizing the single HDMI input I had used and then would eliminate it from the INPUT select function . . . . totally frustrating and confusing. . . . . Net, net - I got the thing to work - but, right now, I would tell you that - as long as the autodiscovery works for your configuration - you're good to go - and the setup will be quite nice. If you are trying to do anything other than what the Mitsubishi engineers conceived of and defined in their scope of automatic setup - you may be completely hosed. . . . . . for example - I want to use HDMI1 as a video source BUT I want to use one of the analog audio channels as an input for my audio - think "poor mans" center channel and perhaps you'll understand why. In the old days - and with most other sets I've worked up - this setup would be a snap - however with THIS Mitsubishi it's just not possible OR at the very least, having run through the manual many times, i have not figured out a way to do so.
So - great set - good for an amatuer install, should light right up out of the box - but don't try to get creative on the inputs - anything other than completely "standard" is likely not in the scope of reality.
Redman733 - i did a fair amount of surfing around to see if I could find people that had experience with this set. . . . seems like the "bought one" or "buying one" threads really started up in earnest in February 2008 (?)
Just anecdotal - but my short take is that distribution on this model is just cranking up.
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