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Yup. The Panny will work too. (works fine on my 65905).


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A friend of mine has a Mits WT-46809 "HD-Upgradeable" RPTV. Does this mean he can get OTA and Direct TV HD just by adding a compatible HD receiver? The Mits website does not give any detailed specs.


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He can add the Mitsubishi "Promise Module" next year. This will add an ATSC receiver, digital cable compatibility; three IEEE 1394 ports, Havi and possibly more. Here is a link to the Mitsubishi site:
http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/promise.htm


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He can add the promise module but for a S1000.00 more, for that price I think I would just purchase a new TV. Just my two cents.


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Is that the expected price of the module? ~$1000?


I was shopping for a Mitsubishi 16:9 RPTV today, and looking at the 65861, which includes the ATSC tuner and FireWire. I was quoted approximately $4000. They had last year's 73" model on sale, though ($6000). I was tempted, but if it's going to be $7000 with the module I'll take a pass.


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A friend of mine has a Mits WT-46809 "HD-Upgradeable" RPTV. Does this mean he can get OTA and Direct TV HD just by adding a compatible HD receiver? The Mits website does not give any detailed specs.


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JustMike,


The promise module should not stop you from buying a Mitsubishi tv if the price is right and you like the tv. You may never need the promise module. An HD stb should be sufficient. If you went with another manufacturer, you will likely get an equivalent tv with no HD upgrade capability. IMO, the ability to upgrade the Mits is a bonus.
 

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It would be cool to get PIP in HD, never thought about that, but I am with you Hot, for a grand I would just rather buy another TV in a couple of years.


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Hot, that's a great point! I hadn't thought about PIP, but that is a nice bonus of getting the internal tuner.


I think it sounds like the right plan for me would be to get the set with the built-in tuner, since I don't have one yet.


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I just received the 2002 Mitsubishi catalog. They go into detail about the new Integrated HDTV sets which have the ATSC receiver built in. They also have Net Command. The Net Command looks great. It controls older analog equipment with the one remote. However, the promise module will not have Net Command. Since I do not have any equipment that needs the IEEE1394 Firewire ports at this time, I may not get a promise module in the spring. I may wait and buy a new 2003 Mitsubishi fully integrated set a year from now to replace my current WS-55805. By next year we will have more components out there with Firewire including set top boxes. Why should I spend $1000 to upgrade a TV when I could get a new better TV for a couple of thousand more. Mitsubishi told me that with a built in tuner and a set top box with ATSC tuner connected to the set one could get picture in a picture for digital.


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I have a Sony HD100 DSS receiver which is 'supposed' to receive and decode off the air HD broadcasts.Since we do not have a signal available in my area,I don't know how true this is!! It would sure be a lot cheaper than upgrading my Mitsubishi WT-46809 and I get a great HD satellite receiver also.


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Is that the expected price of the module? ~$1000?
Well, they keep saying "Price not determined: expected to be under $1000." Of course, that could be anything up to $999.99 http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif . And no one's said whether that price will include the cost of installation


Personally, I think that anyone without an HDTV worried about copy-protection would be better going with one of their new Integrated models, though I note that the difference in list price (quoted by Gary Merson in the September/October "Perfect Vision") between those and the non-Integrated set of the same size in the same model tier is $1000. The WT-65869 Integrated that you were quoted a $4000 pre-order price for already has the "Promise Module" built in, as well as their highly hyped "Net Command", whatever that is (Hot makes it sound like a URC of some kind). You can pay more for a 65" monitor without an integrated tuner, 1394/DTCP connections and HAVi processing--of course, you might also get a higher quality monitor http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif .


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Hey panoral,


The issue isn't only about getting the ATSC tuner. I agree with you that a set-top is a better deal for that. The issue is getting the 5C-encrypted digital input for full-HD rental material and PPV. The rumblings are that this kind of content won't be allowed to be passed full-HD on the analog connections of future products.


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Hey Mike,


Thanks for the reply! The store was quoting me $500 over the similar model without the integrated tuner. Maybe I should run place the order before they come to their senses!! If they want to charge me $1k over, I think I'll end up going with the Sharp DLP projector and taking my chances.


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I bought a Mits 65" about 6 months ago and am just now trying to decide how to get HDTV into it. I had just about decided to buy the Mits SR-HD5 set top box, but now that I've seen the 2002 Mits catalog with the HD2000U DVCR, I'm thinking it makes no sense to buy the current STB, when the "Promise Module" will be available soon with a Firewire port which could feed the DVHS.

Seems like spending $800 for the STB now would be wasted since the <$1000 Promise Module would provide so much more.

Am I missing something here?


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Seems like spending $800 for the STB now would be wasted since the <$1000 Promise Module would provide so much more.

Am I missing something here?
The STB gives you satellite signals (both SD and HD) that the Promise Module won't. Both do OTA HD if that's all you need.

 

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The store was quoting me $500 over the similar model without the integrated tuner. Maybe I should run place the order before they come to their senses!!
Those are both excellent prices--the Integrated is priced at least $1000 under list ($5300, according to TPV) and the non-Integrated at least $500 under its list. Anderson TV is a Mitsubishi specialist--asked them why they had so little of anything else and they claimed that it was because there was little demand for anything else (I lived half a block from the one on El Camino Real in Sunnyvale). No doubt they move more of them than anyone else in the South Bay. Maybe that's why they can offer such a deep discount on something that hasn't even shipped yet.



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It is to my understanding that the Promise Module will not be a product that you can buy just anywhere and install yourself.


As I undersatnd the PM "deal" you will be doing business with either Mits themselves or an authorized representative.

I was also lead to believe that the $1,000 include the PM and the installation.


For those who are considering the PM and the Mits HD-VCR...keep in mind that there are no STB's that have 1394/5C and probably won't be any until at least June of 2002. The only HD you will be able to record will be OTA...if it is available in your area.


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