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Not sure about horror stories beyond the lamp needing occasional replacement which you are already well aware of with your Sony which is, essentially, a DLP.
Well, yes, of course the rear pros need the lamp replacement as a routine every few years, but that's not what these folks were describing as "horror stories" with regard to the Mitsubishis; they were more or less saying they don't last long and have rainbow/light output issues and other problems...and, of course, that the image isn't as "sharp" or "in your face" as a flat panel. That could all be opinion, though.

As for my Sony SXRD, yes, I am aware it needs a lamp replacement every so often; and while not marketed as a tried-and-true "DLP" set, the SXRD technology is indeed part of the microdisplay subcategory in the newer rear projection displays, using the "SXRAD" chip design, or what Sony likes to call "their version of LCoS."

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But Mits dropped ALL other tech besides the DLP so what does that tell you? I'll take DLP over other tech any day of the week as it is closest to CRT without all the maintenance required such as convergence, but still maintains the smoothness and film-like qualities that EVERY TV maker strives for.
Well, from what I understand and have gathered from attending press conferences at CES and CEDIA, Mitsubishi got out of the flat panel (LCD/plasma) category not because these technologies "don't work" or they didn't believe in them; it was merely because they want to be regarded as the ultimate BIG, big screen company, offering buyers a real alternative to front projection if they want to stick with a TV screen, with the choices of massive screen sizes up to 92 inches. Many marketing heads at the company openly admitted in press conferences and events that Mitsubishi simply could not keep up with the amount of flat panel TVs companies like Samsung and Sony were selling, so they decided to go a different route and offer massive rear projection sets as the go-to brand for huge television displays.
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Re: Will 10 Inches Make a Difference?

So, can anyone tell me if we will see a more dramatic difference going from our 50" rear pro to a 70" LCD or plasma (if there is a 70" plasma commercially available)?
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My rough math shows about 1000 sq in for a 50", and 2000 sq in for a 70". Pretty much double the size seems significant.

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My rough math shows about 1000 sq in for a 50", and 2000 sq in for a 70". Pretty much double the size seems significant.
So, you're saying the 70 should seem impactful at our 12 foot seating distance?
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So, you're saying the 70 should seem impactful at our 12 foot seating distance?
"Impactful" is a matter of personal opinion, as we've been saying all along. 70" will definitely be a massive improvement (in immersiveness) over your current 50" set.

70" is a good size, IMO, for a 12' viewing distance. More would be better (as is almost always the case), but you're in the 1080p sweet spot there.

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"Impactful" is a matter of personal opinion, as we've been saying all along. 70" will definitely be a massive improvement (in immersiveness) over your current 50" set.
I understand the opinion factor; I just wanted to know what you pretty much answered in the second sentence of this above statement...

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70" is a good size, IMO, for a 12' viewing distance. More would be better (as is almost always the case), but you're in the 1080p sweet spot there.

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Thanks; but you feel it's a good size, not an ideal one, huh?
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I understand the opinion factor; I just wanted to know what you pretty much answered in the second sentence of this above statement...

Thanks; but you feel it's a good size, not an ideal one, huh?
Let's put it like this:

I sit ~8' away from a 65" set, and there are times I wish it was bigger.

But I'm MUCH happier than I was when I was sitting 12' away from it.
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Let's put it like this:

I sit ~8' away from a 65" set, and there are times I wish it was bigger.

But I'm MUCH happier than I was when I was sitting 12' away from it.
Uh oh...

Now that's not really promising...
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Re: Will 10 Inches Make a Difference?

This is honestly being over thought to the max. One mans trash is anothers treasure. You've been given the information you requested but seems you don't want to see the forest for the trees. No one can or will tell you what you will like or think, no matter how many times you persist in asking.
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Uh oh...

Now that's not really promising...
SA is right. You're over thinking this.

70" is a MAJOR upgrade from a 50", period. If you're looking for a more immersive experience, and can afford it, go for it.

The fact that I lust for an upgrade from a 65" set is indicative of my personal never-ending quest for biggerbetterfastermore. Not that watching movies on a 65" set from 8' away is somehow inherently inadequate. I'd be thrilled to upgrade to a 70" set if I could afford it... Even though coming from 65" it is much less of an upgrade than it will be for you, coming from a 50" set.
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