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post #11 of 16 Old 03-05-13, 07:59 PM
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Re: Mitsubishi is ending rear-projection TVs, ceases production of DLP and laser models

Lamps are pretty cheap these days. I think these sets are a steal. My only concern would be the availability and cost of parts in a few years.

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Re: Mitsubishi is ending rear-projection TVs, ceases production of DLP and laser models

I had my Eyes on a LaserVUE. This for me is as bad as the news of Pioneer killing the Kuro and Sony ending its CRT production; I love my GDM-FW900, still not a single monitor I have found that can replace it. Well, I still have hope KURO OLED can and will surpass Plasma and Laser DLP.

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What is amazing about it? The US could not compete with them either. There are good reasons for it. They are brutal corporate players with support from government that would not be allowed here. They have driven prices so low that no manufacturer can afford to provide decent service support any more and they rely on cheap labor to make many of their parts. And we keep buying the stuff they make. Samsung has been recognized for years for having traded build quality for price points. The reason that they can get away with it is that electronics have gotten more reliable overall with more integration and the move to PDP and LCD in displays. Look at what tends to fail in TVs...electrolytic capacitors, the one area where significant technological advances have not changed the basic reliability of the component. Guess who has the worst reputation for failures of this type...Chinese and Korean electronics.
Well that hasn't stopped Vizio. They use the Chinese supply chain to their advantage. The Japanese companies have largely not. I'm sure historical politics have something to do with it, but their business model has been under an attack for a generation.

One thing for sure...I now have to figure out what it going to replace my classic Mitsu 65813 CRT RPTV with the 9" guns...state of the art tech in 2003. My TV is dying (one of the guns is failing) and I'm not sure what to invest in right now. It would have been nice to hold out until 4K prices comes down too earth in a year or so, but I doubt I'll get the opportunity.
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Re: Mitsubishi is ending rear-projection TVs, ceases production of DLP and laser models

To me. DLP is more " cinematic " than LCD or Plasma. LCD is fine for computer monitors, but I want a cinema feel to my TV viewing. Not saying " cinematic " is better or worse. Front PJ DLP would be ideal cinematic, but I have tons of light coming into my room.

I'll probably end up picking up one of the last 73" or 82" Mitsubishi DLP's that roll out of the warehouse to replace my aging 2008 DLP 65833. Only on my 3rd lamp and just bought a backup lamp with housing for $105 shipped. Parts will still be readily available new for at least 3 years and refurbished light engines and such for a bit longer.
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To me. DLP is more " cinematic " than LCD or Plasma. LCD is fine for computer monitors, but I want a cinema feel to my TV viewing. Not saying " cinematic " is better or worse. Front PJ DLP would be ideal cinematic, but I have tons of light coming into my room.

I'll probably end up picking up one of the last 73" or 82" Mitsubishi DLP's that roll out of the warehouse to replace my aging 2008 DLP 65833. Only on my 3rd lamp and just bought a backup lamp with housing for $105 shipped. Parts will still be readily available new for at least 3 years and refurbished light engines and such for a bit longer.
Grab a LaserVUE while you still can. If anything will hold its value like a Kuro, those will.

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