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Mitsubishi WS-55905
8 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
MSRP  5500.00
Description: 55" HDTV Ready Rear Projection TV - 16:9 Aspect Ratio - 480 Lines Resolution - Comb Filter - Twin Tuner Picture-in-Picture - S-Video Input


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michael Reinders a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2001

Bottom Line:   
You are definetely getting bang for your buck with this TV. The picture quality is amazing even with regular satellite TV. I saw the HD demo before i bought it so I know I will be getting when I get a tuner. Picture looks even better with DVD's.

The multiple picture formats allows you to fit any DVD to fit the whole screen. Some DVD's fit to the screen but most have some black bars. If you don't like stechted pictures with shows in 4:3 ratios then you can use a format to fit the picture in that aspect ratio. Trust me, you get used to the strecthed picture and it still looks great.

The manual 64 point convergence has to be done because the default settings just aren't that good. You have set about 20 out the 64 points because most of the points are set right toi begin. If you unplug the TV or the power goes you have to redo it and that is an annoyance. It can be hard on your eyes trying to line up the points as well.

The red push that some here have complained is evident but I have come to the conclusion that it is only with satellite broadcasts and not the TV so much. You don't see the red push with most shows and not with DVD's. Anyone who says otherwise is overexaggerating.

Trust me, this TV is an absolute must if you are into DVD's. Be sure to get a progressive scan DVD player to get the full benefit of the 480P. Also, basic cable would look aweful on this TV so be sure to have directv or some other satellite system.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Audio King



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by JIMMY JAMES a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
OK, I had three of these tv;s and they all had problems. First the RED PUSH is ridiculous. Too much to comment on, i can't believe how many idiots gave this set a good review. I have seen no less than ten or twelve of these models up and working in showrooms, my house and friend's houses, they all do it!

The scan converter is crap, and anyone who thinks it is good is stupid. My new hitachi uses a 540line progrssive upconverter and is way better than that 480P mode on the mitsu. The sony is better too.

The viewing angle is terrible, only 110 degrees. My new hitachi has 160 degree viewing angle and looks good from all over thr room. Big improvment.

The mitsu uses 5 element lenses, (15) where as my new hitachi uses 6 element lenses (18) and the results are obvious.

THe focusing system was terrible on the mistu too. It was a low tech, 64 point non digital system. The repair guy told me that is was useless when he came to fix my first two sets. 64 points is a joke compared to my new hitachi that uses 256 points and no less than 8 sensors to get a perfect focus everytime. The mistsu was alwasy out of focus and three sets and two repair guys after weeks of frustration still could not fix this.

I bought this set because the salesman told me it was the best, i believed him, he was good. I later learned that sales people get extra's for selling Mitsubishi's over others and thats why the push them. After making my mistake and all then net surfing i did having no tv i learned about other sets and auditioned the Hitachi. It is the best Tv i have ever seen!!!

If you like only 64 focus points instead of 256, lots of red push, terrible reliability, a lame 110 degree viewing angle instead of a nice 160, and an inferioir 480P line doubler stop reading this and go get a mitsubishi!

If not, check out hitachi.com and compare them spec for spec against mistsu's site. You'll make the right decsion if you see them back to back. I alwasy loved mistsu untill now, i even like them after the second one broke. Three times in three months and a better cheaper competitor;s prod8uct changed me though......

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $3999.00

Purchased At:   Bernies (Burn ME's)



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2000

Bottom Line:   
A fantastic TV with one of the best pictures out there... I've checked out more stores and compared more models thatn most out there...

But no-one seems to know more about the WS-55907 (2001 model) that just came out this month... not even in stores yet...

Any input is appreciated!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by PAUL STABIN a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I HAVE A TOSHIBA SD5109 HOOKED UP TO THIS AND THE PICTURE
ON DVD'S IS TRULY INCREDIBLE. THE ONLY SET THAT LOOKS EVEN
SLIGHTLY BETTER IS THE PIONEER ELITE, FOR A LOT MORE MONEY AND A VERY MINIMAL DIFFERENCE IN SHARPNESS.

EVEN ON REGULAR CABLE THE PICTURE HAS VERY TRUE COLOR AND
ON THE PREMIUM CHANNELS STARTS TO APPROACH GREATNESS. PREMIUM CHANNELS SEEM TO HAVE LESS SNOW. MY LOCAL CABLE PROVIDER IS PROMISING(THREATENING?) TO HAVE FIBER OPTIC DIGITAL CABLE IN A YEAR, TO COMPETE WITH SATELLITE.

IF YOU BUY THIS SET, YOU MAY WANT TO WAIT A MONTH OR SO FOR
A NEW SATELLITE DISH WITH A BUILT IN HDTV TUNER TO MAXIMIZE
THE MITSUBISHI'S CAPABILITIES.

BLACKS ARE SOME OF THE BEST I HAVE SEEN, AND BRIGHTNESS IS
SUPERIOR TO MOST OF WHAT IS OUT THERE. EVERY STORE IN THE
WORLD IS PLAYING A BUGS LIFE, BUT IF YOU CAN HAVE THEM RUN
"AN IDEAL HUSBAND" THROUGH A 5109 OR OTHER PROGRESSIVE SCAN
PLAYER YOU CAN GET A BETTER IDEA OF THE POSSIBILITIES, AS THIS DVD USES THE WHOLE 16X9 SCREEN WITHOUT EVEN SLIGHT
LETTERBOXING, AND HAS OUTRAGEOUS CINEMETOGRAPHY. MY WIFE
AND I HONESTLY FORGOT WE WERE NOT AT A THEATRE, AND IN FACT
THE PICTURE WAS PROBABLY BETTER ON THE MITSUBISHI.

SETUP WAS NOT TOO HARD.

>>THE EXPANDED AND ZOOM FORMATS WILL KEEP YOU FROM BURNING BARS INTO THE SET, WHEN YOU WATCH UNEXPANDED REGULAR CABLE MORE THAN 15% OF THE TIME.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike Middleton a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I was told that Mitz is the cutting edge for HDTV and it appears to be true for the moment. I looked at the similar TOSHIBA model and initially the Toshiba blew the Mitz away. I then had the service rep calibrate with the AVIA and now there is no comparison. The format for my comparison was the BUGSLIFE DVD. Initially the Toshiba had a much more definition but since the calibration the bugs, rocks etc. just jump out at you from the screen. I would HIGHLY recommend getting someone to calibrate (not just converge) your system for maximum enjoyment. The difference is remarkable.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000




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