Mitsubishi WS-73905 Rear Projection

3.13/5 (8 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Whirr a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this set as a 'last years' clearance item as the WS-73907's were being brought in. This was a bear for the technician to get the convergence corrected and required a new line-doubler from the start. Anderson's & Mits tech's stayed with it to get it working. HDTV looks great. Progressive DVD's look very good. Non-HD DSS station quality varies greatly with the Mits HD DirecTV tuner/box. The quality of the internal line doubler is mediocre at best. I've heard using an external doubler such as iScan Pro or others may improve standard resolution input and I plan to give this a try (any inputs?). At $3k, this was still a pretty good deal. At anywhere close to list price, this would be a disappointment.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Andersons TV



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by vick a

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I WOULD NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER MITSUBISHI TV. AFTER 2 YEARS MY CONVERGENCE WENT OUT AND I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO GET THE PARTS FOR REPAIR. ALL REPAIR MEN HAVE SAID THE PARTS ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN AND INSTEAD OF PURCHASING ONE COMPOENT YOU MUST PURCHASE THE COMPLETE BOARD,2000 FOR 2 YRS SERVICE AND NOW I MUST BUY NEW TV. SUCKS!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $2000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by R0ckets03 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
The picture is just awesome on this thing. For movies I am using a progressive scan Toshiba and its just freakin bad ass! I am also using Direct TV and picture quality of that is amazing as well. You wont belive how clear the Demo HDTV channel looks on this baby! I have no complaints whatsoever.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $6500.00

Purchased At:   Home Theater Store



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mike a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Combine this TV with a Panasonic H1000 DVD ($1730) and a good line doubler ($700 + ) and you will have a decent quality set.
All other input sources, 480i DVD, VHS, SVHS, Cable, are embarrassing to show to family and friends.
"You paid how much for this?"

When playing progressive scan DVDs this "state of the art" "no compromise" TV turns off all major video features. PIP is disabled, and the screen formatting, as limited as it is anyway, is disabled. What a shame.

I have 90 DVDs and only 30 of these will fill the screen without placing black bars on the top and bottom of the picture. This is a formatting issue that the TV should have adjustments for, but it does not.

The internal line doubler is below par. This is supposed to double the number of lines introduced by the VCR and Cable inputs in order to fill this rather large screen with enough lines to display a good picture. I had to use an after-market line doubler to accomplish this.

Buy this set if you don't mind spending extra money adding peripherals to make it do what it should be doing out of the box.

Ratings:
Performance: (4) needs lots of outside help but it will perform well when presented with source material that is already excellent. The sound is better than most.

Value: (1) "you got what you paid for?"
Let's see, I paid $7500 for a TV that needs a $1700 DVD player and a $700 line doubler before I can watch it.

Overall: (2) Disappointed. You will see these major flaws get fixed in future sets.

If anyone is still interested in buying one of these sets I will sell mine for $5500 and I will pay the shipping anywhere in the continental US. Just drop me a line at mte1@bigger.net. That's a $2500 loss for me. Perhaps you can overlook these shortcomings of this 73 inch HDTV.
Mike

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $7500.00

Purchased At:   Crazy Eddie



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Steve a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Had this set for only one month and the convergence went bonkers. I hope it gets back from the shop soon and that this will be the last of my problems with it!
Buy this set only if you are going to use it with HDTV and other high definition sources. 1080i looks beautiful on this big screen--as good and as big as it gets in a rear projection. Progressive scan DVD also looks very good. Do not buy this set for regular cable TV unless you buy an external doubler or scaler like the Crystal Image from AV Source. The internal line doubler on this set is very poor in my opinion. There are too many visible digital artifacts (moire). That's why an external doubler / scaler is a must for this TV. It will greatly improve the picture from VCR, DVD, and cable. One last problem I've found with this product is the aspect ratio control. The manufacturer wants the viewer to watch everything in wide screen to prevent CRT burn-in. But with the poor choices of aspect ratio control built-in, (none in anamorphic and three sub-par for the rest), a good scaler with aspect ratio control is a must.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000




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