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Mitsubishi LT-46149 LCD TV with Sound Projector Review

Mitsubishi LT-46149 LCD TV with Sound Projector Review

We took a look at the Mitsubishi LT-46148 46-inch LCD back in August and felt that it was a good TV with some potential for improvement. Mitsubishi jumped back at us with the new LT-46149 and asked us to review it. While the features, video section and menus are nearly identical, the 149 series offers a brand new sound projector to deliver Dolby Digital 5.1 surround from just a bottom-mounted sound bar. We dialed in this television and it actually did a pretty bang-up job of sending surround sound to our ears - all from a single speaker.

We took a look at the Mitsubishi LT-46148 46-inch LCD back in August and felt that it was a good TV with some potential for improvement. Mitsubishi jumped back at us with the new LT-46149 and asked

— December 02, 2008 00:29 in HDTV Reviews

Mitsubishi WD-73735 Rear Projection DLP Review

Mitsubishi WD-73735 Rear Projection DLP Review

Go big or go home… I'm sure someone is going to sue me for stealing that. It seems that Mitsubishi has taken this motto to heart with its 73" WD-73735 rear projection DLP display. Big? Yeah. Affordable? Compared to flat panels - oh heck yeah. But how does it look? Very... not bad. You'll probably want to read on to see what I mean by that.

Go big or go home… I'm sure someone is going to sue me for stealing that. It seems that Mitsubishi has taken this motto to heart with its 73" WD-73735 rear projection DLP display. Big? Yeah.

— October 20, 2008 05:48 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio SV470XVT 47-inch LCD

Vizio SV470XVT 47-inch LCD

Vizio has always intrigued me. And their top of the line SV470XVT 47-inch LCD TV is no exception. It's the brand I get asked about the most - probably because it's available in a majority of big box stores like SAMs, Costco and Sears. Heck, even Dell sells them online. So it's almost a monthly (sometimes weekly) event where I'll get a call from somebody asking me about the latest Vizio deal they found while they were shopping for lawn gnomes and 5 pound bags of white rice. Vizio has quickly made its mark on consumers. My job, as I see it, was to see if that mark should extend to those readers who grace the pages of our magazine.

Vizio has always intrigued me. And their top of the line SV470XVT 47-inch LCD TV is no exception. It's the brand I get asked about the most - probably because it's available in a majority of big box

— September 24, 2008 07:34 in HDTV Reviews

Westinghouse TX-42F430S LCD Review

Westinghouse TX-42F430S LCD Review

Westinghouse is known (by those that know them) for making LCDs at a very reasonable price. But price isn't everything in the world of displays and picture quality has to take precedence. The TX-42F430S is a 42" LCD whose street price leaves people wondering if it is too good to be true. In this case, that certainly seems to be the case.

Westinghouse is known (by those that know them) for making LCDs at a very reasonable price. But price isn't everything in the world of displays and picture quality has to take precedence. The

— September 16, 2008 11:17 in HDTV Reviews

Mitsubishi LT-46148 1080p LCD HDTV Review

Mitsubishi LT-46148 1080p LCD HDTV Review

I hadn't made the switch to 1080p in my theater just yet; so, when Audioholics offered me the opportunity to review a 1080p 46" LCD display from Mitsubishi I all but offered to go pick it up myself. Fortunately they assured me they could ship it, so then I just had to wait. I'm not going to lie - when the package arrived I dropped everything and got it set up immediately. Upon opening the box, I found a very sleek looking display before I ever even hit the power. While I had this television in my system during this review, the display's clear vivid picture drew many comments from me - and anybody else in the room - including my dog (but more on that later). Its lack of ability to produce blacker than black caused it to lose detail in dark scenes; however, the picture in mid to bright scenes was incredibly sharp and really popped off the screen.

I hadn't made the switch to 1080p in my theater just yet; so, when Audioholics offered me the opportunity to review a 1080p 46" LCD display from Mitsubishi I all but offered to go pick it up myself.

— August 28, 2008 08:58 in HDTV Reviews

JVC LT-42SL89 LCD Review

JVC LT-42SL89 LCD Review

The JVC LT-42SL89 promises to be slim - in fact they promised to be the slimmest LCD display with internal tuners. On that they delivered. But being slim isn't enough (unless you live in LA), the real questions are: How is the picture quality and How well does it work? Well, for the former, it delivers, for the latter, not so much…

The JVC LT-42SL89 promises to be slim - in fact they promised to be the slimmest LCD display with internal tuners. On that they delivered. But being slim isn't enough (unless you live in LA), the

— August 20, 2008 06:20 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung LN52A750 LCD TV Review

Samsung LN52A750 LCD TV Review

Rarely do I come across a display that performs as well as the Samsung LN52A750. At the $3500 asking price, it should perform well. But even a cursory search of the Internet will show you that this unit can be had for a significant discount (as low as $2700 as of the time of publication). The styling cues are dead on - that "Touch of Color" is just enough to make it stand out without being gaudy. The panel is thin enough to be ahead of the curve. But the picture… out of the box I was very impressed. Feature-rich, performance trendsetting, the LN52A750 is an LCD you could spend the rest of your life with.

Rarely do I come across a display that performs as well as the Samsung LN52A750. At the $3500 asking price, it should perform well. But even a cursory search of the Internet will show you that this

— June 26, 2008 14:55 in HDTV Reviews

Olevia 232V LCD TV Review

Olevia 232V LCD TV Review

If you are like me, deciding how to use your limited AV budget is a constant battle. On the one hand you've got your home theater and you want the absolute best gear you can afford in that room. However, if, like me, you also have a wife and kids, having a second television/movie viewing area can be a huge plus. Well, we're in luck. With a street price of around $600, the Olevia 232V entry-level 32" LCD display makes it is possible to get a display that offers pretty impressive performance for very little money.

If you are like me, deciding how to use your limited AV budget is a constant battle. On the one hand you've got your home theater and you want the absolute best gear you can afford in that room.

— June 16, 2008 19:44 in HDTV Reviews

Westinghouse QuadHD 56" LCD

Westinghouse QuadHD 56" LCD

Westinghouse was showing off a couple of different pieces of tech at this years CES but what was most exciting to us was the 56" QuadHD display. At 3840 x 2160 and 8.3 million pixels, that's essentially four 1080p panels shoved into one display. Clear? Oh yeah.

Westinghouse was showing off a couple of different pieces of tech at this years CES but what was most exciting to us was the 56" QuadHD display. At 3840 x 2160 and 8.3 million pixels, that's

— January 15, 2008 16:28 in HDTV Reviews

Toshiba 2008 Line of LCDs

Toshiba 2008 Line of LCDs

Toshiba showed off its 2008 LCD TV introductions at CES, including 20 new LCD TV models in five distinct series. The AV500 and CV510 series will obviously appeal to people that are more worried about saving money than 1080p. The RV530, XV540, and XF550 series are for more discerning consumers with larger budgets. We weren't super impressed with these displays as they were easily 5 inches thick though the rep did inform us that they were not final models and might be housed in different cases. We'll see.

Toshiba showed off its 2008 LCD TV introductions at CES, including 20 new LCD TV models in five distinct series. The AV500 and CV510 series will obviously appeal to people that are more worried about

— January 15, 2008 12:02 in HDTV Reviews

Sony 27" Prototype OLED Display

Sony 27" Prototype OLED Display

Sony was showing off not only their ~$2500 11" OLED displays but a 27" prototype at CES this year. The 27" supposedly sports a greater than 100% NTSC color reproduction, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and 1080p resolution. Of course, at this point, the 11" is out of reach of most people so we can only guess at what a 27" will run.

Sony was showing off not only their ~$2500 11" OLED displays but a 27" prototype at CES this year. The 27" supposedly sports a greater than 100% NTSC color reproduction, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio,

— January 15, 2008 11:19 in HDTV Reviews

Sharp's Super-Slim 52" LCD

Sharp's Super-Slim 52" LCD

Sharp was showing off its version of the super-slim display in its 52" LCD panel. At 2cm (main display section; 2.9 cm at the thickest part), it sure is thin. But what's also as impressive is its specs. Try 100,000:1 contrast ratio, 150% of the NTSC color gamut, 25 kg weight and only 140 kWh/year power consumption!

Sharp was showing off its version of the super-slim display in its 52" LCD panel. At 2cm (main display section; 2.9 cm at the thickest part), it sure is thin. But what's also as impressive is its

— January 15, 2008 09:50 in HDTV Reviews

Philips 7000 Series LCDs

Philips 7000 Series LCDs

Philips debuted its 7000 FlatTV series at CES. This new line ranges from 19 to 52 inches (diagonal), and features a rounded edge surrounded by an acrylic edge, which not only gives the set a less rigid look but also enhances the sets technology. The addition of 120Hz ClearLCD technology improves the shadow detail and black levels in dark scenes while greatly diminishing motion artifacts. Calibrating picture settings is a breeze with Philips’ simple, unique settings assistant feature. By using a program similar to an eye test, viewers can select what they perceive as the best picture and sound.

Philips debuted its 7000 FlatTV series at CES. This new line ranges from 19 to 52 inches (diagonal), and features a rounded edge surrounded by an acrylic edge, which not only gives the set a less

— January 14, 2008 15:53 in HDTV Reviews

Samsung New Display Technology

Samsung New Display Technology

Samsung had a large display in the center of their CES 2008 booth showing off some of the technology that we may (or may not) see in the future. The lineup at the Samsung booth included two (14.1" and 31") organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs in addition to an ultra-slim 52" LCD TV, quadruple full-HD LCD TV, and a 3D ready plasma display. While we don't expect to see all of this technology hit the consumer market, it was nice to have it all in one place where we could check it out in detail.

Samsung had a large display in the center of their CES 2008 booth showing off some of the technology that we may (or may not) see in the future. The lineup at the Samsung booth included two (14.1"

— January 14, 2008 15:21 in HDTV Reviews