Pros I've had a 60" Sony Bravia for over two years and continued to love the picture. I only became discontent with the opportunity to view this set Mitsubishi gives me sharper detail, darker blacks, and more vivid color.
Cons Only the price - but once you start watching...
Summary Truly in the stratosphere of monitors. Don't know when there will be any significant volume of 3-D programming, but that's not why I bought this. When reading reviews, see who rates this unit poorly due to price. Almost exclusively, it is non-owners. If you can't afford this, there are wonderful sets for a couple thousand dollars less. But, if you can afford it, read the reviews of us owners - no one is disappointed.After living with the LaserVue for several months, let me add this. This television's clarity and blacks still impress me. The vividness of the color was slightly excesssive, resolved by a slight decrease in color level. I'm still very happy with it and recommend it, especially if it can be had for $4-5K (I admit $7K is excessive.)
The size is as large as I need. Add my 7.1 sound system and I don't want to watch movies at a theater. Heck, I am even likely to attend fewer games in person. My place - game's on.
Updated on Jun 25, 2010
Pros Many more colors than any TV I've ever seen. Lowest power consumption of any TV its size. HD photos are best I've ever seen. Plenty of HDMI inputs (4)
Cons Initial price was high. Initial colors were a bit too saturated & somewhat unatural. Mits had a s/w update that corrected the problem. No older-type multi-pin monitor input such as from an older laptop.
Summary I have 5 TV's or monitors from 30" to 70" - several flat screens. Given the same programming & source, this TV delivers many more colors than any I've ever seen. The color gamut must be at least twice that of any other TV. Blacks have what appears to be infinite depth & shades. Measured power consumption when on (w/o audio & natural color mode) in my home is 89 watts average over a 2-week period. HD photos are almost 3D. When full 1920 x 1080 photos are operated from a flash memory directly inputted to the TV, it is slow to read from one to another (I don't know if it is due to the speed of the flash drive or not). Remote is easy to operate but input changes are a bit slow. I'm expected to view 3D it the next week or two and will update this review. Just think, no heavy glass lenses or focus issues as LASERS focus directly on the screen. I believe LASERS will be the wave of the future as they are in cameras (NIkon) and may appear in phones shortly.
Pros The color saturation and blacks are wonderful on this set. Best I have ever seen on any rear projection TV. BlueRays and 3D computer gaming are fantastic, so it's an all in one media set. All around, the best rear projection set picture ever.
Cons Price is too expensive in comparison to LCD LED back-lit flat panels which has the best and brightest pictures and come close to screen size.
Summary This will end the old earlier DLP lamp technologies.
Why do 65"? Where's the 75", 85", & 95 inch size sets? Like others state, this technology would be great on larger sets and really bring out 3D and computer usage.
Pros Best color I've seen in any rear projection
Cons Price. It's still a rear projection.
Summary With the industry strongly leaning toward flat panel, you have to hand it to Mitsubishi for clinging to RPTV. They certainly have a winner here. Strong picture. easily the best for a rear projection. Maybe even matches most flat panels. Sharpness and detail still do not match the best of the LCD or Kuro units.
Bottom line; if this set debuted at 4999 you may be convinced to buy the best rear projection. But for 7000.00, you really have to ask yourself...why?
Pros The REDs are amazing! Its the closest I have seen to watching an actual movie screen.
Cons It is very important to sit with your eyes at the vertical mid-point -- the image degrades rather noticilable 8 inches either up or down from there. On the other hand though, moving side to side horizontially the image was not noticiably degraded.
Summary All current TVs are not obsolete. Fireworks look nearly like the real thing.