Pros Superb HD picture, HUGE screen size for the money. Lots of HDMI/Composite HD inputs/outputs. Compact for a DLP. Custom stand w/2 shelves (no charge on the deal I found) is a perfect compliment and creates the best set-up height for viewing this unit.
Cons None. It is BIG. You need a long wall (it's 65" wide), and it has an approx.12" installed depth. With the custom stand, it sits 63 1/4" high. Also, it requires 2 people to set up or move. Finally if the bulb goes out, the replacements are expensive.
Summary Most people who buy a TV like this will use it with a true "Home Theater" system. As such, they would NOT use the poorly-designed on-screen menus (a common complaint against this model) for primary control of the system. Mitsubishi's on-screen programming may not be ideal, but it is not the only solution. I use a Logitech (Harmony 880) programable universal remote that is "activities based", and it is a FAR SUPERIOR method for controlling a complex home theater setup to any other method or setup I've ever used. You set up an on-line account at logitech.com, list each piece of home theater and audio equipment by make and model number, detail the inputs/outputs (interconnections) you use for each function, plug the remote in to the USB port on your COMPUTER, and PRESTO! It's programmed for near one-touch functionality. If I want to watch Sat TV, I press ONE (activity) BUTTON on the remote, and the appropriate units are powered on (those not in use are powered off), all inputs are switched to the correct function, and I can control my AV Receiver, Sat Receiver channel selection, including DVR functions/playback, and Master Volume with the ONE remote and a full-featured yet uncomplicated grouping of buttons. Nothing could be simpler, more elegant, or more intelligently designed. As for the WD-73737, it is simply the BEST big screen I've ever owned. The color quality and clarity when viewing HD content is simply breathtaking. Most folks who view it for the first time are left speechless, or later comment that they have never seen any home television as impressive. Off-center viewing positions still look excellent. The deal I found allowed me to pay for this interest-free over a 6-month span, it included the custom stand (a $400 value) for no extra charge, and shipping was less than $120. As such, it was hard to pass up such an excellent deal on this impressive unit. We use an HD-DVD player and HD Sat/DVR receiver with this unit, and will soon add a Blu-Ray player. Once you view HD content on this TV, you will be SPOILED. Non-HD content will suddenly look HORRIBLE by comparison, so you might have to dump all those old video tapes and non-HD DVDs (GRIN)
Pros A very nice picture on a huge screen
Cons This TV set has the worse UI of any product I've ever used. Instead of picking an input device, you choose an activity like "watching movie" and then a device. Because of this odd setup, using a universal contoller with this TV may be difficult.
Summary Mostly, I love this TV. The picture quality is excellent and it's huge size rivals the small screens in some real theaters. It's great for movies, games and sports, anything in High Def. The setup though is very frustrating. The setup is so automated that it is very difficult to get everything the way you like. This might be fine for someone who is a little afraid of using new technology, but it irritated me. The whole idea of choosing an activiy and then a device to use seems silly to me. Just let me choose "input 2" or whatever. I also had trouble getting this TV working with a VCR. There is an antenna input but by the time I got around to the VCR, my patience was worn out.
Pros Picture, Size, Color, Weight, if a bulb goes out its only $99.00 or less, I've had mine for a year and when I added a blue ray player it was unbeleliveable but when I added 3D my niece's and nephews loss their minds. It is almost the perfect set.
Cons you cannot get 3D programing from your televison provider, Time Warner, Direct TV, its not there fault it will no decode the 3D signal & you just get a split screen one over of the other. No internet capabilities (but your BD player can)
Summary This is a grest Home Theater but since the recent upgrades to all TV's its not obsolete but it fails if it is you only source of televiosn entertainment. However, if you are using it for just a Home Theater and get a good BD player like the Panasonic DMP BD 350 it's wonderful and if you combine it with the 3D starter pack it's well worth the investment. I have sceen this TV as low as $1500.00 for a regular price (Conns). For this price and if only used for home theater and you get another TV for the other intangibles then you can't do better for the money, I use mine every day and the bulb has not gone out the picture is still perfect.
Pros Sheer screen size for the money, exceptional HD viewing experience, clean and contemporary design, rather thin depth as opposed to the rear projection models just a few years back.
Cons Like other reviewers, I find the set's UI and remote control awkward and tedious when simply switching the signal from my cable box to the DVD player. Considering what the strong points are with this television, however, it's a trivial gripe at best.
Summary I half-heartedly purchased the 73" version of this series as a replacement for a dead LCD in my family's living room. I decided to purchase it since it's not the set I use for viewing most often; this is a set my teens often use for watching DVDs and playing games on their XBox. What sold me was the price for screen size; I didn't expect much in terms of performance becuase it was cheap and an older rear projection set I once owned offered a less than great picture... I underestimated this set greatly and can happily say that this is one of those RARE instances these days when I spent my money on an appliance and actually got SUBSTANTIALLY MORE than I expected. I almost (that's ALMOST) feel like I took advantage of them or something!
Pros Cost vs Size
Cons Mine died after 28 days. Still dead 3 months later. Fair picture quality. Poorly designed remote/UI. No Svideo input for legacy devices. Not as "3D ready" as other manufacturers.
Summary This set died in less than a month. Mitsubishi customer service has been giving me the run around and it's still dead 3 months later. I currently have the flat panel this was supposed to replace sitting in front of it so I can at least watch something. At this point I only want to get it fixed in order to sell it, though I hate to saddle someone else with this clunker. I hate this TV. I hate Mitsubishi Customer Service.
Even when it worked, I wasn't thrilled with the picture. I had a 65" Mits DLP in the past (which died an unrepairable death after 2 years) and I often had "wow" moments where scenes looked amazing. I never had a "wow" moment with this set. I should have learned my lesson with the first set and stayed far, far away from Mitsubishi, but the low price and large size lured me back. Never again.
These sets aren't really "3D Ready". Or at least not as much as other sets. They do have a 3D output, but it requires a $300 "3D Kit" in order to use it. The kit has a converter box that's required because Mitsubishi is using a different standard on their 3D out that what everyone else in the world uses.