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46" Diamond Series 1080p LCD HDTV with 120Hz refresh rate

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Our take on the Mitsubishi LT-46244

by Steve Kindig

The LT-46244 is Mitsubishi's best 46" flat-panel TV, boasting exceptional performance, versatility, and styling. The thin-frame cabinet and high-gloss "black pearl" finish set a new standard for flat-panel elegance. The 1920 x 1080-pixel screen provides the highest HD resolution available, and Mitsubishi has improved other key areas of picture quality, too.

Smooth120Hz™ ensures blur-free images for sports, movies, and video games
Smooth, smear-free motion has been a major challenge for LCD TVs, especially when viewing fast-action material like sports and video games. Mitsubishi's Smooth120Hz anti-blur technology doubles the traditional LCD display rate for clearer, more natural motion.

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Color without compromise
Mitsubishi's rear-projection TVs have earned a reputation for rich, vivid, accurate color, and that's evident in their flat-panel models, too. The LT-46244's Full Spectrum Color™ system includes wide-range backlight technology for a 25% gain in color range compared to standard LCDs. The PerfectColor and PerfecTint color controls provide advanced color processing and adjustment.

Plenty of HD viewing options
The LT-46244 has built-in tuners for receiving your local digital and analog over-the-air broadcasts (antenna required). You can use the set's built-in digital cable TV tuner with or without a CableCARD. If your cable provider supports CableCARD, leasing one will let you watch all your channels, including scrambled programs, without a set-top box.

The future-ready back-panel "jack pack" sports a trio of 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs for connecting the latest Blu-ray players, HD DVRs, and video game consoles. For added versatility, there's a side input with HDMI and component video for easy hookup of an HD camcorder, plus a USB port for viewing digital photos.

Learn about the ins and outs of HDMI connections at the Crutchfield Learning Center.
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Highlights:

  • 46" widescreen HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • high-gloss black finish
  • built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • built-in digital cable TV tuner receives programs without a set-top box
    (cable service required; CableCARD™ required to view scrambled programs)
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Smooth120Hz anti-blur technology for clearer motion
  • 8-millisecond pixel response time
  • 178°(H) x 178°(V) viewing angle
  • 10-bit display panel for over a billion possible colors
  • wide-range fluorescent backlight for extended color range
  • Deep Color and x.v.Color support
  • Plush1080p® digital video processing (upconverts all signals to 1080p)
  • PerfectColor™ and PerfecTint™ color adjustments
  • TV Guide Daily® on-screen program guide
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • illuminated multibrand remote control
  • NetCommand with IR learning component control system (includes HDMI-CEC)
  • picture settings memory for each video input
  • 9 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 composite video
    • 2 S-video
    • 3 component video (2 rear, 1 side) — accepts signals up to 1080i
    • 4 HDMI v1.3 (3 rear, 1 side) — accepts signals up to 1080p (60Hz, 24Hz)
  • 2 RF inputs for antenna/cable signals
  • coaxial digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • side USB port for digital photo playback
  • Energy Star® compliant
  • detachable swivel stand (stand "footprint" is 21-3/8"W x 12-5/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 42-3/8"W x 27-1/2"H x 5-5/8"D (29-1/8"H x 12-5/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 73 lbs. with stand; 63.3 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Tip: For a list of over-the-air digital TV stations you can receive, as well as antenna recommendations for your location, enter your zip code in AntennaWeb's mapping tool.

FREE scheduled delivery to your door: This item will be delivered to the door of your house or apartment. Available to physical addresses in 50 United States only. Limited delivery available to Alaska and Hawaii for $99 per item — call 1-888-955-6000 for more details. Sorry, we can't ship to P.O. Boxes or freight forwarders. Delivery takes 5-7 business days once your order has been processed. Extra charges may apply to items that must be carried up more than 5 flights of stairs. Allow extra time for delivery to remote addresses. Free return shipping not available with this model.

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Features and Specs
Display
Screen Size 46"
Screen Design Flat
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Screen Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Backlighting Type Wide range flourescent
3D ---
Features
Instant Internet Movie Streaming ---
Wi-Fi
MHL-compatible ---
Picture In Picture No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Type of Warranty Service In-home
Connections
Total Video Inputs 9
HDMI Inputs 4
Component Video Inputs 3
Composite Video Inputs 2
RF Inputs 2
PC Input No
Ethernet Port Yes
USB Port Yes
Optical Digital Audio Output None
Coaxial Digital Audio Output None
Analog Audio Output 1 Rear
Power Consumption
Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide) Not Given
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide) Not Given
Dimensions & Mounting Information
Width (inches) 42-5/16
Height with Stand (inches) 29-1/8
Height without Stand (inches) 27-1/2
Depth with Stand (inches) 12-5/8
Depth without Stand (inches) 5-5/8
Stand Width (inches) 21-3/8
Weight with Stand 73 lbs
Weight without Stand Not available
Wall Mountable Yes
Wall Bracket Included No
Pedestal Stand Attached
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  • 46" LCD TV with attached pedestal base
  • Multibrand remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Cable clamp
  • Cable tie
  • Cable tie rivet
  • 9' IR emitter cable with 4 IR blasters on one end and a 3.5mm minijack on other end
  • 4 Pieces of 2-sided tape (for blasters)
  • Owner's Guide
  • HDTV Quick Set-Up Guide
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Product Registration Card

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Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options
Input and Output Notes

Features

Integrated HDTV Tuner: The widescreen Mitsubishi LCD TV has an internal HDTV tuner able to receive both over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (received via an antenna) and non-encrypted digital cable broadcasts, including non-scrambled HDTV cable programming. There is also a CableCard slot, giving you a way to receive encrypted cable broadcasts without a cable box.

Digital Cable Ready (CableCard Slot): The Mitsubishi HDTV can descramble a cable provider's one-way digital signal with the use of an optional CableCard security module (contact your local cable provider for availability and service). The CableCard is used in place of a traditional cable box to access digital cable programming (including high definition).

Smooth 120Hz: Mitsubishi's Smooth120Hz refresh rate eliminates motion blur, especially in fast moving action scenes.

1080p High-Definition LCD Display System: The Mitsubishi LT-46244 LCD Flat Panel HDTV features a full 1920 x 1080 LCD panel so you get a true 1080p picture without any scaling from a 1080p source. All non-1080p images input into the television will be up-converted and also displayed at 1080p. The television's four HDMI inputs will accept video signals from 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p (24Hz, 30Hz, and 60Hz) sources; while its three HD component video inputs will accept video signals from 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i sources.

Plush 1080p: Mitsubishi developed the Plush 1080p technology so that everything you watch looks better on the 1080p HDTV. It reformats 720p and 1080i HDTV signals in order to fill the TV's native resolution 1080p screen with a sharp, clear picture. Plush 1080p scales and converts the picture precisely with minimal side effects, achieving greater detail and clarity.

Tru1080p Processing: Mitsubishi's Tru1080p Processing maintains 1080p high definition signals as 1080p from beginning to end of the video signal. All 1080p HDMI, DVI (with adapter) and 1080p broadcasts signals are passed through with no down conversions. This advanced 1080p technology for HDTV viewing delivers over 2 million pixels to you on-screen for a full and true 1920 x 1080 resolution.

xvColor System: x.v.Color is the new standard in high definition color. The television's x.v.Color Wide Color Palette enables up to 80% more color than standard HDTV for increased realism and vivid, natural colors.

Deep Color Technology: Deep Color creates smooth transitions between different shades and eliminates color bands and complements the x.v.Color system's wide color pallet. Enabled by HDMI 1.3, Deep Color goes beyond previous 8-bit HDTV.

Color 4D Video Noise Reduction: Mitsubishi's exclusive Color 4D Video Noise Reduction system used advanced algorithms to better identify video noise from fine detail and correct the signal rather that distort it. The advanced 4D Video Noise Reduction system corrects the image in four dimensions - horizontally, vertical, within each frame and across multiple frames to provide and image that is crystal clear and very detailed.

PerfectColor: PerfectColor is another exclusive Mitsubishi feature that gives you the ability to adjust the intensity of six separate colors (Magenta, Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue) independently of each other and separately for every input. PerfectColor is a full color matrix, much more powerful than a conventional color intensity control with only red versus green color balance.

SharpEdge: The SharpEdge signal processing system enhances horizontal and vertical edges for stunning picture precision. SharpEdge senses the vertical boundary and amplifies it while minimizing distortion. The end result is crisp and sharp edges.

DeepField Imager: The DeepField Imager feature constantly adjusts brightness and contrast for optimum settings in all areas of the picture. It can even optimize complex scenes containing both dark and bright areas. DeepField Imager analyzes 135 sectors of the picture in real time, while determining the optimum blend of contrast and brightness settings for the picture using advanced algorithms. Based on its picture analysis it dynamically adjusts for areas that are too high or low in contrast and/or too dark or bright and displays the best balanced picture in every scene.

TV Display Formats: The TV offers the following TV display formats to choose from:

  • Standard: This is the TV's full-screen format. HDTV signals will use this format. 4:3 images are stretched evenly from side to side. This mode is available for all signals.

  • Wide Expand: This mode enlarges the picture, cropping some of the image on both sides. This expanded format is useful to remove or reduce black side bars added to narrow images that are converted to 16:9 signals for digital broadcast. This mode is available for 1080i, 720p, digital SD 16:9 and digital HD signals.

  • Expand: This setting enlarges the picture to fill the screen, cropping off some of the image at the tope and bottom. This is useful for reducing letter box top and bottom bars. This mode is available for 480i, 480p, and digital SD 4:3 signals only.

  • Zoom: This mode enlarges the picture, cropping off some of the image at each side and top and bottom. This is useful for removing or reducing black top and bottom bars. This mode is available for 480i, 480p and SD 4:3 signals only.

  • Stretch: This format stretches a narrow 4:3 image across the screen; there is less stretch in the center than at the sides. This allows the entire narrow image to be displayed across the screen with less distortion than is seen in the Standard format. This format is available for 480i, 480p, and SD 4:3 signals only.

  • Stretch Plus: Similar to the Stretch format, but to minimize distortions on the side, the picture is expanded to crop off portion of the top and bottom. This mode is available for 480i, 480p and SD 4:3 signals only.

  • Narrow: This format displays narrow 4:3 images in their original shape and adds stationary black side bars to fill the screen. This format is available for 480i, 480p and SD 4:3 signals only

Picture Mode: Picture Mode allows you to optimize the image for different lighting conditions. You can choose from the following Picture Modes:

  • Bright: Suited for most daytime viewing.

  • Natural: Suited for most nighttime viewing.

  • Brilliant: For use under strong light

  • Game: Optimizes picture and video processing for gaming consoles.

Picture Settings: In additions to the four Picture Modes, the TV offers the following custom picture settings:

  • Contrast: The contrast setting adjusts the white-to-black-level of the picture.

  • Brightness: The brightness setting adjusts the overall brightness of the picture.

  • Color: The color setting adjusts the color intensity.

  • Tint: The tint setting adjusts the red-to-green ratio.

  • Sharpness: The sharpness setting adjusts the detail and clarity of the picture.

Color Temperature: The television also features a Color Temperature setting which allows you to adjust how white is displayed on the TV. You can choose from Low or High.

Backlight: This feature adjusts the brightness of the television's backlight to better suit your room's lighting.

Audio Settings: The television features independent Bass, Treble, and Balance settings.

Surround Settings: The television features the following surround speaker settings:

  • Simulated Stereo: The TV creates a simulated stereo effect when watching a no-stereo program.

  • Surround Sound: The TV creates a simulated surround effect when watching a stereo program.

Level Sound: Level Sound automatically equalizes the volume level when there are significant sound-level differences between program segments, such as between regular programming and commercials.

TV Guide Daily: TV Guide Daily is a subscription-free guide system. It lists regular, digital, and high-definition programming being broadcast in your area over the next twenty-four hours. TV Guide Daily listings are not provided by Mitsubishi and require over-the-air or direct cable (no cable box) access to stations carrying TV Guide Daily program listings. If listings are not available in your area or become discontinued by the local provider, TV Guide Daily will not operate. TV Guide Daily does not provide program listings for satellite TV systems.

ChannelView: ChannelView shows memorized channels on ANT1 and ANT2. It displays digital channel names and program information as sent by broadcasters or your local cable service providers (may be incomplete). No program information is displayed for analog channels. An analog channel name is displayed only if you assigned a name to it in the Setup Menu. You can assign a six character name to either an analog or digital channel.

Favorite Channels: The Favorite Channels feature lets you store groups of favorite channels in up to six different Favorite memory banks. This allows you to store Favorite Channels by each household member or by category or content. You can store the same channel in multiple Favorite banks.

Channel Name: You can assign a custom name up to six characters long to memorized channels. You can name analog channels and digital channels if they are broadcast without pre-assigned names.

Closed Captioning: The television features both analog and digital closed captioning:

  • Analog Captions: For analog channels, broadcasters can send either standard closed captions or text service. Standard closed captions follow the dialogue of the characters on screen and display in a small section of the screen. Text-service closed captions often contain information such as weather or news not related to the current programs and cover a large portion of the screen.

  • Digital Captions: For digital channels, broadcasters can send up to six different caption selections or can send analog captions that are the same as those sent by the analog station. Each TV station may broadcast only on or two types of captions or none at all. The TV cannot decode closed captions received on component or HDMI inputs. Digital channels allow you to select front type, size, color, background and opacity of the closed caption characters.

USB Photo Port: You can view digital JPEG photo files up to 5 mega pixel on the TV using the USB Photo port located on the right side of the television. You can connect your digital camera, USB thumb-drive or USB card reader. The TV's Type-A USB port supports still images recorded on digital cameras using the Exchangeable Image File Format, version 2.1 (EXIF 2.1) standard for digital still cameras and Design Rules for Camera File Systems version 1.0 (DCF 1.0). You can view still images in a single photo, slideshow, or thumbnail fashion. A single photo can be rotated clockwise in 90-degree increments. The thumbnail mode allows you to view 10 still images at once. The slideshow mode's interval and can be adjusted to your preference.

Note: The TV can read JPEG files as created by a digital camera. If you edit a picture file on a computer and resave the image, the TV may be unable to read the resaved image file.

PC Compatible: The television can be used as a computer monitor and connected to your PC via one of the TV's HDMI inputs using an HDMI cable, DVI-to-HDMI cable, or an HDMI cable with an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. You may also need to connect the DVI/PC Stereo RCA Audio input of the TV to your computer for sound. You can adjust the horizontal and vertical position of the computer image. The television supports the following PC video formats from 640 x 480 to 1920 x 1080: VGA, W-VGA, SVGA, W-SVGA, XGA, SXGA, WXGA, PC 720p and PC 1080p.

Parental Lock: The Parental Lock menu give you control over different types of parental controls. You must create and use a custom pass code to open this menu to enable or disable the lock options. The parental controls available are as follows:

  • Ratings: V-Chip technology lets you restrict access to programming based on program-rating signals sent by the broadcaster or by movie ratings.

  • Lock By Time: Lock By Time allows you to block all use of the TV during specified hours of the day or night.

  • Side Panel Lock: Side Panel Lock lets you disable controls on the side panel to prevent inadvertent changes to TV settings.

  • Channel Lock: This feature locks specific channels so that a pass code is required to view them.

TV Timer: The TV Timer feature allows you to set a day and time for the TV to turn on automatically and the device and channel to display when it switches on. If the TV is already on at the requested time, the TV still automatically tunes to the channel you designated in the Timer menu. You can select a Daily timer, Mon-Friday timer or individual days of the week.

Sleep Timer: The TV's Sleep Timer can be set to 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.

Energy Mode: The Energy Mode option lets you select the TV's level of power consumption while the TV is turned off. You can choose between either Low Power or Fast Power On. The Low Power setting uses less energy, but the TV takes longer to power up. Note: The standby power specifications were measured by Crutchfield in both the Low Power and Fast Power On modes. In the Low Power mode, the power consumption measured 4.35 watts average. In the Fast Power On mode, power consumption increased to 16.78 watts average.

Remote Control

Multi-Brand Remote: The television comes supplied with a multi-brand IR remote control with illuminating buttons. The remote is pre-coded to operate Mitsubishi and other manufacture's components such as Cable Boxes, DTV Receivers, Satellite Receivers, VCRs, DVR, Laser Disc Players, DVD Players/Recorders, DVRs, A/V Receivers, Audio Amplifiers, and CD players.

NetCommand For HDMI Devices: The TV's remote can operate some functions of compatible HDMI devices able to receive commands through the HDMI cable without any setup. For example, compatible A/V receiver's connected via HDMI will power on with the Television's remote control and automatically switch inputs to the correct audio input when you select an audio/video device in the TV's Input Selection menu. NetCommand also allows the TV's remote control to operate Play, Pause, Stop, Record, Search and Menu functions of compatible VCRs, DVD players and DVRs via HDMI connection.

NetCommand IR: The NetCommand IR feature provides on-screen control of analog-connected products such as your AV receiver, DVD player, satellite receiver and/or VCR. To set it up, you simply "tell" the TV what products are connected and "teach it" their IR (infrared) commands. The TV's remote will then take control through the TV's NetCommand system, eliminating the clutter of all those other remote controls. It's capable of learning most IR remote control codes from standard home theater product, rather than relying on a pre-programmed library of codes. The TV comes supplied with a 9' IR emitter cable that features 4 IR blasters for 4 controllable audio/video components and a male mini-jack connector that plugs into the back of the television. Netcommand's IR blasters can also be used to control scheduled recordings of other connected audio/video devices.

Mounting Options

Removable Stand: The display comes mounted on a removable tabletop stand. The included stand allows the TV to be manually swiveled up to 30-degrees left or right. The stand can be detached by removing 4 Philips-head screws from the back panel of the TV.

Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The stand can be removed, allowing you to wall-mount the TV using an optional wall-mount bracket. The TV has 4 threaded screw holes with a horizontal spacing of 7-3/4" (200mm) and a vertical spacing of 7-3/4" (200mm). The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm) machine screws.

Input and Output Notes

ClearThought Easy Connect: The TV's ClearThought Easy Connect feature automatically recognizes when you plug in an input and prompts you to assign a name to it. You can choose from the following names - Cable box, Camcorder, DVD, DVD2, DVR, Game, HD Disc, Satellite, VCR, or PC. The TV ignores any unused inputs, so the result is an uncluttered Input Selection menu where you can easily find and select connected devices by name.

High Definition Video Inputs: The TV features the following HD video inputs.

  • Component Video: The television features three component video inputs (2 rear/1 side) that support analog transfer of 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i video signals. This provides a high level of flexibility when connecting DVD player/recorder, cable boxes and satellite receivers to the television.

  • HDMI: The TV is equipped with four HDMI version 1.3 inputs (3 rear/1 side) that accept digital 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p (24Hz, 30Hz, or Hz) video signals plus PCM digital stereo signals. HDMI inputs provide additional high-performance, high-definition connections for maximum flexibility your choice of home theater components. The HDMI inputs are HDCP copy-protection compatible. Used with an adapter, these inputs also accept compatible DVI video signals (any of the HDMI inputs can be used with the PC/DVI RCA audio input). The HDMI inputs can also accept a variety of PC signals and resolutions.

Dual Antenna Inputs: The television features two 75-ohm F-connector RF antenna/cable inputs that can each receive digital and analog over-the-air channels from a VHF/UHF antenna or non-scrambled digital/analog cable source.

Analog Audio Output: The television features a stereo RCA audio output for sending analog audio of the program currently shown on the TV's screen to an A/V surround sound receiver or stereo system.

Note: Digital audio from digital channel and HDMI devices is converted to analog audio by the TV.

Digital Audio Output: The TV features a coaxial digital output for transfer of a Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to your home theater receiver.

Note: Analog audio from analog channels and devices is converted by the TV to PCM digital audio.

Side Panel Inputs: The TV is equipped with a side panel HDMI and component video inputs, along with analog L/R audio. Composite video can also be connected to the Video/Y jack of the component input. There is also a USB port on the side of the television.

USB Port: A USB photo port is located on the side panel of the television for viewing JPEG images from your connected digital camera or USB thumb drive. A USB cable is not supplied.

 
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1 out of 5

Pinstripe vertical lines in the display

Written By Peter, St. Charles, MO on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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I have the same problem as the prior reveiwer. Purchased this set in March 2008. Within 3-4 months I noticed a thin vertical line on the left side of the LCD, about 2 inches in from the frame edge, that would fade after 10-20 minutes. A month or so later, another line appeared on the right side in the
same symmetrical location. Then another fainter one appeared 2 inches in from that new one on the right. These vertical lines no longer fade completely after warmup, and are now prominent features for my viewing displeasure. Just called Mitsubishi warranty dealer and I will update with results, but suffice it to say, I've seen several reports of this issue thus far on the internet. Hopefully, this will not be an ordeal the likes of which I've seen other reports.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Screen is beautiful, but faulty - Get Warranty!

Written By Matthew, Woodbridge, VA on Monday, December 01, 2008
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For the amount I paid for this TV, I'm very dissatisfied with the results. I purchased this machine in 03/08. In late 09/08, my screen started to show flaws. I had 2, fixed, vertical, colored lines running up & down either side of my screen. Both lines were about 1 to 2 pixels wide & both were about 2 inches inside from the left & right boarders of the frame. The lines appeared w/ DVD, PS3, & cable. I tried the Screen Refresh, but that did not work. Two weeks later a 3rd line appeared. I researched the TV forums and found many users who complained of the same issue with this model. I called Mitsubishi's customer support. They asked for my serial # and DOP. Since it was under 1-year old, I was able to get a technician to come on scene & replace the screen for free.

While the tech was at my house, they suggested I buy the extended warranty if possible. They suggested going straight to the manufacturer for the warranty, so I know they weren't trying to get an added sale. Apparently, they've seen A LOT of these machines, which have had the same exact flaw. The tech further said that if it happens again out-of-warranty, I might be paying a lot of money to get it fixed. This comment made nervous because many of the users on the forums said they had to get the screen replaced MULTIPLE times. So, at this moment, I am trying to get an extended warranty for my TV. It's too bad this happened because this TV's picture is stunning & the unit's swivel option rocks.
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4 out of 5

Overall satisfied

Written By David, Franklin, TN on Tuesday, August 05, 2008
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I identified this set primarily because it had the largest diagonal picture in a box that fit perfectly into the space I had, and that it was cablecard compatible to reduce the number of boxes and remotes I had to deal with. Picture quality is excellent to my eye, but the built-in sound is barely tolerable. I don't use the built-in speakers for anything but occasional news shows anyway, so that is not a big problem. Comcast and I spent 2 days trying to get the cablecard to work and ultimately gave up, resorting to a cable box, but I'm not sure that is the fault of the set or the cable company. The only digital audio output this set has is coaxial (no optical), so if I had a cablecard I would have had trouble getting 5.1 sound from the TV to my receiver, since my receiver's only coax audio input is dedicated to the DVD, and I already have an HDMI DVD. Now, with the cable box, I can run optical digital audio to the receiver and HDMI to the TV and everything works fine. So in summary, big picture size for small physical size, good quality picture, weak audio, problematic cable card, and only coax digital audio out. Overall satisfied, but it could have been better.
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5 out of 5

WOW!

Written By Juan, Houston,TX on Sunday, August 03, 2008
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After doing my homework, my wife and I both agreed on the Mitsubishi LT-46244. This lcd has an awsome picture. The sound isn't all that great but, after hooking it up to a surround sound it didn't matter.
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5 out of 5

great tv - great price

Written By Matt, Franklin, TN on Saturday, July 26, 2008
 
I was struggling to decide which HD TV to get to replace my old CRT/tube TV. I was hesitant to get this TV based on a couple of the reviews; however, my entertainment cabinet's opening is only 42 1/2 inches wide. I went with this TV, it has not let me down. It has great picture right out of the box. I have directv HD signal set up and WOW - friends were over last night and they were impressed - three of them work in the video/music industry. Our game system looks great on this TV as well. Not only does the picture look great on this TV but the bezel and the stand look elegant as well. The only thing that I think is lacking is the TV's speakers - flat sounding. I understand that this is true with all flat screen TVs - due to the narrow depth of TV there is just not room on the units for larger/better sounding speakers. No problem, just play the sound through your A/V receiver and viola great sound that is better than any TV will produce. Now all I need to do is get a Blu-ray disc player. Ordering from Crutchfield is a snap - as always. I ordered the TV on a Saturday and it was delivered on Wednesday. To make things even sweeter, I got this TV from the Scratch and Dent dept. - there is not even a mark on the product, it is brand new and never opened. I highly recommend Crutchfield and I highly recommend this TV.
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5 out of 5

Mitsubishi LT-46244

Written By Ed, Mundelein, IL on Friday, July 25, 2008
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The set has a great, crisp picture. However the sound quality of the built in speakers leaves a lot to be desired. The instuction manual is good but Crutchfield was of great assistance in resolving some programming issues that were not clear enough in the manual.
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5 out of 5

Excellent 46" LCD Television

Written By Stan, Fayetteville, NC on Friday, June 20, 2008
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With Mitsubishi's seemingly small footprint in the LCD offerings, especially
compared to Sony and Samsung, a couple of poor ratings from users,
and one magazine, I was somewhat reluctant to choose Mitsubishi. I may
not have considered the brand at all had it not been for the "cable card"
feature. I replaced an high-end Toshiba 32" LCD TV and had enjoyed the
freedom and ease of a cable card. After research as thorough as time
allowed, I decided that the Mitsubishi LT-46244 Diamond Series had
the features I desired and was a bargain with Crutchfield's sale price, free
shipping and 30 day guarantee. Bottom line: the Mitubishi LT-46244 is a
beauty and excellent all the way around. Sound (which some knocked) is
excellent and responsive to tuning, the picture is excellent out of the box
and only needed minor adjustment to my room light. The setup is simple
and intuitive. I didn't have the cable card issues with setup that I
experienced with the former LCD TV, partly because I'm somewhat
knowledgable of cable cards now, but also because the Mitsubishi has
good diagnostics. I would recommend the LT-46244 to anyone looking for
a top of the line LCD of this size. Compare it to any of the others with
similar features and you may find it is a bargain too. Thanks Crutchfield for
the great service and delivery.
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3 out of 5

Mitsubishi LT-46244

Written By Tom, Austin, TX on Thursday, May 29, 2008
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I agree with Lee from Menifee, CA regarding picture quality of low light scenes; it is poor. None of the preprogrammed settings (Normal, Bright and Brilliant) were close to acceptable. With a lot of changes to the individual video settings the quality became acceptable but not great. The quality of well lit scenes is spectacular though.

The sound from the speakers is poor. It sounds like they are in a closed container. They might be to some extent because the grill opening is a long and narrow. It might be smaller than the actual speaker but I am not sure. If you only listen to the output from an AV component then this isn't an issue.

The original unit had a defect with the feature that allows you to control other devices with the remote. Crutchfield exchanged the unit and the new one works fine.

The Toshiba 46RF350U has almost the same specs as the Mitsubishi but there aren't enough reviews to know how the low light picture compares. It might be worth considering.
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2 out of 5

Was a big Mitsubishi fan, but now not sure!

Written By Lee, Menifee, CA on Saturday, May 03, 2008
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I have a 17 year-old Mitsubishi Big-Screen that is still working strong. I felt that Mitsubishi made the best televisions, but now my loyalty has been tested. My first LT-46244 went out on my after just one day. The dreaded red came on. Not sure what happened, but the set won't turn on. Sent it back to get another one, but that set had a terrible problem with flashlighting. Whenever we were watching a dark scene, the left corner looked as if someone was flashing a spotlight on the top left corner. The right corner had some lighting issue too, but not as bad as the left. The bright pictures looked outstanding, but the dark scenes were just terrible. I am now looking for another brand. I think I will look Sony's way.
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5 out of 5

Great looking TV with great picture quality

Written By Carl, Leawood, Kansas City, KS on Wednesday, April 02, 2008
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This 46'' LCD set replaces a two year old 42'' HD plasma. I got a great looking TV with the same width as my 42", and none of the glare you get on the screens of plasma TV.
Delivery worked perfectly, we got a call telling when delivery was going to take place, and the next day it arrived on time.
Setting up was easier than expected. I bought a set of better cables, connected them using the HDMI port to my Bose sound and cable topbox, switched all on and then went for the instructions book.
Well, the setting-up was so easy that no instructions were needed!
The remote control can basically run all your components, but unfortunatly my cable top box was not listed. So, I replaced the original TV remote with one of those new and expensive programable remote controls with digital display.
I'm very happy with my purchase. My (older) neighbor loves it and wants one, so I'll be helping him buying and setting up one...
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5 out of 5

Great TV and Great Service

Written By Matt, Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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After shopping
around for a high
end HDTV, purchasing
online made the most
sense because of the
savings. This is the
largest purchase I
have made online to
date and was very
skeptical about it.
I also read feedback
on both Crutchfield
and Eagle Shipping
which is the freight
carrier for the
large items. I
ordered on a Monday
night. That Tuesday
a sales person
called from
Crutchfield just to
confirm that they
had processed the
order. They also
told me that my item
was shipping that
very day. I tracked
the package using
the carriers
website... which was
not easy to find...
but found my package
to be moving in my
direction. Thursday, the shipping company called to schedule the delivery appointment. The TV was delivered after only 4 business days had passed!!! I am
amazed at the level
of service received
from both
Crutchfield and
Eagle Shipping.
There was no pushy
sales call for
service plans or
additional
accessories and
cables like I read
about from other
online retailers.
Great Experience and
would use them
again.
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5 out of 5

High-end 46" LCD display for the perfectioinist

Written By R. Alan, Birmingham, AL on Thursday, November 22, 2007
 
This television replaced a Sharp Aquos set (LC-46D62U) of the same screen size in my home theatre system after careful research. I have accumulated a large library of Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs, and was anxious to view them using a 1080p/24 output, as is recommended by all home theater reviewers. The Sharp did not accept a 1080p/24 signal and suprisingly, neither does their most recent 120Hz model (LC-46D92U).

After finding a buyer for my Sharp TV, my initial choice for a replacement was the Sony XBR5 model; but, after finding that its overly-wide surrounding bezel made that set too large to fit into the armoire I am using for my system (which is in the master bedroom), I chose the Mitsubishi. The bezel of this set is much narrower than most, which allows it to fit into tighter enclosures. Compared to the Sharp and Sony sets with the same diagonal screen size, this Mitsubishi fit in my armoire nicely, with the additional benefit of opening up extra ventilation space at the top.

This set has many state-of-the-art features that make it desirable for the high-end videophile. It has three rear-mounted HDMI v1.3 inputs that are compatible with x.v.Color; it accepts 1080p/24 signals; and has a 120Hz display. The stand, which came attached to the set, has a swiveling base. Additionally, the remote control unit is well designed and backlighted.

One of the best features of this set is that the video adjustments are readily accessible and are independent of each input, allowing for fine-tuning of settings for differnet video sources. A simple click of one button on the remote will allow you to scroll through all of the video adjustments one at a time, with a bar graph displayed at the bottom of the screen, allowing full view of the picture. This I found to be a major improvemnet over all other sets in my experience. Calibrating the picture using Digital Video Essentials was efficient and easy. Furthermore, the "Low" color temperature setting is stated in the owner's manual to be factory set at the ISF standard of 6500 degrees Kelvin (I am not equipped to verify this with instumentation, but it appears correct to my eye). There are three settings available for the intensity of the display, labeled "Natural", "Bright" and "Brilliant". I found the middle setting to be the most "natural" one in my room. Picture quality after proper calibration was superb, and noticably better than the Sharp Aquos set it replaced.

The only caveat I found is that the HDMI inputs will only accept a two-channel audio signal, even though there are optical and coaxial digital audio outputs on the rear of the display to connect it to an external audio system. This omission of compatibility with 5.1 surround audio signals necessitated routing all of the audio signals from my sources externally; if the HDMI inputs on the TV would accept all digital audio signals, I could have used the digital output from the TV to provide
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