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82" 1080p rear-projection DLP HDTV

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Item #: 690WD82737
 

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by Steve Kindig

The 82" Mitsubishi WD-82737 is the biggest HDTV we've ever carried. Its image size is comparable to that of a 2-piece front-projection system, but the WD-82737's picture is much brighter, making it a more practical choice for everyday viewing. This set can wow a whole roomful of your friends and family, yet it requires less space — and less electricity — than you might think.

A sharp 1080p picture with clear, smooth motion
An 82-inch screen creates a truly stunning viewing experience, and the WD-82737's full 1080p picture resolution ensures that you'll see every detail in every high-def video source. And because DLP™ is one of the "fastest" video display technologies, you'll never be distracted by motion lag or smearing during rapid on-screen motion. A DLP TV lets you fully enjoy sports, action movies and video games.

Color without compromise
The key to the WD-82737's exceptionally accurate and vivid color is Mitsubishi's 6-Color Processor. Instead of using only the red, green, and blue primaries to create all on-screen colors, this system analyzes the video signal and extracts the three secondary colors (cyan, yellow, magenta), as well. Individually processing these six colors yields greater overall accuracy.

Plenty of high-def inputs
The WD-82737's "jack pack" emphasizes high-def signals, with three 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs so you can experience this set's full potential with the latest Blu-ray players and HD video game consoles. And all three component video inputs can be used as composite video inputs, so your non-HD gear won't be left out in the cold.

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Highlights:

  • 82" screen (measured diagonally)
  • widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
  • UltraThin™ Frame cabinet with high-gloss black finish
  • built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • Smooth Picture™ 1080p DLP system (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 6-Color Processor for more realistic color
  • Plush 1080p 5G 12-bit video processing (upconverts all signals to 1080p)
  • Deepfield™ Imager improves contrast and black level
  • PerfectColor™ color adjustment
  • Advanced Video Calibration Mode
  • Deep Color and x.v.Color™ support
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • multibrand remote control
  • simplified control of compatible components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • picture settings memory for each video input
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
    • 3 component video (2 rear, 1 side) — all are selectable component/composite
    • 3 HDMI v1.3 — accepts signals up to 1080p (60Hz, 24Hz)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • coaxial digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • 3D-ready (requires 3D glasses and IR emitter, and a PC)
  • Energy Star® 3.0 compliant — see our article on TV power consumption for more info about this and other testing standards
  • 73-1/4"W x 48-5/8"H x 22-1/2"D (pedestal is 37-3/8"W x 16-3/4"D)
  • weight: 154.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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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 an additional $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.

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Features and Specs
Display
Screen Type
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DLP
Screen Size
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82"
Aspect Ratio
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16:9
Resolution (pixels)
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1920 x 1080
Picture In Picture
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No
Compatibility
1080i Compatible
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Yes
720p Compatible
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Yes
CableCard Compatible
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General
Audio Output Power
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10 watts x 2
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Type of Warranty Service
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In-home
Power Consumption
Power On (Manufacturer)
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218 standard watts
Standby (Manufacturer)
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0.50 watts
Dimensions
Width (inches)
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73-1/4
Height (inches)
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48-5/8
Depth (inches)
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22-1/2
Footprint Width (inches)
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37-3/8
Footprint Depth (inches)
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16-3/4
Weight
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154.4 lbs
Analog Inputs & Outputs
RF Inputs
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1
Total Video Inputs
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6
Digital Inputs & Outputs
System Link
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HDMI control
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What's in the box?

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  • 82" Rear-projection DLP TV
  • Multibrand remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Basic Owner's Guide
  • HDTV Quick Setup Guide
  • Product registration card

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Video Features
Audio Features
PC Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Video Features

1080p High Definition DLP TV: The Mitsubishi 737 series widescreen HDTV uses Texas Instruments most advanced Digital Light Processing technology for its rear-projection DLP design. In combination with Mitsubishi exclusive light engines, over 2 million pixels of the highest high-def are delivered for the most detailed HD picture for a variety of today's and tomorrow's sources. All images are displayed at 1080p. The TV uses Plush 1080p to convert lower resolution signals to 1080p for display. The TV can also accept 1080p original signals and maintain them at 1080p through all processing until displayed.

Integrated HDTV Tuner: The widescreen Mitsubishi DLP TV has an internal HDTV tuner able to receive both over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (via an antenna) and non-encrypted digital cable broadcasts, including non-encrypted HDTV cable programming.

Plush 1080p 5G: Mitsubishi developed the Plush 1080p technology so that everything you watch looks better on the 1080p HDTV. It uses 12-bit video processing to reformat 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.

Smooth 120Hz: Smooth 120Hz is a unique Mitsubishi technology which displays a more fluid, natural, and smoother fast moving images, free from motion blur. By removing motion blur, fast motion scenes are smoother and more natural.

Video Noise Reduction: Mitsubishi's exclusive Video Noise Reduction system uses advanced algorithms to better identify video noise from fine detail and correct the signal rather that distort it. The advanced 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.

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.

6-Color Processor: Mitsubishi's 6-Color Processor produces brighter colors, a wider range of colors and whiter whites.

PerfectColor: PerfectColor is an 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.

x.v.Color 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.

High Definition Video Inputs: The TV offers High Definition HDMI (1080p) and Component Video (1080i) inputs.

  • Component Video: three component video inputs (1 front, 2 rear) that support analog transfer of 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i video signals (composite video can also be connected to the Video/Y jack of the component inputs)
  • HDMI: three rear-panel HDMI version 1.3 inputs  that accept digital 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p (including 24 Hz) video signals plus PCM digital stereo signals, the HDMI inputs can also accept a variety of PC signals and resolutions

Side Panel AV Inputs: The TV is equipped with side panel component video inputs, along with analog L/R audio. Composite video can also be connected to the Video/Y jack of the component input.

TV Display Formats: The TV offers the following TV display formats:

  • Standard: the TV's full-screen format, use for HDTV signals, 4:3 images are stretched evenly to fill the screen, 2.35:1 aspect DVDs have black bars at the top and bottom, but show the entire image correctly
  • Wide Expand: enlarges the picture, cropping some of the image on both sides, useful to remove or reduce black side bars added to narrow images that are converted to 16:9 signals for digital broadcast; available for 1080i, 720p, digital SD 16:9, and digital HD signals only
  • Expand: enlarges the picture to fill the screen, cropping off some of the image at the top and bottom, useful for reducing letter box bars on non-anamorphic DVDs; available for analog and digital SD 4:3 signals only
  • Zoom: enlarges the picture, cropping some of the image at the sides, top, and bottom, useful for removing or reducing black top and bottom bars on 2.35:1 anamorphic DVDs; available for analog and digital SD 4:3 signals only
  • Stretch: stretches a narrow 4:3 image across the screen non-uniformly; there is less stretch in the center than at the sides, allowing the image to fill the screen with less distortion than is seen in the Standard format; available for analog and digital SD 4:3 signals only
  • Stretch Plus: similar to the Stretch format, but to minimize distortions the picture is expanded to crop off portion of the top and bottom; available for analog and digital SD 4:3 signals only
  • Narrow: displays narrow 4:3 images in their original aspect and adds stationary black side bars to fill the screen; available for analog and digital 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 and xvColor sources
  • Natural: suited for most nighttime viewing and xvColor sources
  • Brilliant: for use under strong light
  • Game: optimizes picture and video processing for gaming consoles

Picture Settings: In addition to the three Picture Modes, the737 series TVs offer the following custom picture settings:

  • Contrast: adjusts the white-to-black-level of the picture
  • Brightness: adjusts the overall brightness of the picture
  • Color: adjusts the overall color intensity
  • Tint: adjusts the red-to-green ratio
  • Sharpness: adjusts the picture detail and clarity
  • Color Temperature: adjusts how white is displayed on the TV
    • Low: white images will have a warm cast, closest to 6500K
    • High: white images have a cool cast, may provide the most realistic picture under bright lighting

Film Mode: In Film Mode, the TV automatically detects and applies film-decoding correction for images that originated on 24-frame-per-seconds film cameras and were converted to 30-frame-per-second video for broadcast (3:2 pulldown conversion).

3D Ready: This feature lets you experience the new 3D technology applied to many recent movies and video games via optional 3D glasses.

Audio Features

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

Sound Mode: The television features the following Sound Modes.

  • Stereo: no special audio effect from the TV speakers
  • Surround: modifies audio from the TV speakers; for monaural (non-stereo) programs it creates a simulated stereo effect; for stereo programs its creates a simulated surround sound effect

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.

Digital Audio Output: The TV features a coaxial digital output for transfer of a Dolby Digital or PCM stereo signals to your home theater receiver. Audio from analog broadcasts and sources is converted to PCM by the TV.

Analog Audio Output: The TV features a stereo RCA output to send analog audio to and analog A/V surround sound receiver or stereo system. The audio right (red) jack can also be used for headphones that accept standard line-level audio signals.

PC Functions

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 will 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: VGA, W-VGA, SVGA, W-SVGA, XGA, SXGA, WXGA, PC 720p, and PC 1080p.

Convenience Features

Easy Connect: The TV's Easy Connect feature automatically recognizes when you plug in an input and prompts you to assign a name to it. 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.

ChannelView: ChannelView shows memorized channels on the antenna input. 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.

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.

Parental Lock: The Parental Lock menu give you control over three 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 three 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.
  • Front Panel Lock: Front Panel Lock lets you disable controls on the front panel to prevent inadvertent changes to TV settings.

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.

Remote Control

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

HDMI Control: Many new HDMI devices have a feature called Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) or HDMI Control. HDMI Control allows one device, such as this TV, to control other devices, such as an AV receiver or DVD player.

Note: Each manufacturer chooses which CEC functions to support so it is difficult to predict which devices and features are compatible with Mitsubishi's HDMI Control. You may find that CEC functions for a specific device are limited.

 
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Mitsubishi 82" DLP

Written By Mike, Los Angeles CA on Sunday, August 23, 2009
 
This TV is one fantastic piece of equipment! The picture is very near flawless, the brightness just a hair below what an LCD puts out. The High Def is spectacular with brilliant color. I expected to loose some definition with such a large screen, but that was not the case. You can literally see the individual hairs on the heads of the actors in close-ups. Very impressive, especially whey you are playing a blu-ray. The TV does generate a good amount of heat, but not as much as a larger plasma. Lots of HDMI hook-ups, and surprisingly good sound out of the TV's built in speakers. I would rate this TV as an excellent value, and I have two LCD TVs to compare it to. Everyone I speak to that owns a DLP swears by it.
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