Mitsubishi WD-65731 65-Inch TV Several Years Later...
28 November 2014
Summary: I bought this TV in 2008. I got in incredible deal on it so I thought it would be ok, even if the picture didn't quite measure up to the quality of the latest plasma or LCD TVs (I don't believe the LEDS were available yet). Now it's late November 2014 and I have replaced the bulb twice in the nearly 7 years I've owned it. The last bulb change was a month ago took me 3 minutes and cost me $70 (including overnight-shipping). I now own a 60" Sony LED and an LG 60" plasma.
Summary: I have has this TV for approximately 5 years. I really liked it when I first for it other than it is kind of loud, hard to get use to at first. After just a year I had to replace the lamp which is between 100-200 dollars, not in when it just goes out and you have to scramble around to find it and have to order online, when you only have 1 TV it's a bummer. Now for the worse part...
Summary: Save yourself the pain of this giant piece of garbage and buy ANYTHING else. The TV is even part of the class action lawsuit because of the poor workmanship (check the misubishi website). This TV has more problems and the customer service is horrible!! I thought I was buying a great TV but now its part of the trash pile. If it were possible to give less than one star I would.
Great TV, Value. Bulb is cheap and easy to replace.
M. Lee, Amazon
22 April 2012
Summary: We went to buy this TV at HH Gregg and they tried to talk us out of it and buy one of their expensive LED TVs because "this is old technology and you will need to replace bulbs every couple years." The salesperson was being so annoying that I just left and didn't buy anything. Then I got it at Dell on Black Friday for $380. People always say the same thing, "Old technology and you will have to replace bulbs". These people are either extremely stupid or extremely lazy.
Summary: We bought this tv back in March 2007, and though it's a nice tv but I think we shelled out too much money for it as after it hit 1yrs old the lamp went out and the ext warranty company that Amazon deals with gave us the run around on what was their mistake. And then when the tv was about 2 1/2 yrs to 3 yrs old one of the HDMI ports went out and we figure we got one left, well now the tv is 4yrs old and the 2nd one which is your last HDMI port on it went out and so the tv...
Summary: We bought this from Best Buy in 2006 and I have to say, I have had zero problems with this! It has been perfect from day one. Of course the lamp died, but I bought one on bay and within a few minutes I was back in business. No complaints, great picture. Oh yeah since buying this we have moved 3 times to no detriment.
ONLY HORRIBLE THINGS WILL FOLLOW-DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM!!!!
D. E. Johnston "Jaded User", Amazon
15 March 2009
Summary: I own a WD-52628 model. The 52 inch sister to this very model. It actually uses a similar lamp to the 65 inch model. This review applies to ALL MITSUBISHI REAR PROJECTION HD TVs. After 3 years of ownership, the tv has had numerous problems. Each time the tv is "out" for repairs, it has been in a repair shop for at least 3 months. Maintenance has only taken it out of action for 2-3 weeks waiting for the lamps. I view maintenance and repair as two seperate items.
Summary: I bought this tv less than 2 years ago. My lamp went out November after 17 months. No big deal since we used it a lot. Now the TV only turns on once in a while after cycling the powere many times. The lamp light turns on but I know the lamp is good since I get the tv to turn on after 10 or so tries. Other times, the TV turns on with no picture and then shuts down with a blinking green light.
Summary: I bought this Mitsubishi 65 inch about a year and a half ago. I have had numerous problems with the lamp. With it being out of warranty I am now having to deal with Mitsubishi customer relations. Now I can't even get it to turn on unless I unlock it let it set reset it and try and turn it on again. I cannot see having to deal with all these issues for the next 10 years. I can currently trying to get Mits to replace this set.