Summary: We bought this to replace a diamond series 65" rear-projection set that was nearing the end of its useful life after 7 years. Having had great service from that set, I assumed the same from this larger DLP set. With one exception, this TV has totally lived up to expectations. That one exception had it out of service for two weeks after it developed an extremely irritating high pitched whine. Turns out to be a recurring issue with Mitsubishi DLP sets.
Summary: We bought a Mitsubishi 73" Diamond Series TV and we LOVE it! Awesome picture quality! We love everything about this TV. We are so glad we decided to purchase this TV from Paul's TV. It's a lot of TV for the $1400 and you won't find a better deal on this TV...believe me, we did a lot of shopping and researching before we bought it. Delivery was quick and the TV arrived in perfect condition! I would recommend this TV to anyone. We are 100% satisfied!
Summary: I ordered the 73738 and to my suprise a 73840 showed up at my doorstep. Love the 3D on this TV and Mitsubishi has great DLP sets. This one is replacing a 65" Mitsubishi that was one model below 3D. The side viewing is way way better than my 65 and I don't have to turn the set when I work out as I had to with the 65.
Summary: There are already sufficient long reviews so I will concentrate on little things,since we are overall DELIGHTED with this TV and Pauls TV as the Amazon seller. IF you have a lot of old components you may need more OLD RCA/S-Video "component/composite" connections as the WD-73840 has only one of these.
Summary: This is the most awesome TV/theatre that I have ever owned. (I currently have a 60" Panasonic plasma HD that is also great.) I was surprised and pleased to see that even though the 73" TV is a type of projection television (DLP), the picture is as good and as crisp as the plasma. Paul's TV upgraded us to the diamond series since our original choice was no longer being manufactured. It was worth several hundred dollars to us. No additional charge!
Stuck with a busted lemon, tricked out of return window
DONT buy electronics on AMAZON, Amazon
7 December 2011
Summary: We bought this Mitsubishi WD-73838. The TV arrived broken from extremely abusive handling by "Homedirect USA" "Direct Express for HDUSA" phone (317) 838-5066 and "Fidelitone" phone (425) 207-0369. The damage was hidden from me and I was pressured into a quick signature so they could get away. The TV has a high pitch squeel, the HDTV tuner doesn't always work, there is a slight crease in the screen. The seller didn't care, he told me to call Mitsubishi.
Summary: I have had many 'high end' TVs currently and in the past. Compared to my 55 inch Sony Bravia I get better picture on this 73 inch big screen no question about it. I have had numerous people come over and say 'why does this huge screen have a better picture than my smaller flat screen?' This TV has great color, excellent crispness, and vibrant brightness. It has 3D and wireless capability along with a good speaker system.
DO NOT BUY THIS TV!!!!!! Mitsubishi has the worst customer service I have EVER experienced.
Mike V., Amazon
7 November 2011
Summary: I bought the WD-73838 TV back in August. By the end of September, I was receiving a high pitched noise coming from the TV. On October 4th, I contacted Mitsubishi to try to fix the issue. It took me about a week and numerous phone call before they diagnosed it as a COLOR WHEEL issue. Wow, there was a surprise, I figured that out before I even called them. It apparently is a well-known issue with these TVs. Unfortunatly, I didn't find this out on my initial search on it.
Summary: After reading several glaring reviews of the WD 73838, I'm less than awed by the picture quality. It's fuzzy and not being a techie, I don't know if there's an easy fix or I'm stuck w/ mediocre quality. lso the picture doesn't fit the TV (too large) and I have tried to fix this and have been unsuccessful. My 52' Mitsubishi had a perfect picture until it died, so this is very disappointing. I've been a loyal Mitsubishi user for 30 yrs which makes it more disappointing.