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Good Deals for Big Mitsubishi 3D DLP HDTVs Available at Amazon

June 16th, 2010 · 13 Comments · Other S3D Tech


We are already seeing the new wave of 3D-capable HDTVs with stereoscopic 3D support over the HDMI 1.4(a) hitting the stores from brands like Samsung, Panasonic and LG with other names like Sony soon to follow. But we are talking about high-end HDTVs with support for 3D content and as such they are quite expensive and then again there is still the issue with not a lot of content and the content in the form of 3D games is still hard to get displayed in 3D on these TVs. Even if you opt out for the cheapest possible solution and that is the 40-inch Samsung from the C750 series without LED backlight you are still going to have to pay over $1000 USD. On the other hand there are the 3D DLPs from Mitsubishi (unfortunately not available in Europe) that use the DLP checkerboard pattern to produce the 3D effect which also makes them fully compatible with 3D Vision and some models can be bought at a very good prices…

So if you are into buying a 3D capable HDTV primarily for gaming in stereo 3D, then currently some of the 3D DLP HDTVs from Mitsubishi can turn out to be a great choice, especially considering the fact that the Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 adapter (expected to be soon available) that will allow you to connect HDMI 1.4(a) sources that are sending 3D content even to your 3D DLP HDTV, so you’ll be future proof. As I said this is a good choice especially for gaming in stereo 3D as even on the new generation of 3DTVs using HDMI 1.4(a) for stereo 3D content transmission you cannot get Full HD 1080p 3D content at 50 or 60 frames per eye, as we already know for gaming these TVs will work at 50/60 fps per eye only in 720p. And the 1080p is only available for watching Blu-ray 3D movies at 24 fps per eye, and for 3D TV broadcasts we are going to get 1080i at 50/60 frames per eye. And that is precisely why a good deal on a high-end and big-screen 3D DLP HDTV is not to be missed at the current moment, as you will get much bigger screen size with top-end features as a significantly lower price compared to what you need to pay for a 60 or 65-inch 3D HDTV using HDMI 1.4(a). Just have in mind that some of the 3D DLP HDTVs come without active shutter glasses, so these might be needed as a separate purchase, but if you already have got a pair of 3D Vision glasses then you are already prepared…

Some good deals I’ve found available at the moment are:
65-inch Mitsubishi WD-65C9 available for $1,189.99 USD
60-inch Mitsubishi WD-60737 available for $1,119.03 USD
60-inch Mitsubishi WD-60C9 with a price of $1,039.22 USD
60-inch Mitsubishi WD-60735 available for $949.88 USD
60-inch Mitsubishi WD-60638 for pre-order with a price of $999 USD

I’ve also noticed that Amazon has the Mitsubishi 3-DA1 3D Adapter Pack available for $99 USD as well as the Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 3D HDTV Starter Pack already listed with a price of $399 USD that includes the Mitsubishi 3-DA1 3D Adapter Pack, two pairs of active shutter glasses, Disney Blu-ray 3D Showcase Disc and an HDMI cable.

As for me, I would love to get one of these Mitsubishi 3D DLP HDTVs for testing, but unfortunately, as I’ve already mentioned these are not officially sold in Europe so I’m out of luck. So I’m already saving for a Panasonic VT20 3D Plasma HDTV, with the idea to get it by the the end of the year, hoping for a better price and improved usability within the next few months. And another important moment that you should have in mind (I’ve already considered that idea) if you want to import a Mitsubishi 3D DLP HDTV to Europe and use it with the 3D Vision glasses is the fact that you’ll need an additional cable to connect the TV with the IR transmitter. It seems that only in US the 3D Vision kit does come with the 3D sync cable included and in Europe it is not present. You can however find the stereo jack to 3-pin mini DIN cable used for synchronization between the TV and the glasses in Europe sold by companies that also sell the professional Quadro line of GPUs by Nvidia, but then again you won’t like very much the price for these cables…

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Recostar // Jun 16, 2010 at 19:43

    Wow, they are cheap. I wounder if there lowering there prices because of the new 3D TVs coming out. Still though, I keep reading that the DLP have less ghosting then the LCDs so it might be worth while to pick one of these up.

  • 2 Jeff // Jun 16, 2010 at 22:53

    AMAZING picture on these: I have the 65 version, best TV I’ve no ever owned hands down.
    I’ve seen the 65″ as cheap as 799 (!) on Dell, watch slickdeals.net

    The 3D is so stupid cool amazing, no ghosting and perfect, even up close. I play half-life 2 about 4 feet from the screen. Amazing.

  • 3 David G. // Jun 16, 2010 at 22:58

    I assume that all DLP-based 3D solutions at this point are still checkerboarding for 3D. That means you are only getting half of the 2D resolution. Many people, such as myself, would not find this acceptable.

  • 4 Manuel Herrera // Jun 16, 2010 at 23:25

    Oh yeah, the price is really high.

    Poor contrast, non true 1080p for either 2d or 3d (2d is close, but it’s still wobbulated, 3d you get half res on these)
    and no 3d support for new sources out of the box…

    For the price of the converter box and the TV it self you’re much better off just getting a samsung 50″ 3d plasma for about $1,500 (which comes with out glasses also… but at least it’s got better CR, is thiner and true 1080p)

  • 5 Bob K // Jun 17, 2010 at 01:23

    I have a WD-60737 and it looks amazing both for movies & 3D gaming. I paid $1000 for it, and I feel it was worth every penny. As Jeff stated, no ghosting at all and a perfect looking image.

  • 6 Recostar // Jun 17, 2010 at 01:33

    No Ghosting and the size of screen is what sells me on these things, I hope the new TV’s have no ghosting to.

  • 7 Jeff // Jun 17, 2010 at 06:23

    I sat in a best buy for about 20 minutes watching Monsters Vs Aliens in 3D.
    I was not “blown away.” I had my kids test it, they said that the 3D looks better at home. I had my wife try it, and her comment was that it better be a lot cheaper than what we paid since it wasn’t at good .
    I couldn’t put my finger on the difference.. it was.. smeary? Not as deep?
    I’m certainly not suggesting that my cheap Mits is as good as a full 1080p 3D solution, but I am suggesting that it’s possible that average users will never know the difference and perhaps even prefer DLP to the LCD or whatever I was watching.
    But, I am suggesting that at any sort of distance from the set that the checkerboard more than holds its own. I’m also saying, for the price, you can’t beat the current deals found on a 65″ mits vs the competition.
    As soon as the adapter ships, I’ll have a BIG BEAUTIFUL CHEAP 3D solution that more than meets my needs for .. a fraction of what a 1080p 3D solution would cost.

  • 8 jacob pederson // Jun 17, 2010 at 16:45

    I have the Mitsubishi, there is no ghosting whatsoever with this setup. Also Manuel is correct, the Mitsubishi is not true 1080p in 3d, the “checkerboard” encoding reduces the resolution by at least half. This makes most text almost impossible to read in 3d mode. Contrast ratio is also lost in 3d mode, because they crank the brightness to overcome the dimming of the shutter glasses. However, I don’t agree that the 2d isn’t in true 1080p. It looks fine to me. Also, contrast is fine in 2d.

  • 9 Daniel Joy // Jun 17, 2010 at 19:37

    I have a 65″ mits. its great! sure its not 1080p 3d but neither is the new plasma 1.4a 3d tv’s for gaming. checkerboard is about the same resolution as 720p (a bit more pixels). I have a 65″ and have no problem reading any in game text.

    Honestly i cannot see the difference between 1080p 2d and checkerboard 3d. I got my tv for 1000$ us shipped to my door last november! I would like to see the new tv’s beat that. sure i could get a smaller 3d tv for the same price but 3d is meant to be played on a large screen.

    Hooked up to a HTPC this is the ultimate 3d monitor. Who cares about the new tv’s and there capability to play one available 3d blue ray disk at 1080p- i can assure you- you will barley notice the difference.

    We can play 400 PC games in 3d right now- Today.

    Like the blogger said- this is a great deal! Think of all the money you save!

  • 10 Audio Plus // Jun 17, 2010 at 21:29

    The 399 is for a starter kit Including Adapter emitter glasses and a movie of Shorts

    The Adapter itself is only $99

  • 11 Phil // Jun 25, 2010 at 18:58

    Manuel,
    The only people I know who actually see 1080p are those with Mits DLPs; those with plasmas or lcds have screen sizes too small for their seating distances.
    Phil

  • 12 torukmakto527 // Jun 23, 2011 at 06:50

    I own the 73837 73 inch mitsubishi tv.I also added a sony PS3/blu-ray player to watch movies .This TV is the most largest brillant crystal clear 1080 sharp picture Ive ever seen on any tv out there,and it is big big,supersized.I can’t wait to hook up the 3d c-1000 started kit,and watch 3D .You can also stream 3d movies through the PS3 .The pS3 also plays 3D movies.Thanks sony & mitsubishi.I Love it and my daughter Kimberly has yet to see it!!!

  • 13 Nate // Feb 29, 2012 at 00:29

    Mitsubishi makes the biggest HDTV around and they give out a crystal clear picture. I absolutely love my HDTV but I was not aware at the time that I needed HD programming. A co-worker at DISH told me that DISH offers free HD for life and the most HD channels than any other TV provider. Customers can add 20 additional HD with Blockbuster movie streaming and disc rentals for only $10/mo. I immediately got DISH for just that reason and I have never been happier.

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