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Mitsubishi WD-65835 DLP HDTV  Print E-mail
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Written by Roger Coakes   
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
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The Downside

One annoying aspect of the WD-65835 is an overly lengthy start up and shut down time.  I found myself still waiting for the HDTV to power up while my Blu-ray player had already loaded up the content on the movie I popped in.  The fast load up time setting in the menu wasn’t much of an improvement.  It also produces a very slight hum when powering up and during operation.  The 20 watt, built-in speakers aren’t particularly powerful in comparison to any average 2.1 setup.  

The WD-65835 also takes a considerable amount of tweaking to pull off the most accurate color palate.  With a calibration tool, you may be looking at a minimum of an hour adjusting colors for all your input material.  The brightness level can be a bit much in a darkened room as well.  I found myself giving my eyes a break on occasion, even with the Natural lighting setting.  A backlight on the HDTV might offset this problem.  

There’s a lack of a PC input in the back of the HDTV, VGA or DVI.  If you want to use this set as a monitor, you will need to pick up an HDMI converter.  Not to be forgotten, DLP sets require a TV stand as well.  While the set is simple to move with two people, it can be bulky to slide around and prevent from tipping over when accessing the rear of an entertainment center.

Conclusion

Frankly, I’m not surprised that DLP technology is continued to be produced and released for the consumer market.  65 inch LCD and Plasma televisions are upwards of $4000 when they are on sale.  Despite its large size in comparison to a flat screen HDTV, Mitsubishi’s WD-65835 is certainly a preferable option and is competing successfully in contrast comparisons to flat screen technology.

The WD-65835 makes for a well-rounded viewing experience, especially for regular high definition content.  Sporting events, Blu-ray movies and HD gaming are particularly stellar on this set.  This set offers excellent performance in black levels, vivid colors, top-notch detail in 1080p resolution and a low-cost solution in comparison to similar LCD / Plasma HD televisions.  Pick up this set if looking for a size upgrade and don’t want to shell out thousands more for a flat screen. 

Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Model WD-65835 DLP HDTV
Diagonal Screen Size More than 56-inches
# of HDMI Inputs 4
# of Component Video Inputs 2
HDMI Version 1.3
Native Resolution 1080p
Refresh Rate 120Hz





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