If you like Mitsubishi DLPs, then you’ll love this news! We are currently shipping the 2012 Mitsubishi 82” 120Hz 1080p DLP HDTVs, WD82842, Mitsubishi's Diamond series. They just got in yesterday, so we haven’t have the opportunity to get one displayed in our showrooms. I for one, look forward to seeing this model in action.
At first glance, it didn’t look as if Mitsubishi made any changes from last year’s Diamond series to this years. However upon further inspection and looking into the specifications and features, the new 842 series is capable of being controlled from your desktop PC (neat feature if your DLP is in the basement); this function would allow you to start a slide show or even a move from your PC.
What also stood out was the Clear Contrast screen (or the lack thereof), from last year’s 840 series, was not listed in the specifications or product sheet. I anxiously ran down to the warehouse to check out one of the models being shipped to the showrooms. I opened the box with help from a colleague and low and behold, there is no Clear Contrast screen. The extra-glossy finish of last year’s model is gone, but it has been replaced with what seems to be a matte-gloss hybrid of some kind (which would totally make sense). Even in a brightly lit warehouse, there was very minimal glare.
I’ll update you all once we have the opportunity to play with the set and the new screen. In the meantime, feel free to check it out for yourself and get free white glove shipping along with our 30 day price guarantee. For more information or to order yours today, call 888.669.1030 and a representative will be more than happy to help you.