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What's the first thing you do with that $2,500 HDTV you bought? If… - Jarrett Heather
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What's the first thing you do with that $2,500 HDTV you bought? If you're me, you want to grab a phillips screwdriver and take it apart. Just imagine Julie's surprise when she walked in the living room to find a gaping cabinet where our TV screen once was, the screen laying flat on the floor, and about 50 screws all over the carpet.

No, I'm not insane. It's all Mitsubishi's fault. Ask them what's up with their so-called ColorTuned™ Diamond Shield, which is apparently made out of the shiniest substance known to man. And it's tinted, for Pete's sake. Why do I need a shiny, color tinted piece of plastic between me and my picture? So I took the TV apart and carefully slid out the two DianondBrite™ screens and the ColorTuned™ Diamond Shield. Then it took me like a half hour to slide the delicate DiamondBrite™ screens back into the frame. Two fifty inch wobbly pieces of plastic are hard to maneuver into a tiny groove.

Anyway, the whole operation is a success. Now you can enjoy the TV without turning off every light in the neighborhood. Even Julie was amazed at the improvement in the picture color.

Current Mood: still excited about our new TV

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lordremo From: lordremo Date: February 26th, 2002 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Uhhh, okay

I'm assuming that you DID read the link you provided to understand the tinting purpose and how that's a great innovation to previous model designs. Now, remembering my days when I used to sell projection TVs, I can tell you that that thin shield does provide great protection from anything SCORRING or SCRATCHING the display face! Those plastic sheets utilize unique light bending designs to bring out the image. Use to be if you weren't sitting DIRECTLY in front center... you saw practically nothing on he screen. Well... our biggest problem was when a kid or customer would run his fingers across the screen, or thee new guy would dust and clean the sets. Any cut, scrape or marring of that screen... which is all too easy to do... becomes light-reflective... glowing with reflection if the set is off; blurring the image noticably when the set is on. Immediately drops the price cause it looks damaged; those sheets cost like $300 each too. I hope you know what you're doing by taking that shield off, Jarrett. Considering the cat and your get-togethers... it could become a costly gamble.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: February 26th, 2002 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Uhhh, okay

I'm going to have to be more selective about who I invite to our get-togethers from now on!

I hear what you're saying, though. But Mitsubishi is full of crap saying that the sheild makes the picture look better. The difference is so dramatic, I'm willing to take my chances with the exposed lenticular screen. We don't have any kids, and the cat could care less about the TV.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 1st, 2002 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Uhhh, okay

Why didn't jarret just adjust the picture lightness and stuff???
jarrett From: jarrett Date: March 1st, 2002 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Uhhh, okay

Cause I'm a crazy fool.
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