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Mitsubishi WD-73738 73-Inch 3D DLP HDTV (2010 Model)

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  • 73-inch DLP HDTV with intensely vivid 2D and fully immersive 3D viewing, StreamTV Internet Media access
  • Utilizes the same core DLP technology that powers the vast majority of 3D Cinemas
  • Smooth120 technology for more fluid, natural motion, EdgeEnhance technology for less distortion, stereo speakers (10w x 2)
  • Inputs , 3 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 optical digital audio output.
  • Measures 65.2 x 43.6 x 17.9 inches with stand, Energy Star 4.0 qualified
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Mitsubishi
  • Model Number: WD73738
  • Display Technology: dlp
  • Display Size: 73 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Product Description

Mitsubishi WD-73738 3D DLP Home Cinema TV offers a larger than life, intensely vivid 2D, and fully immersive 3D viewing experience. In huge screen size of 73", Mitsubishi 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs deliver incredible picture performance at an exceptional value, and completely define the large screen 3D entertainment category.


Mitsubishi WD-73738
The 3D Ready Mitsubishi WD-73738 DLP HDTV.
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Mitsubishi's 73-inch WD-73738 1080p DLP Home Cinema HDTV utilizes the same core DLP technology that's used in the vast majority of 3D movie theaters. DLP technology is up to 1,000 times faster than LCD technology--providing for a more realistic, sharper 2D and 3D viewing experience. It comes equipped with 3D-ready viewing technology, providing the best option for enjoying 3D content in the home.

It also includes Mitsubishi's Smooth 120 Hz technology for more fluid, natural and smoother fast moving images and x.v.Color--a new industry standard for HD Color, co-developed by Mitsubishi). Other features include StreamTV Internet Media (with access to the VUDU HD movie rental site and more), three HDMI inputs, stereo speakers with 20 watts of total power, and Energy Star 4.0 qualification.

Key Features

  • 73-inch Digital Light Processing (DLP) panel uses Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing technology for rear-projection TVs to create the picture you see on screen.
  • 3D TV: Experience the new 3D technologies applied to many recent movies and video games. Immerse yourself in your favorite video game, movie, or sporting event displayed in 3D (requires optional 3D eyewear).
  • 1080p Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)


    Plush1080p upscaling
    Mitsubishi's Plush1080p upscaling.
  • StreamTV Internet Media access provides instant access to an extensive library of high-quality entertainment and social media content. Grab your remote and choose from over 100 different streaming applications, including VUDU HD movie rentals, Pandora, Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter, Associated Press, The New York Times and more. VUDU Movies features the world's largest catalog of HD movies with more than 3,000 movies, and its HDX video format is the only streaming 1080p HD video with high-resolution surround sound available directly on Internet-connected televisions.
  • Plush1080p 5G 12-Bit video processing converts lower-resolution signals to 1080p to eliminate jagged pixelated imagery.
  • Smooth120 technology for more fluid, natural motion from fast-moving video such as sports, action movies, and more.
  • 6-Color Processor takes the three primary colors (red, green, and blue) of the video signal and extracts three secondary colors (cyan, yellow, magenta) in order to individually process each color for greater accuracy.
  • DeepField imager constantly adjusts panel brightness and contrast to optimize the picture.
  • EdgeEnhance technology enhances horizontal and vertical edges for a more precise picture with minimum distortion.
  • 2 stereo speakers (10w x 2) for 20 watts of total power
  • Integrated HDTV tuner receives both over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (received via an antenna) and non-scrambled digital cable broadcasts, including non-scrambled HDTV cable programming.
  • HDMI Control (CEC): HDMI devices with Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) capabilities may be compatible with the TV's HDMI Control feature. Compatible devices can receive control signals through the HDMI connection, allowing the TV's remote control to operate some functions of these devices.
  • Easy Connect function automatically recognizes when you plug in a device and prompts you to assign a name to it. The TV ignores any unused inputs, so the result is an uncluttered menu where you can easily find and select connected devices by name.
  • One USB port provides accessory power only.
  • Wired networking via Ethernet port
  • Energy Star 4.0 qualified
  • HDMI (with CEC): 3
  • Component: 2
  • Composite A/V: 2 (shared with Component)
  • RF: 1
  • USB port: 1 (for updates and maintenance)
  • Digital audio output: 1 optical
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What's in the Box
Mitsubishi 738 Series 3D DLP HDTV, remote control (with batteries), owner's manual

Series: Unisen 154 Unisen 164 Unisen 265 3D Cinema 638 3D Cinema 738 3D Cinema 838 LaserVue
Models: LT-55154 LT-40164
3D Ready -- -- --
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate True120Hz True120Hz True240Hz 120Hz Sub-Frame Smooth120 Smooth120 Smooth120
Wireless Internet Ready Built-in Built-in -- Ready Ready --
Bluetooth Music Streaming -- -- -- --
Immersive Sound Technology Yes, 12 speakers Yes, 16 speakers Yes, 18 speakers -- -- Yes, 16 speakers --
StreamTV Internet Media --
Plush1080p Upscaling
EdgeEnhance -- --
Dark Detailer -- -- -- -- -- --
6-Color Processor --
PerfectColor & PerfectTint -- -- -- --
iPhone Remote Control app -- -- -- -- -- --
HDMI input 4 4 4 3 3 4 4
Component input
(Y, PB, PR)
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Composite input 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Wired IR input -- -- -- --
USB port
MP3 and JPEG playback -- --
Ethernet --
Energy Star 4.0
Models: LT-55154 LT-40164


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Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Mitsubishi
Item Weight 112 pounds
Product Dimensions 65.2 x 17.9 x 43.6 inches
Item model number WD73738
Color Name Black
Specification Met energy_star

Technical Specification

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Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #129,949 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#1,837 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions
Shipping Weight 113 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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Date First Available May 15, 2010

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UPDATE 12/07/13: Here I am with this set another year older and still working beautifully with the original bulb. AMAZING!! UPDATE 10/17/12: Well, I just thought I'd commemorate entering my third year with my Mitsu HDTV and it's still working like a CHAMP!!! Still using my original bulb and still getting that same excellent picture for an average of 11-12 hours each and every day!

I'd like to make two points clear at the outset. One, I have always been a bit suspicious of glowing reviews I've read out here, suspecting somehow they had been written by people associated with the company producing the product being reviewed. And two, although I have purchased other less expensive items online, I have always had a great fear of buying large ticket items, such as this television set, online.

I had resisted buying an HDTV mainly because I wasn't comfortable with the drawbacks inherent in each type of set, e.g. burn-in for plasma sets and dropped pixels for LCD sets, plus the fact that the picture on most of these sets gradually deteriorated as each day went by. My current set had been a 45 inch Mitsubishi DLP television, whose picture was still as sharp and clear as the first day I turned it on back in 2001, despite the fact that the original lamp had never been replaced. So I was definitely a Mitsubishi fan, despite some of the problems I'd read about with certain of their earlier DLP high definition models.

But the thing which really motivated me to finally purchase a Hi-Def set was the day I watched my first 3D demonstration at a Best Buy store. It was amazing and all I could think of after that was watching my favorite sports teams in 3D. So I began a long and very arduous research process, mainly online.
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I'm no videophile, but I know what I like, and I like this TV.

First of all, I've read a lot of feedback on the other 73" models before I decided to go with this later version.

Among the complaints I read about the earlier models were that "the sound was insufficient, the remote was hard to figure out, the on-screen menus were hard to figure out, and the picture was too bright".

Well, the picture was too bright out of the box. I have to wonder if it's because it was made in Japan, and the picture was adjusted by Japanese. I simply went to an HDMI message forum and found some settings from users of previous models. I used the simplest settings I could find, then tweaked to my taste. Took all of about 10 minutes total.

Regarding the sound, my "great room" measures 33' x 18', with a very high ceiling. It fills the room just fine with the factory speakers when we're watching AT&T U-verse Cable. I had to crank it all the way up to work with my Sony Blu-Ray player, watching "3 Days of the Condor". So maybe the problem others have isn't with the TV, but with the source audio, be it the player or the media.

The remote is simpler than many others I've seen, and the menus on-screen are easily navigated. The only complaint I have, as others have mentioned, is that the remote isn't lit. I think that's silly, since everyone likes watching movies in a darkened room.

The Mitsubishi MB-S73A stand fits perfectly, just as the PDF for this TV's specs says on Mitsubishi's website.

Everyone who's visited is amazed at the picture on this TV, even in SD. Some friends and family were over when I played "3 Days of the Condor", and they were absolutely stunned at the HDMI picture. I can't wait to see a modern film on this TV.
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Just received the newest version of the 73 inch DLP yesterday. I was a little skeptical coming from a plasma TV to a DLP which I almost bought last year but the picture at the store just wasn't as crisp as the plasma. Well, I hooked up the TV last night using the cable/HD 1080i. Unbelievable is all I can say. I watched the NFL game, I felt like I was on the field, HD was so nice. I called the cable company to make sure my settings were correct on the box and was informed that they now have a 1080p HD box which I will be going to get Saturday.

3D in my area right now only has ESPN which I will check that out this weekend. This TV does not need a 3D adapter. Everything is in the TV with this version, one of the reasons I bought this TV. All you have to do is change the input to 3D, turn to the station and put the glasses on which came with my TV. I have heard that 3D sports are something to see. Also, this TV comes with 100 internet applications, including AP news, FB, Vudu, weatther to name a few, which will run as a ticker on the bottom of the screen if you choose, haven't set this up yet but can't wait. I am using the Sony blu-ray player with this TV, which will play 3D movies as well. Needless to say, I am very impressed with this TV and I haven't even tapped into all of the features it comes with. If you have any doubts, don't, you won't regret purchasing this TV, I have had 50 inch plasma and LCD and for the price and the features, so worth it. If this was a LED TV you would be looking at arund $10,000. Very impressed....
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