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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-11-2007, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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DLPs.... noisy?

I recently purchased a Mitsubishi DLP television. From day one, I noticed a very audible buzzing noise. It appeared to be coming from the left rear of the TV. I could hear it from across the room anytime there wasn't sound playing loud enough to cover it up. I dealt with it for about two weeks and then the TV started getting green squares all over it, so I took it back to best Buy and swapped it out. So I got the new one hooked up and it makes a similar noise. This is more of a humming or "honing" sound, but it's coming from the same part of the TV and may even be louder than the first one. Is this normal? I assume it's a fan or some other spinning piece. Do they all do this? Are Mitsus known for this? Maybe I got two bad TVs in a row? I love the TV otherwise, but the noise bugs the crap out of me and I don't want to just put up with it if it's not normal.
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Nope, I've had 3 different 65" Mitsu's and never had a overly loud "buzzing sound".
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I got a 65" DLP mitsu also, and mine isnt loud at all. My X-box 360 is louder

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Thanks guys. This sucks. Guess I'll be taking this one back, too.
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Which model is it? 733 or 734?
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I'm sorry to hear that Jarod. I don't know what would be causing that humming other than what you already have thought of. I'm going to ask the Mitsu rep next time he comes in.




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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Which model is it? 733 or 734?
65733. I hate to keep burning TVs for Best Buy if it's just going to happen on every one. By that I mean I know they will sell it at a discount for being "open box" or "used", and it's pointless if it's just something normal I should shut up and deal with. But my other Mitsu 65" projection ('03 model) doesn't make any audible noise at all. I can literally hear this one from 25' away. Same as the first one.
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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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I'm sorry to hear that Jarod. I don't know what would be causing that humming other than what you already have thought of. I'm going to ask the Mitsu rep next time he comes in.
What's worse... I called last week before I brought it back. A very nice young lady over the phone (forgot her name) told me that my 30 days would start over on the new one, as far as defects and getting it swapped out. I specifically am worried about the fact that the first one got small green boxes on the display that started popping up and multiplying until I powered the TV off and back on. It didn't start doing that until I'd had it over two weeks. So what if the same thing happens on this one? The chick told me I'd have a new 30 days. Then when I was up there a dude told me the opposite. I spoke with a manager and he said I only had 7 more days to bring this one back if it starts messing up. Then I have to deal with Mitsubishi directly. Really, all he seemed to care about was selling me an extended warranty.

I am seriously considering bringing this back, getting my money back, and then waiting until the deals come out after Thanksgiving.
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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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I thought I told you in the PM to stay away from the 733's?
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post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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I thought I told you in the PM to stay away from the 733's?
Was it that model? I didn't remember. The picture is amazing. I wanted a 65" 1080p and I got a pretty good deal on this one. My only complaint right now is the buzzing. If the green box thing comes back though I may be ruined on Mistus for good.
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Is there not a motor driven color wheel in that DLP unit?
Is there not a fan in that DLP unit?

Even the Kenwood indash video units vibrate and make noise while the DVD is spinning.
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post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Is there not a motor driven color wheel in that DLP unit?
Is there not a fan in that DLP unit?
Hell, I dunno. Probably. But others here are saying their TVs don't buzz. I know I don't have supersonic hearing.
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The 734 has several refinements and shouldn't be that much if any more. I took 2 733's back.

With that being said, I have a 120hz Sony right now. Although, the 833 with 120hz is a pretty nice Mitsu. Fry's is generally (99%) of the time cheaper on mitsu's than Best Buy is. Take back the 733.
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The 734 has several refinements and shouldn't be that much if any more. I took 2 733's back.

With that being said, I have a 120hz Sony right now. Although, the 833 with 120hz is a pretty nice Mitsu. Fry's is generally (99%) of the time cheaper on mitsu's than Best Buy is. Take back the 733.

At the time, Fry's was highest and CC was cheapest, BB matched CC and had 0% interest. I probably will take this one back. The only thing I really want to change though is the damn buzzing.
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Well, it's probably because it's the 733. I'm pretty sure they're discontinued. I believe BB & Fry's and et al will have those tv's for like $11/1299 for the Black Friday. I know when I had it, I got it new for $1700 even and that's been about 4-5 months.
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post #19 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well, it's probably because it's the 733. I'm pretty sure they're discontinued. I believe BB & Fry's and et al will have those tv's for like $11/1299 for the Black Friday. I know when I had it, I got it new for $1700 even and that's been about 4-5 months.

Either way, I am taking it back tonight. Even if I buy the same TV next week, at least my 30 days will start over.

I really want the 73". I wonder if they will have any deals on them after Thanksgiving.
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Just spend the extra little change and get the 734. I'll keep an eye out and PM you if I see something good. PM me what you paid out the door.
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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Just spend the extra little change and get the 734. I'll keep an eye out and PM you if I see something good. PM me what you paid out the door.

It was $1899 + tax. It was Circuit City's advertised price and Best Buy matched it, down from $2199. I'm not really looking to spend cash this time of year with the holidays coming up, but if I can get 0% interest I'll be able to pay it off in 6 months or less anyway. So since I'm already approved at BB, I will probably buy one there. Is there such thing as a 73734? I'm really wanting a bigger one.
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That's expensive for that TV, seriously overpriced. Yes, there is a 73734, it's around $26-2900, I doubt that BB carries it though. As far as the 73" goes though, value vs. price really doesn't add up for the difference of a 65" vs 73".

I repeat, don't buy that TV for that much. That's extremely overpriced. I know for a fact Fry's has had that TV for around $1499/1599 on sale in the recent history.

I even believe BB will have that TV on special for Black Friday @ 1499.

Edit - here's the link: http://bfads.net/Mitsubishi-65-1080p...TV-at-Best-Buy
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post #23 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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That's expensive for that TV, seriously overpriced. Yes, there is a 73734, it's around $26-2900, I doubt that BB carries it though. As far as the 73" goes though, value vs. price really doesn't add up for the difference of a 65" vs 73".

I repeat, don't buy that TV for that much. That's extremely overpriced. I know for a fact Fry's has had that TV for around $1499/1599 on sale in the recent history.

I hear what you're saying, and you always seem to get the good deals, but this is what is out there right now, and a few weeks ago when I got mine, some of these prices were even higher....

http://shop3.outpost.com/ShopCartSer...rchase=5255737

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....equestid=96871

http://www.conns.com/wd65733.html

http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/attachment.do?OID=186032

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I even believe BB will have that TV on special for Black Friday @ 1499.

Edit - here's the link: http://bfads.net/Mitsubishi-65-1080p...TV-at-Best-Buy
I realize there will be huge deals after Thanksgiving. Just another reason to take this one back.

The cheapest I found the 73" at any of those stores was like $3099. Hopefully there will be some deals on that one after Thanksgiving as well. And hopefully the next one I buy won't be noisy.
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Rarely ever are the prices on Frys.com the same as in store. Like 2% of the time, if that. I believe BB has the 30 day price match, if you buy it now, you should be able to take the receipt in during the sale and have them refund the difference.
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Rarely ever are the prices on Frys.com the same as in store. Like 2% of the time, if that. I believe BB has the 30 day price match, if you buy it now, you should be able to take the receipt in during the sale and have them refund the difference.

I'm not going to buy it for $3000+ and cross my fingers that it will go on sale. I can wait a week.

That's weird what you say about Fry's. Last Christmas, we were looking for a TV for her parents, and Fry's was outrageously higher on everything we looked at. In fact, some of their smaller TVs were almost double what they were at CC and BB, for the exact same models. No joke. I guess I just miss all of the smoking deals.
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Well, I just called Fry's in Irving and as I suspected, they were cheaper:

65733 - $1599
65734 - $1699. For $100 extra, there is no question.

As far as the BB price match, I was talking about for the 65733 if you stay that route.
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Well, I just called Fry's in Irving and as I suspected, they were cheaper:

65733 - $1599
65734 - $1699. For $100 extra, there is no question.
Interesting. I may swing by there on my lunch break to check out their price on the 73".
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As far as the BB price match, I was talking about for the 65733 if you stay that route.
I'll either step up to the 734 or do the 73". No way I'm buying a 3rd one of these TVs after having the same problem with the first two.
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The 65 makes more sense vs. the cost. But, there is a certain pimp factor about having a 73". I just can't say the picture is any better to warrant the cause. In most cases (local tv) it's worse.

Right now Fry's has the 73733 on sale @ $2299

The 73734 is not on sale @ $3500.
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The 65 makes more sense vs. the cost. But, there is a certain pimp factor about having a 73". I just can't say the picture is any better to warrant the cause. In most cases (local tv) it's worse.
Eh, to each his own. The picture on the 65733s that I've had is phenomenal. Leaps and bounds better than my older 65" HD Mitsu. If it's anywhere in that same neighborhood, I'll be thrilled with it, and having the larger size, for me, will be a big upgrade. In other words, once the picture reaches a certain level of quality, I'd much rather spend the money on going bigger than on trying to get a slightly even better picture.
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Right now Fry's has the 73733 on sale @ $2299
Very interesting. I wonder if it will come down any more next Friday.
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Probably not much. They likely will on the 65", but the cheapest I've ever seen a 73" 1080p has been $1999.
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Very interesting. I wonder if it will come down any more next Friday.
Find out what it is @ Best Buy, buy it, then reference Fry's special, they'll match, plus give you 10% of the difference. Which knowing BB will probably be around $100 extra off.
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Find out what it is @ Best Buy, buy it, then reference Fry's special, they'll match, plus give you 10% of the difference. Which knowing BB will probably be around $100 extra off.

When I bought mine I was told they don't do the +10% difference thing. They matched CC's price on the TV and that was it.
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Dude, you'll have to watch TV from the front door with a 73" in there.

I can help you move those TVs around if you need.
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Dude, you'll have to watch TV from the front door with a 73" in there.

I can help you move those TVs around if you need.
Funny you say that, but I like being able to watch it clearly from the kitchen or dining area. The way my seating is the 65" has never been too big.
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That's strange, I have receipts proving that they do from my Sony. Reason # 23890423904820398420398 that I hate shopping at BB.
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That's strange, I have receipts proving that they do from my Sony. Reason # 23890423904820398420398 that I hate shopping at BB.
Hmmm... The guy I bought it from is a friend, so I don't think he was being shady with me. Maybe they just stopped doing it recently.
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I think the trick is to buy the TV, then bring back proof within 30 days of something cheaper, then they have to. They did it 2 weeks ago with my Transformers HD-DVD.

From their website: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....id=cat12098#02
Store Price Guarantee

Two more great reasons to buy with confidence at Best Buy.
If you are about to make a purchase and discover a lower advertised price offered by a local retail competitor on the same available brand and model, let us know and we'll match that price on the spot.

Already bought? We'll refund you the price difference, plus an additional 10% of that difference up to 30 days after your purchase (14 days on select categories*, 60 days on HDTVs purchased from 6/3/07 through 2/2/08).

Either way, simply bring in proof of price while that lower price is in effect.

Policy may vary between stores. See store for complete details.

Maybe it's just that store.

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Got the 73" last night. They priced matched Fry's $2299 vs $2999, plus the extra 10% off. I have 30 days if it acts up and 60 days to find a better price. This TV is enormous! And the best part - no buzzing. I'm pretty stoked.
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Glad it worked for you Jared. I'd be on the look out over the next month at Fry's for the lower price. I wouldn't be surprised with a $2099/$1999 price point.
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Shit, I just bought the 65733 yesterday for $1299.00 @ Best Buy. It was really $1499.00 but I told them that Conns had it for $1299.00 & they matched it. Conns didn't have it for that price so I just lied to see what would happen. It dosen't come in until 11/28 so I just have to wait & see if it makes that buzzzzing sound.
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