Several categories exist in the 3D HDTV market, and in many cases it can be a difficult task to classify a given display. Despite the sixty inch screen, the Mitsubishi WD-60638 falls into the entry level category. The Mitsubishi WD-60638 is a DLP television that is 3D capable and features a 60 Hz refresh rate. Since the unit is produced with DLP technology, it is susceptible to typical failures associated with traditional projection televisions including bulb failure and board malfunctions. Of course, the most noticeable different between this unit and an LED-LCD or LED is the size, as this Mitsubishi is nearly sixteen inches thick. Therefore, it requires a fair amount of space compared to true flat screen televisions.
The main appeal of the Mitsubishi WD-60638 is the large screen and lower price. While the unit is capable of producing crisp three dimension effects when paired with 3D glasses and 3D enabled Blu-Ray player, anyone who has viewed similar effects on higher priced televisions will likely notice the difference the 60hz refresh rate makes versus higher rates like 120hz and 240hz. While the picture is good, it is not necessary great. Of course, that fact makes shelling out close to $400 for a Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 3D starter kit which includes two pairs of glasses a little on the overpriced side. Again, though users testing the waters of the three dimensional market will be able to appreciate this television. This is still a 1080p television that produces stunning standard high-definition visuals.
The Mitsubishi WD-60638 comes with a variety of inputs including: three HDMI ports, two combined component/composite video ports, and an RF input for standard television. The combined composite/component inputs are an interesting approach, but largely unnecessary as the amount of HDMI inputs keeps connecting all video components fairly simple. A further drawback or benefit, depending largely on buyers demands, is the absence of an Ethernet port or wireless internet capabilities, which means streaming of any internet content will have to be accomplished via attached devices or gaming consoles.
This particular Mitsubishi 3D TV is a great starter television for anyone peeking into the 3D market, but should provide enough screen space for gaming. The sixty inch screen and average refresh rate supports all the high-definition next generation gaming consoles. Plus, the lower purchase price makes this an excellent television for game rooms. However, buyers should double check viewing angles of this particular set to be sure it is viewable from all areas of the room prior to purchase.
List Price: $999.00
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