Hey everyone, the TV finally got delivered! It came in on Tuesday, June 28th. The only problem was, since it was an open box, it didn't have a remote. So I ordered one and am waiting for it to be delivered. For the time being, I have been relegated to changing the channel and the settings using the buttons on the TV itself, which is somewhat complicated at times. But, other than that, I am absolutely loving this TV!
Here are some before and after pictures. (No hating on the floral sofa! My mama gave that to me and if you say anything bad about it, I'll beat your @$$!! LOL!) Here is the "before" picture with my old hand-me-down 19-inch tube TV:
And here is the "after" picture with my new Mitsubishi WD-60738 60-inch 3D DLP HDTV:
Pretty ridiculous, huh? LOL! My "TV stand" is an old stereo that my grandparents had and is something I'd like to restore eventually. Since it's brown wood, it doesn't match the black TV, plus it's a little too tall to serve as a TV stand. I'm eventually going to buy a proper TV stand for the TV but the stereo works okay for now. The whole setup is pretty ugly at this point, but it's functional. Over time, I'll get new matching furniture to make it look nice.
I got the 3D Blu-ray player and the 5.1 surround sound system set up, and it works great, especially here in my little apartment. (I'm probably bothering my neighbors late at night now! LOL!) I had to buy some speaker wire to extend the speaker cables. I did some really basic splices, so I'll have to redo them in a more permanent fashion using some crimp connectors. I also realized my Digital Audio and HDMI cables are too short, so I'll have to get some longer cables for that. Basically, it's pretty ugly right now with wires going everywhere, but again, it's functional. With some wire management, it will probably look a lot better.
So the first thing I watched was TRON: Legacy in 3D on Blu-ray. It took a few minutes to finally get it setup, since I didn't have a remote. But once I got it working...WOW! The 3D is INCREDIBLE!! It was on par with, possibly even better than, the 3D I saw at the theater. And since I'm about 6 to 6.5 feet from the screen, it's a very immersive experience!
People have mentioned about eye strain being so close to the screen. To be honest, I've been watching this TV for almost a week now and I have had NO eye strain whatsoever. I feel like I have my own personal movie theater in my apartment! In a nutshell, IT'S AWESOME!!
Once I get the remote in, I can go into the advanced menus where I can see how many hours the bulb has, and really start tweaking the settings. Once the bulb is past the break-in period, I want to calibrate it, so the picture will be even more stunning. All in all, I am VERY happy with my 40th birthday present to myself! Happy birthday to me! LOL!