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Old 11-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Are there still any major companies making RPTV? I havent seen any in the stores for a while now.
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Are there still any major companies making RPTV? I havent seen any in the stores for a while now.
I guess not, not seeing any threads about new ones, only several year old ones with various defects...
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Mitsubishi makes 73, 82 and 93" models. A 73" model is on sale for $799 this season. Nice picture, nice set and you won't find a 70" flat panel for less then $1799
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Mitsubishi makes 73, 82 and 93" models. A 73" model is on sale for $799 this season. Nice picture, nice set and you won't find a 70" flat panel for less then $1799
That's what I'd heard too. I still see the new Mitsu DLP models on the ABCWarehouse website though, but I haven't actually looked in the store for one.

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HH.Gregg has been carrying the Mitsu rear projection sets, but Mitsubishi recently announced that all rear projection sets have been discontinued
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HH.Gregg has been carrying the Mitsu rear projection sets, but Mitsubishi recently announced that all rear projection sets have been discontinued
Exactly, there will be models in the wild, but the ONE company left making them just quit.
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Somewhere in the calibration thread I posted numbers from a large mits that proved they could produce fine images, large ones too, at a great price.

Even then though, the writing was on the wall that rptv's of whatever ilk, were on the way out.

As the price of today tech panels (LCD and Plasma) continues to drop and the promise of new tech on the horizon, the era of the "TV that ate the Living Room" is over.

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