: Mitsubishi announces screen sizes for Laser TV


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hugh
2008-06-25, 01:43 PM
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. today announced additional details surrounding the performance and functionality of its LaserVue TV which was first announced at this years CES.

LaserVue will be available in 65" and 73" models with the 65" Diamond shipping to authorized retailers in the third quarter of this year and the 73" Diamond to follow.

Mitsubishi claims laser beams provide the widest range of rich, complex colors, along with the most clarity and depth of field. Precise and focused, the purity of laser light far surpasses current high definition technologies. The color gamut as a percentage of BT.709 for LaserVue prototypes, has been measured at approximately 200 percent, delivering over twice the color of many of today's HDTVs. Brightness has been demonstrated at about 500 nits. Additional features for LaserVue TV include Smooth 120hz and x.v. Color.

Mitsubishi LaserVue TVs not only provide the ultimate picture quality, they are also capable of delivering the ultimate 3D viewing experience. With operating power targeted at under 200 watts, they are environmentally friendly, consuming approximately one-half the power of today's LCD TVs, and one-third of plasma TVs. At approximately 10 inches deep, LaserVue TV has been designed for both floor stand and wall-mount applications.

Jake
2008-06-25, 01:54 PM
I suspect this will take some of the 1080p projector market. It will be interesting to see the price range and actual performance.

1 fl = 3.4 nit.

JohnnyG
2008-06-25, 03:26 PM
So nearly 150 Foot Lamberts?! Jumpin! We used to calibrate CRT rear projectors to about 18fL, which is/was the THX spec for movie theaters. 150fL must be eyeball searing! Quite unnecessary for home theatre, so I hope you can bring down the output by reducing the power of the laser rather than DLP mirror tricks.

Jake
2008-06-25, 03:33 PM
I think it must be foot-meters because that is just a little too toasty.

Strange: http://www.convertworld.com/en/luminance/Foot-lambert.html

friendly
2008-07-02, 02:16 AM
Mitsubishi is coming out with Laser TV's that are supposed to be superior to LCD and Plasma's at roughly the same price.I'm wondering if I should hold off on buying a new TV and see what is up with these new TV's....they are coming out in Q3 of this year.

David Susilo
2008-07-02, 07:55 AM
This is another projector technology right? If it is so, then I wouldn't hold my breath for it to be better than plasma. LCD maybe, but not plasma.

hugh
2008-07-02, 07:59 AM
If you are in the market for a 65" set then it might be worth waiting to see.

Jake
2008-07-02, 08:52 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_TV

First audiences who were shown reference clips from popular movies reported that they were blown away by a Laser TV's hitherto unseen color-display prowess

Hitherto we never really experienced true torch mode. :D

hugh
2008-07-02, 10:03 AM
That wikipedia bit is over the top and probably edited by the PR firm!

From what I have read, early viewers said they were impressed by the sets but I did not read the term "blown away" from any of them!

JohnnyG
2008-07-02, 11:59 AM
I spent some time looking over the current crop of LCD and plasma sets last weekend. LCDs are looking pretty good these days and although plasmas have better blacks (which is just absolutely critical to me), there is still a 'sparkle' crystalline look to the picture that bothers me.

I would probably spend my money today on a Samsung LED-based DLP display as they have one of the cleanest and most natural looking images I've seen (and cost less, too) but these Mits sets take this one step higher.

David Susilo
2008-07-02, 02:00 PM
OMG, plasma and LED-based LCD (or any kind of LCD, in fact) can't be even mentioned in the same breath. The difference is night and day. :)

friendly
2008-07-02, 03:55 PM
No 50" coming out? I want one for hockey season.

JaySea
2008-07-04, 08:46 AM
Will these sets be available in Canada?

tenax
2008-07-08, 10:28 PM
the article says dlp rear projection based? and half the price of plasma and led...

i'll take 2:)

jokeDR
2008-07-28, 06:21 PM
Does anyone know where I can read up more on these? Canadian sites/articles would be best.

TECHNOKID
2008-07-28, 07:55 PM
I did not see this article posted anywhere yet... right?

http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/25/mitsubishis-laservue-65-inch-and-75-inchers-due-this-fall/

Some other articles might be of interest if you check below:

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=Laser+TV%2BCanada+&btnG=Google+Search&meta=cr%3DcountryCA

jokeDR
2008-07-29, 03:09 AM
thank you

JohnnyG
2008-07-29, 10:12 AM
Mitsubishi TVs are not currently marketed in Canada.

nicohockey9
2008-07-29, 12:52 PM
Contacted Mitsubishi awhile back and they said they don't sell any of there television products in Canada. I don't know if that will change with this product line.

hoodlum
2008-09-16, 09:36 PM
Pricing was set at $6,999 for the 65" in the US.

http://news.yahoo.com/story//zd/20080908/tc_zd/231744


I can't see this taking off.