Mitsubishi Electronics launched 3D tv with 75-inch screen that can display full HD at 1080p (1920 x 1080) and is capable of showing 3D in a side-by-side format. The new set adds Cinema Color mode and StreamTV, or access to internet-based media. This includes 1080p movies from Vudu, streaming music from Pandora and photos from Flickr and Picasa.
Frank DeMartin, vice president, marketing, at Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America said, “As a result of our majority share of the world-wide high-performance red laser market, Mitsubishi has an unparalleled, acute understanding of laser technology, and the corresponding expertise to effectively engineer laser beams to function as the ultimate light engine for this premium large screen television product. Several TV manufacturers have attempted to bring laser TV to market, and have failed. Making laser TV a reality represents yet another history-making milestone in a long legacy of industry firsts for Mitsubishi.“
Mitsubishi added one of the largest 3D-ready HDTVs on the market to its range on Wednesday, with the 75-inch LaserVue L75-A91. To get 3D, the set requires a separately sold 3D Starter Pack, 3DC-1000, which includes two active shutter 3D glasses, a 3D emitter, 3D adapter with remote and an HDMI cable.
The company said, “Because the 3D market is being rapidly established, there is a chance to enter the Japanese market. Considering the current status of Japanese houses, the number of households that need such TVs is limited in Japan. So, we are considering to sell them for digital signage, amusement facilities and so forth.”
Mitsubishi Electric company said, “The price will be ¥10,000 (approx US$116) per 1 inch, the 75-inch laser rear projection TV is expected to be priced at about ¥750,000. The company aims to sell 200 units per month.”
The Brightness of the Mitsubishi 3D tv has been demonstrated at about 500 nits. Additional features for LaserVue TV include Smooth 120hz and x.v. Color. The purity of laser light far surpasses current high definition technologies. Laser rays provide the widest range of rich, complex colors, along with the most clarity and depth of field. The LaserVue has an operating power targeted at less than 200 watts. This is about one-half the power of today’s LCD TVs, and one-third of plasma TVs.
A 3D viewing experience is also given by Mitsubishi LaserVue it has a capability of delivering it. LaserVue TV has been designed for both floor stand and wall-mount applications at approximately 10 inches deep.
Along with a couple of pairs of 3D active shutter glasses, two 10W speakers are also included. Price wise, it’s not cheap considering its 75 inch and 3D… the price tag is $8692 at todays exchange rate.
The Mitsubishi 3D tv with 75-inch will be going on sale in Japan on August 21.