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Mitsubishi to release first laser HDTV later this year

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 25 Jun 2008 11:05 User comments (20)

Mitsubishi to release first laser HDTV later this year Mitsubishi announce that the first model in their new LaserVue line of HDTVs will be available some time in the third quarter of this year. The LaserVue name refers to the fact that the picture is produced by actual laser beams. The first model will have a 65" screen and will be followed at some point by a 73" version.
"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," said Frank DeMartin, vice president, marketing, at Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America.

He added "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."

LaserVue TVs wlll also feature a 120Hz refresh rate and support for x.v.Color.

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20 user comments

125.6.2008 11:09

I cannot wait for this. Been waiting quite a while just to see it. I heard it produces incredible color.

Any idea how much this baby is going to cost?

225.6.2008 12:06

Originally posted by JXP2307:
I cannot wait for this. Been waiting quite a while just to see it. I heard it produces incredible color.

Any idea how much this baby is going to cost?
A small fortune i suspect lol

325.6.2008 12:22

I wasn't able to find any pricing information which probably does point to a high price. But then I'd expect that for a product like this anyway.

425.6.2008 12:25

Quote:
the ultimate light engine for this premium large screen television product
Sounds like it's gonna have a premium price tag the way he talks about it.

525.6.2008 12:43
goodswipe
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Pricing is suppose to be comparable to similar tv's of this size. I think they will drop some time in September - so I've heard.

625.6.2008 13:41

heh, dont drop it, bringing it up the stairs!

And um..er..why does the red logo look like a women's tushy? Heh..

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725.6.2008 13:49
lynchGOP
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laser tv were boasted as having half the consumption of power and a third the cost in parts and production. They should be fairly inexpensive. 100,000 : 1 cont. ration too. We'll soon see how much smoke was being blown up our assess from initial introduction of the new technology.

825.6.2008 13:52
lynchGOP
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Originally posted by windsong:
heh, dont drop it, bringing it up the stairs!

And um..er..why does the red logo look like a women's tushy? Heh..
Looks like a vagina during "that time of the month" to me.

925.6.2008 14:33
goodswipe
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Originally posted by windsong:
heh, dont drop it, bringing it up the stairs!

And um..er..why does the red logo look like a women's tushy? Heh..
OMG, it does!

Quote:
laser tv were boasted as having half the consumption of power and a third the cost in parts and production. They should be fairly inexpensive. 100,000 : 1 cont. ration too. We'll soon see how much smoke was being blown up our assess from initial introduction of the new technology.
True, they shouldn't be too over priced. Supposed to be cheaper then any plasma on the market and color reproduction is supposedly twice as good.

1025.6.2008 15:57

If this laser beam is bent like the electron beam on a CRT, it may be very cheap to produce. Very interested. I'm sure the first waves of laser TVs will have to re-coupe the cost of development.

1125.6.2008 15:58

I don't understand all this manufactured nonsense.

See i don't know why they don't try to make LCD and plasmas more matured
instead they roll out more and more hdtv's based on totally deferring internal components.

1225.6.2008 16:00
goodswipe
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Originally posted by DXR88:
I don't understand all this manufactured nonsense.

See i don't know why they don't try to make LCD and plasmas more matured
instead they roll out more and more hdtv's based on totally deferring internal components.
It uses DLP technology.

1325.6.2008 17:03

Digital Light Processing, its just a chip Goodswipe.

there screwing with the internals, DLP im familiar with use micro-mirrors not laser's.

they should perfect something already, its like this guys are really smart but all of them have ADHD, if they focused on one technology, it would drive production cost down.

1425.6.2008 17:18

im sure it said a while ago on this site that laser tv`s were going to be real cheap to produce compared to what we are using now..

then again they can stick what price they want on them and rake in the profit....

t**$s

1526.6.2008 9:39
blueroad
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hmm..well i dont know what about you guys but i wouldnt be jumping on this yet.. a 1:100,000 may be cute and better than what weve got..but i wouldnt be throwing money at that just yet..the first OLED are already out and the problem with them for now is the pricing and the size (being too small for now)..but if the technology advances over the year and with pnasonic soon offering a 37 inch OLED tv already then i suggest you might want to save your money..just in case you dont know the contrast is 10 times bigger - 1:1,000,000 ..just something to chew on..

1626.6.2008 10:32
goodswipe
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/LaserVue FTW!

1726.6.2008 12:31

Quote:
Originally posted by windsong:
heh, dont drop it, bringing it up the stairs!

And um..er..why does the red logo look like a women's tushy? Heh..
OMG, it does!

Quote:
laser tv were boasted as having half the consumption of power and a third the cost in parts and production. They should be fairly inexpensive. 100,000 : 1 cont. ration too. We'll soon see how much smoke was being blown up our assess from initial introduction of the new technology.
True, they shouldn't be too over priced. Supposed to be cheaper then any plasma on the market and color reproduction is supposedly twice as good.
Yeah, from what I've read (I believe it was an Afterdawn article, but I can't remember the specifics) they are to run at up to 75% less power consumption. It was projected that by the Spring of 09 they would be available in the smaller sizes at competitive prices and give LCD and Plasma a run for their money. I've held off on buying a 42" LCD just to see how this pans out next Spring. If it's a reliabe technology and produces more vibrant colors, consumes less power and costs relatively the same as comparable LCD's, it's a no-brainer for me.

1826.6.2008 14:22
goodswipe
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At CES this year, it supposedly beat Pioneer's top of the line Kuro in a side by side test. It's blacks where blacker (Not a racist remark - fgamer ;))and whites were much whiter.

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1928.6.2008 15:57

About time we had a change from the old tech of LCD (which comes from watches & is laggy) and Plasma (screen burn, high electric bills & pretty heavy). I hope it works out & look forward to some indepth reviews, but...

I know HD contents will look amazing on laser screens (billions of colours), but will laser still look as good in SD, without all the blockiness & jaggies?

And I hope that a 65" screen will cost just $2500 based on the cheaper manufacturer costs of laser. Heres hoping...

203.7.2008 16:47

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