Mitsubishi LaserVue Launches

Buy one now, if you're in the US, that is.

It’s been a few months since Mitsubishi showed off its LaserTV concept at CES but laser televisions are now being shipped to shops. Although so far only the US is privy to the delights of LaserVue, as the sets are dubbed, and the advantages it brings over LCD and Plasma equivalents.

The biggest of those benefits is probably the 135W power draw of the 65in set. That size is currently the only one available, although a 73in model is also mooted for release later on. Spec wise a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution panel with 120Hz (or 100Hz in the UK) processing is sported. Mitsubishi also says its LaserVue TVs are 3D capable, with the small caveat that there’s no source media or hardware available yet.

Rumour from across the pond has it that the set compares pretty favourably, even against the best LCD and Plasma has to offer. Even holding its own against the awesome Pioneer Kuro – not that a $6,999 (~£4,500) TV can have any less expected of it.

The biggest downside? Word is that Mitsubishi has no plans to release LaserVue in the UK in the near future.

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