Mitsubishi Launches LCD, DLP HDTVs

Laser TVs coming in Q3 apparently.

You may not usually associate Mitsubishi with consumer electronics products (I blame Gran Turismo), but that doesn’t mean it can’t release a whole slew of them in one go. Up today is a raft of HDTVs, both of the LCD and DLP variety.

On the LCD front we see the new Ultra Thin Frame range, with models ranging from 40in to 52in in size and all sporting sub-one inch thick bezels. All sizes also boast 10-bit panels, with support for Deep Colour, 120Hz (100Hz in the UK) playback and Mitsubishi’s proprietary image processor.

On the DLP front, sizes range from 60in to 73in, are, of course, of the 1080p variety and apparently fit into significantly smaller frames than previous models. Perhaps more interestingly, 3D-readiness is also touted, although you’ll need some input fodder to take advantage of that before it’s of much use.

Both the DLP and LCD ranges also have Diamond versions, which have Variable Smooth 120Hz Film Motion technology, what Mitsubishi calls DeepField Imager, and a blue-light accent on the bezel – surely reason enough to stamp up the extra cash by itself.

Pricing is set to range from £2,499 (£1,260) to 4,099 (2,060) for the standard LCD TVs. Diamond version will go from $3,799 (£1,900) to $4,499 (£2,270). DLP pricing is from $1,799 (£910) to $3,599 (£1,810) for the normal sets and $3,399 (£1,710) to $4,699 (£2,370) for the Diamond variety. Don’t forget to add a healthy UK tax to those figures when and if the sets make their way to our shores.

In addition to unveiling these sets, Mitsubishi has also announced the forthcoming Q3 release of its Laser TVs (as seen at CES) under the name of LaserVue. No pricing info for those is available yet though. We’ll be keeping an eye out for more details as and when they become available.

Press release.

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