The Mitsubishi LT-46131 and LT-46231 LCD HDTVs are on sale as of early November 2006. This thread has been started to allow owners or potential buyers to discuss these products.
The Mits 46131/46231 HDTVs are 1080p with a 46 inch diagonal LCD screen, intended for direct competition with the Sony 46XBR 2/3 units, Samsung LN-S4695D and LN-S4696D units, and Sharp Aquos LC-46D62U units. These competitors have been out on sale for several months prior to the store release of the Mits units, so here on AVS Forums there has been correspondingly less discussion of the Mits units. Thus if you've got any info on the Mits 46131/46231, it's worth sharing here.
Several items about the Mits 46131/46231 units bear special notice (at least, to me). First, the Mits units apparently do not utilize overscanning, thus presenting a "true" 1080p image. Second, there appears to be an unusually large number of PIP options built into the Mits. Finally, initial reports on the smaller 37 inch version of this set seem to indicate a relatively pleasing and above-average SD presentation on the Mits sets.
Data sheets for these sets (including PDF links to specs, dimensions and owner manuals) may be found at :
Differences between the two sets (the 231 has these features, the 131 doesn't):
an extra component input (3 instead of 2)
TV Guide Onscreen
NetCommand unified learning remote
Fully illuminated main remote
Additional simple remote
Blurb for features found in both units:
Mitsubishi Series 46" 1080P LCD Flat Panel HDTV, Model LT46131
The LT-46131 LCD Flat Panel HDTV offers 1080p performance. Mitsubishi's Full Spectrum Color technology produces 25% more color than that of standard LCDs for more intense, more vivid images.
The picture is enhanced by an all-new digital signal processing system which includes Plush1080p for precise deinterlacing and upconversion to 1080p, 4D Video Noise Reduction for smooth yet detailed images, and Tru1080p for processing the highest resolution HDTV signals in their native format.
This 46" HDTV includes two HDMI inputs, an IEEE 1394 interface, DVI-I and component inputs that provide connection to almost any HD component. And ClearThought® Easy Connect makes set-up so easy by recognizing when a component is connected.
Get the Perfect Picture Every Time
1920 x 1080 Pixel Resolution
Full Spectrum Color - Mitsubishi's Full Spectrum Color results in 25% more color than standard LCD. Reds and yellows become more vivid and there are more available shades of Green, Cyan, and Blue. The result is a more vivid and more realistic image.
4D Video Noise Reduction - adds an extra dimension to picture performance. Advanced algorithms filter video noise more efficiently yielding clean, crisp images.
Tru1080p Processing - All Mitsubishi 1080p HDTVs process 1920 x 1080p inputs without downconversion, delivering the full bandwidth of the incoming signal directly to the screen for a true 2 million pixel image.
PerfectColor - is an exclusive Mitsubishi feature that provides the ability to adjust the intensity of six separate colors independently of each other and separately for every input.
Watch TV Your Way
Integrated One-Piece Design
Digital Cable Ready HDTV with CableCARD Slot
ClearThought® Easy Connect - Connectivity made easy! Mitsubishi's ClearThought® Easy Connect recognizes inputs as they are plugged in. The device menu shows only those inputs that are active.
2 HDMI Inputs
PC DVI-I Input
2 Component Inputs
Rear IEEE 1394
Features and Benefits:
HDTVs can display any video signal. For a 1080p HDTV, even the high quality 720p and 1080i HDTV signals being broadcast need to be reformatted in order to fill the TV screen with a sharp, clear picture. Mitsubishi developed Plush1080p technology to do just thiswith the highest quality possible. It scales the picture precisely, with minimal side effects. And 1080i, currently the most common form of HDTV signal, is spectacular at 1080p. The conversion is precise, resulting in previously unachievable detail and clarity. In short, Plush1080p technology makes everything else look better on a 1080p HDTV.
4D Video Noise Reduction
Mitsubishi's exclusive 4D Video Noise Reduction uses advanced algorithms to better identify video noise from fine detail and correct the signal rather than distort it. Video noise is caused by distortions in the video signal and makes the picture to look grainy or snowy. As signal resolutions improve with the introduction of DVD, digital cable/ satellite and HDTV, the loss of sharpness produced by most noise reduction circuits becomes more noticeable. Mitsubishi's advanced 4D Video Noise Reduction corrects the image in four dimensions: horizontally, vertically, within each frame and across multiple frames to provide an image that is crystal clear and extraordinarily detailed.
PerfectColor is an exclusive Mitsubishi feature that provides the ability to adjust the intensity of six separate colors independently of each other and separately for every input. PerfectColor is much more powerful than conventional color intensity control, which can only increase or decrease the intensity of all colors at the same time.
Keep your signal the way it was meant to be seen. Mitsubishi's Tru1080p Processing maintains 1080p high definition signals as 1080p from beginning to end. All 1080p DVI-I, HDMI, IEEE 1394 and 1080p Broadcast signals are passed through with no down conversions. The advancements of 1080p DLP® technology for HDTV viewing deliver over 2 million pixels to you on-screen for a full and true 1920 x 1080 resolution. With Mitsubishi 1080p DLP® HDTVs, you can experience the best that high definition has to offer today and be ready to enjoy all of the 1080p sources that are on the horizon.
Full Spectrum Color
Mitsubishi's Full Spectrum Color results in 25% more color than standard LCD. Reds and yellows become brighter and more vivid, and there are more available shades of Green, Cyan, and Blue. Mitsubishi uses a wider range of phosphors in its backlight system for a richer, fuller spectrum of colors. To fully utilize this added color range, Mitsubishi also recalibrated its color and brightness settings. The resulting picture quality adds realism to yellow sunlight, blue skies and crimson sunsets.
The IEEE 1394 multimedia connection enables simple, low-cost, high-bandwidth real-time audio, video and data networking between a Mitsubishi TV and other consumer electronics products such as camcorders and DVHS VCRs. With IEEE 1394 compatible products and systems, users can record SD or HD digital video over a plug-and-play A/V network.
2 Component Video Inputs
Inputs have 480i, 480p and 1080i capability.
2 HDMI Inputs
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an interface between an audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an A/V monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable. HDMI supports standard, enhanced or high definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It supports all ATSC formats.
Digital Cable Ready HDTV with CableCard slot.
CableCARD = No Cable Box Required Record digital cable through IEEE 1394 Integrated HDTV Digital Cable Ready (DCR) televisions include a CableCARD slot on the back panel to allow the customer to receive analog and digital SD / HD cable programming without the need for a cable box. These models also offer full compatibility with HD component, HDMI and IEEE 1394 connections. DCR provides a direct connection to the cable system. This direct connection produces the best quality picture possible as well as enables simple system control and easy HD recording.
ClearThought® Easy Connect
Connectivity made easy! Mitsubishi's ClearThought® Easy Connect simplifies set-up and day-to-day use. During set up, it recognizes each input as it is plugged in, prompts the user to name it, enters it into the Device Menu and only shows used inputs. ClearThought® makes it so easy to find the desired input.
Unit: 96.9 lbs
Shipping: 109 lbs
46" LCD Flat Panel HDTV (LT-46131)
Two AA Batteries
Cable Tie (see owner's guide)
Product registration card
Quick Reference Guide
Hey, I'm probably gonna get one of these (or a Sammy LN-S4696D) in an after-Christmas sale, so let me know what you think of yours!