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Official Mitsubishi LaserVue website: http://laservuetv.com/
Mitsubishi LaserVue product page: http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/product/L65A90
The Mitsubishi LaserVue 65" are out for sale now at an MSRP of $6999UPDATE:
a 75" model L75-A91 is set for release
in July 2010 at an MSRP of $5,999. More info here: http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/product/L75A91
Wikipedia Laser TV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_TV
"To wrap up, the L-65A90 has its place among the best HDTVs in the market today. Price wise, it is comparable or less than competing size flat screen displays such as the 65” Panasonic Premiere. The HD Guru awards the Mitsubishi L65A90 its highest (4-heart) rating.
"the best home-entertainment display in America.
Official press release: http://www.reuters.com/article/press...008+BW20080108
"Mitsubishi LaserTVs not only provide the ultimate picture quality, they are also capable of delivering a true 3D viewing experience, demonstrating the company's continued commitment to set the standard for entertainment viewing by partnering with Hollywood on next-generation entertainment solutions. Mitsubishi teamed with leading 3D digital technology provider REAL D to demonstrate the most advanced 3D content available today.
" - Stereoscopic
capabilities, bonus! REAL D makes the technology used in theme parks and used in recent 3D movies like Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little and Beowolf. Of note, Mitsubishi is also making
the first 3D Blu-ray player. Samsung also has stereo 3D in some of it's TVs that also uses
LCD shutter technology.June 25, 2008
: "LaserVue will be available in 65" and 73" models with the 65” Diamond shipping to authorized retailers in the third quarter of this year and the 73” Diamond to follow.
" - "With operating power targeted at under 200 watts, they are environmentally friendly, consuming approximately one-half the power of today's LCD TVs, and one-third of plasma TVs. At approximately 10 inches deep, LaserVue TV has been designed for both floor stand and wall-mount applications.
As you can see it is not a flat panel design as was previously reported
, but it is under 10" deep and is wall mountable
. Their official FAQ states that it will use DLP technology
In 2006 it was reported
that: "Pricing is yet to be confirmed but Novalux estimates
a 65-inch model will cost around AU$2,500 ($2,197.00 USD!), significantly less than a similar-sized plasma."
- And they have always touted it as inexpensive over the years.
Before CES IGN said: http://gear.ign.com/articles/843/843644p1.html
"This year's show is particularly interesting, as we'll witness the world reveal of Laser HDTV, a new display technology that some have promised will deliver 60-inch HDTVs priced at less than $1,000 by the end of the year.
But after CES IGN says: http://gear.ign.com/articles/844/844527p1.html
"pricing would be equivalent to flat panel displays of the same size, which means around $5k to $7k
. That's a far cry from previous comments
from Novalux (designer of the RGB lasers in the displays) that the technology would cost only half as much as alternate HDTV technologies. Mitsubishi is apparently banking on the high end for the initial launch of Laser HDTV, though it'll be interesting to see what traction the company can gain in a market that is increasingly favoring hang on the wall flat panels."
More exclusive info and pics from Wired (interestingly, they call it a 50"): http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/0...08-mitsub.html
"The Laser TV comes embedded with a Real-D 3D processor so that, with the specific glasses (like those you get at top IMAXes, you can see top of the line 3D programming at home.
They will be released late this year, around Black Friday, and will retail over the price of current LCDs. We’ll follow up with more details and an exclusive interview with the Vice President of the US division
." - The first thing I'd ask in the interview is why did the price shoot up so dramatically!
Engadget's pics here: http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/07/m...otype-spotted/
Gizmodo's coverage of the girls in their booth: http://gizmodo.com/342045/mitsubishi...rls-on-the-set
More pics and information here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/...entry_id=23268
PC World's impressions are interesting: http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006226.html
"I felt like a kid experiencing something new for the first time. I think I took my eyes off the TVs just once to turn to my colleague Jeff Kuta to say "wow." He looked back at me and simply nodded his head in agreement.""Though pricing isn't announced, I was told that you won't see the Laser TVs at your Best Buys and Circuit Citys. Rather, they'll only be available through high-end retailers.
" - That's not good!
Smarthouse and MIT's Technology Review information confirming LCD Glasses used: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/21996/
Sound and Vision guesses
that it will cost around $5500: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/fea...er-vision.html
Official price statement: http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/09/w...ext-big-thing/
Frank DeMartin, general manager of Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America says only that: "it'll be competitive with flat panel prices"
Detailed Laser TV information:http://www.lasertvnews.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_TVhttp://laser-tv.org/
JVC also has a Laser Projector at the show that is basically a hacked D-ILA
with lasers: http://www.photonicsonline.com/conte...&VNETCOOKIE=NO
My Take: The prospect of Laser TV has intrigued me for a while now, along with SED. They bragged all along that you could get one with double the colors and perfect blacks for much cheaper than Plasma/LCD in 2007. But now they are planning to release it in another year and for more than a flat panel LCD!?!? With Dark plasmas on the way and SED still a possibility, not worth the wait...