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|Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Introduces Fully Featured 1080p LCD Flat Panel HDTVs in 37- and 46-inch Sizes
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2006--Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., maker of award-winning high-definition home theater products, introduced four fully integrated 1080p high-definition liquid crystal display televisions at its product line show here today. The new LCD sets are loaded with advanced features that deliver the best high-definition experience possible. All four models are designed, engineered and built in North America, and each comes with Mitsubishi's exclusive third-generation upconversion system, Plush1080p(TM), which has been updated to include the latest 1080i to 1080p de-interlacing techniques.
The 37-inch Mitsubishi LT-37131 and LT-37132 models offer unmatched versatility and come on remote control, motorized swivel bases. The 46-inch Mitsubishi LT-46131 and Diamond LT-46231 models take advantage of Mitsubishi's Full Spectrum Color(TM) enhanced CCFL backlighting technology which reproduces over 90 percent of the NTSC color gamut, compared with 72 percent in standard LCD panels. Full Spectrum Color(TM) delivers images which are more intense, more vivid and more real to life.
These new Mitsubishi HDTVs deliver a cleaner, clearer picture from most any source, thanks to 12-bit digital processing and Mitsubishi's latest signal processing improvement, 4D Video Noise Reduction. Mitsubishi's 4D Video Noise Reduction adds an extra dimension to picture performance by using advanced algorithms to filter video noise more efficiently. Mitsubishi's 1080p LCD flat panel HDTVs with Tru1080p(TM) process 1920 x 1080p inputs without downconversion, delivering the full bandwidth of the incoming signal directly to the screen for a true two million pixel image.
All four models offer superior connectivity and convenience. Two HDMI(TM) inputs, an IEEE1394 interface, DVI-I and component inputs provide connection to almost any HD component, including HD cable and satellite boxes, high-definition gaming systems, the upcoming Blu-ray Disc(TM) and HD-DVD(TM) digital video sources, and HD media center PCs. Each comes equipped with Mitsubishi's ClearThought(TM) Easy Connect, which makes set-up a breeze by recognizing when a component is connected. The LT-37132 and the Diamond LT-46231 models are also loaded with TV Guide On Screen(R) and Mitsubishi's proprietary NetCommand(R), which allows control of an entire home theater system from a single, illuminated remote. The Diamond LT-46231 also adds a deluxe, high style black gloss finish and a second simple remote control.
|In flat-panel TV, Mitsubishi, which was the first consumer electronics manufacturer to show a plasma TV, has opted to drop the category in favor of LCD TV models with 1,080p resolution.
The company is offering models in three feature packages, with two screen sizes â€” 37W inches and 46W inches. All feature an integrated one-piece design this year.
The 37W-inch LT-37131 ($3,299, August) and 46W-inch LT-46131 ($4,899, October) feature integrated ATSC and QAM tuning, dual HDMI and component video inputs, an IEEE-1394 interface, ClearThought Easy Connect system, DVI-I PC input and 4D video noise reduction. The 37W-inch model includes a remote operated power swivel base.
The 37W-inch LT-37132 ($3,499, September) adds Mitsubishi's PerfectTint system, three sets of component video inputs, TV Guide On Screen programming guide, NetCommand with learning IR and power swivel base.
The Diamond Series 46W-inch LT-46231 ($5,199, October) adds to that full spectrum color system.
Explaining the decision to go with 1,080p in a screen size as small as 37W inches, Marty Zanfino, Mitsubishi product development director, said the added resolution of a 1,920 by 1,080 display will enable viewers to sit closer to a screen before detecting image limitations. This is especially good, then, for mid- to large-screen LCD TVs, such as 37W-inch models, since viewers will need to sit closer to the screen to get a better visual impact.