Mitsubishi is now a HDCP licensee, and their next-generation HD-5000 Promise Module (set top box) does incorporate a DVI-CP output. So it seems likely that this 82" LCOS model will feature a HDCP input (likely DVI-CP).
Azryan, I think some of us are extrapolating from the Toshiba 57" LcoS which weighs 300lbs. The Mits DLP 65" is massive for a DLP so it is an easy target for "fat" jokes when they come up with an 82" set of any kind. No one seems to know why the Toshiba needs to be so heavy, and Toshiba isn't talking.
Interesting phenomena. Many on here went gaga over the intro of Samsung DLP, then did the same with Toshiba's LCOS and many are waiting to buy the new Sony 58" LCOS model. Now, the large -screen king, Mitsubishi, announces a "killer" HDTV flagship model of 82" with ever imaginable and unimaginable feature and this board goes silent.
Mabe it's the war or SARS affects. Watch the pennies and to hell with the newest best "toy". Disappointing to see that you guys are wimping out. BTW, this set, technically, should weigh no more than 200 pounds and have no more than 24" in depth. Here is the full press release:
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Introduces Largest Consumer HDTV Projection Television Ever Created: The Mitsubishi Alpha
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2003--Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Inc. today introduced the Mitsubishi Alpha 82-inch Widescreen HDTV featuring 1080 x 1920 resolution, the consumer electronics industry's largest-ever HDTV.
Featuring Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) reflective LCD technology, super-high precision optics, and the highest performance digital receiver and processing circuits ever created by Mitsubishi Electric, this new Alpha television surpasses all previous standards of performance. Suggested value pricing for the Mitsubishi Alpha is $20,999.
"For those consumers who simply don't compromise on design, performance or reliability in their home theater and multimedia experience, the Mitsubishi Alpha will exceed their expectations," said Max Wasinger, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "We created the Mitsubishi Alpha by pushing the limits of all known display technology and signal processing, sparing no investment or effort to create this breakthrough HDTV," he added.
The Mitsubishi Alpha is a true multimedia HDTV, with direct computer input resolutions from VGA to W-XGA to direct native mode 1080 x 1920, and also incorporates all the HDTV features found in their Diamond Series HDTVs. These include a third-generation digital receiver, FireWire(R) (IEEE-1394) network connections, Home Audio Video interoperability (HAVi) system control software, and the NetCommand(TM) on-screen, icon-based home theater control system, including version 3.0 which has the ability to learn the IR commands from any home theater product.
"The design goal of the Mitsubishi Alpha was quite simple -- exceed all known standards of video performance and signal processing, in a `work of art' design. Then, add PC capability, multi-format card readers for viewing digital photographs and listening to digital audio files, and an amazing list of features, coupled with the NetCommand 3.0 control system, so it's the easiest-to-use HDTV ever built," said Robert A. Perry, vice president, marketing. "Whether it's watching high-definition broadcasts recorded via FireWire or surfing the Web with the family, the 82-inch Mitsubishi Alpha redefines `home theater' and family entertainment."
No one seems to know why the Toshiba needs to be so heavy, and Toshiba isn't talking. [/b]
My opinion is that due to that big piece of glass on the front, the 57HLX82 needs quite a bit of ballast to keep it from being front heavy. With so little inside the TV it is quite possible that the concern was it would fall forward if it became slightly off balance.
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