Mits and More
Last Monday was Mitsubishi’s line show. Yes, it’s taken me all week to put up info.
Mits sees big growth in big screens. Really big screens. They love their 73-inchers.
On the RPTV side, there were nine new models.
The 733 series has a 57 ($2,499), 65 ($2,999), and 73-inch ($4,699) models. They’re 1080p, offer x.v.Color (This is Mits and Sony’s name for xvYCC, which you can read about here), and have Mits’ 6-color color wheel. (WD-57733, WD-65733, WD-73733)
The 734 series has 57 ($2,799), 65 (price N/A), and 73-inch (price N/A). These are just like the 733, but also have “Dark Detailer,” for alleged better blacks, “Deep Field Imager” for better in-scene contrast, and “Sharp Edge” which should do as it sounds. You also get a front HDMI input. (WD-57734, WD-65734, WD-73734)
Lastly, the Diamond, or 833 series has, surprise, a 57 ($3,399), 65 ($3,999), and 73-inch ($5,899) versions. Here you get a 120Hz mode, TV Guide On Screen, and the 3D mode mentioned below. (WD-57833, WD-65833, WD-73833)
All Mitsubishi’s new 1080p LCDs have thinner bezels, so larger sizes can fit in smaller spaces, and to just plain look cooler.
The 133 series includes 40 ($2,699), 46 ($3,399), and 52-inch ($4,499) models. All have x.v.Color. (LT-40133, LT-46133, LT-52133)
The 134 series has one model, the LT-40134, for $2,899. It adds a couple of minor electronic features and a side HDMI input.
The 144 series has 46 ($3,899) and a 52-inch ($5,099) models. The big jump here is for 120Hz. (LT-46144, LT-52144)
The Diamond or 244 series also has a 46 ($4,499) and a 52-inch ($5,699) models. These also have 120Hz and CableCARD, TV Guide Daily, and a side HDMI input. (LT-46244, LT-52244)
In the back they had set up a compelling demo of xvYCC. I was just as impressed seeing as it in person as I was seeing it on paper, but it’s still meaningless without content.
Also shown was a demo of a DLP showing 3D game content. You need special 3D glasses (of course), but said glasses are light and presumably cheap. It is said to work with just about any 3D game. What made it interesting was that the TV was running at 120Hz, so each eye saw a 60 Hz framerate (as in no flicker). It was infinitely less fatiguing than many 3D technologies. More info as I have it.
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