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Mitsubishi ships first-ever laser TV set

updated 12:30 pm EDT, Tue October 28, 2008

Mitsubishi laser TV ships

After a small delay, Mitsubishi says it has begun shipping the LaserVue, said to be the world's first commercial laser TV. The technology is claimed to reproduce up to two times the color of most current HDTVs, and at the same time consume significantly less power. Power use in the LaserVue is 135W, said to be a third of the amount used in an equivalent LCD, or a fourth of that used in a similar plasma set.

Other features of the TV include 120Hz rendering, brightness rated at 500 nits, and support for both 1080p resolutions and x.v. Color. Mitsubishi additionally claims that the set should be capable of various 3D effects, but admits that this requires not only supporting media and source hardware, but a standard that does not yet exist.

At present the only LaserVue TV available is a 65-inch model, costing $7,000. Mitsubishi has previously announced the existence of a 73-inch set, but pricing and release dates have yet to be made public.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Coursedesign

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Saw this at Magnolia

    I had no idea this was a Laser TV, and neither did the staff..., but holy mackerel what a picture!

    It put all the other high end Pioneer Elites, etc. to shame, and not by a small margin either.

    (I've had $40,000 projectors, $8,000 Pioneer Elite TVs, and two custom-built rigs, but this beats them all.)

    I gotta start saving!!!

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