LG intros 'Hecto' Laser TV short-throw projector
LG has made a jump on most of its competitors ramping up its pre-CES 2013 announcements. Among its newly unveiled is its ‘Hecto’ Laser TVprojector, which is set apart from the crowd by its short-throw capability. Unlike other projectors that need to be positioned well away from a screen, the ‘Hecto’ Laser TV can project a 100-inch display from as little as 22-inches away.
Mitsu LaserVue and DLP LCD
Mitsubishi on Monday took advantage of the gap between electronics shows to firm up its HDTV lineup, including the first-ever laser TVs. Originally shown at CES, the laser-based range is now to be called LaserVue and should be available sometime during the summer. While most details of sets themselves are unknown, the news makes laser TV only the second next-generation HDTV technology after OLED to ship and will reportedly eliminate most of the problems of both LCDs and plasma: the screen jumps from showing just 40 percent of the visible color range to 200 percent and consumes half the power of an LCD. It can also display 3D imagery with the right support.
Mitsubishi Laser TV at CES
Mitsubishi today revealed details about its laser TV technology following its debut at CES. Based on technology from Australian firm Arasor, the approach is said to produce far more accurate light than possible with either LCD, plasma, or rear projection techniques. Where an average TV can only display 40 percent or less of the visible spectrum, the beams from a laser TV can produce double the color and create a far more color-accurate image on the screen, Mitsubishi says. The precision also improves over other technologies and prevents color bleeding or other artifacts.