Mitsubishi announced today additional details surrounding the performance and functionality of its LaserVue TV (Laser TV).
The Mitsubishi LaserVue will be available in 65" and 73" models with the 65 inch Diamond shipping to authorized retailers in the third quarter of this year and the 73 inch Diamond to follow. We actually reported about these screen sizes already as we found them in the Laservue FAQs.
"As a result of our majority share of the world-wide high-performance red laser market, Mitsubishi has an unparalleled, acute understanding of laser technology, and the corresponding expertise to effectively engineer laser beams to function as the ultimate light engine for this premium large screen television product," said Frank DeMartin, vice president, marketing, at Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. "Several TV manufacturers have attempted to bring laser TV to market, and have failed. Making laser TV a reality represents yet another history-making milestone in a long legacy of industry firsts for Mitsubishi."
Laser beams provide the widest range of rich, complex colors, along with the most clarity and depth of field. Precise and focused, the purity of laser light far surpasses current high definition technologies. The color gamut as a percentage of BT.709 for LaserVue prototypes, has been measured at approximately 200 percent, delivering over twice the color of many of today’s HDTVs. Brightness has been demonstrated at about 500 nits. Additional features for LaserVue TV include Smooth 120hz and x.v. Color.
Mitsubishi LaserVue TVs are also capable of delivering a 3D viewing experience.
The LaserVue has an operating power targeted at under 200 watts. This is about one-half the power of today's LCD TVs, and one-third of plasma TVs.
At approximately 10 inches deep, LaserVue TV has been designed for both floor stand and wall-mount applications.
Via Mitsubishi TV site. More about LaserVue TVs.