You thought plasma, LCD, OLED, DLP and CRT were all the choices you had in HDTV? Think again, man. Mitsubishi is adding a new color to the palette, in the form of a high-def TV that uses laser technology. Expect to pay a large premium, though, as always, for the increase in picture quality and environmental friendliness.
Mitsubishi's LaserVue HDTV is slated for release fairly soon, well in time for the holiday season. The difference over other high-def sets is that it uses an engine powered by laser lights, instead of standard TV lighting technology. It sounds cool, as many new fangled ideas do, but expect to pay around $7,000 to get in on the new fad.The LaserVue set will retail for $6,999 when it comes out by the end of this quarter. Mitsubishi promises that it offers a sharper picture, more defined colors and greater power efficiency. It will use approximately one third of the power that a similar plasma HDTV would require.
Sony's OLED (organic light-emitting diode) HDTV has been making waves with its unbelievably thin form factor and a picture that looks even more crisp than some of the most expensive LCD/plasma sets out there.
Mitsubishi's set offers that as well as the ability to display content in 3D, without the need for those goofy glasses. If you aren't interested in this, then I guess it's time to go adjust your rabbit ears.
Via the Mitsubishi LaserVue site
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