Mitsubishi announced that their first Laser TV LaserVue 65 inch HDTV is available at retailers now. The Mitsubishi LaserVue L65-A90 is now being sold for $6,999 at select specialty retailers nationwide.
Apparently sales of the Laser TV started earlier as Mitsubishi says in the announcement that many consumers nationally have already purchased LaserVue.
Quote: "The consumer demand for LaserVue has simply exceeded our expectations and the product is a terrific example of Mitsubishi's technology leadership within the home entertainment market. Bringing laser TV to market is a significant industry accomplishment and we're very proud to be the only TV manufacturer to date that has delivered on the promise of a laser-driven TV," said Frank DeMartin, vice president, marketing, at Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America.
The highlights of the Mitsubishi Laser TV are reproduction of color gamut in excess of 200% of BT.709* (twice that of other HDTVs), 135W power consumption (a third of other HDTVs), 120Hz, x.v. Color, and 1080p. To locate a retailer near you that carries the LaserVue use this retail locator on Mitsubishi site.
With $7k the 65 inch LaserVue TV is only for the early adopter with deep pockets. 65 inch Plasma and LCD 1080p HDTVs are considerably cheaper. Compare Prices here.
*BT.709 is an ITU-R standard designed to provide a common digital standard for interoperability between the three analog video/TV systems (NTSC, PAL and SECAM) for high definition television.