Mitsubishi intros laser-driven HD set

Mitsubish unveiled the world’s first laser-based HDTV set at its 2006 National Dealer Line Show today. The Mitsubishi laser HDTV has separate red, green and blue semiconductor lasers in an exclusive implementation together with Texas Instrument’s 1080p DLP HDTV chip.

“With laser-based HDTV technology, Mitsubishi will create another first in the large-screen television category as it has over the last three decades with introductions such as the first 50-inch rear projection TV, the first 35-inch direct view TV and, as recently as last year, the first 1080p DLP HDTV,” said Mitsubishi Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Max Wasinger.

Mitsubishi says the laser HDTV improves color performance, both in intensity and in the range of colors which can be reproduced. It also has expanded color depth and what Mitsubishi says is the widest color gamut possible from any display source, including LED-lighted displays.
In fact, Mitsubishi laser-based HDTV technology produces a color gamut far exceeding (1.8 times greater) that of normal LCD televisions. Laser technology takes advantage of the latest extended color space standard for video applications, xvYCC, to produce the widest color gamut ever available in video displays.

Mitsubishi also introduced two 73-inch microdisplay HDTVs, the largest microdisplay screens available.