New flat-panel LCDs from Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi announces four new lines of flat-panel 1080p LCDs, all with three HDMI 1.3 inputs and x.v.Color support.
Mitsubishi rolled four new lines of flat-panel 1080p LCDs today, with a total of eight new LCDs.
We've got the full details below, but here's the short story. All of the LCDs have at least three
Mitsubishi is also promising thinner frames on the new LCDs. For example, the frames on LCDs are shrinking down to 1 inch, which Mitsubishi claims is half of a typical LCD frame--which is accurate, based on a quick sampling of LCDs we currently have in our labs.
Here's the full lineup of LCDs that Mitsubishi released today. Mitsubishi also announced new several new lines of DLPs today.
1080p flat-panel LCD HDTVs
As mentioned before, all of these series have a thin frame, along with x.v.Color. They also have what Mitsubishi calls "Full Spectrum Color," which refers to the fact that they have a slightly larger color gamut than standard LCDs. All of these LCDs also come with Mitsubishi's PerfectColor calibration tools, which give you more ability to adjust the picture to your liking.
- 40-inch LT-40133 ($2,700)
- 46-inch LT-46133 ($3,400)
- 52-inch LT-52133 ($4,500)
- Three HDMI 1.3 inputs with Simplay HD certification
- Three component video inputs (two rear, one side)
- USB port for photo viewing
- 40-inch LT-40134 ($2,900)
- Same as the 133 series, plus:
- PerfectTint, for additional customization of display settings
- NetCommand, which is designed to let the TV control a rackful of A/V gear, much like a universal remote
- An additional side HDMI input
- 46-inch LT-46144 ($3,900)
- 52-inch LT-52144 ($5,100)
- Same as the 134 series, plus:
- Component side input
- Smooth120Hz, which appears to be Mitsubishi's name for 120Hz refresh rate. A 120Hz refresh rate supposedly creates a smoother image during fast motion scenes, although we have yet to test it with Mitsubishi or other manufacturers.
"Diamond" 244 series
- 46-inch LT-46244 ($4,500)
- 52-inch LT-52244 ($5,700)
- Same as the 144 series, plus:
- CableCard slot
- TV Guide Daily, which is most likely an electronic program guide
- RS-232 port