Mitsubishi outlined its HDTV lineup for the upcoming model year at the company's line show in Huntington Beach, California, today. In addition to highlighting the new laser-based DLP TV prototype that made headlines earlier in the week, the company announced several new DLP and LCD rear-projection models ranging in size from 52 to 73 inches, as well as four new LCD flat-panels (37-inch and 46-inch models). Nearly all of the 2006 models boast 1080p resolution--of the highlighted TVs, only the 52-inch WD-52531 and 62-inch WD-62531 LCD rear-pros were 720p. And unlike the bulk of last year's Mitsubishis (rear-projection models), these 1080p HDTVs should be capable of accepting a 1080p input via HDMI. With 1080p-capable Blu-ray players and the PlayStation 3 just months away, that once-lofty spec is looking even more like a baseline for videophiles.
Unfortunately, Mitsubishi elected to withhold pricing and availability information until later in the year. Once that information is available, we'll pass it on to you.