Mitsubishi follows LG with Vudu integration on some new TVs

The Mitsubishi Unisen Diamond LT-249 models will feature integrated Vudu video streaming.

Mitsubishi Unisen Diamond LT-249
Mitsubishi's soon-to-be-released Unisen Diamond LT-249 LCD TVs will now feature Vudu's streaming video-on-demand service. Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi's upcoming line of Unisen LT-249 LCD TVs were already notable for being the first flat-panel TVs with built-in soundbar speakers. But now the 46-inch and 52-inch models have a second bragging point: built-in support for Vudu. When the TVs hit retailers later in September, they'll have nearly all of the same streaming video features available in the Vudu BX100 set-top box. That includes access to YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, and Pandora online streaming as well.

For Vudu, it's the second such hardware partner in as many months to offer the on-demand video service embedded into TVs (LG was the first). While Vudu is one of many such online options on the LG Netcast TVs (they also do Netflix, YouTube, and Yahoo Widgets), Mitsubishi ups the ante by including a $50 Vudu credit for buyers of its TVs (though it must be used within the first 60 days of activation).

CNET will have a hands-on review of the new Mitsubishi models in upcoming weeks.

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