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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #707: United Object Smart Beam Laser Projector

By The HT Guys • Oct 2 2015, 8:54am

One pico projector that’s getting a lot of attention is the United Object Smart Beam Laserpico projector. Not only is it tiny, small enough to fit in any travel bag, it has some unique features that make it quite compelling as the centerpiece to your portable home theater. We had the opportunity to play with one recently and it was a lot of fun.

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LG Announces Cinematic 100-inch Class Laser TV

By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 31 2012, 4:23am

LG Electronics (LG) announced the launch of its 100-Inch class (100 inch diagonal) Laser TV featuring both Smart TV and Digital TV capabilities.

An impressive home cinema system, the 100-inch class LG "HECTO" Laser TV comprises a special screen and an external Ultra Short Throw (UST) projection unit. The unique system, which will be demonstrated for the first time...

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HDTV Almanac - New Type of “Laser TV”

By Alfred Poor • Feb 24 2011, 1:00pm

Mitsubishi has developed yet another twist on the flat panel television, according to a report in Tech-On. Instead of using LEDs as a solid-state light source for an LCD panel, the design uses a red laser along with a special, high-brightness, cyan LED. The combination of the two light sources create a mixed white light [...]

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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Nationwide 3D Experience Tour Brings Largest, Most Immersive Lineup of 3D TVs to Cities Across America

By Shane Sturgeon • Aug 27 2010, 3:54am

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. (MDEA) today announced the launch of its nationwide 3D Experience Tour, which will introduce its unparalleled lineup of theater-like immersive 3D* DLP® Home Cinema Televisions to U.S. consumers. The tour packs Mitsubishi's latest and greatest 3D TV technology into Mitsubishi's Mobile Marketing Showroom, a 995 sq. ft. 18-wheeled home theater experience that gives viewers across the country the chance to experience the industry's largest and broadest lineup of 60-inch plus large-screen 3D-capable TVs available today.

The tour will showcase...

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HDTV Almanac - DLP Still Alive

By Alfred Poor • Jul 1 2010, 1:00pm

I have often said that you could take a rear projection television, dip it in batter, deep fry it, and cover it with powdered sugar and the average American consumer still would not buy it. So the news is that Mitsubishi still has not given up on rear-projection DLP televisions. Yes, their pricey LaserVue sets [...]

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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Adds New 75-Inch LaserVue TV to Bolster Industry's Broadest Line of 60-Inch-and-Larger 3D TVs Available Today

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 26 2010, 4:06am

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., the undisputed innovator in large-screen televisions, today announced two significant 3D additions to its unparalleled line-up of theater-like 3D TVs: A 75-inch LaserVue® TV (Model L75-A91) brandishing several prolific, new features, and a 3D Starter Pack (Model 3DC-1000) containing all the necessities for watching 3D at home.

The new Mitsubishi 3D Starter Pack contains...

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HDTV Expert - Is it time to kill the DVD?

By Pete Putman • May 20 2010, 3:56pm

The red laser DVD, that is. With Blu-ray player prices steadily dropping and more aggressive discounts on upcoming releases, it's time to move on.

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HDTV Almanac - New Laser HDTV

By Alfred Poor • Apr 8 2010, 1:00pm

You may have heard the buzz about Prysm and its new “laser phosphor display” (LPD). The short take-away points on this story are (1) this is a new and different approach to flat screen displays, and (2) it is not likely to be a consumer product any time soon.
Here’s how the display works; an array [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Something Small from Mitsubishi

By Alfred Poor • Jun 12 2009, 1:00pm

At the CES Line Show in New York City earlier this week, I visited with Mitsubishi. As expected, they had some large stories to tell, including their 82″ DLP rear projection HDTV that they claim is the largest 3D-ready TV on the market (shipping in July). And they were showing their LaserVue rear projection sets [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Laser TV Price Set; Brace Yourself

By Alfred Poor • Sep 9 2008, 1:00pm

Numerous sources are reporting that Mitsubishi has announced the pricing for the 65″ model of its new Laser TV, recently branded “Laservue”. The rear projection 1080p design is slated to ship by “the end of the third quarter” — (”Really, Seth? Really, Amy!”) — so we’ve only got to wait a few more weeks . [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Orders for Projector Lasers

By Alfred Poor • Jul 8 2008, 1:00pm

QPC Lasers, Inc. announced last week that the company has received a contract for $3.5 million for red, green, and blue lasers to be used in a 3D projector system. This is in addition to the $12 million contract to produce lasers for Laser TVs that was announced last December. These are certainly some impressive [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Laser TV Makes Green Claim

By Alfred Poor • Jun 27 2008, 1:00pm

Mitsubishi has announced that it will ship a 65″ LaserVue laser TV starting in the third quarter of this year, with a 73″ model to follow. Now, the third quarter officially starts on Tuesday and ends on September 30th, but I’ll be stunned if we see any shipments before Labor Day. This does imply that [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Blue Laser Update

By Alfred Poor • May 29 2008, 1:00pm

In an earlier HDTV Almanac entry, I wrote about a complaint filed by Gertrude Neumark Rothschild against 31 electronics companies for violation of her patents on blue LEDs and lasers. According to a press release by the law firm handling the complaint, four companies have signed licensing agreements for the technology. Sony and Sanyo are [...]

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #243 - The Death of Rear Projection TVs & Bridging the Gap from your Computer to your TV

By The HT Guys • Jan 20 2008, 4:37pm

We witnessed the death of CRT a few years ago when we searched high and low all over the CES show floor for somebody showing anything resembling a tube TV and came up empty. This year, if you don't count the Texas Instruments DLP booth, we saw only three rear projection sets at the entire show. Sony has announced their exiting the market because it wasn't profitable. By not announcing anything new, JVC has all but announced that they won't be in the game for very much longer. Samsung announced a hand full of new models and Mitsubishi is is touting their new laser based unit that should be available before the end of the year. So for today's show we give you some tips that will help you decide if buying a Rear Projection TV is right for you.

Also,
Until now the concept of a media center PC, or a computer in your home theater has largely remained in the realm of the IT expert or extreme enthusiast. There hasn't really been a product yet that has bridged the gap between the IT side of yo ...

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HDTV Almanac - CES 2008: Laser TV — Too Little, Too Late?

By Alfred Poor • Jan 8 2008, 2:00pm

Last night I went to the Mitsubishi Laser TV event in which they rolled out the prototype 50″ Laser TV. The company is careful not to call it rear projection, as they don’t want it to carry the baggage associated with that market segment. Instead, they want to present it as a new class of [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Good News for Laser TV

By Alfred Poor • Dec 5 2007, 2:00pm

Like the notorious “Norwegian Blue” parrot, Laser TVs may not be dead but only sleeping. Mitsubishi will hold a press event at CES 2008 in Las Vegas in a month, and the company is expected to show new Laser TVs as part of its 2008 product lineup. While this is still short of the mark [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Laser TV a No Show?

By Alfred Poor • Nov 28 2007, 2:00pm

What was missing on Black Friday? I didn’t see any rear projection models with solid state lasers as a light source. This design is supposed to be the answer to why rear projection sets don’t sell. Lasers will eliminate the costly projection lamp and never need to be replaced. Lasers also require simpler optics, [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Licensing Pool for HD DVD

By Alfred Poor • Jun 4 2007, 2:00pm

As we are frequently reminded, the reason that a lot of companies are in the consumer electronics market is not just to manufacture and sell products, but also to get revenue by licensing the intellectual property used to create those products. The battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD to be the high-definition laser storage solution [...]

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HDTV Almanac - SID 2007: Laser TV Looks Great

By Alfred Poor • May 24 2007, 2:00pm

Rear projection HDTV sales continue to defy rational analysis as buyers choose to spend an extra $1,000 or more to get a flat panel model instead. One development on the near horizon that could change this is the arrival of the Laser TV.
A Laser TV is really a rear projection HDTV that replaces the projection [...]

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HDTV Almanac - A New Microdisplay for HDTVs

By Alfred Poor • May 1 2007, 2:00pm

Plasma, LCD, DLP, LCoS: the current technology landscape is cluttered enough to cause paralyzing confusion for many buyers. The prospect of OLED, SED, and Laser TVs only makes the question of whether to buy now or to wait that much more difficult. But the display industry does not stand still, and the next breakthrough technology [...]