No need for 16 speakers built right into your next HDTV? How's about the ability to watch 3D content whenever it infiltrates the home? Mitsubishi's other big introduction today comes in the form of its 2009 Home Theater TV line, a family that includes the 737 Series (60-, 65-, 73- and 82-inch), 837 Series (65-, 73- and 82-inch) and the standalone 82-inch WD-82737. The big screen crew is completely 3D ready and the whole lot features 120Hz dejudder technology, the firm's exclusive 6-color processor, four HDMI 1.3a sockets and a JADE Activity-based user interface. For those badly in need of a new set after suffering through March Madness on that 22-inch CRT, you'll be elated to know that every set mentioned here is shipping now from $1,499 to $4,999, with the full gamut of details waiting just past the break...
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Announces Its Large Screen
2009 Home Theater TVs with 3D-Ready Technology
New Line-up Offers Incredible Picture Quality and Exceptional Value
and Includes World's Largest 3D-Ready TV at Giant 82" Screen Size
IRVINE, Calif. - April 8, 2009 - Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. (MDEA) today announced its new Home Theater TV series for 2009, offering a larger than life, vivid viewing experience and includes 3D-Ready1 viewing technology – a feature becoming more in demand among consumers as 3D content production continues to increase. In addition to 3D-Ready, the new Home Theater TV product line features a solid offering of large screen sizes including an impressive 82" model. All eco-friendly MDEA Home Theater TVs are highly energy efficient, consuming approximately one-half the operating power of similarly sized flat panel TVs.
"Based on current economic conditions, consumers are looking for products that marry high quality with significant value, and TVs are no exception. Our new Home Theater TVs provide unparalleled picture performance and value, and are the best performing displays for large screen entertainment," said Frank DeMartin, vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. "We view Home Theater Television as a growth category, and our new 2009 line-up provides larger screen sizes, new technology enhancements, and notable efficiency in operating power consumption, which is becoming a prominent factor that consumers now consider when making a TV purchase."
Best in Large Screen Entertainment
MDEA continues to lead the competition with the largest Home Theater TVs available. The new 737 Series will include the all-new 82" 1080p model along with 60", 65" and 75" screen sizes - all featuring 3D-Ready viewing technology. The models will also include Smooth 120Hz™, New Advanced Video Calibration Mode, JADE Activity Based User Interface, Improved DeepField™ Imager, SharpEdge™, Video Noise Reduction, UltraThin™ Frame and Mitsubishi's Exclusive 6-Color Processor™ which provides significantly more color reproduction than typical flat panel TVs. All models are EnergyStar™ 3.0 qualified.
The MDEA 837 series boasts three premium Home Theater TV models ranging from 65"to 82", offering consumers outstanding picture performance with the ability to take advantage of the 3D-Ready capability. All of the Home Theater TVs are highly energy efficient and are EnergyStar 3.0 qualified offering another layer of value with each model consuming approximately one-half the operating power of similarly sized flat panel TVs, at around half the price. Other features include PerfectTint™, 4 HDMI 1.3a, Dark Detailer™, NetCommand®, USB Media Input, ISFccc Certified, and RS-232C Interface.
"As the home theater market continues to flourish and the cinema space continues to embrace 3D, we clearly see MDEA's 3D-Ready Home Theater TVs playing a key role in meeting consumers craving for the best and most advanced home theater experience," said David Naranjo, director of product development, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. "MDEA's is clearly keeping pace with this increased demand and our new line-up of Home Theater TVs offer consumers the opportunity to bring 3D into their own home to enjoy 3D movies and games."
3D-Ready Redefines Home Theater Experience
MDEA's entire Home Theater product line re-defines the large screen entertainment category by offering 3D-Ready viewing technology. Mitsubishi is committed to making 3D a reality in consumer's homes worldwide and over the past several years, MDEA has worked closely with leading technology and content providers to develop the most compelling 3D experience for consumers, particularly for 3D gaming and movies.
Availability and Pricing
MDEA's Home Theater TV models are available now. Retail pricing is as follows:
WD-60737 - $1,499.00 WD-73737 - $2,499.00
WD-65737 - $1,799.00 WD-82737 - $4,199.00
WD-65837 - $2,199.00 WD-737837 - $2,999.00 WD-82837 - $4,999.00
With Mitsubishi's LaserVue lines humming along once more, it's time for the company to bust out a few more big announcements in the HDTV space. First up is the new Unisen line, comprised of the 151 Series (40-, 46- and 52-inches), the 153 Series (40-, 46- and 52-inches) and the high-end Diamond 259 Series (46- and 52-inches). Each set in the line comes with a built-in "5.1-channel" 16-speaker audio bar, much like the iSP LT-52149 that we reviewed last fall. Each model also incorporates a new UltraThin Frame design, Smooth 120Hz Film Motion technology, four HDMI 1.3a inputs and a USB media port. The top end crew also includes an iSP calibration microphone, Plush1080p 5G 18-bit digital video processing, a wired IR input and a few swank blue accents to really woo the ladies. The whole family should ship to the United States next month and range from $1,799 to $3,299. Exact pricing is just after the break...
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. Unveils Unisen™
One-Of-A-Kind, Premium Flat Panel TVs Deliver Immersive Sound Experience
IRVINE, Calif. - April 8, 2009 --- Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. today announced its 2009 line of Premium Flat Panel TVs. Newly branded Unisen™, the three new series all feature a fully integrated 16-speaker Dolby™ Digital 5.1 channel surround system. Each new premium flat panel TV delivers the optimal blend of superior picture performance with unparalleled immersive sound technology, providing viewers with a complete sensory experience. Unisen will allow consumers to enjoy concert quality sound in their homes, without the need for separate home theater components. The Unisen 2009 line-up will feature screen sizes ranging from 40 to 52 inches.
"Mitsubishi is a very unique television brand, and in a virtual sea of flat panel TV offerings, so too is our new Unisen Immersive Sound Television," said Frank DeMartin, vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. "Unisen was built upon the principle of uniting world-class video imagery with fully integrated immersive sound technology to streamline and efficiently enhance the consumer's home theater entertainment experience. Coming off the heels of our 2008 introduction of the world's first Laser TV; LaserVue, our 2009 line of Unisen TVs are yet another prime example of Mitsubishi's ongoing dedication to consistently deliver the most innovative television products to the market."
How Unisen Works
Conceived and built with MDEA expertise and precision, this revolutionary immersive sound television features 16 intelligent speakers that direct perfectly balanced audio waves beside and behind the user to reproduce 5.1 surround sound and create an unparalleled entertainment experience. Through the use of an advanced algorithm, the sound technology delays the sound beams and projects them independently from the 16 speakers at varying intervals, to create fully immersive surround sound.
Consumers who value both their space and time, will find that Unisen's built-in 16 speaker immersive sound technology delivers high quality sound quickly and completely, with simple setup and ongoing user-friendly operation. Upon initial set-up, the user can enter specific room dimensions into the on-screen graphical interface, or simply utilize the calibration microphone to calculate and set the sound beams for optimal sound within the specific room environment. The user can also adjust the direction, location, and sound levels for each of the five surround channels. The output level for the sub woofer is also directly controllable from the remote control.
With a simple user interface and audio supported by both HDMI and digital audio inputs, Unisen is designed to deliver optimal sound in typical room settings and supports easy connection to DVD and Blu-ray players.
Mitsubishi Unisen TVs combine ultra compact design and advanced video performance to deliver a gorgeous picture, in a beautifully crafted display. Each model features a New UltraThin Frame™ design delivering a frame measuring less than one inch, advanced Smooth 120Hz Film Motion for viewing of fast and slow moving programs and Enhanced Color. Every model features wide color gamut backlight technology to reproduce approximately 25 percent more color than most LCD-TVs. All Unisen models are EnergyStar™ 3.0.
"This is sound the way it was meant to be heard – effortless and true to life," said David Naranjo, director, product development, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. "We have been hard at work developing a technologically unique product that can easily fit in anyone's lifestyle, and provide consumers with the opportunity to experience superior home entertainment in its most efficient form."
Availability and Pricing
MDEA will ship Unisen to authorized retailers in the United States in May 2009. Retail pricing will be as follows:
Unisen 249 Diamond Series
46 in. - $2,799.00 52 in - $3,299.00
Unisen 153 Series
40 in. - $1,999.00 46 in - $2,399.00 52in. - $2,899.00
Unisen 151 Series
40 in. - $1,799.00 46 in - $2,199.00 52in. - $2,599.00
About Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., the Official HDTV Sponsor of The PGA TOUR, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of premium quality 1080p Home Theater TVs and Unisen™ Flat Panel TVs along with the world's first laser TV: LaserVue™. Recognized as the world leader and innovator of large display high-definition televisions, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America builds products that lead the industry in quality, performance and ease-of-use. For additional information about MDEA, visit www.mitsubishi-tv.com.
These TVs are nice!