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Rear screen projection TVs are dead

Mitsubishi has announced the end of its rear projection screen TVs. For many years if you had big-screen TV, it was typically a rear projection style unit. As pricing on LCD and plasma TV sets came down and screen sizes increased, consumer interest in rear projection TVs waned.

Mitsubishi was the last manufacturer producing these relics from the past, but the company has informed its authorized service centers 73-inch, 82-inch, and 92-inch DLP projection TVs will be discontinued.

Mitsubishi Electrical Visual Solutions America (MEVSA) president and CEO Junichi Nose stated that the change was part of an "important change in business direction, which will necessitate a corresponding restructuring of the MEVSA organization."

MESVA's Max Wasinger added, "We are in the midst of an orderly exit from the DLP TV business. MEVSA will now focus on B-to-B (projectors, display wall, printers, digital signage, monitors, etc.) and the home theater projector business."

Mitsubishi's line of projection screen TVs were far from inexpensive. The 75-inch LaserVue TV sold for about $4,000 at retail locations around the country. 

Source: CE Pro



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RE: Poor example....
By theapparition on 12/3/2012 11:50:52 AM , Rating: 2
Personally, I've never understood the attraction to many "thin" hang on the wall TVs for home theater setups. Good speakers are going to have depth, the AV equipment has depth, so does the Blu-ray. And I haven't seen any cable boxes made flat either. Most people don't install their equipment in another room or closet.

So for most peoples homes, the AV equipment and speakers hang out, so why does the TV need to be flat. Gives a recessed look that's not too flattering.

I'll agree that the flat TVs are ideal where you don't really have too much equipment.

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Also - did they ever fix the viewing angle? Horrible viewing angles is what put me off of DLP - but it's possible they have improved this.

DLP always had very good horizontal viewing angles but poor vertical viewing angles. But to be honest, on DLP TVs this size (65"-90"), it's almost impossible to get into an angle where you see it. You literally have to be 1 ft from the TV and have your head on the ground or near the ceiling to have the picture wash out. Certainly not a position most chose to watch TV from.


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