Mitsubishi Axes DLP Rear Projection TVs
December 3, 2012 9:31 AM
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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.
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RE: Poor example....
12/3/2012 5:33:35 PM
Ive got a 65" DLP that sits on top of the dresser in the bedroom. The dresser space would otherwise get cluttered with junk so there is no real loss of space if I had bought a flat screen and hung it on the wall only a loss of a cluttered counter top.
Best bang for buck personally is a projector if you have a dark enough room. About the time I should be in the market for a new bulb we should see laser projectors that can come close enough to bulb projectors to make the switch. Yes there are a few on the market but that lack the lumens to compete still but its getting there. Im hoping we should see 4k laser projectors in the coming two years? So I can increase my projected image to 180". :)
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