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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12/4/2012 5:56:52 PM
The quotes do not say that Mitsubishi is giving up rear-projection TVs, but that it is exiting the DLP market. Mitsubishi's laservue TVs are not DLP, but are rear-projection. Since laser-tvs are new and superior, it makes logical sense to say that Mitsubishi is dropping DLP in favor of laser.
12/5/2012 11:19:50 AM
You clearly don't know what you are talking about. The LaserVue TVs are most assuredly DLPs, just with 3 lasers for the light source instead of a bulb, and no color wheel. No color wheel = no rainbow effect. (Owner of L75-A94)
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