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Mitsubishi Unveils 29 New Video Products

Mitsubishi debuted 27 widescreen displays and TVs, and a new HDTV receiver/controller.

Huntington Beach, CA–Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America introduced 27 widescreen displays and televisions, along with a new HDTV receiver/controller, at its annual dealer line show April 17.

With its theme, “More Than Just Television…Mitsubishi Television,” the company unveiled 12 HD and HD-upgradeable rear-projection televisions, six widescreen televisions featuring microdisplay technology, three new plasma displays, five LCD monitors and its 82-inch, three-chip LCoS HDTV. Mitsubishi also displayed its HD-6000 high-definition receiver/controller, which includes a PVR that can record in high definition onto its 120-gigabyte hard drive.

This year’s product line also includes LCD monitors ranging from 22 to 55 inches; rear-projection TVs measuring 42 to 65 inches; 42-inch to 61-inch plasma monitors; and seven models with microdisplay technology spanning 52 to 82 inches in size.

Five of Mitsubishi’s new televisions integrate HD PVRs with 120-gigagbyte hard drives, which in addition to its digital recording capabilities (12 hours of HD, 72 hours of non-HD recording) includes MPEG SD encoders. The most compact HD receiver/controller Mitsubishi has ever built, the HD-6000 can be discretely added to any display, eliminating the need for set-top boxes, cables and PVR subscription fees.

Most of the new Mitsubishi, Medallion and Diamond series televisions feature an integrated digital-cable-ready HDTV receiver; a CableCARD slot; TV Guide On Screen electronic program guide; FireWire (IEEE 1394) digital home networking ports and Mitsubishi’s NetCommand 4.0 system control. Models without the integrated HD receiver are upgradeable. Many of the new TVs also are equipped with PC inputs, AMVP2–Mitsubishi’s second-generation Advanced Multimedia Video Processor–and PerfectColor six-way color adjustment.

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