Monthly ArchiveJune 2008
Laser TV News 24 Jun 2008 11:13 pm
It’s very quiet on the Laser TV Front. Mitsubishi is still scheduled to release its LaserVue model in the 3rd Quarter of 2008 in North America. The initial models will be huge; a 65-inch model will debut in the Fall, and a 73-inch model is scheduled to be available by the end of the year. Why such large screen sizes many people ask?
Rear-projection TV (RPTV) is a dying breed. Mitsubishi probably realized it would be suicidal to introduce a new line of RPTV in the mainstream TV market, which is already flooded with scores of affordable flat screen TVs. A first production LaserVue will not be cheap, so Mitsubishi’s plan to initially target the big screen TV market could be brilliant. Big screen TV consumers probably don’t analyze cabinet depths or even worry about getting the best overall value. They simply want the biggest and the best picture.
If LaserVue delivers the stunning picture quality we’ve all read about, look for laser engines to be integrated into smaller TVs and other products such as cell phones, computer monitors, projectors, etc. As the manufacturing costs of laser engines begin to fall rapidly in the next year or so, laser lit displays could become commonplace.