November 15, 2010
| by Rachel Cericola
Mitsubishi wants to support the new 3D signal formats, as well as its customers. So today, the company announced a free 3D TV software upgrade, which will allow some of its 3D DLP TVs to do 3D signal formats via HDMI 1.4a.
The 3D TVs getting the good stuff will be the 738 and 838 series of Mitsubishi’s 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs. That way, existing customers can connect to Blu-ray 3D players and receivers, as well as satellite and cable set-top boxes, all without the need for Mitsubishi’s add-on 3D adapter.
Those Mitsubishi 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs come in some pretty hearty screen sizes, ranging from 60 to a whopping 82 inches.
“Size and speed are crucial to enjoying the most realistic, immersive 3D TV viewing experience, and Mitsubishi leads the market on both fronts,” says Frank DeMartin, Mitsubishi’s VP of marketing. “With this new 3D TV software update, we keep our customers on the leading edge of 3D home entertainment, and they can now experience a full range of 3D TV content on our cinema-like large screen 3D TVs.”
If you have one of the 738 or 838 TVs, the free software upgrade will be downloaded automatically—as long as your TV is connected to the web. If you don’t have that option, you can download the upgrade to a USB stick, which can then be plugged into the TV. Another option is to request a USB stick from Mitsubishi. Expect to pay a fee for that, though. Check out Mitsubishi’s website for more details.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.