Mitsubishi has been making 3D TVs for years now (true story!). However, that doesn’t mean the company’s 3D line couldn’t use some sprucing up.
Mitsubishi announced a new LaserVue model, the 75-inch L75-A91 ($5,999), as well as a 3D Starter Pack (3DC-1000).
The Mitsubishi 3D Starter Pack is a little something for existing (and future) owners of Mitsubishi 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs and LaserVue TVs. For $399, you’ll get two pairs of active-shutter 3D glasses, a 3D emitter, a 3D adapter with remote, an HDMI cable and a 3D Blu-ray disc.
The disc isn’t an actual movie, like a few other manufacturers (Samsung, Panasonic) are offering. Instead, it’s sort of a “greatest hits” with 3D trailers for A Christmas Carol, Alice In Wonderland and Toy Story 3. There is a nifty little exclusive, though: An educational short about 3D, which is presented by Lion King cartoon cuties Timon and Pumba.
Just an FYI: That 3D adapter is the one that Mitsubishi was showing off at CES in January 2010. This $99 piece is what enables the company’s TVs to convert side-by-side, top-bottom, and frame-packing 3D signal formats as prescribed by HDMI 1.4a. It will work will every 3D-ready DLP TV that Mitsubishi has shipped since 2007, as well as the 2010 638 Series and new LaserVue 3D TVs. Signal upgrades for the 738 and 838 series are coming this summer.
If you don’t already have a Mitsubishi LaserVue TV, the company also just announced the 75-inch L75-A91. New features on this model include a Cinema Color mode and StreamTV access, which includes content from VUDU, Pandora, Flickr, and other content providers. Other perks include True120Hz, a USB port, Plush 1080p 5G 12-bit Digital Video Processing, and four HDMI inputs.
Mitsubishi 3D Starter Pack
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