I4U: You thought plasma, LCD, OLED, DLP and CRT were all the choices you had in HDTV? Think again. Mitsubishi is adding a new color to the palette, in the form of a high-def TV that uses laser technology. Expect to pay a large premium, though, as always, for the increase in picture quality and environmental friendliness.
Mitsubishi’s LaserVue HDTV is slated for release fairly soon, well in time for the holiday season.
The difference over other high-def sets is that it uses an engine powered by laser lights, instead of standard TV lighting technology.
The LaserVue set will retail for $6,999 (nearly 5,000 euro) when it comes out by the end of this quarter. Mitsubishi promises that it offers a sharper picture, more defined colors and greater power efficiency. It will use approximately one third of the power that a similar plasma HDTV would require.