Mitsubishi LaserVue TV: Best Image for Least Energy


Photo via Mitsubishi

Laser TVs are here, and Mitsubishi is leading the charge. The company announced on Tuesday that they're releasing the world's first laser-powered TV.

The massive 65" model is priced at an equally massive $6,999. But there is a reason people are willing to pay so much for this particular technology. Laser TVs have a much higher color intensity than other TV models, providing a great viewing experience. But they do so at a fraction of the energy use. The LaserVue is claimed to be the most energy efficient large-format, high definition TV available on the market, using about a third of that of LCDs and a fourth of what Plasmas suck up.

So, (arguably) best quality for least energy.

And really, with an operating power of 135 watts, who could argue (Engadget reports an energy use of 96 watts). That's roughly what a 25" computer monitor uses but this thing is a 65" TV.

LaserVue's technology is unparalleled; laser beams provide an extensive range of rich, complex colors, along with truly distinct clarity and immersive depth of field. Precise and focused, the purity of laser light far surpasses current high-definition technologies. LaserVue has demonstrated a reproduction of color gamut in excess of 200 percent of BT.709, delivering two times the color of many of today's HDTVs. Brightness has been demonstrated at approximately 500 nits. Additional features for LaserVue include Smooth 120Hz(TM), x.v. Color(TM) and 1080p with an Ultra Thin Frame.

It may seem like a miracle product, but we have yet to research its full impact on the environment. After all, we once though plasmas were amazing but turns out their footprint is pretty hefty.

Of course, Mitsubishi is ever so specific on this front:

Q: Will LaserVue TV be safe for consumers?
A: Absolutely.

Q: Is LaserVue TV environmentally-friendly?
A: The Mitsubishi LaserVue TV is energy efficient. It consumes approximately half the power of comparably-sized LCDs, and a third of Plasmas.

Thanks for the detail. We have to remember that there's more to being environmentally friendly than just being energy efficient.

And there is still the issue of price. $6,999 could be money well spent in a lot of other places, considering our gasping economy.

We'll watch to see how the market - and environment - deals with this very interesting and certainly beautiful new toy.

Via PR Newswire
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