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Mitsubishi is Going to be Bringing the LaserVue 3D HDTVs in Europe

August 23rd, 2011 · 6 Comments · General 3D News

Mitsubishi has had some very interesting 3D-capable products for a while now that only remained accessible in North American markets such as the company’s 3D DLP HDTVs or their newer LaserVue 3D HDTVs, but this is apparently about to change. It seems that Mitsubishi Electric is going to be bringing the 3D display products based on the innovative laser technology that the company has developed to Europe to demonstrate it during the IFA trade show in Berlin next month. This does not mean that the company will be starting to offer these products immediately to European customers, showing them during the trade show is more like for checking the level of interest both from customers and from possible partners. After all the big screen LaserVue 3D HTVTs are a high-end product and the company needs to check the market before starting to sell them, and hopefully they will, giving access to the technology to all of us living in Europe.

Also making their first appearance at IFA will be Mitsubishi’s HC9000 Advanced 3D Home Cinema Projector as well as another anticipated 3D-capable projector – the Mitsubishi HC7800 expected to be available in October. So aside from the 3D-capable LaserVue TV product line you may also want to take a look at Mitsubishi’s 3D DLP projectors that are going to be available at their booth in the trade show. The IFA 2011 Trade show in Berlin is going to be held between September 2nd and 7th and you will be able to find Mitsubishi in Hall 7.2.B, Booth 101 if you are interested in the company’s 3D-capable products that will be showcased there and of course you happen to visit IFA.

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Mitsubishi Diamondcrysta RDT233WX Passive 3D Monitor With IPS Panel

April 27th, 2011 · 7 Comments · General 3D News

Mitsubishi just announced a 23″ Full HD 3D monitor with IPS panel and LED backlight that uses passive polarization and passive 3D glasses, just like with the new LG Cinema 3D monitors, expected to be available in Japan starting May 30th. The monitor is with a native resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, 3.8ms response time (Gray-to-Gray) and maximum brightness level of 250cd/m2 in 2D mode and 100cd/m2 in 3D, the contrast ratio is 1000:1 standard and up to 5000:1 dynamic. The Mitsubishi RDT233WX-3D monitor comes with two HDMI 1.4 ports, one DVI-D and DSUB 15 VGA connector, there is also a one D5 connector (component input used in Japan for different AV devices). The presence of the D-Terminal or D-tanshi analog video connector on this display probably means that it will be available only in Japan, so don’t get your hopes too high in getting the product in Europe or North America yet.

Thanks to the IPS panel used in this 3D display the viewing angles in 2D mode should be up to 178°, however when you put on the passive polarized glassed the vertical angle gets significantly reduced up to about 12° for best results in 3D mode. Due to the use of passive polarization approach in 3D mode you will be getting just half of the horizontal lines (vertical resolution) per eye, meaning 1920×540 pixels per eye, this is something that you should be well aware of as it is not the same as perceiving two full 1920×1080 frames. Also with this display, the maximum refresh rate you can use is 60Hz and not the 120Hz refresh that you can get in 2D mode with 3D LCD monitors using active shutter glasses.

Thanks to the HDMI 1.4 interface you should be able to use the monitor with consumer electronic devices supporting 3D like the PlayStation 3 console, however I’m not too sure how good games will look like on it as the PS3 outputs 720p 3D resolution and that may mean 1280×360 resolution per eye scaled… I still haven’t seen PS3 on a Full HD display with passive polarization in 3D. Mitsubishi does not mention anything about bundling of middleware for playing PC games in stereo 3D mode, apparently they target this display mostly for multimedia use. However thanks to the use of passive polarization technology you should not have trouble using the display with the iZ3D Driver or with DDD’s TriDef Software as they both support this kind of output for gaming in stereo 3D mode on the PC.

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Mitsubishi’s New 3D Adapter Kit 3DC-100S For Samsung 3D DLP TVs

January 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Other S3D Tech

Some time ago Mitsubishi made available their 3DA-1 adapter and 3DC-1000 starter packs to add conversion from HDMI 1.4a format to DLP checkerboard pattern to display stereo 3D content for newer consumer electronic devices on their range of 3D-capable DLP HDTVs. Now Mitsubishi is releasing the new 3DC-100S starter kit that besides Mitsubishi’s 3D DLP TV sets will also work with most if not all of Samsung’s 3D DLP HDTVs. The new 3D starter pack includes 2 pairs of active shutter glasses, infrared emitter for the glasses, Disney Blu-ray 3D showcase disc, 3D conversion adapter with remote control and an HDMI cable. The price for the whole starter pack is $449 USD.

Supported Samsung 3D-ready DLP TVs List:

650 Series

750 Series

75 Series

76 Series

87/88 Series

89 Series NOT TESTED

Mitsubishi 738 and 838 Series TVs with software version of 012.06 or higher do not require the use of the adapter for HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D signals as they have the support added in the firmware, if you have older version of the software and a TV ser from these to series you can update your TV’s software for free.

For more information about the new Mitsubishi 3DC-100S 3D starter kit…

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