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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’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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Mitsubishi Adds HDMI 1.4a S3D Support for Their 2010 3D DLP HDTVs

November 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments · General 3D News

The owners of a 2010 model of a Mitsubishi 3D DLP HDTV have a reason to be happy, as the company announced it will make available a free software update to owners of 738 and 838 series 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs that will add support for stereoscopic 3D video transmission using the specifications defined in the HDMI 1.4a standard. The software updates for the 738 and 838 series Mitsubishi 3D-ready TVs will be available later today and will support all mandatory 3D signal formats prescribed by HDMI 1.4a, so all upgraded Mitsubishi 738 and 838 3D TVs will now be compatible with sources such as Blu-ray 3D players and satellite and cable 3D set-top boxes and 3D-capable game consoles, without the need for a special 3D adapter.

The new 3D TV software upgrade will be downloaded automatically and free-of-charge to 738 and 838 series Mitsubishi 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs that are connected to the internet. For those 738 and 838 series Mitsubishi TVs not connected to the internet, there are two options for integrating the 3D TV software upgrade. Owners can download the free software to a USB stick, which can then be input to the TV for a complete and simple upgrade. For those owners who do not wish to download the free software, Mitsubishi will provide upon request a USB stick with the software upgrade pre-loaded for a nominal fee. After the update of the software to version 012.06 the Mitsubishi 738 series and 838 series 3D televisions will support the 3D signals known as Frame Packing 1080p/24Hz and 720p/60Hz (primarily from Blu-ray players and gaming consoles), Side-by-Side in 1080i/60Hz, 1080p/24Hz/30Hz/60Hz and 720p/60Hz, Top/Bottom in 1080p/24Hz and 720p/60Hz, and Checkerboard 1080p/60Hz.

This will for sure make the owners of models from this year quite happy and may bring more consumers interested into the more affordable 3D DLP solutions with larger diagonal that Mitsubishi is offering as compared to the 3D-capable LCD and Plasma TVs. Still, although the newer TV’s will understand the HDMI 1.4a standards for stereo 3D without the need of additional hardware, they will not be able to display 3D content in Full HD resolution, because they use the DLP checkerboard pattern for showing the 3D content. But then again the 3D LCD and Plasma HDTVs only support 24Hz 3D mode in Full HD resolution too and that is only good for movies and for comfortable gaming in S3D you again have to go to the lower 720p at 60Hz 3D mode. And the owners of earlier models of Mitsubishi 3D DLP HDTVs can still get HDMI 1.4a stereo 3D support with the help of the additional Mitsubishi 3DA-1 3D Adapter that sells for $99 USD.

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