Mitsubishi's new LCD Sets Use Lasers

Posted Wed Mar 2, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

Mitsubishi is combining LCD, LED, and laser technology into one.

As if we didn't have enough acronyms and initialism in televisions already, Mitsubishi is bringing another 'L' into the picture.

The company has created a prototype LCD television that's said to offer a broader color spectrum than anything out there today, thanks to a combination of technologies including an LCD display, LED lighting and lasers.

You may remember a few years back when Sony offered Triluminos televisions that utilized three different colors of LEDs for backlighting. Mitsubishi's new tech is similar, and utilizes cyan LEDs for both blue and green.

Where it differs is in its use of lasers for red. Misubishi says that red was the most effective laser color, and that they had to take costs into consideration when creating the new tech, which means going with lasers only just wasn't an option.

The company boasts that their new set greatly exceeds the NTSC color spectrum and has a color gamut 1.3 times that of Mitsubishi's current LCD sets.

Mitsubishi says we can expect to see the new laser-lit LCD released in fiscal 2011, but it'll probably head to Japan first.

Source: Tech-On (via Engadget)

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