Mitsubishi's LaserVue technology returns in a 75-inch 3D HDTV for $6,000

Mitsubishi just won't give up on rear-projection HDTVs, which may not be as svelte and sexy as flat panels, but offer much bigger screen sizes for less money. Its perseverance is tied in part to the LaserVue TV technology that it first rolled out more than a year ago; the laser sets offered fine image quality while also being highly energy efficient for their size.

Mitsubishi just won't give up on rear-projection HDTVs, which may not be as svelte and sexy as flat panels, but offer much bigger screen sizes for less money. Its perseverance is tied in part to the LaserVue TV technology that it first rolled out more than a year ago; the laser sets offered fine image quality while also being highly energy efficient for their size.

Nonetheless, they were still priced above $5,000, making them a very niche offering. That doesn't change with this year's LaserVue TV model, which adds 2010's trendiest feature -- 3D. The L75-A91 is a huge 75-inch 3D set that also adds online streaming capabilities through Mitsubishi's StreamTV Internet Media service, including movies from Vudu and tunes from Pandora, though apparently not Netflix or Amazon Video On Demand. You also get a 3D Starter Pack with the new LaserVue TV, which contains a 3D signal adapter and a pair of active shutter 3D glasses.

The 3D Starter Pack throw-in is the least Mitsubishi could do for the buyer, as the L75-A91 will cost a cool $5,999 when it becomes available at an unknown date.

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