CES 2011: Mitsubishi's big-screen dreams include new 92-inch 3D HDTV

CES 2011: Mitsubishi's big-screen dreams include new 92-inch 3D HDTV

Summary: DLP HDTVs may have fallen out of favor with viewers who don't want a set that isn't completely flat, but that hasn't kept Mitsubishi from pumping them out. One reason is that it can offer screen sizes that LCD and plasmas can be hard-pressed to keep up with.

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DLP HDTVs may have fallen out of favor with viewers who don't want a set that isn't completely flat, but that hasn't kept Mitsubishi from pumping them out. One reason is that it can offer screen sizes that LCD and plasmas can be hard-pressed to keep up with. The latest example is a whopping 92-inch 3D model that it's introducing at CES.

Mitsubishi says that the 92-inch 3D Home Cinema TV uses the same 3D DLP technology you can find in movie theaters and includes the StreamTV Internet Media service for access to apps like Vudu and Pandora. Amazingly, what you don't get, according to the Wall Street Journal, is a pair of active-shutter glasses to watch your 3D TV in 3D. Instead, you need to pay an additional $399 for a starter kit that includes two pairs of glasses.

That's pretty consumer-unfriendly considering that the Journal says the set will cost between $5,000 and $6,000. Look for it this summer if you have that kind of cash -- and a room big enough to fit it in.

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  • Do you have any editors?

    Could you please re-write this sentence so that it makes sense?

    "One reason is that it can only screen sizes that LCD and plasmas can be keep up with."
    clarnT
  • RE: CES 2011: Mitsubishi's big-screen dreams include new 92-inch 3D HDTV

    3D is a horrible joke of a technology that can't die soon enough, and when placed on an obnoxious 92" screen screams EPIC FAIL!!!!
    james347
  • RE: CES 2011: Mitsubishi's big-screen dreams include new 92-inch 3D HDTV

    I currently own a Mitsubishi 65" 3D television and have found it to be amazing. Not all 3D content found on Blu-ray is the same but there are some titles out there that can be pretty impressive. That in no way is reflected on my opinion of the performance of my television. I also think that if you really don't have space for a projector these televisions can be a right fit for the right person. Not everyone is looking to get on the 3D bandwagon yet, as titles are scarce and prices of larger LCD sets too high, unless you are willing to pay up for it. I am already looking into the 92" for future purchase.
    skh64