Mitsubishi Releases DLP HDTVs with Digital Video Recorders
Apr 8, 2005
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Consumer electronics maker Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Inc. introduced integrated digital video recording capabilities in its new Diamond line of microdisplay HDTVs.

All of the new fully integrated Diamond models feature Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing(TM) technology, an internal hard disc drive (digital video recorder), and two high-definition tuners.

Mitsubishi's new Diamond series 62-in WD-62827 and 73-in WD-73827 include an internal 160 GB hard disc drive, allowing up to 16 hr of HD recording, while the 62-in WD-62927 and 73-in WD-73927 have a 250 GB hard drive capable of recording up to 25 hr of HD content. Each comes with two HDTV tuners, enabling the user to record a high-definition program while watching another channel or other content. All four models employ a 150 W lamp for super bright images, and a removable anti-glare shield.

The new Diamond HDTVs feature 1920 by 1080p resolution and Mitsubishi's Dark Detailer(TM) and Plush(TM) display technology. Mitsibishi says Dark Detailer(TM) provides enhanced contrast and black levels, allowing a wider palette of dark gray shades, giving a realistic sense of depth to the picture. DeepField(TM) imager is a new system Mitsubishi developed that is said to allow the television to display enhanced contrast and sharpness by monitoring the picture signal and finely adjusting brightness, contrast, and gamma.

All four televisions have two HDMI(TM) inputs, three component video inputs, and a nine-format memory card reader. The 927 series also comes with a dedicated PC input, added specifically to complement HD media center PCs.

In separate announcements, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America introduced its new lines of high-definition LCD and plasma flat panel displays, and Digital Cable Ready 1080p DLP(TM) microdisplay HDTVs.

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