Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America demonstrated on Friday the world's first laser-based, high-definition television at its 2006 National Dealer Line Show .
The Mitsubishi laser HDTV utilizes separate red, green and blue semiconductor lasers together using Texas Instrument's 1080p DLP(R) HDTV chip.
"With laser-based HDTV technology, Mitsubishi will create another first in the large-screen television category as it has over the last three decades with introductions such as the first 50-inch rear projection TV, the first 35-inch direct view TV and, as recently as last year, the first 1080p DLP HDTV," said Mitsubishi Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Max Wasinger.
Mitsubishi says that this laser light source offers an expanded color depth and the widest color gamut possible from any display source, including LED-lighted displays and produces a color gamut 1.8 times greate then that of normal LCD televisions.
Mitsubishi's laser technology is said to enable a lighter display product with a significantly lower center of gravity, providing improved stability in a thinner base dimension. Laser technology, in comparison to plasma and LCD flat panel, is also economically scaleable to larger screen sizes, enabling mass adoption of very thin, very large high-definition displays.