[CEATEC 2013] Mitsubishi has paraded their 4K LaserVue LCD TV on the CEATEC showfloor, and while there was a “No photography allowed” sign shown, it seemed that nobody bothered to enforce this particular request, so here we are with a photo of Mitsubishi’s very first attempt at a 4K LCD TV. Of course, this remains as a prototype at this point in time, where it has a release date that has yet to be decided. In order to stand out from the rest of the competition, Mitsubishi’s effort will feature a high-color, laser backlight technology in its first 4K LCD TV effort.
This 65-inch 4K LCD TV will come with a red laser light source in the backlight, while there are blue and green LEDs which will work together in order to reproduce vivid textures and colors. So far, there has been a couple of LCD TVs that comes with laser as a light source released by Mitsubishi before – a 50-inch and 39-inch Real LaserVue models, but those are not 4K capable.
Kazuhiro Kurisaki, a Deputy Director of AV Display Manufacturing Division at Mitsubishi Electric’s Kyoto Works, mentioned, “Many companies have already put 4K-compatible LCD televisions onto the market, however we have made an effort to differentiate ourselves from other companies by developing a 4K television with high-color reproducibility achieved through a laser light source plus LED light sources as its backlighting. Although we have not set down a release date, I believe we can appeal to the high level of customer satisfaction that this 4K television will offer.” Simply put, this is one of those things where you need to see for yourself to believe it, and hopefully it will be priced competitively when it is finally released.