Mitsubishi's iSP 149 LCD Lineup Reproduces 5.1 Surround Sound Straight From The TV
Mitsubishi isn't a flat panel maker that pops up with something new every second day, but when they announce a product you can guarantee it'll be good. Case in point-the upcoming LaserVue laser TV's. But today they've announced something new and innovative again, a couple of new ultra-thin LCD TV's with something called integrated sound projection (iSP). The iSP 149 line features a couple of new models, the 46-inch LT-46149 and the 52-inch LT-52149, both of which will ship in the United States this month.
What's unique to the new Mitsubishi models is of course the iSP, which actually simulates 5.1 surround sound from a single speaker cabinet found at the bottom of the screen that house a 16-speaker array. By using a simple on-screen setup you can input the room dimensions, where your going to be sitting to watch the TV and the set will bounce sound waves at different angles and output it at intervals through the 16 speakers. With some of the sound hitting your ears indirectly, you get the feel of real surround sound. The TV's are also CableCard-ready, have HDMI and PCM audio support, and feature Smooth 120Hz Film Motion that ensures you won't have to see 24Hz artifacts in slower-moving film scenes. The LT-46149 and LT-52149 will set you back $3299 and $3699 respectively when they hit shelves this month.
Via Akihabara News
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Posted by Justin Davey at July 1, 2008 9:02 AM