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Mitsubishi Unveils ‘Stream’ Televisions



By : Erik Gruenwedel | Posted: 08 Apr 2010


Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. April 8 bowed its 2010 line of 3D-enabled LED and DLP high-definition televisions that all include for the first time the ability to stream new-release movies.

At an exhibition to sales personnel in Huntington Beach, Calif., Mitsubishi showcased cinema-like 60-inch, 65-inch, 73-inch and the mammoth 82-inch models, in addition to a LED line-up featuring screen sizes from 40 to 55 inches — all capable of delivering 3D content.

Indeed, Mitsubishi has made all of its TVs since 2007 retroactively compatible to 3D.

In addition to upgrades to its immersive sound technology that allows users to experience 5.1-surround sound from 16 mini speakers located at the front of the TV, consumers can now access movies through a Vudu app on all Mitsubishi models. (Vudu in February was acquired by Wal-Mart.)

Originally announced last September for two Diamond models, Mitsubishi has now incorporated access to Web-based entertainment throughout its entire line-up.

Dubbed “StreamTV,” the Internet-connected models (via an Ethernet port or wireless adaptor) have access to more than 2,200 high-definition titles (1080p resolution) and 16,000 standard-definition movies for rent or purchase.

The TVs also offer direct access to YouTube, Flickr, Picasa and Pandora music downloads, as well as an “on demand” area with more than 80 pay-per-view channels.

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