1. We suffered a brief outage this morning when our host noticed that HTF needed to be moved to a different server due to a hardware failure. That work is now complete. Please post in the feedback area if you have any issues.
    Dismiss Notice

Mitsubishi will no longer make analog RPTVs!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by VicRuiz, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. VicRuiz

    VicRuiz Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 21, 2000
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Read the Press Release
    Excellent! This is one of the steps needed in order to increase DTV product share in the public's hands. People need to stop buying analog stuff, and if the manufacturers stop making it, then the public can't buy it [​IMG] . Now if only the other manufacturers did the same thing.
    Note that this only applies to rear projection TVs. There is no mention of direct-view TVs in the press release, so I assume they'll continue to make those. But hey, it's a start. Everything above 42" will be DTV-Ready. Good move!
     
  2. Steve_AA

    Steve_AA Agent

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes Vic, it is a good start. But the direct-view sets will be the key. The masses still buy mostly direct-view sets. When they become mostly digital then we'll have arrived!
     
  3. Brad_V

    Brad_V Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    The part about how there is "tremendous interest" in the sets due to content protection and recording HD broadcasts was rather amusing. I'm sure there will be even more interest in those two things if any down-rezzing does indeed happen.
     
  4. Mike I

    Mike I Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2000
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    0
    I expect to see announcements from other manufacturers by years end pertaining to dropping their analog sets...
     
  5. Dwight Amato

    Dwight Amato Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 1998
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, FYI Mitsubishi has not made a direct view set in years. They got out of that business at around 5 years ago to focus on big screen tv's.
     
  6. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hopefully the other manufacturers follow suit. This will be a great step in the right direction towards an all HDTV world. I like the sound of that!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jason Lovely

    Jason Lovely Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    What about DVI?
     
  8. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 1999
    Messages:
    16,738
    Likes Received:
    129
    Actually, Mitsubishi still makes direct-view sets, but they are not exported to the United States. Too bad, since some of the best-looking NTSC-based direct views I've seen have been Mistus.

    Remember, Mitsubishi is positioning itself as a source for DTVs. This release was inevitable.
     
  9. Sean Oneil

    Sean Oneil Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    They make some pretty nice professional Monitors too. [​IMG]
     

Share This Page