December 28, 2012

And Now: Frickin' Laser TVs

John Dvorak, PC Magazine


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This is not the first of the laser TV devices, nor will it be the last. The sets use a scanning laser projection technique developed in 1977 but which apparently had to wait for the German patent to run out before anyone could take it seriously. Heaven forbid that the guy make any money from his idea. The first laser TV may have been the Novalux that appeared in 2006. Then in 2008 Mitsubishi showed a device, which it now sells as the LaserVue rear projector TV. It has a street price of around $3200 in a 75-inch set.

The idea is that the laser apparatus can deliver more colors than any LCD display. The LG version is a front...

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