VUDU Joins Mitsubishi LT-52249 HDTV

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Mitsubishi LT-52249 HDTVMitsubishi has begun shipping VUDU HD integrated 1080p flat panel TVs in its Diamond models , providing the consumer the opportunity to experience the seamless delivery of thousands of high definition movies and TV shows. Joining LG and VIZIO, Mitsubishi’s new line of VUDU-equipped Diamond Unisen HDTVs are also have the ability to handle the service’s Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround audio, thanks to the 18 speakers peeking out of the bottom of the LT-46249 and the LT-52249 frame. The 46- and 52-inch LCDs can stream movies via Ethernet, or wirelessly with the optional VUDU wireless accessory bridge.

Consumers will now be able to enjoy VUDU HD movie content through the unparalleled sensory experience.  “We are always looking to elevate the large screen experience for consumers, and the Mitsubishi VUDU-integrated TVs will combine unprecedented HD program choice with unparalleled picture performance,” said Frank DeMartin, vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. “Owners of Diamond Unisen Immersive Sound TV’s will now have convenient access to high quality entertainment content.”

With over 2,200 HD titles and 16,000 titles overall, VUDU offers the most extensive HD movie library available today. In addition, starting later this month, the VUDU service on Diamond Unisen Immersive Sound TVs will offer popular internet services such as YouTube, Flickr, Picasa and Pandora®, as well as an “On Demand TV” area with more than 80 channels to choose from.

“VUDU’s extensive HD library of recently released Hollywood titles provides the perfect entertainment solution for Mitsubishi’s Diamond Unisen TVs,” said Alain Rossmann, CEO of VUDU. “Through this collaboration with Mitsubishi, we are expanding the reach of the VUDU Service to a broad new segment of consumers, providing an outstanding movie watching experience with true 1080p and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound.”

In addition to the VUDU streaming capabilities, the Diamond Mitsubishi/Unisen line of premium flat panel TVs combine ultra compact design, immersive sound technology and advanced video performance to deliver a complete sensory experience without the hassle of complex setup. Each model features an UltraThin Frame™ design delivering a frame measuring less than one inch, fully integrated 18-speaker Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system featuring Dual Driver Extended Range Sound, and Variable Smooth 240 Film Motion for viewing of fast and slow moving programs. Diamond Unisen TVs feature wide color gamut backlight technology to reproduce approximately 25 percent more color than most LCD-TVs and both 249 Series models are EnergyStar™ 3.0 qualified.

Mitsubishi MSRP for the Diamond Unisen products are $2,599 for the 46″ model, LT-46249 and $3,099 for the 52″ model, LT-52249. (www.mitsubishi-tv.com)

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