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Mitsubishi WS-55813 Diamond RPTV Review

by March 10, 2004
Mitsubishi WS-55813 RPTV

Mitsubishi WS-55813 RPTV

  • Product Name: WS-55813 Diamond RPTV
  • Manufacturer: Mitsubishi
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: March 10, 2004 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 3999

VIDEO FEATURES
Comb Filter: Motion-Adaptive 480-Line 3D Y/C
Automatic Film Mode (3:2 pulldown compensation)
AMVPT (Advanced Multimedia Video Processer)
DefinEdgeT VSM Selectable by Input
480i/480p/1080i Support (480i upconverted to 480p)

PICTURE PERFORMANCE
Horizontal TV Lines of Resolution: 1200
Contrast Ratio (dark room): 65:1
Contrast Ratio (bright room, 250 lux): 50:1
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 100°
Vertical Viewing Angle: 28°

INPUTS (ANALOG)
2 Antenna (RF) Inputs NTSC/Analog Cable
1 Front A/V Inputs with S-Video
2 Rear A/V Inputs with S-Video
2 Component Video Inputs (480i/480p/1080i)
1 RGBHV 480i, 480p, 1080i
1 VGA Input (640 x 480 @ 60Hz, overscanned)

INPUTS (DIGITAL)
1 Antenna (RF) Input ATSC/Digital Cable
3 FireWire® (IEEE 1394, front/rear)
1 MonitorLinkT/DVI with Analog Stereo Audio
1 MonitorLinkT Control/RS-232C
4 Memory Card Slots for JPEG, MP3, WMA Playback

DIAMOND VISION® OPTICAL SYSTEM
CRT Size/Type: 7" MicroFineT 3
Focus System: Electrostatic Dynamic
QuadField FocusT
Multi-Coated Lens System: 5-Element Tru-FocusT
Color Purity Filter Red, Green and Blue
Front Surface Mirror

USER INTERFACE
Control Features

System Control: NetCommand® 3.0
IR Learning Capability
64-Point Digital Convergence Adjustment
AV Memory (by input)
Color Temp Control (by input): Hi/Mid/Low = 6500° K
PerfectColorT Manual/Auto Color Correction: 480i, 480p, 1080i, Selectable, by Input
Record Timer: 8 Event
Sleep Timer: 120 Minutes (max.)

GENERAL
Power Consumption: 275W (Standby 30W/Low 3W)
Dimensions: 50.625" x 50.5" x 27.875"
Weight: 200 lbs (90.9 kg)

Pros

  • Stunning picture quality in 480i/480p/1080i
  • Component (2), DVI (w/analogue), RGBHV, VGA, S-video (3) & composite (3) inputs for universal connectivity
  • Excellent build quality
  • Supports 5 (nearly all) memory card formats
  • 3 FireWire (IEEE 1394) connections
  • Built-in HDTV receiver
  • NetCommand System for IR & FireWire

Cons

  • No direct 720p support via component inputs (ATSC, 1394 and DVI support 720p by upconverting to 1080i)
  • Limited Firewire support

Introduction

Having just published an article on the various display format technologies, we are happy to find that some of the best pictures are still being shown with CRT technology. As DLP and LCoS improves (not to mention drops in price) the digital formats may outperform the analogue CRTs. Until, then however, if you want the absolute best picture, and size and weight are not an issue, CRT technology will get you where you want to be.
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