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Real breakthroughs in TV technology are rare, but Mitsubishi's L65-A90 LaserVue HDTV definitely qualifies. Inside this set, three compact lasers one each for the red, green, and blue primary colors paint images with breathtaking brightness, color, and clarity. LaserVue sets an impressive benchmark for big-screen picture quality.
LaserVue provides the widest color range by far
To create full-color images, most DLP projection TVs use a lamp-and-color-wheel system. But laser beams are the purest known light source, producing the widest range of colors. In fact, the LaserVue color range measures over 200% of the color gamut for broadcast HDTV. You've simply never seen a TV with colors this deeply saturated. And because lasers are a permanent light source, their color accuracy and brightness remain consistent over time you'll never have to replace a bulb.
A brilliant picture and a lower energy bill
The L65-A90's picture contrast and black levels are also exceptional. The lasers switch on and off much more rapidly than any color wheel, responding instantly and precisely to create smooth, cinematic images with deep, velvety blacks and extraordinary shadow detail. Lasers are also extremely efficient. The L65-A90 only consumes about one-third the power of comparably-sized flat-panel LCD TVs, and one-fourth the power of plasma displays.
Versatile audio/video inputs, plus the smarts to control your other components
The L65-A90's "jack pack" emphasizes high-def signals, with four 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs, plus three HD-capable component video inputs. This model also features Mitsubishi's NetCommand® control system, which lets you operate almost any brand of cable or satellite TV set-top box, plus other components, using only the TV's remote.
- 65" screen (measured diagonally)
- widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
- built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
- built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
- Smooth Picture 1080p DLP system (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- 3-color laser illumination for ultra-wide color range
- Plush1080p 12-bit video processing (upconverts all signals to 1080p)
- DeepField Imager automatic brightness/contrast control
- PerfectColor and PerfecTint color adjustments
- Deep Color and x.v.Color support
- built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
- illuminated multibrand remote control
- NetCommand® with IR remote learning simplifies control of compatible components (includes HDMI-CEC)
- picture settings memory for each video input
- 8 A/V inputs, including:
- 1 composite video
- 1 S-video
- 3 component video (2 rear, 1 side) accepts signals up to 1080i
- 4 HDMI v1.3 (accepts signals up to 1080p 60Hz, 24Hz)
- 2 RF inputs for antenna/cable signals
- coaxial digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
- side USB port for digital photo playback
- RS-232C port for communicating with compatible home theater control devices
- 3D-ready (requires 3D glasses and IR emitter, and a PC)
- 57-3/4"W x 39-7/8"H x 12-1/4"D
- weight: 136.4 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year parts & labor in-home service or pick-up for service
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Mitsubishi L65-A90 Reviews
What's in the box?
- 65" LaserVue DLP TV (4 removal transport screws installed)
- Remote control
- 2 "AA" batteries
- Screen Cleaning cloth
- 4 Sections of two-sided tape
- Cable tie
- White plastic insert
- Black plastic insert
- 9' IR emitter cable
- Plastic storage bag
- Owner Guide
- Quick Reference Guide
- Quick Connection Guide
- Product Registration Card
Features and Specs
|Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Picture In Picture||No|
|Audio Output Power||10 watts x 2|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Power On (Manufacturer)||135 watts|
|Standby (Manufacturer)||25.00 watts|
|Footprint Width (inches)||26-3/8|
|Footprint Depth (inches)||12-1/4|
|Analog Inputs & Outputs|
|Total Video Inputs||8|
|Digital Inputs & Outputs|
LaserVue Light Engine: Mitsubishi has created a new category of television with laser technology, call "LaserVue". Laser beams provide the widest range of rich, complex colors, along with most clarity and depth of field. Mitsubishi harnessed lasers for each primary color (red, green, and blue), eliminating the need for filters and their inherent compromises. The output of these lasers remains consistent and true for the life of the product. Unlike displays that use traditional illumination sources, the uniform and focused nature of laser light means no complex path of optical components is required to gather and align the light output. Instead, fiber optic cables channel the laser outputs to the imager, resulting in a compact, simpler light engine that can be located separately from the laser source. This, combined with the use of advanced optics, results in an amazingly thin depth of about 12 inches for a 65-inch diagonal screen size.
Twice the Color: Laser light differs from ordinary light in some remarkable and beneficial ways. Unlike broad-spectrum white light that illuminates our world, laser light can be generated to reproduce only a very narrow bandwidth of the visible spectrum; far more narrow than you would get from using phosphors or by filtering white light to produce the red, green and blue primaries. The result is much purer, brighter, primary colors from which to generate all the remaining colors. This, in turn, translates to a wider range of colors. LaserVue produces color twice that of an LCD and nearly twice that of a plasma television. This allows LaserVue to fully reproduce bold colors such as crimson red, deep purple and neon green.
Ultra-Energy Efficient: Thanks to the concentrated intensity of its laser beams, LaserVue's picture rivals the brightness of a flat panel TV. Yet, it consumes only about one-third the power of similarly sized LCD televisions, and as little as one-quarter the energy of like-sized plasmas. Power consumption for LaserVue has been measured at 135-watts as measured by a weighted UL standard.
DLP Display System: The Mitsubishi LaserVue DLP HDTV uses Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing technology to create its picture on the screen.
Plush 1080p: The LaserVue TV uses Plush 1080p to convert lower-resolution signals to 1080p for display. The TV can also accept 1080p original signals and maintain them at 1080p through all processing until displayed. All images are displayed at 1080p.
Integrated HDTV Tuner: The widescreen Mitsubishi LaserVue DLP TV has an internal HDTV tuner able to receive both over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (via an antenna) and non-encrypted digital cable broadcasts, including non-encrypted HDTV cable programming.
Smooth 120Hz: Smooth 120Hz is a unique Mitsubishi technology which displays a more fluid, natural, and smoother fast moving images, free from motion blur. By removing motion blur, fast motion scenes are smoother and more natural.
6-Color Processor: Mitsubishi's exclusive 6-Color Processor produces brighter colors, a wider range of colors and whiter whites.
PerfectColor: PerfectColor is an exclusive Mitsubishi feature that gives you the ability to adjust the intensity of six separate colors (Magenta, Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue) independently of each other and separately for every input. PerfectColor is a full color matrix, much more powerful than a conventional color intensity control with only red versus green color balance.
x.v.Color System: x.v.Color is the new standard in high definition color. The television's x.v.Color Wide Color Palette enables up to 80% more color than standard HDTV for increased realism and vivid, natural colors.
Deep Color Technology: Deep Color creates smooth transitions between different shades and eliminates color bands and complements the x.v.Color system's wide color pallet. Enabled by HDMI 1.3, Deep Color goes beyond previous 8-bit HDTV.
Video Noise Reduction (4D): Mitsubishi's exclusive Video Noise Reduction system uses advanced algorithms to better identify video noise from fine detail and correct the signal rather that distort it. The advanced Video Noise Reduction system corrects the image in four dimensions - horizontally, vertical, within each frame and across multiple frames to provide and image that is crystal clear and very detailed. You can set the video Noise Reduction system to 4 settings - High, Medium, Low, or Off.
SharpEdge: The SharpEdge signal processing system enhances horizontal and vertical edges for stunning picture precision. SharpEdge senses the vertical boundary and amplifies it while minimizing distortion. The end result is crisp and sharp edges.
DeepField Imager: The DeepField Imager feature constantly adjusts brightness and contrast for optimum settings in all areas of the picture. It can even optimize complex scenes containing both dark and bright areas. DeepField Imager analyzes 135 sectors of the picture in real time, while determining the optimum blend of contrast and brightness settings for the picture using advanced algorithms. Based on its picture analysis it dynamically adjusts for areas that are too high or low in contrast and/or too dark or bright and displays the best balanced picture in every scene.
TV Display Formats: The TV offers the following TV display formats:
- Standard: The TV's full-screen format, use for HDTV signals, 4:3 images are stretched evenly to fill the screen, 2.35:1 aspect DVDs have black bars at the top and bottom, but show the entire image correctly.
- Wide Expand: Enlarges the picture, cropping some of the image on both sides, useful to remove or reduce black side bars added to narrow images that are converted to 16:9 signals for digital broadcast; available for 1080i, 720p, digital SD 16:9, and digital HD signals only.
- Expand: Enlarges the picture to fill the screen, cropping off some of the image at the top and bottom, useful for reducing letter box bars on non-anamorphic DVDs; available for analog and digital SD 4:3 signals only.
- Zoom: Enlarges the picture, cropping some of the image at the sides, top, and bottom, useful for removing or reducing black top and bottom bars on 2.35:1 anamorphic DVDs; available for analog and digital SD 4:3 signals only.
- Stretch: Stretches a narrow 4:3 image across the screen non-uniformly; there is less stretch in the center than at the sides, allowing the image to fill the screen with less distortion than is seen in the Standard format; available for analog and digital SD 4:3 signals only.
- Stretch Plus: Similar to the Stretch format, but to minimize distortions the picture is expanded to crop off portion of the top and bottom; available for analog and digital SD 4:3 signals only.
- Narrow: Displays narrow 4:3 images in their original aspect and adds stationary black side bars to fill the screen; available for analog and digital SD 4:3 signals only.
Picture Mode: Picture Mode allows you to optimize the image for different lighting conditions. You can choose from the following Picture Modes:
- Bright: Suited for most daytime viewing and x.v.Color sources.
- Natural: Suited for most nighttime viewing and x.v.Color sources.
- Brilliant: For use under strong light.
- Game: Optimizes picture and video processing for gaming consoles.
Picture Settings: In addition to the three Picture Modes, the LaserVue TV offers the following custom picture settings:
- Contrast: Adjusts the white-to-black-level of the picture.
- Brightness: Adjusts the overall brightness of the picture.
- Color: Adjusts the overall color intensity.
- Tint: Adjusts the red-to-green ratio.
- Sharpness: Adjusts the picture detail and clarity.
- Color Temperature: adjusts how white is displayed on
- Low: white images will have a warm cast, closest to 6500K
- High: white images have a cool cast, may provide the most realistic picture under bright lighting
Film Mode: In Film Mode, the TV automatically detects and applies film-decoding correction for images that originated on 24-frame-per-seconds film cameras and were converted to 30-frame-per-second video for broadcast (3:2 pulldown conversion).
3D Ready: This feature lets you experience the new 3D technology applied to many recent movies and video games via optional 3D glasses.
Audio Settings: The television features independent Bass, Treble, and Balance settings.
Sound Mode: The television features the following Sound Modes.
- Normal: No special audio effect from the TV speakers.
- Expand: Modifies audio from the TV speakers; for monaural (non-stereo) programs it creates a simulated stereo effect; for stereo programs its creates a simulated surround sound effect.
Level Sound: Level Sound automatically equalizes the volume level when there are significant sound-level differences between program segments, such as between regular programming and commercials.
ChannelView: ChannelView shows memorized channels on the antenna input. It displays digital channel names and program information as sent by broadcasters or your local cable service providers (may be incomplete). No program information is displayed for analog channels.
Channel Naming: You can assign a custom name (up to 6 characters long) to memorized channels.
Favorites: The television features 6 favorite channel banks to store groups of your favorite channels.
Closed Captioning: The television features both analog and digital closed captioning.
- Analog Captions: For analog channels, broadcasters can send either standard closed captions or text service. Standard closed captions follow the dialogue of the characters on screen and display in a small section of the screen. Text-service closed captions often contain information such as weather or news not related to the current programs and cover a large portion of the screen.
- Digital Captions: For digital channels, broadcasters can send up to six different caption selections or can send analog captions that are the same as those sent by the analog station. Each TV station may broadcast only on or two types of captions or none at all. The TV cannot decode closed captions received on component or HDMI inputs. Digital channels allow you to select front type, size, color, background and opacity of the closed caption characters.
Parental Lock: The Parental Lock menu give you control over four different types of parental controls. You must create and use a custom pass code to open this menu to enable or disable the lock options. The four parental controls available are as follows.
- Ratings: V-Chip technology lets you restrict access to programming based on program-rating signals sent by the broadcaster or by movie ratings.
- Channel: Lock specific channels so that a pass-code is required to view them.
- Lock By Time: Lock By Time allows you to block all use of the TV during specified hours of the day or night.
- Front Panel Lock: Front Panel Lock lets you disable controls on the front panel to prevent inadvertent changes to TV settings.
USB Photo Port: You can view digital JPEG photo files (FAT/FAT32) on the TV using the USB Photo port located on side of the television. You can connect your digital camera, USB thumb-drive or USB card reader. The TV's Type-A USB port supports still images recorded on digital cameras using the Exchangeable Image File Format, version 2.1 (EXIF 2.1) standard for digital still cameras and Design Rules for Camera File Systems version 1.0 (DCF 1.0). You can view your still images in a single photo, slideshow or thumbnail fashion. A single photo can be rotated clockwise in 90-degrees increments. The thumbnail mode allows you to view 10 still images at once. The slideshow mode's interval and frequency can be adjusted to your preference.
Note: The TV can read JPEG files as created by a digital camera. If you edit a picture file on a computer and resave the image, the TV may be unable to read the resaved image file.
PC Compatible: The television can be used as a computer monitor and connected to your PC via one of the TV's HDMI inputs using an HDMI cable, DVI-to-HDMI cable, or an HDMI cable with an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. You will also need to connect the DVI/PC Stereo RCA Audio input of the TV to your computer for sound. You can adjust the horizontal and vertical position of the computer image. The television supports the following PC video formats: VGA, W-VGA, SVGA, W-SVGA, XGA, SXGA, WXGA, PC 720p, and PC 1080p.
TV Timer: The TV Timer feature allows you to set a day and time for the TV to turn on automatically and the device and channel to display when it switches on. If the TV is already on at the requested time, the TV still automatically tunes to the channel you designated in the Timer menu. You can select a Daily timer, Mon-Friday timer or individual days of the week.
Sleep Timer: The TV's Sleep Timer can be set to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Energy Mode: The Energy Mode option lets you select the TV's level of power consumption while the TV is turned off. You can choose between Low Power or Fast Power On. The Low Power setting uses less energy, but the TV takes longer to power up.
Internal Fans: Internal cooling fans maintain proper operating temperatures inside the TV. It is normal to hear the fans when you first turn on the TV and during quiet scenes while viewing the TV.
Illuminated Multi-Brand Remote: The television comes supplied with a multi-brand IR remote control. The remote is pre-coded to operate Mitsubishi and other manufacturer's components such as Cable Boxes, DTV Receivers, Satellite Receivers, VCRs, DVR, Blu-ray players, DVD Players/Recorders, A/V Receivers, Audio Amplifiers, and CD players. The remote also features blue-back lit buttons that remain illuminated for 5 seconds when you press a button on the remote.
NetCommand For HDMI Devices: The TV's remote can operate some functions of compatible HDMI devices able to receive commands through the HDMI cable without any setup. For example, compatible A/V receiver's connected via HDMI will power on with the Television's remote control and automatically switch inputs to the correct audio input when you select an audio/video device in the TV's Input Selection menu. NetCommand also allows the TV's remote control to operate Play, Pause, Stop, Record, Search and Menu functions of compatible VCRs, DVD players and DVRs via HDMI connection.
NetCommand IR: The NetCommand IR feature provides on-screen control of analog-connected products such as your AV receiver, DVD player, satellite receiver and/or VCR. To set it up, you simply "tell" the TV what products are connected and "teach it" their IR (infrared) commands. The TV's remote will then take control through the TV's NetCommand system, eliminating the clutter of all those other remote controls. It's capable of learning most IR remote control codes from standard home theater product, rather than relying on a pre-programmed library of codes. The TV comes supplied with a 9' IR emitter cable that features 4 IR blasters for 4 controllable audio/video components and a male mini-jack connector that plugs into the back of the television. Netcommand's IR blasters can also be used to control scheduled recordings of other connected audio/video devices.
Easy Connect: The TV's Easy Connect feature automatically recognizes when you plug in an input and prompts you to assign a name to it. The TV ignores any unused inputs, so the result is an uncluttered Input Selection menu where you can easily find and select connected devices by name.
High Definition Video Inputs: The TV offers High Definition HDMI (1080p) and Component Video (1080i) inputs.
- Component Video: Three component video inputs (1 side/2 rear) that support analog transfer of 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i video signals (composite video can also be connected to the Video/Y jack of the component input on the side-panel and the component video 1 input on the rear-panel).
- HDMI: Four rear-panel HDMI version 1.3 inputs that accept digital 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p (including 24 Hz) video signals plus PCM digital stereo signals, the HDMI inputs can also accept a variety of PC signals and resolutions. The rear-panel HDMI inputs have a shared left and right RCA audio connection. With an HDMI-to-DVI cable, you can connect the TV to a DVI-equipped A/V component. When connecting to a DVI-equipped component, the RCA audio inputs are used and separate RCA audio cable must be connected.
Digital Audio Output: The TV features a coaxial digital output for transfer of a Dolby Digital or PCM stereo signals to your home theater receiver. Audio from analog broadcasts and sources is converted to PCM by the TV.
Analog Audio Output: The TV features a stereo RCA output to send analog audio to and analog A/V surround sound receiver or stereo system. The audio right (red) jack can also be used for headphones that accept standard line-level audio signals.
USB Port: A USB photo port is located on the side-panel of the television for viewing JPEG images from your connected digital camera or USB thumb drive. A USB cable is not supplied.
Dual Antenna Inputs: The television features two 75-ohm F-connector RF antenna/cable inputs that can each receive digital and analog over-the-air channels from a VHF/UHF antenna or non-encrypted digital and analog cable channels.
RS-232C: Use the rear-panel RS-232C port to receive control signal from compatible home-theater control devices.
Pedestal Stand: The Mitsubishi LaserVue DLP features an integrated pedestal stand so you can place the television conveniently on a stand or shelf. Mitsubishi offers a custom stand (LFB-65, sold separately) for this television.
Wall Mount: The Mitsubishi L65-A90 's integrated pedestal stand can be removed so you can wall mount the television using a custom wall-mount kit (LWM-65, sold separately) from Mitsubishi.
Note: You cannot wall-mount this television using other manufacturer's wall-mount brackets.