Integrated HDTV Tuner: The widescreen Mitsubishi LCD 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.
10-Bit, 1080p High-Definition LCD Display: The Mitsubishi
Diamond 249 series LCD
Flat Panel HDTV features an 10-bit, full 1920 x 1080 LCD panel so you get a true 1080p
picture without any scaling from a 1080p source. All non-1080p images input into
the television will be up-converted and also displayed at 1080p. The
television's four HDMI inputs will accept video signals
from 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p (24Hz, 30Hz, and 60Hz) sources; while its three HD component video inputs
will accept video signals from 480i 480p, 720p, and 1080i sources.
Plush 1080p 5G with 18-Bit Digital Video Processing: Mitsubishi developed the Plush 1080p
technology so that everything you watch looks better on the 1080p HDTV. It uses
18-bit video processing to reformat 720p and 1080i HDTV signals in order to fill
the TV's native resolution 1080p screen with a sharp, clear picture. Plush 1080p
scales and converts the picture precisely with minimal side effects, achieving
greater detail and clarity.
Variable Smooth 240Hz Film Motion: Variable Smooth240Hz Film Motion
makes fast-moving images appear smoother and more fluid, free from motion blur.
It does this by doubling the traditional progressive scan frame rate and creates
new frames of video between the tradition frames, along with backlight scanning, to create smoother moving
images. Variable Smooth240Hz Film Motion also smoothes film judder (image vibration) that
may be present in film-based content such as movies.
Video Noise Reduction: 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.
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.
6-Color Processor: Mitsubishi's 6-Color Processor produces brighter
colors, a wider range of colors and white whites.
PerfectColor: PerfectColor is another
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.
PerfectTint: PerfectTint provides the ability to adjust the
tint of the six separate colors (Magenta, Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue)
independently of each other and separately for every input. PerfectTint is much
more powerful than conventional color tint control, which can only shift the
tint of all colors at the same time.
xvColor 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 when
connected to an x.v.Color enabled video source.
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.
High Definition Video Inputs: The TV features the following HD video inputs.
Component Video: The
television features three component video inputs (2 rear/1 side) that
support analog transfer of 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i video signals. This
provides a high level of flexibility when connecting DVD player/recorder,
cable boxes and satellite receivers to the television. One of the rear
component video inputs can also be used as a composite video input.
HDMI: The TV is equipped with four rear-panel HDMI version 1.3 inputs that accept digital 480i, 480p,
720p, 1080i, and 1080p (24Hz, 30Hz, or 60Hz) video signals plus PCM digital stereo signals. HDMI
inputs provide additional high-performance, high-definition connections for
maximum flexibility your choice of home theater components. The HDMI inputs
are HDCP copy-protection compatible. Used with an adapter, these inputs also
accept compatible DVI video signals (any of the HDMI inputs can be used with
the PC/DVI RCA audio input). The HDMI inputs can also accept a variety of PC
signals and resolutions.
Side Panel A/V Inputs: The TV is equipped with a side panel
component video input, along with analog L/R audio. Composite video can also be
connected to the Video/Y jack of the component input.
TV Display Formats: The TV
offers the following TV display formats to choose from:
Standard: This is the
TV's full-screen format. HDTV signals will use this format. 4:3 images are
stretched evenly from side to side. This mode is available for all signals.
Wide Expand: This mode
enlarges the picture, cropping some of the image on both sides. This
expanded format is useful to remove or reduce black side bars added to
narrow images that are converted to 16:9 signals for digital broadcast. This
mode is available for 1080i, 720p, digital SD 16:9 and digital HD signals.
Expand: This setting
enlarges the picture to fill the screen, cropping off some of the image at
the tope and bottom. This is useful for reducing letter box top and bottom
bars. This mode is available for 480i, 480p, and digital SD 4:3 signals
Zoom: This mode enlarges
the picture, cropping off some of the image at each side and top and bottom.
This is useful for removing or reducing black top and bottom bars. This mode
is available for 480i, 480p and SD 4:3 signals only.
Stretch: This format
stretches a narrow 4:3 image across the screen; there is less stretch in the
center than at the sides. This allows the entire narrow image to be
displayed across the screen with less distortion than is seen in the
Standard format. This format is available for 480i, 480p, and SD 4:3 signals
Stretch Plus: Similar to
the Stretch format, but to minimize distortions on the side, the picture is
expanded to crop off portion of the top and bottom. This mode is available
for 480i, 480p and SD 4:3 signals only.
Narrow: This format
displays narrow 4:3 images in their original shape and adds stationary black
side bars to fill the screen. This format is available for 480i, 480p and SD
4:3 signals only
Full Native: Display all pixels in the original images; best for a
computer or game image (component and HDMI inputs 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
Natural: Suited for most
Brilliant: For use under
Game: Optimizes picture
and video processing for gaming consoles.
Picture Settings: In
additions to the four Picture Modes, the TV offers the following custom picture
Contrast: The contrast
setting adjusts the white-to-black-level of the picture.
brightness setting adjusts the overall brightness of the picture.
Color: The color setting
adjusts the color intensity.
Tint: The tint setting
adjusts the red-to-green ratio.
Sharpness: The sharpness
setting adjusts the detail and clarity of the picture.
- Backlight: This feature adjusts the
brightness of the television's backlight to better suit your room's lighting.
- Color Temperature: Adjusts how white is displayed on
- Low: white images will have a warm cast, closest to
- High: white images have a cool cast, may provide
the most realistic picture under bright lighting
Film Mode: Using this feature, the television automatically detects
and applies film-decoding correction to movies filmed at 24 frames per seconds.
Special Advance ISF Modes: The Mitsubishi LCD HDTV offers advance
ISF picture modes (Day/Night). This mode allows you to save highly customized picture
adjustments for each input for daytime and nighttime viewing.
Note: Mitsubishi recommends a professional installer
make these adjustments.
18 Speaker Integrated Sound Projector: The Diamond 249
Series LCD TV comes equipped with an 18 speaker, Integrated Sound Projector with
Dual Driver Extended Range Sound so you can enjoy concert sound quality without
the need for separate components or speakers. Sound Projector technology uses the TV's bank of 16
speakers, plus dual subwoofer drivers to create a simulated surround sound effect be reflecting sound off
walls. Sound Projector lets you customize the effect to match your room
dimensions and layout. You can customize the following parameters.
- TV Location: Selects your TV's location relative to the wall
(Center, Left, Left Corner, Right, Right Corner)
- TV Wall Length: Select the length of your TV wall in feet.
- Other Wall Length: Select the length of your side walls in feet.
- TV To Sofa: Select the distance from the TV to your primary
seating area in feet.
- Custom: Allows you to fine-tune the television's Sound Projector.
You can select the following.
- Center Angle: adjust the center angle until sound is about
equal in both ears
- Left/Right Angle: adjust left and right angle to maximize
sound heard from the front left and right side
- Left/Right Surround Angle: adjust the left and right surround
angle to where the sound seems to come from the left and rear side
- Sound Projector Level: adjust the center, left, right, left
surround and right surround levels so that each one sounds about the
- Subwoofer Level: independently adjust the subwoofer level if
using an external subwoofer connected directly to the subwoofer output
of the television
Note: To get the full benefit of the TV's Sound Projector, the
television must be connected to a source input providing digital
surround sound. The TV can receive digital surround sound from its HDMI
inputs or digital coaxial inputs.
Auto Setup Calibration: The
TV's auto speaker setup uses a calibration microphone (supplied) to optimize the
television's Sound Projector performance for most room conditions. The
microphone should be placed on a level surface (preferably a tripod) at ear
height at least six feet from the TV. Be sure the height of the microphone is
within three fee of the TV speaker height and it is centered with the
television. If the room is very large or has many obstacles affecting the sound
beams, you may wish to try the television's manual setup, which is done without
the microphone (see above).
Surround Settings: The television features the following surround
- Stereo: No special audio effects from the TV speakers. Surround
sound is played as stereo.
- Surround: Programs
with surround sound are played with Sound Projector surround sound.
The surround mode supports Pro Logic and Dolby Digital. Other audio is
modified: stereo is heard as simulated surround from the TV speakers;
monaural programs are heard as simulated stereo.
- Music: Optimizes the Sound Projector speakers for music
- Night: Turns off surround sound effects and allows you to direct
sound to a single area to avoid disturbing other outside the room.
Audio Settings: The
television features independent Bass, Treble, and Balance settings.
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
Audio Connections: The
television is equipped with the following rear-panel analog and digital audio
- Digital Audio Input: This coaxial digital input sends digital surround
sound to the television's Sound Projector speakers from a an A/V component, such
as a DVD player. The TV's coaxial digital input supports Dolby Digital surround.
- Subwoofer Output: This
variable mono-RCA subwoofer output allows you to connect a powered subwoofer to
the television to complement its Sound Projector speaker effects. You can adjust
the output level of the TV's subwoofer output.
- Analog Audio Output: The
television features a stereo RCA output for sending an analog audio signal to an
analog A/V surround sound receiver or stereo system.
- Digital Audio Output: The TV
features a coaxial digital output for transfer of a Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to
your home theater receiver.
Note: Analog audio from
analog channels and devices is converted by the TV to PCM digital audio.
Audio Only Screensaver: This feature displays a random screensaver
pattern while playing an audio-only device.
VUDU Integrated 1080p Video: The Mitsubishi Diamond 249 Series LCD TV
includes VUDU integrated 1080p video, so you can stream movies and TV shows from
the internet for enjoyment on your television through the TV's Ethernet (LAN)
port and your home network. VUDU offers the largest on-demand HD movie selection
anywhere, featuring full 1080p and 5.1 surround sound. VUDU allows you to enjoy
movies with no store visits, no mailing, no late fees, and no subscriptions.
This TV's built-in VUDU capabilities allow you to access your own personal home
video store right on your TV. VUDU's service offers you the following:
- The largest on-demand HD movie selection anywhere, featuring full 1080p
and 5.1 surround sound.
- All of Hollywood's latest hits and classics. Movies are available to
rent or buy the same day the movie comes out on DVD.
- VUDU allows you to enjoy movies with no store visits, no mailing, no
late fees, and no subscriptions.
- Parental controls allow you to restrict access to content according to
- VUDU features popular internet applications like Pandora, Picasa, and
Note: Visit www.VUDU.com to learn more about available titles,
prices, recommended bandwidth, and services offered. At the time of this
writing, VUDU requires an internet bandwidth of 4.0 Mbps or higher for
instant HD video and 2.0 Mbps or higher for instant SD video. These
specifications are subject to change.
LAN: Use the Ethernet (LAN) jack for streaming internet video to the
TV through VUDU.com.
PC Compatible: The television can be used as a computer monitor and
connected to your PC via one of the TV's four 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 from 640 x 480 to 1920 x 1080 - VGA, W-VGA, SVGA, W-SVGA, XGA,
SXGA, WXGA, PC 720p and PC 1080p.
USB Port: The television features one side panel USB port
(type-A) and two rear panel USB ports (type-A).
- Side-Panel USB: The television features one side-panel USB type-A
port for reading JPEG photo files and MP3/WMA music files from a connected USB
device formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. The TV can read files up to 10MB in size
with a maximum of 2,500 files stored per device. JPEG still images can be
displayed as a Single picture, up to 10 thumbnails or in a Slideshow (w/ or w/o
music). Still images can also be rotated clockwise in 90-degree increments.
- Rear-Panel USBs: These are standard USB 5-volt, 500-milliamp
power outputs that you can use to supply power to an accessory device; such
as the VUDU wireless adapter.
Note: The TV can read JPEG files as created by your
digital camera. If you edit a picture file on a computer and resave the
image, the television may be unable to read the resaved file.
Thin Frame Design: The Mitsubishi
Diamond 249 series LCD TVs incorporate a
super thin frame that delivers more picture in a smaller space than ever before.
The thin high-gloss black frame accents the television's sleek, low profile,
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.
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.
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.
TV Lock: The TV Lock menu give you control over 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 parental controls available are as follows:
technology lets you restrict access to programming based on program-rating
signals sent by the broadcaster or by movie ratings.
Lock By Time: Lock By
Time allows you to block all use of the TV during specified hours of the day
Control Panel: Disable the button s on the TV's control panel. Use
this option if small children in the home try to press control-panel buttons
Other: Restricts access using non-U.S. based ratings sent by
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 either Standard or Fast Power On. The
Standard setting uses less energy, but the TV takes longer to power up.
Remote: The television comes supplied with a multi-brand IR remote control. The remote is pre-coded to
operate Mitsubishi and other manufacture's components such as Cable Boxes, DTV
Receivers, Satellite Receivers, VCRs, DVR, Laser Disc Players, DVD
Players/Recorders, DVRs, A/V Receivers, Audio Amplifiers, and CD players.
NetCommand with IR Learning: The Mitsubishi 249 series HDTV
offers a new level networking that seamlessly integrates selected older A/V
products with new and future digital products. NetCommand supports IR (Infrared)
control of products such as VCRs, DVD players, cable boxes, and satellite
receivers. NetCommand can "learn" remote control signals directly from many
devices, allowing you to create a customize NetCommand-controlled home theater
system. The necessary IR emitter cables are available for purchase separately
HDMI Control: Many new HDMI devices have a feature called
Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) or HDMI Control. HDMI Control allows one
device, such as this TV, to control other devices, such as an AV/ receiver or
Note: Each manufacturer chooses which CEC functions to
support so it is difficult to predict which devices and features are
compatible with Mitsubishi's HDMI Control. You may find that CEC functions
for a specific device are limited.
RS-232C: Use the RS-232C interface to receive control signals from
compatible home-theater control devices. See www.mitsubishi-tv.com for a list of
control signals for this interface.
Removable Stand: The
Mitsubishi LCD HDTV comes with an unattached pedestal base. The stand can be attached
using the supplied hardware.
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The stand can be removed, allowing you to wall-mount the TV using an optional
wall-mount bracket. The TV has 4 threaded screw holes with a horizontal spacing
of 200mm and a vertical spacing of 200mm. The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm)