Inputs and Outputs Notes
HD Definition DLP Display System
with Smooth Picture:
The Mitsubishi Diamond series widescreen HDTV uses Texas Instruments most
advanced Digital Light Processing technology for its rear-projection DLP design. In
combination with Mitsubishi's exclusive light engines the TV delivers over 2-million pixels. This DLP TV
can be used as a high-performance television or multimedia monitor capable of
producing stunning high-definition video images and clear, detailed, high-resolution
images from a personal computer.
Integrated HDTV Tuner: The
widescreen Mitsubishi DLP TV has an internal HDTV tuner able to receive both
over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (received via an antenna) and non-scrambled digital
cable broadcasts, including non-scrambled HDTV cable programming.
6-Color Light Engine:
Mitsubishi's exclusive 1080p DLP 6-Color Light Engine generates yellow, cyan and
magenta directly, in addition to the primary colors, for brighter colors, wider
range of colors and whiter whites. The resulting picture quality adds realism to
yellow sunlight, blue skies and crimson sunsets.
TurboLight 180: This optical
design focuses light more efficiently to produce a 10% brighter on-screen image.
TurboLight technology produces a brighter image without increasing the amount of
power consumed or heat produced, therefore it does not compromise the life or
performance of the lamp. Mitsubishi's TurboLight 180 directs more light to the
DLP chip surface resulting in a brighter, more vide on-screen image.
Plush 1080p: Mitsubishi
developed the Plush 1080p technology so that everything you watch looks better
on the 1080p HDTV. It reformats 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.
Mitsubishi's Tru1080p Processing maintains 1080p high definition signals as
1080p from beginning to end of the video signal. All 1080p DV-I, HDMI, IEEE 1394 and 1080p
broadcasts signals are passed through with no down conversions. This advanced
1080p DLP technology for HDTV viewing delivers over 2- million pixels to you
on-screen for a full and true 1920 x 1080 resolution.
4D Video Noise Reduction:
Mitsubishi's exclusive 4D Video Noise Reduction system used advanced algorithms
to better identify video noise from fine detail and correct the signal rather
that distort it. The advanced 4D 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.
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.
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.
Dark Detailer: The Dark
Detailer feature uses a dynamic aperture system to add depth and texture to the
picture. Dark Detailer improves contrast ratio by more than four times, giving
you a wide array of colors and shades that are essential for optimal viewing of
dark, dramatic scenes while also providing maximum brightness.
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 advance 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
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.
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
strong light (default setting).
Picture Settings: In
additions to the three 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.
Color Temperature: The
television also features a Color Temperature setting which allows you to adjust
how white is displayed on the TV. You can choose from Low or High.
Low: In the Low setting,
white images will have a warm cast.
High: In the High
setting, white images have a cool cast. This setting may provide the most
realistic picture under bright lighting.
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.
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). Film mode is
not effective for high-definition signals.
Split Screen: Split Screen
allows you to view pictures from two different sources at the same time. Split
Screen is available when you have video sources connected to the TV in addition
to connections on ANT 1 or ANT 2. During Split Screen you can switch sound
sources between the main and sub-pictures, change the source of the sub-picture,
change channel of sub-picture, freeze the sub-picture, change the size of the
sub-picture or make the sub-picture fill the screen.
Note: Split Screen is
unavailable if your only inputs are ANT 1 and ANT 2. A 1080p signal from an
HDMI jack or a personal computer can be viewed only as the main picture. The
main picture and sub-picture cannot both be from the HDMI inputs.
Audio Settings: The
television features independent Bass, Treble and Balance settings. These
settings can be adjusted from 0 to 63 with 31 as the midpoint.
Surround Settings: The
television features the following surround speaker 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
ViewPoint Menu System: The
television features Mitsubishi's 3D Graphical ViewPoint on-screen operating
system, which provides on-screen information for menu choices and changes using
the TV's remote control.
TV Guide On-Screen System:
The TV features an interactive eight-day on screen program guide for cable,
over-the-air, and CableCard reception. This subscription-free guide system lists
regular, digital, and high-definition programming. The TV Guide On-Screen System
supplies the following features.
Listings Service: The
Listings Service feature lets you view eight days of program listings, move
to channel within the listings, tune directly to a program currently airing,
read detailed program descriptions, set or change a program's recording
settings, set or change a program's reminder settings, lock and unlock the
video window, change the channel display and access promotions for programs
Search Service: The
Search Service features lets you find a current or future program that you
want to watch or for which you want to set recording or reminders.
Scheduled Service: The
Scheduled Service feature lets you review, change, delete, or create
recording and reminder events for programs.
Set-Up Service: If your
cable company offers more than one channel lineup in your area, the Set-Up
Service feature lets you select your preferred channel lineup.
Recording: You can set or
change a program's recording settings from the Listings, Search and Schedule
services. You can set a program to record using on of three methods, each
method gives you a different level of control over the recording settings.
Reminders: The Reminder
feature gives you options to control automatic power-on and tuning of the
TV. You can set or change a program's reminder settings from within the
Listings, Search and Schedule services. You can set a program reminder using
either of two methods, each method give you a different level of control
over the reminder settings.
Note: When the system is
first set up, it may take up to 24 hours to being to receive TV program
listings and then it may take up to one week to receive al eight days of TV
ChannelView: When the TV
Guide On-Screen system is disabled, ChannelView provides listings, as sent by
broadcasters, for memorized channels on Ant 1 or Ant 2. Channels are marked with
"D" for digital channels and "A" for analog channels.
Favorite Channels: The
Favorite Channels feature lets you store groups of favorite channels in up to
nine different Favorite memory banks. This allows you to store Favorite Channels
by each household member or by category or content. You can store the same
channel in multiple Favorite banks.
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 one 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 three 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 three 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
Front Panel Lock: Front
Panel Lock lets you disable controls on the front panel to prevent
inadvertent changes to TV settings.
Note: V-chip blocking
is ineffective for programs viewed on devices connected to component or
TV Timer: The TV Timer
feature allows you to set a day and time for the TV to turn on and off
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 Low Power or Fast Power On. The Low
Power setting uses less energy, but the TV takes longer to power up.
Custom Stand: The 65"
television can be used with the following custom Mitsubishi TV stand designed
specifically for this TV. Model number MB-65GB (sold separately)
Fully Illuminated Remote With 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
up to 4 controllable audio/video components and a male minijack 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.
TV Only Remote: The
television also comes with a smaller TV only remote control if you have a simple
A/V setup that does not require the use of the multi-brand remote.
Connect: The TV's ClearThought Easy Connect feature automatically recognizes
when you plug in an input and prompts you to assign a name to it. You can choose
from the following names - Cable box, Camcorder, DVD, DVD2, DVR, Game, HD Disc,
Satellite, and/or VCR. The TV ignores and 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 features the following HD video inputs.
The television features three component video inputs 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.
HDMI: The TV
is equipped with two HDMI inputs that accept digital 480i, 480p 720p, 1080i
and 1080p 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 (each HDMI input has a stereo RCA input for use
IEEE 1394 Digital
Interface: The TV uses three IEEE 1394 digital interfaces (1 front, 2
rear) that receive
and send compressed digital signal, including high-definition signals, along
with digital audio and control signals between devices such as the TV,
digital cable boxes and D-VHS digital video recorders.
PC DVI-I Input: The
television features a PC DVI-Input for computer video. You can connect your
personal computer's HDMI or DVI video output to this jack to display computer
images on the TV. The TV can display PC resolutions from standard VGA (640 x
480) through 1920 x 1080 signals at a refresh rate of 60 Hz in a 16:9 or 4:3
aspect ratio. The television features the following PC Video settings -
Contrast, Brightness, PefectColor, PerfectTint, Auto Position, Horizontal
Position, Vertical Position, and Fine Detail.
Note: The PC DVI-I input
is not for use with other audio/video products. The television's HDMI inputs
are not intended for use with personal computers or other devices outputting
video signals with computer resolutions.
Digital Cable Ready (CableCard
Slot): The Mitsubishi HDTV can descramble a cable provider's one-way digital
signal with the use of an optional CableCard security module (contact your local
cable provider for availability and service). The CableCard is used in place of
a traditional cable box to access digital cable programming (including high
Memory Card Reader: The
television features a memory card reader so you can display a slide show of your
favorite JPEG pictures or listen to MP3 or WMA audio selection recorded on
compatible memory cards. The memory card reader has four card slots that accept
a variety of popular memory card types including SmartMedia, MultiMedia, Secure
Digital, Compact Flash (types I and II), Microdrive, Memory Stick, and Memory
Stick Pro. Cards up to 1 GB with a file format of FAT 16 (block size = 1024 or
2048) are supported.
JPEG Images: The TV is
compatible with digital still images up to 5 megapixels or 2560 x 1920
pixels and that are recorded on digital cameras using EXIF 2.1 and DCF 1.0.
JPEG images can be displayed as thumbnails (up to 10 still-images), one
full-screen image (image can be rotated 360-degrees in 90-degree intervals),
or a slide-show (image interval can be changed from 5, 10, 30 or 60
MP3/WMA Audio: The TV is
compatible with MP3 and WMA audio file formats recorded with sampling rates
of 32 , 44.1 or 48 kHz, fixed bit rates and file names with ".mp3 or .wma"
extensions. The television will display a Playlist Menu of all your stored
audio tracks to choose from.
Front Panel Inputs: The TV is
equipped with an S-video and composite video input along with a pair of stereo
RCA audio inputs. The television also features a front panel IEEE-1394 input/output.
Dual Antenna Inputs: The
television features two 75-ohm F-connector RF antenna/cable inputs.
Digital Audio Output: The TV
features a coaxial digital output for transfer of a Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to
your home theater receiver.