The 2009 premium LCD and DLP HDTV lines from Mitsubishi have been announced. The Unisen line will be used for all of the models of new LCDs, which feature 16-inch Dolby 5.1 channel speakers built in to the sets. The speakers achieve surround-sound imitation by using an advanced algorithm to delay certain sound beams and project them at different intervals.
Samsung has made their 2009 TV line official, by announcing the pricing and shipping dates of all TVs for the year. The company has dropped its rear-projection TVs altogether, but it holds on to several new plasmas, despite the LCD dwarfing them in sales.
More TV manufacturers are producing “green” TVs than ever before, spurred in part due to the EnergyStar 3.0 requirements and consumer demand for environmentally-friendly home theaters. The LCD TV Association is one of the leading organizations that pushed this green overhaul.
Samsung has announced that it will begin mass producing Edge-lit LED displays. In a move that responds to demand for slimmer, lighter LCD TVs, especially useful for wall-mounting, Samsung will be making this technology specifically for larger TVs.
Sharp Display Products Corp. has been announced as the company in which the partnership between Sony and Sharp will take shape. Sony and Sharp have created this joint venture in order to share their technologies and distribution methods for LCD TVs.