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Mitsubishi shows off prototype LCD HDTVs backlit by LEDs and lasers


Mitsubishi's showing off a new approach to traditional flat screen LCD TVs with this prototype (on the left) that uses a combination of lasers and LEDs for backlighting. Rather than using plain white LEDs like most displays, it's similar to Sony's old Triluminos tech with red provided by lasers, and then cyan LEDs for blue and green that Mitsubishi claims provide a wider color gamut. There's "tens" of red lasers, along with hundreds of edge-mounted LEDs being mixed together to even out the intensity between the two, but we'll have to wait until later in the fiscal year of 2011 to see if Mitsubishi's second go-round with LaserTV is a hit.

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