As seen with LG tv's and, eventually, VIZIO tv's, Mitsubishi is now shipping VUDU integrated 1080p flat panel tv's. Mitsubishi's 46-inch LT-46249 and 52-inch LT-52249 models from the Diamond Unisen model will be equipped with an Ethernet port. This port allows for direct connection to the internet so you can download the VUDU products directly to your tv. But, if you don't like messy cables running all over your house, then you can get wireless access through the use of a VUDU wireless accessory bridge.
According to Frank DeMartin, Vice President of Marketing for Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, "We are always looking for new ways to elevate the large screen experience for consumers, and the Mitsubishi VUDU-integrated TV's will combine unprecedented HD program choice with unparalleled picture performance. Owners of Diamond Unisen Immersive Sound TV's will now have convenient access to high quality entertainment content."
VUDU offers one of the biggest HD movie libraries housing over 2,200 HD titles with 16,000 titles over all. But one big thing coming later this month is that the VUDU service on the Diamond Unisen TV's will offer popular internet services like Flickr, Pandora, YouTube and Picasa as well as an "On Demand TV" section with over 80 channels to choose from.
"VUDU's extensive HD library HD library of recently released Hollywood titles provides the perfect entertainment solution for Mitsubishi's Diamond Unisen TV's. Through this collaboration, with Mitsubishi, we are expanding the reach of the VUDU Service to a broad new segment of consumers, providing an outstanding movie watching experience with true 1080p and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Surround Sound." according to VUDU CEO Alain Rossman.
As an added bonus, people who purchase The Diamond Unisen TV's integrated with VUDU will receive two months of free rentals or purchases (up to $50.00 worth) which includes SD, HD and HDX movies which will allow owners to experience the 1080p image quality and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound which features Dual Driver Extended Range Sound and Variable Smooth 240 Film Motion for viewing slow and fast moving images.
The Diamond Unisen models feature wide color gamut backlight technology to reproduce approximately 25% more color than most LCD-TVs and both the 46-inch and 52-inch models are EnergyStar 3.0 qualified. The 46-inch Diamond Unisen model will run you around $2,599 and the 52-inch model will run you around $3,099.