updated 11:10 am EDT, Thu September 3, 2009
Mitsubishi ships VUDU-enabled Unisen HDTVs
Mitsubishi announced on Thursday that it has integrated VUDU support for the flagship Diamond models in its Unisen Immersive Sound range of LCD HDTVs. This will give users access to VUDU's extensive library that include thousands of HD movies and TV shows. The two Diamond Unisen models, the 46-inch LT-46249 and 52-inch LT-52249, have an Ethernet port that allows them to connect to the web. Otherwise, there is an optional VUDU wireless accessory bridge for hooking up to existing home networks.
Aside from VUDU, users can access YouTube, Flickr, Picasa and Pandora, along with on-demand TV that includes over 80 channels. The Unisen HDTVs also simulate 5.1 surround sound with 18 built-in speakers and offer 1920x1080 resolution, 240Hz panels.
Mitsubishi and VUDU are offering $50 in free movie rentals or purchases to buyers of the new Diamond Unisen TVs for a limited time. Mitsubishi has began shipping the two VUDU-enabled TVs to certain dealers, with the LT-46249 priced at $2,599 and the LT-52249 at $3,099.