Mitsubishi Releases Software Update For 738 and 838 Series 3D TVs

  • Posted on: 16 November 2010
  • By: chw staff

Owners of Mitsubishi 738 and 838 series 3D-ready TVs or being offered a free 3D TV software upgrade.  Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America (MDEA) said the free upgrade will make it easier for consumers to experience large screen immersive 3D home entertainment and that the upgrade will allow the 738 and 838 series to directly support all mandatory 3D signal formats prescribed in the HDMI 1.4a specification.

After upgrade the TVs will no longer need a 3D adapter to connect to 3D sources such as your set-top box, Blu-ray players or satellite. The Mitsubishi 738 and 838 series offer some to the largest screen size in the industry. The upgrade will allow you to experience near cinematic experience.

Specifically, the TVs will support the 3D signals known as Frame Packing 1080p/24Hz and 720p/60Hz (primarily from Blu-ray players and gaming consoles), Side-by-Side in 1080i/60Hz, 1080p/24Hz/30Hz/60Hz and 720p/60Hz, Top/Bottom in 1080p/24Hz and 720p/60Hz, and Checkerboard 1080p/60Hz.

”Size and speed are crucial to enjoying the most realistic, immersive 3D TV viewing experience, and Mitsubishi leads the market on both fronts. With this new 3D TV software update, we keep our customers on the leading edge of 3D home entertainment, and they can now experience a full range of 3D TV content on our cinema-like large screen 3D TVs,” said Frank DeMartin, vice president, marketing at Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America.

The new 3D TV software upgrade will be downloaded automatically and free-of-charge to 738 and 838 series Mitsubishi 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs that are connected to the internet. For those 738 and 838 series Mitsubishi TVs not connected to the internet, there are two options for integrating the 3D TV software upgrade.

Mitsubishi 738 and 838 series owners can download the free software to a USB stick, which can then be input to the TV for a complete and simple upgrade. For those owners who do not wish to download the free software, Mitsubishi will provide upon request a USB stick with the software upgrade pre-loaded for a nominal fee. See for details.

source: pr