Mitsubishi LCD-46MDR1: 46-inch LCD TV with Red Laser and Cyan LED Backlight

Mitsubishi (Japanese) via Tech-On!: Mitsubishi Electric showcased its LCD-46MDR1, a 46-inch LCD TV with a unique backlight composed of a red laser diode and a cyan LED. The cyan LED is used to generate both green and blue while the red laser generates a deep 638-nm wavelength red. Several tens of red laser diodes and several hundred cyan LEDs are used in an edge-lit design.

While all other specifications like brightness, contrast ratio, power consumption, etc. are similar to other white LED backlit Mitsubishi LCD TVs, color gamut is improved to 126% NTSC with a marked enhancement in red vividness.