It’s a sad day for people who are willing to sacrifice thin-ness for more screen real estate, because Mitsubishi has decided to end production of their rear-projection DLP lines. When you talk about money per square inch of screen, those sets simply could not be beaten, and they never cheaped out on the quality either.
This decision has been an extremely difficult one as it deeply impacts our loyal employee, customers, dealers and vendors. But the introduction of our competitors larger flat panel products and, more important, the severe price competition across the industry, has made it increasingly difficult to remain profitable. We can no longer sustain our business in its current form. Therefore, we’ll no longer manufacture and sell our DLP rear projection televisions in the US. We’ll focus our US operations exclusively on our professional grade visual solutions products, including projectors, printers, data wall products and display monitors. Our existing customer relations and parts and services departments will remain in place along with existing authorized service centers.”
Mitsubishi will continue their projectors and professional products, so fans withe adequate throw distances will continue to be able to enjoy their products. I will say that the small dealings I had with Mitsubishi’s customer service department were excellent. They went above and beyond, and it’s a real shame that I can’t buy my next TV from them. In the meantime, existing customers can feel safe knowing they’ll be supported in the future.
RIP RPTV. We’ll miss you.