Al Bsharah Business Minded, Technically Inclined

All I want for Christmas…

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Laser TV…is a big fat Laser TV.  Is that too much to ask?

First a little info about LaserTV…  The light source is, you guessed it, lasers.  What benefit does this provide us?

  • Twice the color (TWICE).
  • 135W power consumption.  1/3rd the power consumption of LCD, 1/4th of Plasma.
  • Less than 12″ deep (for a rear-projection…amazing).
  • Laser light source expected to exceed the life of the TV itself.
  • 160 degree viewing angle, similar to LCD and Plasma.
  • 57.7 x 12.5 x 39.8 inches ; 136.4 pounds (lighter than LCD and Plasma).
  • 65″ screen size, 73″ to be released soon.

Mitsubishi released their first product a few months back, and it’s got some pretty raving reviews.  Picture quality is the bottom line, and it’s apparently blowing away LCD and Plasma.  At the moment, they’ve got a corner on the market…and it shows.  The price?  $6,999.  Yep.  Not cheap…yet…but I’m hopeful…!

Some links for you regarding the TV:

If you’re well off enough to purchase one, see if you can’t squeeze in another for me!  <grin>

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year…Cheers!

About the author

Al Bsharah

Al’s been involved in multiple San Diego startups since 1999 after leaving the Detroit auto industry as an electrical engineer. He's started two of his own companies where he's raised capital from both VCs and angels, and sold one of them to both Seismic and Return Path. He resides on the board of Startup San Diego, is a Tech Coast Angels member, and has graduated both Techstars and Founder Institute accelerator programs where he now mentors. Al is currently the Vice President of Product Strategy at Seismic and in his free time he manages to play a little beach volleyball, trade stocks, and camp with his wife, son, dog, and friends.

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