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12-05-2012, 06:56 PM
Mitsubishi, the last company to manufacture those large, rear-projection DLP TVs, has announced that it will no longer do so.

Mitsubishi has sent a letter to authorized service centers saying it was discontinuing the production of 73-inch, 82-inch and 92-inch DLP sets. The TV maker said the flat-screen TV category has grown so fast that it has become "increasingly difficult" to remain profitable in the rear-projection business.

Mitsubishi has been making big-screen DLP TVs since the 1990s. For several years, the rear projection TV was the only affordable way a consumer could watch big-screen TV at home. Despite the console's size, the rear-projection set was a particular favorite of sports and movie fans.

However, the flat-screen business started to take off about 5-7 years ago and it was just a matter of time before the clunky, less stylish DLP would be phased out.

Mitsubishi says it will now focus on Home Theater projectors and the professional display market. The company will also eliminate production of its LaserVue division.

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