Mitsubishi Unisen LT-46164 LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

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High Points
• The LT-46164 includes a 16-speaker integrated sound projector for Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
• The edge-lit LED design allows for a slimmer cabinet, although this TV isn't quite as slender as others that use this type of LED technology.
• This TV has a 1080p resolution and will accept 24p sources via its HDMI inputs.
• True120Hz technology reduces motion blur and film judder.
• LCDs can be very bright, which makes them a good choice for a brightly lit viewing environment.
• The TV has plenty of connection options.
• The LT-46164 can connect to a network via a wired or wireless connection and access Mitsubishi's StreamTV platform (including VUDU video-on-demand).

Low Points
• Edge-lit LED-based LCD TVs can suffer from brightness-uniformity issues, and their black levels are generally not as deep as you'll find with the better full-array LED-based TVs with local dimming.
• LCD viewing angles are not as good you'll find with a plasma TV.
• The LT-46164 does not support DLNA media streaming and has fewer video-on-demand options than its competitors (no Netflix, Amazon).
• It lacks a dedicated PC input, as well as an IR or RS-232 port.
• The LT-46164 is not 3D-capable.

Conclusion
With an MSRP of $2,099, the LT-46164 falls at the higher end of the price spectrum, but it has the features to justify the cost. In addition to desirable options like 120Hz technology, built-in WiFi, and a Web platform, the LT-46164 adds a couple of worthy features that aren't commonly found elsewhere. The built-in Bluetooth is a nice touch for easy playback of music files, and the integrated sound projector is probably the TV's biggest selling point. I'm still surprised we don't see more TV manufacturers going this route. The LT-46164 is a great choice for someone who wants a better audio experience than you'll get from a traditional flat-panel TV but doesn't have the space, money or desire for a full-fledged surround system.

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HTR Product Rating for Mitsubishi Unisen LT-46164 LED LCD HDTV

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Value

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4

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