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HerTeeth Are 50% Brighter ThanksTo ATube Of Mitsubishi. Have you ever looked at projection television and decided that the picture size was awesome but the picture wasrnt? What was doubtless dimming your enthusiasm was the lack of bright ness, a traditional problem with projectionTV For which Mitsubishi now intro duces the solution. A major projection TV breakthrough that delivers 180 foot Lamberts of brightness on our over 4-foot-diagonal of screen. No other front-projectionTV has over 120 foot Lamberts. And this 50% improvement in brightness was achieved without sacri fice to picture sharpness. This translates into a projection TVpicture as bright as that on a con ventional25-inch set. For those of you who like to know the whys and wherefores, read on. Each of our lens systems contains six lens elements instead of the usual three - offered by every other lead ing front-projectionTV This results in a sharper, 6 glass elements vs. higher-contrast picture. 3 plastic elements. There' no comparison. But even more reveal ing is what those lenses are made of. Ours are fine precision ground optical glass, the kind you find in the most expensive cameras. Theirs are plastic. Glass possesses some inherent technical advantages over plastic. Glass can be coated, reducing light reflections within the lens barrel for improved picture contrast.This coating also improves lens transparency, which allows more light through, resulting in a brighter picture. Our most impressive representation of these technological advancements is the model VS-522R you see before you. Close its doors and the screen is discreetly hidden from view How to hide a Mitsubishi. Open them and you open up a whole new dimension in home entertain ment: twice the diagonal measure and four times the square footage of a conventional 25-inch television screen. Its analogous to having a movie theater screen in front of your easy chair An appealing idea in a world of five-dollar movie tickets. All of the above notwithstanding, you may prefer to trust your own eyes rather than any advertising claim. In which case, we confidently invite you to visit your Mitsubishi dealer and see for yourself. And if you think it looks good, wait till you hear how it sounds.