Mitsubishi MDT521S

MDT521S 52" High Definition Digital Signage Display

Quick Specs:
Brand: Mitsubishi
UPC: 0082400028327
Color: Black
Type: LCD
Width: 47.2"
Technical Details
Screen Size: 52"
Brightness: 700 Nit
Contrast Ratio: 2000:1
Response Time: 85 Hz
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Mount Type: Wall-mountable
Widescreen: Yes
Pixel Pitch: 0.6mm
Ports: 1 x 15-pin HD-15 VGA
Color Support: 16.7 Million colors
Refresh Rate: 8 ms
Actual Screen Size: 52"
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle: 178°
Input Voltage: 110V AC
HD: 1080p
Screen Technology: Active Matrix TFT
Maximum Response Time: 8ms
Number of Screens: 1

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Mitsubishi MDT521S

Mitsubishi MDT521S 52" High Definition Digital Signage Display
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The Mitsubishi MDT521S is a 52" LCD digital signage display designed to take the rigors of public spaces. The stylish and slim bezel combined with sophisticated technology make the display useful in a variety of different commercial and industrial applications. Features include a built-in Ethernet receiver, automatic brightness control, portrait modes, programmable scheduling, and much more.

Mitsubishi MDT521S Features:

1080p Resolution
The MDT521S reproduces images from video and computer signals with precision and clarity, all delivered in full 1920 x 1080 high-definition resolution. A high-durability panel reduces the risk of image persistence in commercial applications.
High Brightness and Contrast
Brightness and contrast functions designed to deliver truly impressive sharp, vivid images and information even in well-lit public spaces.
Built-In Ethernet
Using a long VGA cable can lead to a loss in image quality. But the MDT521S comes standard with a built-in CAT5 receiver that enables the connection of much longer cables without degrading the high picture quality, giving users greater freedom of placement when installing a display. Utilizing the accompanying transmitter box, video and RS-485 serial-control signals can be delivered over the same CAT5 cable, eliminating the need for a separate serial-control cable.
Linking Up To 5 Displays
Use the daisy chain connection function of the built-in CAT5 receiver and output terminal to link up to five displays in series via CAT5 cables
Automatic Brightness Control
The MDT521S is equipped with an Auto Brightness function that utilizes two ambient light sensors with one in the front and rear to gather data on lighting conditions. Even when installed at venues where light conditions change continuously, optimum viewing is ensured together with the added benefit of greater energy savings through reduced power consumption in darker environments.
Multiple Orientation Modes
Display orientation is a key factor for the presentation and appearance of digital signage. Advanced design technologies allow maximum flexibility in the positioning of the MDT521S, from landscape, portrait and angled to full-flat (face-up) installations.
VESA Mountable
Standard VESA hole pattern (M8/400 x 400mm) for mounting to wall/ceiling. SBC/media player mounting holes (100x100mm) provided on both right and left sides for expanded installation possibilities and improved user convenience.
Programmable Scheduling Function
Up to seven different scheduled intervals by time, day of week and input port can be programmed. Content from different sources can be scheduled for specific displays within the same installation. This contributes to extending panel service life and increasing energy savings by turning off displays at times when not required.
Multi-level Screen Saver Function
To reduce image persistence and maximize panel service life in demanding signage applications, the MDT521S is equipped with four levels of screen saver function. Each level can be set to meet specific application requirements.
Tiling Capability with Frame Compensation
Combine up to 25 panels (5 x 5') to create a single large Image (i.e., video wall) or other high-impact signage. A frame compensation function is incorporated to adjust for the width of panel bezels so that images are displayed with the utmost accuracy.
Wide-Range Color Temperature Adjustment
Adjust color temperature across a wide range from 3,000-10,000K. This is an important function for signage displays used in broadcasting, retail food and other industries where image reproduction in true colors and tones is vital.
6-Axis Color Adjustment Function
Using the remote controller it is possible to choose a specific color from R, G, B, C, M or Y and adjust its hue and saturation independently. This is especially useful for adjusting the colors of specific parts in digital posters, or company or brand logos in signage applications.
Color Matching
Qualified service personnel utilize proprietary color calibration software and a designated color sensor to adjust the white-point and brightness levels to match adjacent panels.
Picture-in-Picture and Picture-out-of-Picture modes are provided, enabling content from a video input source to be displayed in window format while displaying the main image from the computer input source or vice versa. Side-by-side mode is incorporated as well, an ideal feature for broadcasting and video-conferencing applications.

Mitsubishi MDT521S Specifications:

Product Type52" LCD flat panel display
Digital Television CertificationNot certified
TV TunerNo tuner
Video InterfaceComponent, composite, HDMI, S-Video
HDMI Ports Qty1 port(s)
PC InterfaceDVI, VGA (HD-15), HDMI
HDCP compatibleYes
DimensionsWithout stand
Width47.2 in
Depth4.8 in
Height27.5 in
Weight88.2 lbs
Diagonal Size52" - widescreen
TechnologyTFT active matrix
Resolution1920 x 1080
Display Format1080p (FullHD)
Color depth24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Image Contrast Ratio2000:1
Brightness700 cd/m2
Progressive ScanProgressive scanning (line doubling)
Viewing Angle178 degrees
Viewing Angle (Vertical)178 degrees
Pixel Pitch0.6 x 0.6mm
Pixel Response Time8 ms
Max V-Sync Rate85 Hz
Max H-Sync Rate91.1 kHz
Color Temperature ControlYes
Additional FeaturesBlack level expander, on-screen menu, color temperature adjustment, energy save, ambient light sensor (ALS), screen saver, picture on picture (no tuner), 6 Base-Colours Management, picture by picture (no tuner), picture in picture (no tuner), portrait mode
Video Features
Analog Video Input SignalsNTSC, PAL, SECAM, NTSC4.43, PAL60
Input Video Formats1080p
Supported Computer Resolutions1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1360 x 768, 1920 x 1080
Remote Control
TypeRemote control - infrared
Audio System
Sound Output ModeStereo
Speakers IncludedSpeakers not included
External Speakers Amplifier Power (Total)14 Watt
Network & Internet Multimedia
Connector Type1 x DVI-D input ( 24 pin digital DVI ) - rear 1 x VGA input ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) - rear 1 x composite video input ( RCA phono ) - rear 1 x S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - rear 1 x composite video input ( BNC ) - rear 1 x audio output ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear 1 x RGB input ( BNC x 5 ) - rear 1 x VGA output ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) - rear 1 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear 1 x composite video output ( BNC ) - rear 2 x audio input ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear 1 x audio input ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - rear 1 x speakers output ( terminal block (clamp) ) - rear 2 x remote control ( 9 pin D-Sub ) - rear 2 x network ( RJ-45 ) - rear
Stands & Mounts
Flat Panel Mount InterfaceYes
Cables Included1 x VGA cable
Compliant StandardsFCC Class B certified, CE, UL, C-Tick, BSMI, cUL, DDC-2B, DOC-B, VESA DPMS, CCC, DDC/CI, RoHS, UL 60950-1, GOST-R
Power DevicePower supply - internal
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep5 Watt
Power Consumption Operational380 Watt
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support3 years warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - parts and labor - 3 years
Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
Width (Shipping)55.5 in
Depth (Shipping)37.4 in
Height (Shipping)10.8 in
Weight (Shipping)105.8 lbs

Box Contents

  • Power Cord
  • VGA Cable
  • User's Manual
  • Wireless Remote Controller
  • Battery
  • Screw For Clamper
  • CAT5 Tx Box
  • CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Warranty

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Types of Televisions:

In Plasma technology, the display itself consists of cells. Within each cell two glass panels are separated by a narrow gap in which neon-xenon gas is injected and sealed in plasma form. The gas is electrically charged at specific intervals when the Plasma set is in use. The charged gas then strikes red, green, and blue phosphors, thus creating a television image. Each group of red, green, and blue phosphors is called a pixel.

Some Advantages of Plasma Televisions are:
  • Larger Screen Sizes Available
  • Better Contrast Ratio, so Blacks are deeper
  • Better Color Saturation
  • Little to no lag in Fast Moving Images

  • Some Disadvantages of Plasma Televisions are:
  • Susceptible to Burn-Ins(Image is “burnt” onto the screen when left on the screen too long)
  • Generates a lot of heat
  • Does not perform well at high altitudes

  • LCD
    LCD stands for liquid crystal display. These types of displays are made of two layers of transparent material, which are polarized, and are "glued" together. One of the layers is coated with a special polymer that holds the individual liquid crystals. Current is then passed through individual crystals, which allow the crystals to pass or block light to create images. LCD crystals do not produce their own light, so an external light source, such as florescent bulb is needed for the image created by the LCD to become visible to the viewer.

    Some Advantages of LCD Televisions are:
  • Low energy consumption
  • Reduced Glare
  • No "burn-in" effect
  • Cool running temperatures
  • No high altitude issues
  • Greater Brightness
  • Lighter in weight

  • Some Disadvantages of LCD Televisions are:

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Fast Moving Images sometimes lag
  • Individual Pixels can burn out and cannot be replaced
  • Smaller Viewing Angle (although not significant difference)

    DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology utilizes a small Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) to tilt more than 1.3 million micromirrors-each of them less than the width of a human hair-toward (ON) or away from (OFF) the light source inside the DLP. This process creates light or dark pixels on the face of the projection screen. The light then filters to a color wheel, which rotates 120 times per second, producing the correct hue. Each mirror can turn on or off several thousands of times per second resulting in a technology that can reproduce up to 1024 shades of gray.

    Some Advantages of DLP Televisions are:
  • Little to no affection by ambient light
  • Better Contrast Ratio, so Blacks are deeper
  • High refresh rate
  • No lagging images or burn-ins
  • Not affected by altitudes
  • Tuner built-in in most models
  • The only thing that can burn out is the bulb, which can be replaced, so you could use this TV virtually forever
  • Many connections available - Can also be used as a monitor

  • Some Disadvantages of DLP Televisions are:
  • Must be viewed at eye level for the best picture
  • While a bulb will only cost around $200, a professional will need to install it, incurring an additional cost.
  • They are heavy and cannot easily be moved.

  • Direct View(CRT)
    Direct-view TVs, also known as the traditional tube television, consist of a single cathode ray tube (CRT) and electron beam that excites and illuminates phosphors on the inside surface of the TV screen.

    Some Advantages of CRT Televisions are:
  • Low in cost
  • Best black level, contrast, shadow detail and color performance of any video technology out there
  • Not affected by ambient light
  • Can be viewed from any angle
  • Very Long Life Expectancy

  • Some Disadvantages of CRT Televisions are:
  • Size and Weight of Television make it very heavy
  • Limited screen size - 38 inches is about the max for CRT TVs
  • Uses old technology

  • Choosing the Best TV Size:

    Where you are putting your television and what you are using it for will determine the perfect TV size for your room.

    Living (or Family) Room
    For living rooms and other spaces with high TV use, 37 inch and larger are the most popular choices. In large rooms, the largest size possible is usually best.

    For bedrooms, offices and other medium-sized spaces, a tv that is from 26 to 37 inches is your best bet.

    Kitchens & Smaller Rooms
    For kitchens and smaller rooms where you will be close to the TV, a 15 to 19 inch screen is best suited.

    Refer to the below chart for the mimimum distance you should be from the television.

    TV Viewing Distance Chart
    Diagonal Size Minimum Viewing Distance Maximum Viewing Distance
    26" 3 ft. 6 ft.
    32" 3.5 ft. 7 ft.
    37" 4 ft. 8 ft.
    42" 5 ft. 10 ft.
    47" 6 ft. 12 ft.
    50" 6.5 ft. 13 ft.
    60" 7 ft. 15 ft.

    High Definition vs. Standard Definition

    Standard definition is analog signals with resolution of 480i (480 lines drawn onscreen in an interlaced pattern, odd lines separately from even), the format in which TV content is delivered over regular analog broadcasts and basic (non-digital) cable. On the best TVs, the picture quality can be very good or even excellent, but it doesn't compare to the best that HD can offer.

    Enhanced definition falls between standard and high definition. ED signals are digital, with resolution of 480p (480 lines scanned progressively). This is equivalent to DVD quality, which is a little better than standard definition but not as good as high definition. Some ED sets can accept HD signals, but they convert them to a lower resolution that they can display, so the picture quality won't match that of true HD. On the best EDTVs, it can be quite good.

    High definition offers the best TV viewing possible. HD is a digital-TV format that contains more and finer detail than other formats, so images can have almost lifelike clarity. The picture quality can be stunning, especially on a large, wide-screen set. In technical terms, HD images have higher definition, meaning more picture elements (lines or pixels) make up each image. Most HD broadcasts today are either 1080i (1,080 lines drawn on-screen separately in an odd/even pattern, then interlaced to form one image) or 720p (720 lines scanned in one sweep, or progressively). Another HD format, 1080p, has 1,080 lines drawn in a progressive pattern, which potentially yields the finest detail. This format isn't yet being used for TV broadcasts, but some HD DVDs that support 1080p are expected to arrive this year. TVs with 1080p native resolution have already started to appear on the market.

    The below chart explains further the difference between Standard and High Definition Signals.

    Resolution and Picture Quality Table
    Picture Quality Good Quality Better Quality Best Quality
    Standard Definition TV Standard Definition DVD Enhanced Definition TV 720p High Definition TV 1080i High Definition TV 1080p High Definition TV/Blu-Ray
    Aspect Ratio Full Screen 4:3 Full Screen 4:3/Widescreen 16:9 Widescreen 16:9 Widescreen 16:9 Widescreen 16:9 Widescreen 16:9
    Resolution 640 x 480 720 x 480 854 x 480 1280 x 720 1920 x 720 1920 x 720
    Scanning Interlaced Interlaced Progressive Progressive Interlaced Progressive

    Which Audio/Video Connection is the best?
    Connector Type Quality Signal Type Description
    HDMI Highest Digital HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed, all-digital signal that combines both audio and video. This connection gives you the optimal 1080p signal and up to 7.1 channel sound.
    DVI Highest Digital DVI (Digital Video Interface) is a video connection that will deliver 1080p video signal, but it does not carry audio signals.
    Component Video Good Analog Component Video, or RGB, is an analog signal connection that splits the video into 3 separate signals, 2 for color and 1 for brightness. The maximum resolution on this connection type is 720p or 1080i.
    S-Video Decent Analog S-Video (S for Separate) is a type of component video signal because the color and brightness signals are transmitted on separate wires. S-Video is not used for high definition resolutions.
    Composite Video Average Analog Composite, or RCA, connections can be found on almost all video components. Color and brightness pass over the same cable. Although it is the most common connection found, it is also the least quality.