LAS VEGAS – Toshiba is using International CES to unveil its first 3D-ready Cell TV for the United States along with a three-model lineup of second-generation Blu-ray players, including the company’s first 3D-ready model.
Toshiba first showed its Cell TV concept in Japan two years ago and unveiled a product for the domestic market there last summer.
The concept uses the powerful Cell microprocessor technology, which was jointly developed by Toshiba, Sony and IBM, to bring a host of next-generation multimedia capabilities to an LCD TV.
Although exact details on the U.S. product were unavailable at press time, a company spokesperson said the U.S. Cell TV would be 3D-ready.
Meanwhile, the company will support the set with its first 3D-ready Blu-ray players.
Toshiba said all of its new Blu-ray models conform to the profile 2.0 (BD-Live) specification and feature online connectivity for online streaming of video entertainment content.
They also feature up to 1080p/24 fps playback of Blu-ray titles as well as up-conversion of standard-definition DVDs, the company said.
LAS VEGAS – Toshiba is using International CES to unveil its first 3D-ready Cell TV for the United States along with a three-model lineup of second-generation Blu-ray players, including the company’s first 3D-ready model.mon features include support for MP3 playback, HD-JPEGs, WMA files and AVCHD for home movies.
The top-of-the-line model BDX3000, which is slated to ship later in the year, will offer Blu-ray 3D capability, a new cosmetic design and a wide range of added features, Toshiba said.
“Entertainment options have come full circle – not just from high-quality, high-definition disc-based Blu-ray content, but now also through online streaming of their favorite movies, TV shows and music,” said Jodi Sally, Toshiba America Consumer Products digital A/V marketing VP.
The BDX2500 will be “wireless ready” via its USB port, with an optional Toshiba USB wireless dongle for connection to a home wireless network.
The BDX2700 offers the same basic feature package as well as built-in wireless connectivity.
Pricing and availability dates were not available at press time.