Toshiba will have on offer passive 3D and active TVs
Toshiba already has an active shutter 3D TV set to its credit. Now they have added a passive 3D TV set to its product line up. This apart, they have also confirmed developing a glass free 3D TV which they hope to launch within the next 12 months.
The name of the model they are launching in the passive 3D TV segment is Regza VL with LED panel. Toshiba would be the only other company now other than LG that is making 3D TV sets with passive technology. The TV sets would be sold along with the RealD 3D glasses that are similar to the ones that are used in the cinema halls.
The VL Series is available in 42 and 47 inch screen sizes. The series also packs Toshiba Places which is the maker’s new TV platform. One gets access to internet services on demand, cloud based contents as well as the services of Flickr and iPlayer from BBC.
The TV set also comes with a unique feature which allows for setting up personal profile for each individual of the house on the TV set. Stuff like volume level, picture setting, favorite channels can be set up for each individual and stored in the TV set itself.
There is another feature that allows for automatic color adjustment and therefore gives studio quality picture effects. Active Vision M400HD picture processing wizardry is also inbuilt in the sets and this provides for improved detail, color, contrast and motion to ensure clear, smooth images.
Other features of the set worth mentioning are the DLNA and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as Freeview HD, 4 HDMIs and Toshiba’s Regza-Link. This aids in controlling more than one compatible device with one single remote.
Toshiba also has planned to extend their active shutter technology to its Rezga WL and Rezga YL Series as well in 2011.
In the UK the VL series is set for launch in June even though prices have not been announced as yet.
Information on the glass free 3D sets is yet scarce even though the sets in 12 and 20 inch sizes have been available in Japan. As per Toshiba the sets would be available in UK by April 2012 and it can be expected that the same would be up on show at the CES 2012 event.
“Many people say that it will take five years to get 3D without glasses with good picture quality,” said Sascha Lange who is the head of marketing for Toshiba Europe Visual Products.
“We can say that it will take just 12 months to get high-quality glasses-free 3D. “This is because of our own Cevo engine and all the in-house innovation we are creating.”