Items tagged with Regza

Toshiba may want to have a chat with its PR department on the subject of burying the lead. Tucked away in an otherwise low-key press release mentioning that Toshiba is shuffling its digital products facilities in Japan, there’s a potentially big announcement: a major part of the restructuring will consolidate the company’s TV, PC, and tablet R&D teams into one spot, where they’ll be developing “fusion products” for the global market and streamlining product lines. Specifically, here’s the bit that follows the mention of the TV division being moved to western... Read more...
These days, there are pretty much only two kinds of 3D TVs on the market: active ones, and passive ones. But Toshiba is breaking out another word with their latest set from Japan: polarizing. The Regza ZP2 is the company's latest, and will ship in 32" and 26" screen sizes. They're expected to retail for between 130,000 and 150,000 yen, and there's no clear indication of when they'll make the jump to America. These sets are the first from the company to use polarizing filters to display 3D images; in this setup, "images for the right and left eyes are displayed on an LCD panel equipped with a polarizing... Read more...
With Sony leading the 3D push in the home, you shouldn't be surprised that Sony already has a couple of 3D HDTV models headed to market. But when a market leader like Sony makes a move, it only takes a small amount of time for the "other guys" to catch up and do likewise. That's exactly what has happened here, with Toshiba adding some much needed competition to the 3D HDTV market. Currently, these sets are all rather expensive and few size/model options exist. We still aren't convinced that 3D has a place in the home long-term, but there's nothing like competition to make things easier for consumers... Read more...
The Cell Broadband Engine Architecture (typically referred to as the Cell or Cell BE) processor used in Sony's PS3 was actually a joint venture between IBM, Sony, and Toshiba, but IBM and Sony have commercialized the architecture far more than their partner. That could change within a year or two; the electronics manufacturer has announced that it will launch a new Regza LCD TV in the Japanese market by the end of 2009. Toshiba has dipped its toe into commercial Cell deployment before; the company's SpursEngine is a "co-processor that integrates a hardware codec for Full HD encoding and decoding... Read more...