Toshiba Wraps New Regza LCD Around Cell Technology
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 of MPEG-2 and H.264 streams with four SPEs derived from Cell/B.E." video processing is one of Cell's strong suites; Toshiba claims that its upcoming Cell-equipped Regza LCD will be able to upconvert multiple SD streams into HD-quality simultaneously. Although it'll be a bit of a latecomer to the Cell commercial market, it's possible that Toshiba has actually been waiting for Cell to hit 45nm before it jumped on the bandwagon.
The Cell BE: The eight SPE's are colored in turquoise.
Final specs on the unit aren't available yet; Toshiba has previously indicated that the display would have a 3820x2160 maximum resolution, and be equipped with an LED backlight.