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IFA 2011 Toshiba's specs-less 3D TV, the 55ZL2, will be out in Europe by the end of the year.

The 55in set, a smaller version of which was demo'd in Rome earlier this year, packs in four times as many pixels as a 1920 x 1080p TV in order to present a 3D image to nine different but fixed viewing points simultaneously.

Toshiba 55ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV

Lenses guide the right- and left-eye images to each viewing position. Built-in face-tracking tech adjusts the sweet-spot locations to handle folk who can't sit still by shifting the nine spots a little.

And, yes, it'll display a 2D image at 3840 x 2160.

Toshiba 55ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV

All this is handled by the telly's Cevo Engine processor, a rather Cell-like chip but not - Toshiba insists - a Cell variant.

The 55ZL2 has DVB-T and DVB-T2 tuners for Freeview and Freeview HD. Programmes can be recorded to USB storage through the set's USB ports. It has Toshiba's IPTV platform, Places, on board too.

Toshiba 55ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV

The 55ZL2 will be available from December 2011 in Germany with release dates to be confirmed in other European countries. Toshiba, not surprisingly given this is a flagship product, didn't say how much it'll cost. ®

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