Toshiba has high hopes for its new online portal, and I can see why. Rather than just throw open the doors to yet another app store, the brand has created a social hub (of sorts) that links devices. The presentation is slick, although predictably there’s a fair degree of roughness beneath the gloss.
Toshiba Places shows promise but needs more work
For example, within the Video area you’ll find both free - You Tube, BBC iPlayer, Daily Motion - and pay/subscribe - Woomi, Viewster, Box Office 365, Cartoon Network, Hit Entertainment - IPTV services. However, select either YouTube or BBC iPlayer you’re effectively told to sling your hook and go look for them elsewhere in the menus.
The user experience clearly needs some work.
The TV's own UI is smart
The cross-platform execution of Toshiba Places is equally clunky. Visit Toshiba Places on a computer and you’ll end up in an e-shop. Not quite the integration I was expecting. Hopefully it will improve; the premise of Places has bags of potential.
Next page: Cinema-style 3D
"Unlike active shutter specs, polarising glasses don’t fritter away luminance ..."
So the light from the left image is somehow converted to something useful for the right eye?
Passive polarised glasses DO fritter away light (I have a few of them, I can see the attenuation), but not as much as polarised shutter glasses.
Passive systems do kick butt compared to active ones, but not for that reason.
That will be a the corner of Migraine and Marketing.
Edge LED lighting = light bleeding in the corners ?
I've tried 2 TVs - both suffered with this. Did you see this on 21:9 material shown on the 16:9 TV - i.e the pure black letterboxes having white bleeding on the corners and top/bottom of the set ?
So where do I buy prescription 3D glasses?