Feeds

Toshiba prices up glasses-free 3D TV for Blighty

If you have to ask, you can't afford it

High performance access to file storage

Got £7000 to spare? From Monday, 12 March you'll be able to order Toshiba's Regza ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV.

The LED array-backlit, 9,000,000:1 contrast ratio 55in set has a native resolution of 4K x 2K, relying on onboard upscaling bring 1080p and lesser content up to scratch.

Toshiba Regza 55ZL2

The extra pixels allow the set to show the various left- and right-eye images, which filters refract to a number of 'sweet spots' to allow a number of folk to watch at the same time.

A built-in webcam tracks up to four viewers to dynamically shift sweet spots to match where the set calculates they're sitting.

The ZL2 will convert 2D material to 3D on the fly.

The set can tune into Freeview HD, and has four HDMI ports to take feeds from AV kit and games consoles. There are two USB jacks, one of which can take storage which the telly can use for ad hoc DVR duties.

Toshiba Regza 55ZL2

All good stuff, and it sure puts up an impressive picture. The downside, of course, is the price, and while orders will be taken on Monday, they won't be fulfilled until later in the month.

Last year, Toshiba promised the ZL2 would be out here by the end of 2011. Ahem.

Harrods will be offering the ZL2 in due course, too, which tells you all you need to know about the kind of folk Toshiba expects to comprise the set's early adopters. 'Considerably richer than yow', in other words. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Biometrics and kid-friendly mode in back-to-basics blockbuster
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.