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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2010 0 comments
Toshiba has announced a trio of 3D HDTVs in Japan, continuing the industry's steady march toward 3D adoption. All three models feature CELL processors, which lets them use realtime 2D-to-3D conversion on videos (although the effectiveness of the...
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HT Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2001 0 comments
Good consumer electronics keep getting better and cheaper.
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Posted: Jan 21, 2007 0 comments

Whither SED? That was a question on the minds of many journalists walking through Toshiba's city block-sized booth at CES 2007. As it turns out, Toshiba has sold its stake in the burgeoning flat panel display technology to Canon, its partner in the venture.

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Posted: Apr 20, 2006 0 comments

HD DVD launched in retail stores with something between a whimper and minor bang earlier this week. Although there were only two HD DVD titles from Warner available in most stores, <I>The Last Samurai</I> and <I>Phantom of the Opera</I>, Toshiba's initial, admittedly smallish run of players was sold out after just two days of availability.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 09, 2009 0 comments
Toshiba's first TV based on the Cell microprocessor made its debut at a Japanese trade show this week. The DVR-capable product will hit the shelves in Japan later this year and will make its U.S. debut sometime next year.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 18, 2008 0 comments
Toshiba showed a DVD player with advanced upconverting capabilities last week, following through on an idea mentioned by its CEO five months ago in the wake of HD DVD's demise.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 14, 2008 0 comments
Are you hankering to get into high-definition disc consumption at a bargain price? Toshiba has just made its HD DVD players even more attractive with big price cuts--though as a statement on the format's future, the move is ambiguous at best.
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Posted: Nov 03, 2005 0 comments

Toshiba is apparently going to attempt to swamp the market with HD DVD players ahead of the arrival in stores of standalone Blu-ray disc players or PlayStation 3, but is taking a high-risk route in doing so. The HD DVD developer and backer reached an agreement with and licensed their technology to Chinese manufacturers, opening the door to inexpensive players and the kind of price wars that have turned current standard definition DVD players into ubiquitous commodity items.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 24, 2010 0 comments
Would you like to watch 3D without glasses? Toshiba is developing a technology that will do just that.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2008 0 comments
How is Toshiba managing to mourn the painful and expensive death of HD-DVD? Well, with a little bit of R&D therapy, it seems. Perhaps spending bucket-loads of cash on an adorable 11-inch robot of limited utility will soothe Toshiba's angst....
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Jul 20, 2009 0 comments

According to a story today in Japan's <I>Yomiuri Shimbun</I> newspaper, Toshiba will enter the Blu-ray market with players that can read BDs and DVDs by the end of this year.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2008 0 comments
Next time you're in New York City, look up in the sky!  It's a bird! It's a plane!  Nope -- it's the new Toshiba LED display taking over the prime spot on top of One Times Square, 285 feet over the crowds on Broadway. This spot used to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 14, 2010 0 comments
Few people were expecting Spain to win the World Cup. Toshiba, in particular, put a significant amount of money on the line based on that. The company offered to pay back in full any money spent on a Toshiba TV in Spain if the Spanish team wins...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2010 0 comments
Glasses-free 3D TVs have been a long time coming, but they still haven't come out yet. That might change if Toshiba has anything to say about it. According to CrunchGear, Toshiba might release 3D TV models that don't require glasses by the end of...
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SV Staff Posted: May 19, 2010 0 comments
Active shutter glasses are useful for displaying 3D video because they get rid of the "ghosting" that can appear with passive glasses. Active glasses work by using liquid crystal lenses to rapidly switch on and off between the two eyes, ensuring...

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