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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 05, 2010 0 comments
Toshiba's glasses-free 3DTVs will make their Japanese debut at the end of December. Availability for the U.S. and other markets remains unknown at presstime.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 05, 2007 0 comments
If you own a Toshiba rear-projection TV, it's now a family heirloom--or a candidate for the junkyard. The company has stopped making RPTVs and will concentrate exclusively on sexy flat LCDs.
Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 03, 2008 0 comments
Toshiba's Scott Ramirez went all Bono on us to celebrate this year's autumnal partial TV-line overhaul. Having already announced a DVD player with advanced upscaling several weeks ago, Toshiba introduced SRT (Super Resolution Technology) upconversion for its fall LCD HDTV lineup. Must be important -- it was embedded in the backdrop. But what'll really get value-oriented consumers salivating is the new RV525 series, which includes a 40-inch 1080p for just $999.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 30, 2007 0 comments
It's official. HD DVD players have fallen below the $200 barrier. And we're not talking about that no-name Venturer. The breakthrough model is the Toshiba HD-A2. And the breakthrough retailer is Circuit City. The exact price is $197.99 with free shipping. And no, it's not a refurb.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 04, 2009 0 comments
Toshiba, which worked so hard to establish the HD DVD format as the high-def disc format of choice, has launched its first Blu-ray player just in time for CEDIA.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 05, 2008 0 comments
How does Toshiba plan to move forward in the wake of HD DVD's demise? The company's CEO says improved DVD upconversion is among the strategies to be pursued. Here's a nugget from a Wall Street Journal interview with Atsutoshi Nishida: "If you watch standard DVDs on our players, the images are of very high quality because they include an 'upconverting' feature. And we're going to improve this even more, so that consumers won't be able to tell the difference from HD DVD images. The players would be much cheaper than Blu-ray players too."
Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 28, 2005 0 comments
Oh, mama, can this really be the end?

This universal disc player may mark the end of an era. Bear in mind that I did say may.

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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.