Watch 2D films in 3D on a new Toshiba TVs

By Naomi Mackay,

The chaps at Toshiba have been busy little bunnies and have released a whole raft of goodies on the unsuspecting buying public.

Toshiba TV

First up are the company’s first CEVO engine powered TVs.

These are the first in the UK to feature the CEVO engine, which offers a powerful, multi-core processing platform to enhance picture quality. The TVs can display Full HD 3D images and also have processors dedicated to 2D-3D image conversion. 2D content can be upscaled to high-quality 3D, allowing you to watch your 2D films in 3D.

The CEVO Engine also runs 3D Resolution+ and NetResolution+ technologies, which can upscale and enhance lower resolution 3D and online content to near Full HD quality.

The REGZA WL and REGZA YL series have launched with Toshiba Places – a platform for accessing and sharing web-based content and services directly from REGZA TVs. This offers access to social networks, video portals, news services and on-demand TV services, and you can create a customised, personal entertainment experience and share content with friends.

Toshiba Places enables users to create bespoke personal profiles that can be accessed across Toshiba devices. Users can begin a film or video on a laptop, pause it, and then continue watching on a REGZA TV from the same point they left off. Virtual bookmarking keeps track of your content, and a fully integrated networking platform lets you share content with other users.

There’s also built-in access to YouTube and BBC iPlayer and built-in Freeview HD and they look good too, having won a product design award.

The REGZA WL and REGZA YL 3D Pro-LED TV series will be available in 42in, 46in and 55inch panel sizes.
2D- to 3D conversion is also available from Toshiba’s new Satellite P-series and L-series multimedia laptops. The P-series features 3D-ready screens, 3D Blu-Ray playback and screen sizes from 15.6in and 17.3in screen sizes. The P-series also features a 3D webcam above the screen, while the top-of-the-range P755 includes nVidia 3D vision active shutter glasses so that you can watch 3D games and films on the laptop.

Under the bonnet you’ll find second-generation Intel processors – Core i5 or i7 Sandy Bridge and nVidia graphics and on board are Harman Kardon speakers.

The L-series comes in 13.3in, 15.6in and 17.3in and you can connect to a 3D TV for playback. They also feature the Toshiba TruBrite HD+ screen and integrated Onkyo speakers. Buyers can customise the laptops with a choice of Intel or AMD processors, as well as Blu-Ray or DVD prices and a choice of colours including Modena Red and Grace Silver.

Toshiba has also recently launched two new Blu-Ray players offering next generation 3D Blu-Ray playback and Dolby TrueHD, and two new high-def camcorders the Camileo P100 and Camileo B10. The P100 has a 3in LCD touchscreen for control and an Upload button to share your videos instantly with social networks.

No prices have been announced as yet, but you can find out more at www.toshiba.co.uk