Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. announced the availability of its 46", 47" and 52" REGZA LCD TVs as well as the upcoming availability of its largest ever LCD TV, a 57" Cinema Series model.
With the new model additions, Toshiba REGZA models will now be available in a wide range of screen sizes including 26", 32", 37", 42", 46/7", 52" and 57" (diagonally measured). REGZA televisions also come in a variety of series including: the HL67 HD series, LV67 LCDVD series, HL167 1080p Full HD series and LX177 Cinema Series.
All REGZA models incorporate key Toshiba technology including PixelPure3G 14 bit internal digital video processing for 12 bit output and DynaLight dynamic backlight, and feature beautiful high-gloss black cabinetry (differentiated by series) with Toshiba?s SoundStrip speaker system. The 1080p Full HD REGZA series adds additional features such as ColorBurst wide color gamut CCFL, and CE-Link HDMI CEC control. At the top of the line are the Cinema Series REGZA models, which incorporate new technologies such as the ClearFrame 120 Hz anti- blur system and Deep Color.
A standard LCD TV typically has a frame rate of 60 frames per second, or 60Hz. To avoid possible motion blur with fast motion video, ClearFrame doubles that frame rate to 120 frames per second, or 120 Hz. While there are many possible methods for creating the additional 60 frames, ClearFrame utilizes Motion Vector Frame Interpolation (MVFI) technology. MVFI analyzes Frame A and Frame B and creates a new Frame A+B. By evaluating the speed and direction of multiple picture elements within the frames, the system virtually eliminates motion blur, according to Toshiba.
PixelPure3G, Toshiba?s 3rd Generation digital video processor, runs at 333 MHz, with high 14 bit internal digital video processing for accurate 12 bit output. This system is capable of producing 4,096 levels of gradation (16 times greater than a standard 8 bit processor) for a smooth natural picture without image banding. PixelPure continuously monitors the incoming video signal, adjusting multiple picture quality parameters including real speed progressive scanning, dynamic gamma, dynamic MPEG noise reduction and now, dynamic back-light control.
DynaLight utilizes advanced PixelPure histogram image processing to monitor the brightness level of each video frame and automatically adjusts the backlight intensity based on the image content. Signal analysis allows for 256 levels of backlight control, creating seamless transitions and a Dynamic Contrast that is up to 5X that of the original panel contrast.
ColorBurst increases the LCD color space to reproduce 90+ percent of the NTSC Color Gamut.
CE-Link (HDMI CEC) allows two-way control between the TV and applicable source devices through an HDMI cable. The TV remote can be used to control the source device, or the source device?s remote can be used to control the TV, allowing for simplified system operation, even when the source devices are not in sight. Toshiba incorporates CE-Link into all three HDMI digital inputs.
Expected Pricing and Availability
26HL67 ($799.99, Available Now)
32HL67U ($999.99, Available Now)
37HL67U ($1,199.99, Available Now)
42HL67 ($1,399.99, Available Now)
26LV67U ($899.99, Available Now)
32LV67U ($1,099.99, Available Now)
REGZA 1080p Full HD
42HL167 ($1,799.99, Available Now)
47HL167 ($2,499.99, Available Now)
52HL167 ($3,499.99, June 2007)
Cinema Series REGZA
42LX177 ($2,299.99, June 2007)
46LX177 ($2,999.99, June 2007)
52LX177 ($3,999.99, June 2007)
57LX177 (TBD, July 2007)