Toshiba 55ZL2 3DTV’s UK price will be £7,999, to release soon
Toshiba today announced the flagship of their TV range, the ZL2, a glasses free LED 3DTV with Toshiba’s QuadHD resolution which offers customers a quite exceptional 3,840 x 2,160 screen. Toshiba is offering whole classes at IFA to explain the technology, so we’ll be hard pressed to explain it all here, but the basic rub is that you can have multiple people in a room, viewing the TV from multiple angles, and all of them will experience the picture in 3D without glasses.
The Toshiba ZL2 offers up face tracking, Resolution+, Auto-calibration, 2D to 3D conversion and smart TV features. Make no mistake about it, this is high-end television with Toshiba billing it as its ‘most advanced TV to date’.
Content that wasn’t originally formatted for 3D, can be upscaled to 3D, including DVD, Blu-ray and even regular TV broadcasts. The conversion also includes depth control so that you can adjust the 3D depth to your liking. Besides upscaling from 2D to 3D, you can also upscale resolution to the ZL2’s Quad Full HD display with Toshiba’s Resolution+ image enhancement technology. Again, content that can be upscaled include DVD, Blu-ray, and even your regular TV programs that are in SD or HD resolution.
Other features include Auto Calibration support that ensures color and grayscale levels are presented correctly, while WiFi connectivity offers a host of content viewing and sharing capabilities. Through Toshiba Places, you can access on-demand videos and other internet services such as Facebook. Users can also control the set from their smartphone thanks to Wi-Fi and a free remote control application for iOS. Owners can also record content to a connected USB drive via the recording option. There is a built-in Freeview HD tuner, and is also DLNA and Windows 7 compatible. You will find four HDMI ports, two USB port, and a built-in sub-woofer supplements the speakers.
We have a price, as Toshiba’s German press site currently mentions the set will cost 7,999 euros when the 55-inch version launches.
Toshiba ZL2 features:
– 139.7cm (55”) Glasses-Free 3D TV
– Quad Full HD (3840 x 2160) resolution display
– Face tracking technology via integrated camera
– 2D to 3D conversion with depth control
– Built in Wi-Fi, DLNA® and Windows 7 compatibility
– Freeview HD ready tuner
– Resolution+ and 3D Resolution+
– Toshiba Places
– YouTubeTM, BBC iPlayer
– Personal TV
– Remote control operation via iPhone®
– AutoView ambient light sensor
– Built-in subwoofer
– USB HDD Video Recording
– Auto Calibration
– 4x HDMI, 2x USB
– REGZA-LINK (HDMI CEC)