Toshiba Unveils World First 3D LCD TVs without Dedicated GlassesMonday, October 4th, 2010
Toshiba’s new Glasses-less 3D REGZA GL1 Series to be available from end of December
TOKYO — Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today unveiled the world’s first LCD TVs that offer comprehensive 3D capabilities without any need for dedicated glasses. The new “Glasses-less 3D REGZA GL1” series offers two models with screen sizes specifically designed for personal use: the 20-inch 20GL1 and the 12-inch 12GL1. Both TVs will be available in Japan from the end of December.
The new 3D TVs with no need for glasses employ an integral imaging system and a perpendicular lenticular sheet to display smooth, natural images, and Toshiba’s image processing technology to create nine parallax images from the original content and create to 3D images. The result is precise rendering of high quality 3D images whatever the viewing angle within the viewing zone.
The 20GL1 integrates a high definition LED backlit LCD panel specially designed for 3D capability without any need for glasses that offers approximately four times the pixels of a standard Full HD panel. It also integrates the Cell REGZA Engine designed for 3D capability without glasses and based on the Cell Broadband Engine™ to deliver superior multimedia processing. The result of this combination is stunningly sharp, dynamic 3D images.
Toshiba will respond to various needs from the users for LCD TV with 3D capability. This will include larger screen models that use dedicated glasses and personal use LCD TVs without glasses, all offering dynamic, stunning image depth and high image quality. Toshiba will continue to draw on synergies of its semiconductor and image processing technologies to advance REGZA series as the cutting-edge of TV technology, and to create and deliver new value to the market by continuing to expand its line-up, and by anticipating and responding to user needs.
Product Series Model Screen Size Price Launch in Japan ------- ------ ----- ----------- ----- --------------- Glasses-less GL1 20GL1 20-inch Open December end 3D REGZA 12GL1 12-inch Open December end