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CES 2013: Toshiba Kicks Off the Ultra HD TV Flood

Toshiba(LAS VEGAS) --The UltraHD TVs are coming by the droves in Las Vegas at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the first company to formally announce theirs is Toshiba with its L93000 Series Ultra HD 4K LED TVs.

For those new to this 4K or Ultra HD phenomenon, these new TVs have four times the resolution of the current 1080p TVs. That high resolution makes content look even crisper and brighter than what your eyes are used to now with the current generation of HDTVs on the market.

Toshiba plans to release its 4K TVs in three sizes -- there will be 58-, 65- and 84-inch versions of the L9300.  All of them will have an “ultra-slim” bezel and gun metal trim and stand.  

Powering the ultra-high resolution video is Toshiba’s CEVO 4K quad and dual core processor, which also helps upscale the content.  It also has Toshiba’s ClearScan 240Hz refresh rate for smoother fast motion video.

But with lots more 4K TVs being announced this week, what will set Toshiba’s apart?  Toshiba’s vice president of product marketing and development, Scott Ramirez, says it’s Toshiba’s image quality.

“What Toshiba brings is experience in image processing,” Ramirez said.  “We’re taking a 1080p image, restoring it up to an Ultra HD level as well as upscaling it all the same time using our proprietary CEVO 4K Quad+Dual Core Processor -- a quad core processor with two extra cores.”

Toshiba isn’t commenting on the pricing of the L9300 series, but says it will be on sale this summer.  Its new LED TVs -- the L2300, L7300, L4300 series -- with its Cloud TV services, which includes stream services and other news content, will be available in March.

Toshiba also released a new 14-inch Windows ultrabook, 17.3-inch Qosmio X875 gaming notebook and other mainstream laptops at the show.

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Sony to Buy Toshiba Chip Factory

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Toshiba and Sony corporations have announced that they have signed a memorandum that will see the transfer of semiconductor fabrication facilities from Toshiba over to Sony.

The facilities’ operations were handled by Nagasaki Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (NSM), a joint venture among Toshiba, Sony and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., but according to a press release issued by Toshiba, once the transfer is completed that NSM partnership will be terminated. NSM has been responsible for manufacturing semiconductors and system-on-a-chip for applications in Toshiba and Sony digital products.

The transfer is expected to be completed sometime early in the fiscal year ending March 2012.

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Toshiba Begins Selling Glasses-Free 3D TVs in Japan

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(TOKYO) -- Toshiba began selling in Japan the world's first 3D television that doesn't require the use of special glasses to view 3D images.

The 12-inch TV sets hit store shelves Wednesday at 119,800 yen, roughly $1,400.  Many shoppers in Tokyo stopped by electronics stores to see the 3D images for themselves, while mulling the price tag.

Unlike 3D TVs that create the illusion of depth by utilizing glasses which act as filters to separate images between each eye, Toshiba's screens use processing technology to produce the 3D images.

The Regza GL1 allows users to view normal TV programs in 2D and 3D.

Only the 12-inch version is available to customers now, but Toshiba plans to release its 20-inch model on Christmas day and a 40-inch model next year.

The relatively small TV models could deter some customers away from buying them, for now.

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Toshiba to Create First Glasses-Free 3D TV

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Toshiba announced Monday it will manufacture the first-ever glasses-free 3D television.  As AFP reports, the Japanese electronics company will offer two models that will be available in Japan starting at the end of December.

A 12-inch model is expected to go for about 120,000 yen, which is the equivalent of about $1,400, while the second model, a 20-inch, will cost 240,000 yen, according to Dow Jones Newswires.

Current 3D models require viewers to wear glasses that act like filters, dispersing separate images to both eyes to create the illusion of depth.  The screens on Toshiba's new models will use processing technology that will create depth-filled images from any angle.

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