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IFA 2010 round-up: Toshiba

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Toshiba made a big splash at this year’s IFA conference in Berlin. Not only did the Japanese electronics giant get on board with both the tablet and the 3D TV revolutions, it also found time to unleash some new cameras, a whole new bunch of TV’s and last but certainly not least, its range of Blu-ray Disc players.

The Toshiba BDX3100KB 3D Blu-ray player will hit Europe in October and will allow anyone with a 3D TV to enjoy 3D Blu-ray movies in full1080p/24fps HD resolution. If you’re not yet equipped for 3D, it has introduced an entry level Blu-ray player in the shape of the Toshiba BDX1100KB. It has the same credentials as its bigger brother, minus the 3D aspect.

Pocket Lint has the full story here.

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Toshiba adds Blu-ray 3D support to latest notebook range

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The rise of Blu-ray 3D continues with Toshiba launching what it calls the world’s first laptop with Blu-ray 3D playback.

The TX/98MBL notebook has a 120Hz LCD screen and a Nvidia 3D Vision kit which includes, among other things, 3D glasses and 3D vision USB controller.

The TX/98MBL will be initially available in Japan only, but plans for a similar model entitled Satellite A665 is scheduled for Europe.

For more information, click here.

Toshiba launch Blockbuster on-demand service in Blu-ray players

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Blu-ray Disc player manufacturers are continuing to improve the multi-functional capabilities of its players. Toshiba is no exception, recently joining forces with video rental company Blockbuster to offer on-demand movies in its new Blu-ray players.

The latest players to include this feature are the BDX2500 and BDX2700, allowing users to rent from a wide list of Blockbuster movies.

“Blockbuster On Demand, through Toshiba’s Blu-ray players, delivers a truly connected home theater experience. It gives even more of our customers instant access to all the newest hit releases, available the same day as DVD/Blu-ray, as well as thousands of other great movies,” said the company’s SVP and General Manager Bruce Anderson.

For more information on the service, click here.

New Toshiba laptop adds Blu-ray support

Toshiba has this week announced a new laptop in its Satellite range that includes a Blu-ray Disc drive.

The Toshiba Satellite A660 has been designed with multimedia in mind, featuring not only Blu-ray support but also Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology, which allows video and music to be streamed wirelessly to WiDi-compatible TVs. It’s the first laptop on the market to support this technology.

The A660 also includes HDMI output and DNLA functionality, in addition to a new feature called USB Sleep-and-Music. This allows the user to connect and listen to an external MP3 player through the speakers, even while the laptop is asleep.

Tech Radar has more details.

3D Blu-ray Players invade CES

3D has been the story of this year’s CES, currently taking place in Las Vegas. Following last month’s announcement of the Blu-ray 3D specification, several manufacturers have taken the opportunity to show off their first 3D Blu-ray Disc players.

Sony’s new range includes the 3D enabled BDP-S770. The new range has been designed to grab the attention before they are even switched on, using a minimalist ‘Monolithic’ design concept that extends across Sony’s other homes entertainment products to be launched this year. Other new features in the range include BRAVIA Internet Video, which allows the players to access online video content from sites such as YouTube. In a separate announcement, Sony confirmed that all PS3s will become 3D enabled through a forthcoming firmware update. Pocket-Lint has further information on Sony’s news here.

New BDA member Toshiba revealed three new players, with the flagship BDX3000 providing 3D support. All three players have Ethernet and USB ports and BD Live access, as well as online access to additional content services like Netflix, VUDU, Cinema Now and Pandora. Pocket-Lint has a full report here.

Samsung’s 3D player, the BD-C6900, also made its debut. It carries support for Samsung Apps and the company’s Internet@TV service, which will provide content from services like Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, Blockbuster, Picasa, and Twitter, with many more to be announced later in the year. CNet has more details here.

Panasonic meanwhile is building 3D into a whole array of new devices and services, including camcorders and dedicated TV channels. It’s 3D Blu-ray player, the PP-BDT350, was launched with the aid of Avatar producer Jon Landau, who spoke at length on the potential of 3D entertainment in the home. More details from CNet can be found here.

LG announced plans to release a 3D player later in the year, but gave no further details. It did however show off the BD 590, a BD player with a huge 250Gb hard drive to store content on. TechDigest has a full report on the LG press conference here.

Stay tuned for further information on 3D players over the coming months.

Toshiba reveals first Blu-ray Disc Player

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Only a few weeks after announcing its support for the Blu-ray Disc format, Toshiba has revealed its first standalone BD player.

The BDX2000 provides Full HD 1080p digital output, BD-Live support (via Ethernet connection), AVCHD Playback and support for Dolby True HD and DTS-HD audio formats.

The BDX2000 is expected to be available in November. You can read the press release here.


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