Ever heard of a super computer in an HDTV? Toshiba has released fresh juicy details on its Cell processor-powered LCD TV ahead of the Ceatec 2009 tech fair in Japan.
The Cell Regza 55X1 is an LED-backlit panel with local dimming that delivers class-leading 5 million:1 dynamic contrast and an ultra-high (serious overkill of) 1,250cd/m2 brightness. Other performance-oriented functions include a 240Hz motion enhancement, Cell Platform Super Resolution technology for improved standard-definition video upscaling, and a bottom sound bar driven by seven speakers.
Best of all, we haven't even touched on the most exciting parts. How do eight windows for displaying different channels, 3TB onboard storage for time shifting and video recording and an Opera-based Web browser sound? Having said that, the Cell Regza 55X1 is priced well out of the reach of most consumers with its shocking $11,115 tag, according to Gizmodo. Another limitation for many of us: the Cell Regza 55X1 is currently slated only for release in Japan (in early December).
With so much power at Toshiba's disposal, the Japanese company has also lined up other future Cell TVs ranging from a 3D version to a 4K model that upconverts 1080p content such as Blu-rays to a whopping 3,840x2,160 resolution.
(Source: Crave Asia)