This is just another major hit from IFA. Toshiba discussed in a presentation at IFA that they’re going to release a glasses-free 55-inch flat-panel 3D HDTV. This HDTV, named as Toshiba 55LZ2 doesn’t require any glasses to view images in 3D and sends separate images into each eye using a technology called “lenticular lenslets”.
This pretty stylish HDTV is packed with many fantastic features that will just blow off your socks. Lets take a closer look at the mind blowing features of Toshiba 55LZ2:
The New Toshiba 55LZ2 has a unique feature that to accommodate up to nine viewers, the television uses head-tracking technology to identify faces and direct different images to all the eyes in the room via a built-in camera. The New Toshiba 55LZ2 has a screen resolution that’s four times the resolution of 1080p at an astounding 3840 by 2160 pixel resolution. The TV also offers built in Wi-Fi connectivity and 2D-3D conversion.
This HDTV also includes auto-calibration functionality for getting an accurate 3D image, an integrated Freeview HD tuner, USB-HDD recording and DLNA compatibility. By making use of the Wi-Fi connection or direct wired Ethernet port, consumers can also access the Toshiba Places platform to utilize apps for YouTube, Cartoon Network, the BBC iPlayer, Dailymotion, Viewster and Woomi.
But unfortunately, this superb 3D HDTV has a price that will spoil the budget of normal users. This amazing technology isn’t priced for the mainstream market just yet. The television is scheduled to launch in the UK for a pretty expensive price of about $8000 Euros (a bit over $11,000 in the United States).
Here I want to clear that Toshiba has already launched glasses-free 3D televisions in Japan, but consumers have been slow to purchase the displays due to massive prices for small screens. While Toshiba is trying to spread this technology around the world and drop down the prices, still it will take many years to drive the costs down for the average consumer electronics consumer.
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Note: The image used above is not the image of Toshiba 55LZ2. Its an image of another glasses free HDTV of Toshiba named as Regza GL 1 Series. We’ve used this image because original image of Toshiba 55LZ2 is not yet available.