Toshiba unveils the first large-screen glasses-free 3D TV in Asia
The 55RZ1 offers innovative first-class technology in a premium design delivering a 3D experience without the need for 3D glasses
Singapore, 3 May 2012 – Toshiba Singapore Pte., Ltd today announced the launch of the first large-screen glasses-free 3D TV in Asia, the 139cm (55") diagonal 55RZ1. This breakthrough TV, the first ever with a Quad Full HD screen, delivers an immersive 3D TV experience that can be enjoyed by a large group of viewers, and also displays 2D content at four times (Quad) Full HD resolution.
The secret of the 55RZ1’s glasses-free 3D performance is Toshiba’s high-performance multi-processor platform, the REGZA ENGINE CEVO DUO S. This latest Toshiba innovation in imaging technology also supports such video enhancements as image restoration, increased colour gradation and boosted contrast improvement, and assures the 55RZ1 creates the highest quality video display ever seen. The 55RZ1 will be available at the end of May in most Asian countries.
A new era for 3D TVWith the 55RZ1, Toshiba has drawn on its industry-leading capabilities in imaging algorithms and processor technologies to calculate multiple viewpoints for stereoscopic images and to display them at very high picture quality on a large screen. The array of lenticular lens integrated into the 55RZ1 is the first ever in such a large-screen TV.
Sophisticated lenticular lens technology delivers multiple views
3D technology is based on the stereoscopic principle of simultaneously delivering slightly offset (parallax) images to the left and right eyes. The brain then superposes the images, creating the 3D effect. To achieve this without any need for dedicated glasses, lens must accurately guide the dedicated images to the viewer’s eyes. The 55RZ1’s Integral Imaging technology, powered by the REGZA ENGINE CEVO DUO S, delivers nine views that create multiple wide-angle viewing zones in front of the glasses-free 3D TV. This not only creates a stunning, glasses-free 3D image, it allows a large group of viewers, each facing the screen from a different angle, to share the 3D experience.
Face tracking optimises glasses-free 3D experience
To optimise viewing zones in respect and align them with the viewers’ actual positions in front of the TV, the 55RZ1 features a face tracking application. At the push of the remote, it detects the viewers’ position and sets up the total viewing experience.
Quad Full HD screen for excellent picture quality in 3D and 2D
Delivering nine views simultaneously in high definition picture quality is technically challenging. Toshiba engineered the solution with a 3,840 x 2,160 pixel panel, the equivalent to a Quad Full HD resolution. An additional bonus of the 55RZ1’s high resolution screen is the ability to display 2D content in Quad Full HD resolution. In other words, photos captured with an 8-megapixel camera can be displayed on screen with almost no compromise in image quality.
By using complex algorithms, Toshiba’s Resolution+ technology converts content, such as TV programmes in SD or HD resolution – as well as DVD or Blu-rayTM content in four times Full HD resolution – to make full use of the high definition of the Quad Full HD display.
REGZA ENGINE CEVO DUO S: the powerhouse behind the innovative features
The REGZA ENGINE CEVO DUO S, Toshiba’s high-performance multi-processor platform, is the powerhouse of the 55RZ1. The REGZA ENGINE CEVO DUO S’s outstanding technology delivers the massive calculating power needed to manage Toshiba’s complex algorithms and generate the depth information essential for creating the 3D effect and calculating nine different viewing angles.
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