Thursday, April 12, 2007

A look at Toshiba's 13 new REGZA LCD models for 2007

REGZA 720p - HL67 & LV67 Series
Toshiba's REGZA line includes six 720p models ranging from 26" diagonally measured to the new 42" diagonally measured. These televisions include new advanced Toshiba technologies such as PixelPure3G and DynaLight. The new Toshiba PixelPure3G advanced 14-bit internal digital video processing offers 4,096 levels of gradation for 16 times the gradation levels of standard 8-bit systems, and now creates cleaner more natural images by incorporating new enhanced MPEG noise reduction technology. Unlike standard LCD panels, the new CineSpeed™ panels incorporate DynaLight dynamic backlight control. This system works with PixelPure to monitor the brightness of the incoming video signal, and then adjust the backlight intensity to maximize contrast. This system creates a dynamic contrast that is up to 5X that of the original panel contrast, significantly improving black levels for deep images in virtually any viewing environment.

For 2007, REGZA 720p models truly stand out with beautiful high-gloss black cabinetry, currently uncommon in this category. Plus, the entire 2007 REGZA line also includes ATSC/QAM digital tuning, SRS WOW™ sound, a PC input, and three HDMI™ inputs for simple and complete all-digital connectivity. Toshiba will also offer two REGZA LCDVD™ models in 26" diagonally measured and 32" diagonally measured sizes. These models offer all of the advanced technologies of the REGZA 720p TV models, plus a built-in DVD player with internal upconversion to 720p for HD display.

REGZA 1080p Full HD - HL167 Series
Toshiba continues to expand its 1080p offering and is adding a 52" diagonally measured LCD model to its REGZA 1080p Full HD line-up, which already includes 42" and 47" diagonally measured models. 2007 REGZA 1080p Full HD models all accept 1080p input signals and include enhancements such as ColorBurst, and CE-Link (HDMI - CEC). While a standard LCD TV may only reproduce 72% of the NTSC color gamut, ColorBurst is a wide color gamut LCD that can reproduce 90%+ for 25% more color. REGZA 1080p Full HD models now provide both enhanced resolution and increased color depth for richer colors and more realistic images. CE-Link allows two-way control between the TV and applicable source devices, such as HD DVD, through the HDMI cable. The user can use the TV remote to control the source devices, or the source devices to control the TV, allowing simplified operation. Because no IR is needed, the source devices can be placed in a cabinet or closet, which is perfect for flat panel TV applications. To ensure flexible remote connectivity of non CE-Link source devices, Full HD models also include an IR Pass-Through jack.

2007 REGZA 1080p Full HD models feature new step-up high-gloss black cabinetry that further differentiates the 720p and 1080p Full HD series. These models also include Toshiba's Native Mode, which provides clean 1080p pixel-for-pixel display without any overscanning.

Cinema Series® REGZA 1080p Full HD - LX177 Series
In addition to the many enhancements made throughout the new REGZA line, Toshiba is proud to offer four new Cinema Series REGZA 1080p Full HD models in 42", 46", and new 52" and 57" diagonally measured screen sizes - 57" is the largest flat panel TV Toshiba has offered yet. In addition to the features and benefits of all the new REGZA models mentioned above, 2007 Cinema Series REGZA models also feature new ClearFrame 120 Hz anti-blur technology. This advanced technology doubles the frame rate from 60 frames per second to 120 frames per second using Motion Vector Frame Interpolation, virtually eliminating motion blur without adding flicker or reducing image brightness. This makes Cinema Series REGZA the perfect choice for fast action movies and sports. The Cinema Series REGZA HDMI connections also include Deep Color and XVycc technology for further enhanced color space.

Cinema Series REGZA 1080p Full HD models also feature a new and innovative premium cabinet design with new SoundStrip2 technology. This technology utilizes an acoustic chamber within the set to develop rich bass, natural voices and crisp highs, all with a further reduced cabinet height enhancing the overall Cinema Series design. In addition, Cinema Series REGZA models target high-end home theater applications with connectivity such as an IR input and a THINC™ RJ-45 connection, plus Virtual Dolby® sound and a new 6-Item A/V illuminated universal remote.

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Toshiba REGZA 26HL67 26" LCD HDTV (March/April 2007)
Toshiba REGZA 32HL67 32" LCD HDTV (March/April 2007)
Toshiba REGZA 37HL67 37" LCD HDTV (March/April 2007)
Toshiba REGZA 42HL67 42" LCD HDTV(March/April 2007)

Toshiba REGZA 26LV67 26" LCD with DVD Player(March/April 2007)
Toshiba REGZA 32LV67 32" LCD with DVD Player(March/April 2007)

REGZA 1080p Full HD
Toshiba REGZA 42HL167 42" 1080p LCD HDTV(March/April 2007)
Toshiba REGZA 47HL167 47" 1080p LCD HDTV(June/July 2007)
Toshiba REGZA 52HL167 52" 1080p LCD HDTV(June/July 2007)

Cinema Series REGZA 1080p Full HD
Toshiba 42LX196 42" Cinema Series 1080p LCD(June/July 2007)
46LX177 (June/July 2007)
52LX177 (June/July 2007)
57LX177 (June/July 2007)

Source: Toshiba USA Press Release