The new 55ZL2 from Toshiba is designed to allow viewers to experience next-generation home cinema in the most natural and enjoyable way. And the best bitt; revolutionary glasses-free 3D support removes any need to wear glasses while watching 3D content – for a more natural 3D viewing experience than ever before.
The 55ZL2 displays 3D images for multiple viewing positions simultaneously, allowing larger groups to enjoy 3D playback with no need for glasses. A range of lenticular lenslets work in combination with an integrated camera featuring face-tracking technology, monitoring viewers’ position and intelligently directing different images for the left and right eye in real time. The unique result is one image featuring a small offset (parallax), creating the illusion of an image that appears three dimensional.
The CEVO ENGINE also powers a range of image enhancement technologies that are designed to deliver optimum quality. Toshiba’s acclaimed Resolution+ upscales content such as HD broadcasts and Blu-ray™ movies, to image quality beyond Full HD 1080p resolution. Additionally, 2D content can even be upscaled into 3D quality in real time – again, without the need for 3D glasses. With depth control, viewers can also tailor their 3D viewing experience to their personal preferences, allowing them to control the extent of the upscaled 3D effect.
The new free LIVESPORT.TV service lets sports fans stay in touch with a range of top sporting events and news from around the world. In addition YouTube™, BBC iPlayer, Acetrax® Movies, Facebook™ and newly added Twitter support allows viewers to catch up on their favourite TV shows and latest movies, as well as stay in touch with friends, while Music Place allows access to a catalogue of tracks – all from the comfort of the living room. USB recording functionality gives viewers the freedom to record their favourite programmes direct to a flash USB drive or external HDD, while integrated Wi-Fi, DLNA® and Windows 7 compatibility allows users to wirelessly stream content stored on external devices directly to the 55’’ display.
For complete ease-of-use, Toshiba’s free remote control application also gives users complete control over their TV viewing, directly from their smartphone or tablet.
Available to order from 12th March 2012.
Consumers also have the opportunity to win their very own ZL2 by visiting the Toshiba UK Facebook page and entering an exclusive competition with John Lewis from Monday 12th March: www.facebook.com/toshibauk
Toshiba ZL2 – Key features:
- 139.7cm (55”) Glasses-Free 3D TV
- Quad Full HD (3840 x 2160) resolution display
- PRO-LED 32 panel with local backlight dimming
- AMR800 smooth picture processing
- Viewer tracking image optimisation via integrated camera
- 2D to 3D conversion with depth control
- 9,000,000:1 dynamic contrast
- Built in Wi-Fi and DLNA® compatibility
- Freeview HD ready tuner
- Resolution+ and 3D Resolution+
- Toshiba Places including YouTube™, BBC iPlayer, Acetrax® Movies, LIVESPORT.TV, Twitter and more
- Remote control operation via smartphone and tablet
- AutoView ambient light sensor
- Built-in subwoofer
- USB HDD Video Recording
- Auto Calibration (tool sold separately)
- 4x HDMI, 2x USB
- HDMI-CEC single operation.