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Toshiba Adds 3D To Regza TV Range

Japanese manufacturer Toshiba has finally joined the club of manufacturers of 3D television sets as it unveiled the Regza WL768 range at the IFA show in Germany.

The WL series - which uses active shutter technology - will be available in 40-inch, 46-inch and 55-inch, all of them in a 29mm thick ultra slim design that's made possible through the use of LED-backlit LCD technology.

Interestingly, all three models include built-in Wi-Fi with a contrast ratio of 7m:1 and powered by Toshiba's MetaBrain engine coupled with the company's proprietary Resolution+ and Active Vision M200HD Pro picture processing.

As expected, the range comes with Freeview HD, four HDMI, DLNA compatibility and two USB ports. What's surprising though is that there's also a touch control panel integrated into the glass front and that it is Dolby and Audyssey EQ compatible.

Toshiba will give one free pair of 3D glasses per TV Set but oddly no HDMI cables. Expect the television sets to be available for Christmas.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.