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Toshiba Canada Launches 3D HDTV and Blu-ray Player

Toshiba of Canada Limited announced the company’s first 3D-capable television and Blu-ray Disc (BD) player, the REGZA WX800 series and the BDX3000.

According to the statement, the REGZA WX800 series is available in 46-inch and 55-inch screen sizes for $2799.99 and $3299.99 respectively and the BDX3000 for $299.99.

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Unedited press release follows:

Toshiba’s first 3D television and Blu-ray player add dazzling dimension to the home entertainment experience

REGZA WX800 series and BDX3000 Blu-ray Disc player offer 3D capability and state-of-the-art features

Markham, ON (September 28, 2010) –Toshiba of Canada Limited announces today the introduction of the company’s first 3D-capable television and Blu-ray Disc player- the REGZA WX800 series and the BDX3000. Integrating Toshiba’s most advanced technology with striking, sophisticated design, the new WX800 series and BDX3000 offer Canadian consumers a deluxe 3D home entertainment experience. “The in-home 3D experience with the new WX800 series and BDX3000 Blu-ray Disc player was engineered and designed with the most discerning of home theatre enthusiasts in mind,” says Lindsay Takashima, VP of Product Marketing, Consumer Electronics. These new models transcend the boundaries of the modern TV experience and are the most advanced entertainment products to ever carry the proud Toshiba brand in Canada.”

Superior 3D Picture Quality
The pinnacle of Toshiba’s 2010 HD television offerings, the new WX800 is an exceptional choice for discerning consumers who demand a rich and vivid 3D experience. With the addition of Toshiba’s proprietary Resolution+ technology to deliver crisp, clear 3D content, Toshiba’s first-ever 3D HDTV transforms any room into an incredible 3D theatre.

As versatile as it is beautiful, the WX800 processes multiple 3D input formats, including MPEG4-MVC and RealD, for hassle-free enjoyment of 3D content. Canadian consumers will also appreciate how the advanced edge lighting system on the series’ LED panel and DynaLight control continuously optimize contrast, resulting in deeper black levels, bright whites and more vibrant colours. Toshiba’s ClearFrame 240Hz technology also ensures that the WX800 series provides outstanding clear picture quality for fast-motion movies and sports, making it the ideal series for gaming enthusiasts, action-movie lovers and sports fans.

With true 3D capability, the WX800 presents a remarkable three-dimensional experience from 3D movies, TV programs, and video games when used in conjunction with Toshiba 3D glasses, the new BDX3000 3D Blu-ray Disc player and a 3D-capable HDMI cables1.

A Connected Centrepiece
More than just a television, the REGZA WX800 is a diversified centerpiece for any home theatre, especially with its ability to access Toshiba’s enhanced NET TV service with Yahoo! Connected TV. A vast collection of streaming content options await, from old favourites to new releases, all via a simple connection to the Internet, and a touch of the remote. The WX800’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability allows for a simple, clutter-free method to catch up with friends and family on Facebook® and Twitter®, and explore new videos and photos on YouTube®, Flickr®, and more.2

This Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-certified series simplifies the home networking experience, allowing consumers to wirelessly stream content such as music, videos and photos from a notebook computer or other DLNA-certified devices to their television. To simplify the connection between DLNA compliant devices Toshiba engineered the Toshiba Media Controller application for Toshiba notebooks, an intuitive application with a drag-and drop interface.

Stunning & Elegant Design
Featuring Toshiba’s elegant flush-front design, sleek chrome trim and the eye-catching illusion stand, making the TV appear as if it’s floating in air, the WX800 is a stylish addition to any modern décor. Boasting an ultra-slim depth of only 29mm, the REGZA WX800 series are Toshiba’s most meticulously designed and engineered models to-date.
The WX800 series is available in 46-inch and 55-inch screen sizes for $2799.99 and $3299.99 respectively.

A Blu-ray Player to Match
To complete the 3D home entertainment experience, Toshiba of Canada also releases today the company’s first 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc player, the BDX3000. Delivering full HD Blu-ray 3D playback3, this sophisticated unit adds a new dimension to home entertainment with a myriad of Internet-related, interactive features such as BD-Live 2.0 and PIP with BonusView.

With the BDX3000, Canadian consumers can access social networking and chat features, interactive websites and games, unique trailers and director/cast commentary on select Blu-ray discs. The BDX3000 includes built-in wired and wireless network connectivity and is available for $299.99.

REGZA WX800 Product Feature Highlights:

* Edge LED Backlight
* 3D Ready
* Clearframe 240Hz™
* PixelPure 5G™ 14 bit Video Processor
* Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 7,000,000:1
* 3D Resolution+™
* DLNA™ Home Networking
* Microsoft Windows 7™ Networking Support
* Yahoo!™ Widget
* Youtube™
* AutoView™
* Dynalight™ Dynamic Backlight
* HDMI Instaport™ (4) HDMI v1.4 Inputs
* 802.11n Wireless Networking (WiFi) Built-In
* Gaming Mode™
* Native Mode™
* Dolby® Volume
* Audyssey EQ™
* Energy Star® 4.0

BDX3000 Product Feature Highlights:

* Blu-ray 3D Disc playback
* Full HD 1080p / 24fps Blu-ray Disc playback, with standard DVD upconversion
* HD audio support, including Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential™
* BD-Live™ (BD Profile 2.0) and Bonus View™ compatible
* AVCHD video, HD JPEG/JPEG photo, and MP3/WMA audio file playback
* HDMI connection with HDMI®-CEC control
* 7.1-Channel analog audio outputs
* USB port and SD/SDHC card slot
* Energy Star® 2.0

Toshiba of Canada
Toshiba of Canada Limited is a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of electronic products and semiconductors. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba of Canada is a digital technology leader with a wide range of Audio Visual Personal Computers, notebook computers, high definition televisions, DVD players and Blu-ray players. Throughout its history, Toshiba’s commitment to technological and environmental innovations has distinguished the corporation from its competitors. In 2010, Toshiba of Canada was recognized with an ENERGY STAR® Market Transformation Award for its leadership in a wide range of energy-efficient products, technologies and services.

1 – All items sold separately.

2 – Third party internet services are not provided by Toshiba, may change or be discontinued at any time and may be subject to third party restrictions. Toshiba makes no representations or warranties about these services, which may require the creation of a user account through a computer with internet access and the payment of one-time and/or recurring charges.

3 – BDX3000 is designed to play back Blu-ray discs that comply with the 3D specifications of Blu-ray Disc Association. It is not compatible with other 3D specifications.

BD-Live™ may require an SD or SDHC card or USB memory with available storage capacity of at least 1GB (sold separately).

For Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential™ playback, content encoded in Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential™ format required.

Because the Blu-ray format and 3D specifications use new technologies, certain disc, content, connection and other compatibility and/or performance issues are possible. Product specifications, information and availability are all subject to change without notice.

Health and Safety Advisory:
Anyone who has had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition, or has a family history of epilepsy, should contact a health care provider before using the 3D function.
Due to the possible impact on vision development, viewers of 3D video images should be aged 6 or above. Children and teenagers may be more susceptible to health issues associated with viewing in 3D and should be closely supervised to avoid prolonged viewing without rest.

If you are ill or feel unwell while viewing 3D images – discontinue viewing immediately and consult your health care provider if required.

For additional details, please consult “Safety Precautions for 3D Glasses” in the WX800U 3D Television Product Manual.