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TOSHIBA ANNOUNCES NEW MEDIA BOX AND UNIVERSAL DISC PLAYER LINE-UP
All-new Toshiba Media Box Line Combines Power of a Media Streaming Device with Playback Capabilities of a Universal Disc Player
LAS VEGAS, CES 2013, LVCC Central Hall Booth #10926 – Jan. 8, 2013 – Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced a new line of Media Boxes with Blu-ray Disc™, DVD and Audio CD player capabilities that offers a better, smarter connected experience. Unlike other media streaming devices, the Toshiba Media Boxes include advanced features such as a full, open web browser with bookmark capability, an easy-to-use multi-page user interface. In addition, models with built-in Wi-Fi® support Miracast™ for seamlessly displaying video between devices, without cables or a network connection.
Toshiba Media Boxes also provide access to a wide variety of high quality content, including key media apps such as YouTube®, Netflix®, Vudu® Movies and Vudu Apps, CinemaNow®, Hulu Plus™ and Pandora®.
“The consumer embrace of streaming media continues to grow, yet families also own and continue to amass significant libraries of disc media. Toshiba has developed a Media Box that truly meets the needs of the time,” said Scott Ramirez, vice president of product marketing and development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Digital Products Division. “Toshiba has combined a high quality streaming media box with a universal disc player for Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD playback to create a single device that handles all media needs.”
In addition to enhancing the connected experience, the flagship BDX6400 also takes disc playback quality to an all-new level. This model features powerful picture quality enhancements, including superior 1080p playback with advanced edge and detail enhancement as well as 4K UltravHD Upconversion.
All models come wrapped in a new compact cosmetic design, with 3D models featuring illuminated touch controls and the 4K UltraHD model featuring a smaller square slot-loading design.
The new Toshiba Media Box and Universal Disc Player line-up includes four models:
• BDX2400 – with server access and open browser
• BDX3400 – with server access, open browser, built-in Wi-Fi and Miracast
• BDX5400 – with server access, open browser, built-in Wi-Fi and Miracast and 3D playback
• BDX6400 – with server access, open browser, built-in Wi-Fi and Miracast, 3D playback, plus built-in 4K upconversion
Toshiba’s Media Box and Universal Disc Player line-up is scheduled to ship in March 2013.
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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.