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Toshiba Unveils BDX3100KE Blu-ray 3D Player

Toshiba UK announced its BDX3100KE Blu-ray 3D player as well as its entry-level BDX1100KB.

According to the statement, the BDX3100KE features Blu-ray 3D compatibility, REGZA-LINK (HDMI-CEC), 1080p upscaling, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Essential support as well as MKV, DivX, HD-JPEG and MP3 file playback from USB sticks.

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Step into the world of 3D – Toshiba launches the BDX3100KB Blu-ray 3D™ player

New model is the first Toshiba Blu-ray player to offer 3D playback

Fully-featured home entertainment – Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D™, DivX and MKV support

Toshiba also expands entry-level range with the new BDX1100KB

London, UK, 2nd September 2010 – Toshiba UK today reinforces its commitment to delivering next-generation home entertainment with the launch of the BDX3100KB – Toshiba‟s first ever Blu-ray player to support Blu-ray 3D™ movie playback.

Further establishing Toshiba‟s commitment to 3D home entertainment, the BDX3100KB joins the REGZA WL 3D LED TV series and the Satellite A665 3D laptop in offering an immersive and three-dimensional experience, allowing users to enjoy 3D playback on a range of Toshiba devices. When connected to a 3D TV, the BDX3100KB enables users to enjoy a whole new kind of home cinema, with greater depth of field and enriched colour production.

Outstanding 3D quality, immersive audio, convenient control
The BDX3100KB provides Full HD 1920x1080p 3D output, creating an outstanding next generation home cinema experience. Blu-ray™ movies are played back at 24 frames per second, preserving their original atmosphere and quality to provide smooth, cinematic playback exactly how the movie director intended.

A 3D-capable HDMI® port allows output of 3D content from Blu-ray 3D™ discs to a 3D capable TV set, allowing users to enjoy a fully immersive home cinema experience. REGZA-LINK (HDMI-CEC) technology via HDMI also enables users to control the BDX3100KB and compatible TV sets with a single remote control for ultimate convenience.

Lifelike pictures are accompanied by equally impressive audio, with the BDX3100KB offering true surround sound. Dolby® TrueHD and DTS®-HD Master Audio | Essential™ provide a cinema like experience, reproducing high-quality uncompressed audio to a maximum of 7.1 channels.

Multi-format support
The BDX3100KB supports a wide selection of formats, including image, video and audio files in MKV, DivX, HD-JPEG and MP3 formats, whilst an integrated USB input situated on the front of the sleek body allows data to be read from compatible USB sticks. To offer instant playback of home movies, the BDX3100KB is also capable of translating AVCHD-compressed footage, offering instant and simple playback of videos shot on personal camcorders.

Users can also take advantage of bonus material available on Blu-ray discs thanks to full support for BD Live™ (Profile 2.0). By using the BDX3100KB‟s remote control, users can navigate movie menus for access to a range of interactive features, including exclusive downloads, additional „making-of footage‟, chats and games.

In addition to premier 3D Blu-ray playback, Toshiba UK today also expands its Blu-ray range with the new BDX1100KB – the perfect model for consumers looking to invest in a Blu-ray player for the first time.

With its full 1920x1080p HD output, the BDX1100KB offers sharp images, style and extreme value – providing the perfect first-step into the world of high definition home movies. The BDX1100KB offers Toshiba‟s build quality, and upscaling technology also breathes new life into existing DVD collections by up-converting standard definition DVD content to 1080p.

The new Toshiba BDX3100KB Blu-ray 3D™ and BDX1100KB will be available in the UK from October 2010.

Support of Blu-ray 3D disc
3D content playback over HDMI®
1080p/24p playback
DivX & MKV playback
AVCHD , HD-JPEG, MP3 playback
USB 2.0 support o, JPEG, MP3, connection to BD-Live™
BD-Live™ (Profile 2.0)
1080p upscaling
Dolby® TrueHD and DTS®-HD Master Audio | Essential™ Bonus View™
Deep Colour
Black ‘Crystal Cut’ design
Dimension: 430mm x 45mm x 225mm

1080p/24p playback
1080p upscaling
Dolby® TrueHD and DTS®-HD Master Audio | Essential™
Bonus View™
Deep Colour
Smooth, stylish black design
Dimension: 361mm x 50mm x 241mm

Important notes:
The BDX3100KB product is designed to playback Blu-ray discs that comply with the 3D specifications of the Blu-ray Disc Association. It is not compatible with other 3D specifications. 3D capable display, 3D eyewear and High Speed HDMI cable (all sold separately) required for playback and viewing 3D content.

This product does not play HD DVDs. For HD playback, Blu-ray discs with HD content are required. To play high-definition content, an HDCP-ready DVI or HDMI interface on your TV may be necessary. The performance of interactive and/or network features can vary depending on disc design and content, and may require a constant broadband internet connection. A firmware update may be necessary as well for some interactive and/or network features. Some features may require additional bandwidth.

When using BD-Live™, certain content and services may require a USB stick with at least 1GB storage capacity to be inserted in the player‟s USB port. BD-Live content and services are provided by third-party suppliers and may be subject to change without notice. Toshiba makes no warranties, statements or assurances with regard to the content, availability or functionality of third-party content or services.

MKV (Matroska Video Container) is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio and subtitle tracks inside a single file. This product is able to support only a fraction of all video, audio and subtitles formats which could be used to create a MKV file. Please refer to the owner‟s manual for the list of formats supported.

As Blu-ray is a format that uses new technologies and a specific type of data storage medium, problems with the digital connection, compatibility and/or performance are possible. If you experience problems of this sort, please see for further information on the availability of firmware updates that might solve your problem, or contact the Toshiba Service Hotline.

Some features will become available with some delay. A 1080p-ready TV is required to play back 1080p content. The Deep Color feature as specified by HDMI 1.3a requires a compatible Deep-Color-capable HD display and/or device.

The use of REGZA-LINK®, a feature based on HDMI-CEC, requires an HDMI-CEC-compatible TV set. Depending on the specifications of your TV set, some or all of the REGZA-LINK® functions may not work – even if your TV is HDMI-CEC-compatible.

Although we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of publication, the product specifications, configurations and the availability of systems/components/options described here are subject to change without notice.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$73 billion).