Toshiba joins the 3D revolution with first ever 3D TV

It's taken a while, but Toshiba is now well and truly aboard the good ship 3D TV following its launch event over at IFA.

Amongst a barrage of product launches, the highlight, in terms of home cinema at least, was the arrival of the new Toshiba Regza WL 3D TV range.

The WL768 series comes in three sizes - 40-inch, 46-inch and 55-inch and all are full 1080p HD 3D LED displays with an impressive 7,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

They feature Toshiba's MetaBrain engine meaning "a range of advanced Toshiba picture enhancement technologies, including new and enhanced Resolution+ and Active Vision M200HD Pro picture processing".

The TVs have a 200Hz refresh rate and use active shutter tech for your 3D viewing. They also feature intelligent 3D tech which compensates for the lack of brightness and 3D Resolution+, which "analyses each single image and improves edge detail and texture in near-real time, generating a 3D image at near Full HD quality from a side-by-side input signal".

The Regza WL series have a built in DVB-T2 tuner, meaning Freeview HD is ready from the off. As well as four HDMI inputs, there are also two USB ports which allow for DivX HD, MKV, JPEG and MP3 playback.

The TVs are also Wi-Fi connected so you can get services like YouTube and, more excitingly, the BBC iPlayer piped straight to your set. The series is also compatible with Windows 7, meaning seamless streaming from your home network.

The Toshiba Regza series is out in October, with prices still to be confirmed.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, you'll get just the one pair of Toshiba 3D specs in the box - you better tell the missus that she's going to have to develop her own active shutter eyesight.

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