Toshiba’s new Regza LCD TV series with LED backlight control system
Toshiba unveiled its new series of Regza LCD TV series with LED backlight control system using Toshiba’s newly developed LSI capable of controlling the light emission for each area on the screen resulting in a high Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 2,000,000:1. The new series take advantage of “Full-HD Clear Panel” technology for their LCD panels offering a glossy surface. The Full-HD Clear Panel is capable of reducing the diffused reflection of external light on the screen surface while preventing light from inside the panel from being diffused on the surface resulting in further increase in contrast ratio. The new series also comes with “W Scan Double speed” functionality capable of displaying a clear image by dividing the screen into number of smaller areas and applying the backlight to each area. The three models namely ZX8000, ZH8000 and Z8000 are among the first TV products supporting Yahoo Japan’s Internet TV service which was lunched on April 6th. The new TVs will be available from April 25th. The expected retail price for the 55- and 46-inch models of the ZX8000 are about 600,000 yen and about 500,000 yen, respectively. The 55-inch ZH8000 is about 500,000 yen, and the 47-inch ZH8000 is about 400,000 yen. As for the Z8000, the 47-, 42- and 37-inch models are about 370,000 yen, 320,000 yen and 270,000 yen respectively.