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Toshiba is planning a PS3-based HDTV

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 May 2008 14:40 User comments (10)

Toshiba is planning a PS3-based HDTV Toshiba has announced that is planning to launch two new commercial products that will be based on PlayStation 3 technology.
The Japanese news site Tech-On! reports that an upcoming Toshiba HDTV will use the PS3's core Cell processor to enable some high-end features not normally seen on consumer television sets. One of these features is "real-time upscaling of SD signals into HD resolution". Another interesting feature will be "the ability to play and record multiple TV shows at the same time." Another feature is described as the ability to "display video as if it is being viewed through opera glasses." Although unclear, it seems that may be a description of a zoom function.

The second product is a notebook which will use Toshiba and Sony's SpursEngine graphics processor. There was no other details available for the laptop however.

The notebook is expected to launch Q4 2008 while the TV should arrive in fall 2009.



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10 user comments

19.5.2008 15:31

If they can get this Cell-based HDTV priced at under $5000 for a 50 to 52 incher then count me in.


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The Japanese news site Tech-On! reports that an upcoming Toshiba HDTV will use the PS3's core Cell processor to enable some high-end features not normally seen on consumer television sets. One of these features is "real-time upscaling of SD signals into HD resolution".
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29.5.2008 15:38
goodswipe
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Another feature is described as the ability to "display video as if it is being viewed through opera glasses." Although unclear, it seems that may be a description of a zoom function.
Zoom function? Like the feature on all HD DVD players?
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39.5.2008 15:41

Is this not old news?

Infact there is a video somewhere of them showing one off. You can see that the picture is definitely upscaled and they showed the 40-chann view :P

410.5.2008 10:39

laptop with ps3 tech ... interesting......... if i can get crysis at high on a laptop priced under 2000 then count me in

xps or alienware are just not in my budget, with 4k u can probably buy gaming pc's

510.5.2008 18:26

Originally posted by chaos_zzz:
laptop with ps3 tech ... interesting......... if i can get crysis at high on a laptop priced under 2000 then count me in

xps or alienware are just not in my budget, with 4k u can probably buy gaming pc's
Laptops aren't gaming machines! If this would technology would run crysis on high details, don't you think they would have implemented it into gaming desktops yet!

XPS and Alienware's are overpriced, but then if you are a CP gamer you should really be building and overclocking your own PC! If you can't build your own PC or atleast overclock it, then you rele wont be able to play crysis high details!

In all honestly for this 'laptop GPU' it more sounds like a cheaper replacement for the standard intergrated GPU in most laptops atm!

FYI I can quite happily build a gaming rig for just over 750! which is a lot chepaer than your 2000 (whatever currency it is in)!

610.5.2008 20:40

For the love of god Sony this Sony that they don't own Cell processor the had a part in it. it was developed by 3 companies Sony Computer Entertainment, Toshiba and IBM.

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(chaos_zzz)laptop with ps3 tech ... interesting......... if i can get crysis at high on a laptop priced under 2000 then count me in

xps or alienware are just not in my budget, with 4k u can probably buy gaming pc's
it's possible but highly unlikely, since the cell processor's was designed for devices with a slimed OS. also the fact that Linux as of now is the only OS thats not hardware dependent that can run it. so if you could manage to get crysis to run on linux its not impossible.

711.5.2008 2:46

PS3 tech angle here is they are using the chipset in replacement to the normal chipsets and boards,calling it PS3 anything is a bit much its a cell based board and chipsets to run the TV/PLAYER/DEVICE more effianlty.

MrXenu
no but the right gaming laptop can do nicely,it might be silly and over priced but its not bad if you got the cash to burn, a desktop even a slim just is to much to haul around.

chaos_zzz
FYI windose can barely do 2-3 cores a parallel CPU it could not use,the "ix" stuff is a fair OS if you know what you are doing but it dose not have the support for such things, maybe in 5 years+....

811.5.2008 14:08
atomicxl
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Its a super win if the TVs have the ability to play Blu-Ray movies and PS3 games out of the box. Or at least blu-ray movies.

911.5.2008 14:16

Originally posted by atomicxl:
Its a super win if the TVs have the ability to play Blu-Ray movies and PS3 games out of the box. Or at least blu-ray movies.
blue-ray in the tv's i can see that. PS3 in your tv that will never happen, it would be cool though.

1012.5.2008 11:55
rob0t3ch
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Hmmmm........Toshiba's attempt to counter the adverse side effects of the 'now dead HD-DVD' ??

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