HD-ready TVs don’t exactly have a banquet of over-the-air hi-def content to gorge on, so Toshiba has come up with a solution: a new series of LCDs with a built-in upscaling processor.
Though we’ve yet to see the magic in action, Tosh is claiming that the cell processors and Resolution+ tech in its new ZF series will sharpen the detail and edges of anything you throw at them – broadcast programmes, DVD – to ‘near hi-def quality’.
Not that the ZF series is the only project Tosh has been beavering away on – its Regza line has also been given a refresh, with an entry-level group of 1080p XV panels (available in 46in and 52in flavours) and an RV series (think the ZFs minus the nifty Resolution+ tech) both making their bow.
Finally, a new DV series, which feature a built-in DVD player and will be arriving in 19in and 22in guises, will be arriving in October. Choices, choices.
Toshiba ZF, XV, RV, DV series
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