Toshiba lunches new LCDs with Ethernet and built-in DVR

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Toshiba announced a new line of its LCD TVs. The top of the line ZH500 series measures in at 52- and 46-inches with 120Hz VA panels, 4x HDMI (1080/60p, 24p) inputs, 3x Ethernet (with DLNA support), 2x USB, Bluetooth, Firewire, SD slot and a DVR to record TV shows to the built-in 300GB HDD. If I understand clearly Toshiba added three Ethernet interfaces to have possibility use three external HDD via an I-O Data REGZA drive wrapped in DTCP-IP DRM. Because actually TV cannot be added to home network similar way as PC.

The new Toshiba TVs should be available for buying in May and June with price range from $1580 to $5580 according to their size and specification.

[via Engadget]

Toshiba TV works under Linux

Toshiba TV with PC

Toshiba announced in Japan a new series of its LCD TVs – Z3500. The TVs of that series combine ordinary LCD TV and PC where Linux is used as operation system (no information about what Linux distribution is there). It includes three Ethernet port to get media content from any Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) devices or Toshiba’s in-house VARDIA recorders. Using two USB ports you can connect to the TV external HDDs for recording TV shows.

Regardless of size – 37, 42, 46, 52, and 57 inch, each set boasts native 1080p at 24 or 60 frames per second, a 120Hz LCD panel that eliminates motion artifacts, and three HDMI inputs with deep color support.

The new PC-TV from Toshiba will start to sell in late September with price started from $3153.00.

[via Electronista]

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