"If there’s anything to dislike about the Cell Regza 55X1, then it’s the launch date: this December, and only in Japan. ®"
And the name. Regza. It sound like a cigar smoker honking up a lungful of phlegm.
Toshiba has whet the appetites of couch potatoes everywhere by releasing the final specifications of its most advanced HD TV yet. Toshiba_Cell_Regza_55X1 Toshiba's Cell Regxa 55X1: advanced The 55in Cell Regza 55X1 – which essentially incorporates the same CPU found inside Sony’s PlayStation 3 – provides “state-of-the-art …
of TVs then will also mean we will have a future of having to buy bigger houses with wider doorways (Yeah I know, don't even point out the obvious OK) to get a monster TV like that in our living rooms.
I swear my local flea pit cinema has a smaller screen than this TV, you know that cinema, the one with the flashing 12 o'clock under the screen.
Its one thing that annoys me about PVRs. Record something in one room and you have to watch it in that room. So if the other half wants to watch Eastenders, I cant watch the recording of Mock the Week in the bedroom TV as I recorded it on the livingroom one. I'd have to set it to record on all the TVs I use and remember to delete from the ones I didn't use to watch it.
Any good streaming TVs out there?
I still watch a CRT tv which plays my old 'Bottom' videos on VHS just fine.
The VCR just works as does the TV. If it dies or malfunctions and it is something trivial I can usually fix it, else there is someone else I know that can, usually not for much.
Sometimes... simple is enough.
Of course, my life is full of anachronisms and contradictions so YMMV.
But I still prefer to do my upscaling using that fancy thing called Media Centre. Also I can put more HDDs inside if I wish, and a Bittorent client. Sorry, I shouldn't mention that part...
There is that fancy stuff called Firefox preinstalled that allows me to browse 'Net on 50" with wireless keyboard... So slightly more enjoyable experience all way round.
Can't the just make a nice TV with integrated, low power PC, running Linux (so we don't need to pay €100 extra for pleasure of having viruses on TV)? Is it so hard?
That spec is more relevant to black level than anything else. If it says 5 milion to one, it might actually DELIVER fifty thousand to one - which, if you're watching in a dark room, might actually deliver perceived black instead of darkish gray, as happens now. You have to take the stated contrast specs with a grain of salt - but in this case, the multi-zone LED backlight probably does substantially improve things, particularly if they kill the backlight entirely during full-fade-to-black.
i would not be too surprised to discover linux as the engine inside their TV. I have a couple Toshiba HD-DVD players which are, in fact, PC's running Linux and BUSYBOX.
The HD-DVD did a fantastic job of upscaling regular DVD's., and i would also expect Toshiba to have very good handle on image processing.
As far as boot-up time, even my dang light bulbs (tose curly ones) have to boot up these days.
"""Its one thing that annoys me about PVRs. Record something in one room and you have to watch it in that room."""
That's why I let some nice fellows on the Internet do the recording part of my PVR - once the content hits my fileserver I can watch it pretty much anywhere I want. With the right hardware (Popcorn Hour or similar,) you get the full HD everything with no moving/noisy components, assuming you have enough rooms to keep a fileserver or NAS box in one that you don't need to use for TV watching.
Plus that's pretty much the only way I can watch Top Gear on this side of the pond.
Disgraced tech giant Toshiba has revealed it has received ten buyout proposals, and devised a plan to grow its digital businesses.
"As of today, the Company has received eight initial proposals for privatization, as well as two initial proposals for a strategic capital and business alliance with the Company remaining listed from Potential Partners," the Japanese conglomerate stated in a canned statement [PDF] dated June 2.
Toshiba didn't say who submitted the buyout proposals, but Bain Capital is known to have expressed an interest. Reports have indicated CVC Capital Partners and KKR might be in the running too. It's worth noting that CVC has sought this opportunity before.
Ailing Japanese giant Toshiba has revealed it has 10 potential suitors for its possible sale.
A Friday announcement revealed that Toshiba's decision to consider a sale to a private buyer has progressed to the point at which discussions are under way with §0 parties who have expressed an interest in submitting a proposal to buy the company.
Those talks have become sufficiently serious that Toshiba has appointed two sets of advisors – from Mizuho Securities and JP Morgan Securities – to offer financial advice and assist the special committee Toshiba assembled to consider offers.
One of Toshiba’s largest shareholders has called upon the company's board to solicit bids to acquire all or part of the ailing Japanese giant.
The shareholder in question is 3D Investment Partners, which owns 7.6 per cent of Toshiba. On Wednesday it spelled out its disappointment in an open letter that notes shareholders have now opposed four turnaround plans proposed by management.
The letter expresses 3D's displeasure as follows:
Toshiba has decided it will consider proposals to take the company private, and devise yet another strategy to improve its performance, suggesting alternative proposals for the company's future will be revealed – and perhaps decided - in late June.
The beleaguered Japanese giant yesterday announced [PDF] it has created a special committee to consider any offers for the company.
Membership of the committee is only open to Toshiba's independent directors – an important decision because investors have already rejected two plans cooked up by the company's management, and expressed displeasure at many management decisions.
Updated Singapore-based Effissimo Capital Management, the largest shareholder in troubled Japanese tech giant Toshiba, has signed a deal to sell its stake to American private investment firm Bain Capital – if Bain decides to launch a takeover bid.
As explained in a regulatory filing Effissimo submitted on Thursday, the deal does not bind the investment firm or Bain if a better offer, or rival buyer, comes along.
Effissimo vigorously opposed Toshiba's plan to split itself into two companies earlier this month. That plan and a previous strategy to split into three companies were Toshiba's attempts to put years of scandal and underperformance behind it.
Toshiba's shareholders have rejected both the company's plan to split into two companies and a proposal to look for a private buyer.
The company today staged an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to consider both proposals. The plan to split the company into two listed entities was developed by management after a previous plan to split into three was not well-received by investors.
Both plans were a response to years of management and governance failures – plus serious financial and corruption scandals – that drew investor agitation for a turnaround plan.
Toshiba's plan to split itself into two companies has been opposed by two significant groups of investors.
The Japanese conglomerate first planned to split into three entities, but that plan was poorly received, so management went back to the drawing board and came up with a new strategy to split into two companies.
That plan has also earned investors' ire.
Toshiba has made a raft of new executive appointments as its reform plan meets with renewed opposition.
The beleaguered Japanese giant today announced [PDF] the departure of CEO Satoshi Tsunakawa, and the appointment of current corporate senior vice president Taro Shimada as his replacement.
No explanation was offered for Tsunakawa’s departure, but it’s not hard to guess the reasons: on his watch Toshiba devised a plan to split the company into three entities to realise more value for shareholders and help to put a string of scandals in the past.
Japanese tech giant Toshiba has abandoned its plan to break the company into three parts, opting for a strategy to split into two parts.
The company’s response was a plan, announced in November 2021, to split itself into three entities. Under than plan, Toshiba would persist as the operator of Toshiba Tec Corporation – a business focused on printers, barcode kit, and point of sale tech. The new Toshiba would inherit the 40 per cent stake Toshiba holds in memory-maker Kioxia (which was spun out in 2019), sell it, then return the proceeds to investors.
Toshiba's fiscal 2023 ends on 31 March 2024.
The details were revealed in a Toshiba chart presented to analysts over two investor relations days this week in Tokyo ahead of Toshiba reporting its Q3 results for fiscal 2021 (ended 31 December '21) on February 14.
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