well its about time
Now if only they would just slap a projector on that box with a similar cell kit included. bah, that would only save cinemas money. I'm sure that money is better well spent on suppressing file sharing, right?
Toshiba today heralded its Cell TV - the first telly to be powered by a processor cut from the same cloth as the chip in the PlayStation 3 - as "the future of TV". Alas, that future's too far off for the company to provide practical details like pricing. The company did indicate, however, that when Cell TV does arrive, it'll be …
What is it with Toshiba and making claims which are so obviously far fetched?
It would probably take multiple passes of a movie and human intervention to produce acceptable 3D. I suppose if the camera panned the TV might be able to infer some depth but not in static scenes.
"render standard definition content in HD with some very smart pixel generation that yields an image virtually indistinguishable from genuine 1080p material, Toshiba claimed"
Remarkable. Hardly worth broadcasting HD at all then I guess. May as well just send a single pixel and let the Cell upscale it to digital cinema quality - that'll save on the old bandwidth.
So I wont have to purcahse overpriced blu ray disks crammed with crap you'd only watch once just for the sake of getting the film (which is what I actually wanted to purchase and watch more than once) in HD.
Hopefully the price for the 46 will be realistic and so I'll buy one when it lands in the UK (if it does)
is a software 'cell' upscaler better than all other hardware upscalers that are in Sky boxes and HDTVs everywhere now?
If not, it better be cheaper than buying a separate 'proper' upscaler box.
And the price upgrade wants to be less than a PS3. It can use a cell for upscaling DVD, freeview, youtube...
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