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Got £7000 to spare? From Monday, 12 March you'll be able to order Toshiba's Regza ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV. The LED array-backlit, 9,000,000:1 contrast ratio 55in set has a native resolution of 4K x 2K, relying on onboard upscaling bring 1080p and lesser content up to scratch. Toshiba Regza 55ZL2 The extra pixels allow the set …

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FAIL

Surely for 7 grand you could have a nicer looking stand than that. It's bloody ugly

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So you're OK with the 'Stan and Hilda' wallpaper then?

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Angel

I could buy it but would probably end up dumped

I wonder if the missus would like cash in our mortgage deposit in exchange for a 3d tv.

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jai
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what happens when more than 4 pairs of eye in the room?

does the fifth person in the room end up having an epileptic fit on the floor with their brain leaking through their eyeballs as they try to focus on multiple sweet spots?

how does it work out who are the viewers? my girlfriend watches tv while simultaneously reading from her kindle. how it only active for her when she looks up at the screen?

does the family dog get targetted by a 3D sweet spot when it walks past the telly in the middle of a film, stealing one from one of us?

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JDX
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Re: what happens when more than 4 pairs of eye in the room?

If there are more than 4 of you - turn the 3D off. Same in the other scenarios you raise - 3D TV is for immersive TV-watching more than casual viewing, so you'd use this mode (presumably) when you all sit down to watch a film together?

Look forward to a Reg review though, to properly answer those questions for real.

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Re: what happens when more than 4 pairs of eye in the room?

I tried an early version of this tech with up to 5 fixed viewer sweet spots. Outside of that it usually just looked blurry or 2D, not far off when you take your 3D specs off in a 3D movie as you can see both images at once or just one of them as opposed to 2 images discreately.

So I guess on this TV the 5th person just sees that. TBH this is the way the tech has to go to get around glasses in the home (It will never work in 300 people cinemas) but one issue is going to be how close people can get before it stops working.

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Big Brother

Cameras built in to your TV and Tinfoil hats...

Why do TVs with built in cameras pointing at the viewers make me feel uneasy...

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Trollface

"Harrods will be offering the ZL2 in due course".

Splendid - they can send one round with the groceries.

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Re: "Harrods will be offering the ZL2 in due course".

You utter pleb.

Groceries come from Fortnum's.....

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Anonymous Coward

Does it work ?

£7k but - does it work well ?

Oh, and why no Freesat HD ?

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Re: Does it work ?

maybe they assume if you can blow 7k on a TV that you wont be skimping on freeview? i.e. you will pay for sky/virgin. it does seem odd though. toshiba seem to be rocking again after a few years being quiet. i still use my Toshiba Regza 42" 42z3030d on a regular basis and its 4 years old. their new cell based 3d glasses TVs are supposed to be excellent reading reviews.

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JDX
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Re: Does it work ?

Or maybe they figure if you are spending £7k you will be getting a proper PVR even if you want Freesat.

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Re: Does it work ?

"Oh, and why no Freesat HD ?"

...because most castles are listed buildings...

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Boffin

Prescription glasses wearer here

Is this likely to work for me?

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Re: Prescription glasses wearer here

Cautiously.... yes it should work fine :)

Best to check out a demo unit though !

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3D porn

Is it out yet? Because if it is, I'd be prepared to sell my car/girlfriend/soul for such a beast.

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Re: 3D porn

you havent thought this through... i dont want man gunk flying out at me... i will stick to ladies loving i guess :)

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Anonymous Coward

Re: 3D porn

Yes. It's not good though, just like regular 3D films.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: 3D porn

I've seen some though searching for 3D porn gets you rendered 3D as well as movies shot in 3D !

The clip I saw was the standard red/blue filtered and was more amusing to watch than anything else. Looked like a box in my flat monitor with naked people in ! Not sure I could take it seriously either if they go for the "in your eye/face" shots the movie makers do lol

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Devil

You ain't see...

...T'his ain't Avatar' have you?

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