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Toshiba To Release Four 3D Blu-ray Recorders, Introduces "3D Upgrade Kit" Concept

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As if the eight 3D LCD TVs Toshiba yesterday announced for the Japanese market weren’t enough (three CELL Regza and five conventional REGZA models), the company also showed [JP] a 3D powered and Blu-ray recorder and another three that can be upgraded to 3D via a “3D upgrade kit”. All devices have an additional HDD on board.

First the RD-X10, which is the flagship model with a 2TB HDD and allows you to play 3D movies out of the box (pictured above). It will go on sale in Japan in September for $2,500.

Then we have three models that can be upgraded to 3D via a “kit”, which Toshiba is still tight-lipped about at this point (for example, regarding the price). But the basic approach seems to be that consumers, when deciding to go for a Toshiba Blu-ray recorder, can decide to pay a higher price to get the 3D ability.

The kit will be available for these models when they hit Japanese stores:

  • RD-BZ800 with a 1 TB HDD (release in September/$1,700), pictured above
  • RD-BZ700 with a 500GB HDD (release in September/$1,300)
  • RD-BZ600 with a 500GB HDD but without the ability to record a TV program while watching another (release in October/$1,000)

No word yet from Toshiba Japan regarding overseas sales plans.

Via AV Watch [JP]

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