Toshiba Japan Dates And Prices Its 55-Inch Naked-Eye 3D TV With 4K Resolution

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Do you remember that 55-inch monster of a naked-eye 3D TV Toshiba unveiled back in October? The company now announced [JP] a date (December 10) and confirmed the final price (US$11,700) for the device. But there’s a drawback: Toshiba has still to decide if they will release the TV outside Japan, too.

To recap, the TV features 3,840×2,160 pixels resolution in 2D mode (that’s four times the resolution of full HD) and a solid 1,280×720 resolution in 3D mode. Users are not required to use glasses, just with the smaller naked-eye 3D TVs Toshiba started selling in Japan late last year.

Other features include a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, LED backlight, the “REGZA Engine CEVO Duo” engine, a face-tracking function to enable high-quality 3D pictures for viewers, REGZA LINK, five digital tuners, support for video recording on external HDDs 10W×2ch+10W speakers, four HDMI ports, and two USB ports.

My guess is that Toshiba will only consider selling this TV outside Japan when it performs significantly better than its smaller predecessors.