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January 6, 2010 at 12:04 PM

CES: Toshiba says Cell TV will turn your 2-D video into 3-D

CELL TV Photo.jpgLAS VEGAS — Toshiba announced today that it will start selling a television called Cell TV that’s capable of turning 2-D video into 3-D video. That means you could turn your Flipcam videos of baby’s first step (or in Seattle’s case, puppy’s first bark) into a three-dimensional viewing experience.

Toshiba, which made the announcement at a news conference this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show, did not show a demonstration of the technology, which it has dubbed TriVector 2D to 3D.

“You’ve heard about the ‘it’ girl, this is the next ‘it’ TV,” said Scott Ramirez, vice president of TV marketing for Toshiba North America.

The television also is able to pump up low-resolution Internet video into video that looks high definition; it also cancels out background noise. With a wireless Internet connection, owners can record and display video directly from the Web.

The television, the Cell XV900, will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes. While this will be sold as a premium line up from Toshiba this year, Ramirez said to look for these features to start trickling down into the rest of its product line in 2011.

Toshiba did not provide prices.

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