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CES 2004 : Toshiba

9 janvier 2004


HD DVD et DVD Recorder

Nous voici de retour sur le hall principal, ou quelques géants venus du pays du soleil levant nous présentent des nouveautés très intérréssantes.
C’est par exemple le cas de Toshiba qui dévoilait son premier prototype de HD DVD permettant sur une galette de 12 cm, de stocker plus de 30 Go octets de données. Ce produit encore au stade de développement, risque fort de devenir le standard du futur, portant un sérieux cou de massue au Blue Ray Disc de Sony



Côté projecteurs Home Cinéma quelques produits intérréssants ont été vus les MT800, MT8 et MT500.
-MT800 qui sera commercialisé le mois prochain il bénéficie de quelques évolutions, il reçoit entre autre une matrice HD2+ et une nouvelle roue chromatique à 7Segments, optique Carl Zeiss, processeur DCDI, 2200:1 de contraste et 1100 Lumens...



-Le MT8 est basé sur le même châssis il intègre une matrice HD2 d’une résolution de 1280 x 720 pixels…

-Le MT500 qui est tout nouveau donc tout beau intègre une matrice DLP d’une résolution de 1024 x 768 pixels. En outre il dispose de connexions DVI-HDTV, YUV, S-Video, Composite et RS232.

Compte tenu de la demande en matière de DVD une nouvelle gamme de lecteurs voit le jour dont :
-Deux DVD Recorder (D-R2 et RD-XS32), capable d’enregistrer sur du DVD-RAM, DVD-RW et DVD-R. Le RD-XS32 intègre quant à lui un disque dur de 80GB.



-Un lecteur LCD TV/DVD de 15” qu’il est possible d’apposer à même le mur .



- Trois lecteurs de DVD de salon dont , le SD-3960 une lecteur au format Slim équipé de Progressive Scan (3/2 Pulldown) capable de lire les MP3, WMA et les fichiers JPEG. Le SD-4960 un lecteur de DVD Universel DVD Audio et SACD qui dispose là aussi du Progressive Scan (3/2 Pulldown), et d’un mode ColorStream Pro. Il est compatible en lecture avec les MP3, WMA et les JPEG
Pour finir le SD-5960 dispose d’une connexion HDMI d’un mode d’upconversion vidéo 720p/1080i. Bati autour le la même électronique que les autres modèles de la gamme ce lecteur Dispose du Progressive Scan (3/2 Pulldown), et d’un mode ColorStream Pro. Il est compatible en lecture avec les MP3, WMA et les JPEG

Communiqué de presse

CES, LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 7, 2004 – Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C., a name synonymous with DVD technology, showcased today at CES its comprehensive line of DVD products designed to satisfy the market's fast-growing demand for superior quality digital entertainment. Among the highlights, Toshiba’s new DVD line includes two new Multi-Drive DVD recorders, a 15” portable LCD TV/DVD combo (SD-P5000) and a new line of HDMI™ and multi-channel audio enabled DVD players.

“From Multi-Drive DVD recorders and portable DVD players, to HDMI enabled DVD players and convenient home theater systems, we continue to strengthen our DVD product line and our leadership position in the market,” said Jodi Sally, Director of Marketing, Toshiba Digital A/V Group. “Our focus for 2004 will be to continue to expand the category with a focus on integrated products and models with technological advancements for the market’s progression to high definition.”

Digital Video Recorders
On the DVD recording front Toshiba announced the introduction of two new DVD recorders. Featuring Multi-Drives that can record and playback DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and DVD-R discs, and the addition of a simplified EASY NAVI menu which allows easy access to recordings as well as a convenient and intuitive access to the unit’s key features.

The new D-R2 (March 2004, $399.99) DVD recorder comes fully equipped for total flexibility in home recording and offers technology features like Digital Cinema Progressive Scan output, ColorStream Pro® Component video outputs, an IR Blaster for cable and DBS box controls, multi-disc compatibility, multimedia playback for JPEGs, MP3 and WMA titles and a Zoom mode. 3-D Virtual Surround Sound, Digital Noise Reduction, 3-D Y/C separation and an Optical Digital output round out the package.

To offer consumers the option of recording on either a DVD disc or storing up to 103 hours of video on its hard drive, Toshiba introduces the RD-XS32 (March 2004, $599.99) Multi-Drive DVD Recorder. Featuring an 80GB built-in hard disk drive, the unit allows users to record and playback their favorite TV broadcasts as well as compiling personal movie libraries for archiving and preserving family videos. This model also offers high speed copying from the HDD to a recordable disc-up to 12x for transferring to DVD-RAM and up to 24x for DVD-R.

Digital Media Servers
Reinforcing Toshiba’s commitment to providing consumers with multiple choices for their entertainment needs, Toshiba’s line also includes the SD-H400 ($449.99) combination DVD/DVR product. Currently shipping, the SD-H400 Digital Media Server with free TiVo basic service was the very first combination of progressive scan DVD and TiVo technology. The SD-H400 can be upgraded to full TiVo service and to TiVo’s Home Media Option. Toshiba will continue and expand its relationship with TiVo. Shipping later this year, Toshiba will offer two new TiVo/DVR/DVD combination models. Included in this lineup will be Toshiba’s first DVD Recorder model, slated for Fall 2004 introduction.

Portable DVD
Toshiba announced the introduction of the ergonomically designed SD-P1400 (February 2004, $299.99), featuring a 7” widescreen TFT LCD. The player is conveniently slim and features a redesigned battery pack. Additional features include multi-disc compatibility and a JPEG Viewer, several zoom modes and 3-D virtual surround sound. For added portability, this full-featured model includes a 3.5 hour rechargeable Lithium Ion battery and comes complete with a DC car cord.

Also new to the line-up, the SD-P2600 (February 2004, $599.99) is designed to take full advantage of the DVD format in both video and audio. This model offers a high resolution 8.9” LCD screen (1024 x 768) and Toshiba’s exclusive direct digital solution which sends the DVD information to the LCD driver directly from the MPEG decoder in its original digital format. The SD-P2600 also comes equipped with technology features like Super ColorStream Pro® progressive scan output and DVD Audio compatibility. The SD-P2600 also features SD & MMC Memory Card Slots, a JPEG viewer, Digital Picture Zoom and new Bass-Reflex, speakers with titanium drivers. A DC car cord is also included. With a redesigned, light-weight 3.5-hour “quick charge” (charges in 3 hours) Lithium Ion rechargeable battery pack, the Toshiba SD-P2600 is a portable theater that permits users to enjoy high-quality audio and video entertainment anytime, and almost anywhere.

DVD Players
Toshiba’s DVD player line for 2004 has been expanded and enhanced with the introduction of models featuring High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and multi-channel audio (DVD-Audio and SACD). HDMI is the first industry supported uncompressed, all-digital audio/video connection. HDMI provides the best interface between DVD players and compatible products such as digital television (DTV). This single interconnecting cable combines multi-channel digital audio and uncompressed digital video ensuring that all signals remain in the pure digital form.

Toshiba’s new line-up begins with the SD-3960 (February 2004; priced at $79.99). The unit features Digital Cinema Progressive Scan (3/2 Pulldown) , ColorStream Pro component video outputs, multi-disc compatibility, MP3 and WMA playback and a JPEG viewer in a new, slim chassis with a height of 50 millimeters.

The new SD-4960 (June 2004, $179.99) is Toshiba’s first multi-channel audio model supporting both DVD Audio and SACD. The unit also offers Digital Cinema Progressive Scan (3/2 Pulldown), ColorStream Pro component video outputs, multi-disc compatibility, MP3 and WMA playback and a JPEG viewer. Also new to the line-up, the SD-5960 (March 2004, $199.99) features HDMI and video upconversion to 720p/1080i. HDMI can support uncompressed digital video up to HDTV level resolution. The player makes the use of this medium by up-converting the standard DVD picture resolution to nearly HDTV-quality with output resolutions of 720p or 1080i. The unit also offers Digital Cinema Progressive Scan (3/2 Pulldown), ColorStream Pro component video outputs, multi-disc compatibility, MP3 and WMA playback and a JPEG viewer.

Carousel DVD Players
A perfect complement to the movie enthusiast’s lifestyle, Toshiba’s carousel DVD models are ideal for those who enjoy viewing multiple movies or increasingly popular DVD collection sets. Likewise, these units can also be used to enjoy hours of favorite music selections without having to shuffle and change discs. Toshiba is introducing two new 5-disc carousel DVD/CD players this year at CES. The SD-5915 (February 2004, $99.99) features Digital Cinema Progressive Scan output, ColorStream Pro component video outputs, multi-disc compatibility, a JPEG viewer, 3-D Virtual Surround Sound, a coaxial digital output and a universal remote control. In addition to the SD-5915 features, the SD-6915 (May 2004, $199.99) is Toshiba’s first carousel model to offer both DVD-Audio and SACD playback, Dolby Digital Decoding, 5.1 channel output with bass management, an optical and coaxial digital output in a slim (69mm) chassis design.

DVD/VCR Combination
To satisfy the growing market demand for convenient and easy-to-use combination models, Toshiba has enhanced its line of DVD/VCR models. The SD-V392 (February 2004, $139.99) features a 4-head HiFi VHS and a full featured DVD player offering Digital Cinema Progressive Scan (3/2 Pulldown), ColorStream Pro Component video outputs, MP3 and WMA playback, a JPEG viewer and 3D Virtual Surround Sound. The new SD-V592 (July 2004) is the step-up model offering HDMI and video upconversion to 720p or 1080i and a universal glow remote control. Both models permit DVD playback while recording a TV broadcast on VHS.

TV Combination Toshiba’s broad line-up of TV combination models has been expanded and enhanced with the introduction of new models, screen sizes, features and cosmetic designs. The new SD-P5000 (April 2004, $799.99) LCD TV/DVD combo highlights Toshiba’s ongoing commitment to blending award winning technology with the latest in TV design. The SD-P5000 offers consumers an integrated 15” LCD TV with a high resolution screen combined with a DVD player in an innovative design. The model’s double hinge design allows for multiple placement options for either a tabletop or wall mounting with VESA compliant 100 millimeter hole configuration. Designed for home or mobile use, the product also features AC/DC operation and an optional battery pack.

Toshiba will be replacing its existing line up of TV/DVD combination units with its 2004 models: 9” MD9DP1 (March 2004, $199.99), 13” MD13P1 (March 2004, $169.99), 14” MD14FP1 (March 2004, $219.99), 20” MD20P1 (March 2004, $229.99), 20” MD20FP1 (March 2004, $279.99). Toshiba will also launch the MD24FP1 (April 2004, $379.99) a new 24” TV/DVD combination with FST PURE® flat tube design.

The 2004 TV/DVD line will also feature Picture Preference Mode. This new feature offers the consumer customizable picture quality by providing four selections (standard, sports, movie, and memory) to optimize the viewing experience. Also new for 2004 is a redesigned graphical user interface (GUI) developed for ease of navigation. The MD14FP1, MD20FP1 and the new MD24FP1 will continue to feature the FST PURE flat screens for maximum viewing enjoyment. The FST PURE screen provides greater edge detail and a wider viewing angle so viewers can sit practically anywhere in a room and still enjoy a crystal clear image. All of Toshiba’s TV/DVD models feature front A/V jacks, an illuminated unified remote control, and digital audio output for Dolby Digital® and DTS®, plus a front panel headphone jack. FST PURE flat screen models feature double baffle stereo speakers for enhanced audio, and the 20” and 24” models includes a digital comb filter for outstanding image quality.

In the ‘Tri Play’ TV/DVD/VCR category, Toshiba is also upgrading the existing product line offering consumers a new cabinet design with all the enhancements made to the TV combo line. The 20” MW20FP1 (March 2004, $349.99), 24” MW24FP1 (March 2004, $449.99) and 27” MW27FP1 (March 2004, $549.99) offer superior audio/video performance with advanced DVD players, four-head Hi-Fi VCRs and stereo TVs.

In the TV/VCR category, Toshiba will be introducing two new models. The 13” MV13P2 (February 2004, $119.99) and 20” MV20P2 (February 2004, $179.99) also feature Picture Preference Mode and the new icon based Graphical User Interface (GUI).

DVD Home Theater Systems
Toshiba is expanding its line of DVD Home Theater systems and is introducing two new models, the SD-V55HT (April 2004, $299.99) and the SD-V65HT (April 2004, $349.99). Designed to enrich the consumer’s home theater experience with great value, the new models include integrated receiver/DVD/VHS capabilities as well as enhanced audio capabilities.

Both new models offer consumers an integrated receiver with a progressive scan DVD player and a four head HiFi VCR. In addition to Digital Cinema Progressive Scan outputs both models offer component and S-video outputs for flexibility in connectivity as well as an optical digital input and two analog A/V inputs to support additional products such as DBS and cable. Both models will also provide six channel amplification for a superior surround sound experience - the SD-V55HT will offer five discreet channels at 60 Watts and a 100 Watt subwoofer (400 Watts total), while the SD-V65HT provides five discreet channels at 85 Watts, with a 175 Watt subwoofer (600 Watts total). Both systems are packaged with a multi-channel speaker package containing five acoustically matched 2- way satellite speakers and a portable subwoofer with a 7” driver. Optimizing the listening experience, the unit includes Dolby Digital®, DTS® and Dolby Pro Logic II processing, in addition to an AM/FM tuner, WMA and MP3 playback.


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