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Consumers may be cutting back and TV-makers struggling to turn a profit, but for Toshiba, nothing but the best will do.
The consumer electronics company unveiled its new Cell Regza LCD TV, a 55-inch television that can display five different broadcasts at once, and costs nearly twice as much as anything on the market.
The Cell Regza, which is anticipated to launch December 2009 in Japan, has been priced at 1,000,000 yen, or around US $11,140, says EnGadget.
So, what does $11,000 buy you in a TV? See pictures below, and the Wall Street journal's description of the set:
Toshiba says the TV display sets new standards in brightness and color contrast, and the set-top box contains 14 different tuners. High-end TVs have about three. It also contains three terabytes of storage, which will allow viewers to scroll back through the last 26 hours of high-definition video on eight different channels.
The company says the Cell TV can take blurry Internet video from YouTube and refine it to near high-definition quality. Toshiba worked with Norway's Opera Software to develop a high-definition Web browser for the television.