Toshiba shows off first TV based on Cell chip

By Jos
Oct 5, 2009
  1. Toshiba is hoping to take the television market to a whole new level later this year with the introduction of a 55-inch model based on the powerful Cell multimedia processor. The new Cell Regza 55X1 uses a variant of the chip found in the PlayStation 3 and some high-end computer servers from IBM, enabling "ultra-high-speed processing and recording, enhanced navigation and seamless network interactivity."

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,508   +550

    Holy cow, that is some sorta beast! I'll wait until the half-price sale is on though. :p
  3. Oh Come on! .. I just bought my LCD 40" 1080p TV...Now this?
    I need time to use it man!!! I am already feeling last-gen.
  4. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,501   +429

    Why can't the PS3 do anything that sounds even half as impressive as this monster, 8 channels at once??? Thats a whole lot of TV, those crazy Japanese sure do like to watch their TV.
  5. Tehoste

    Tehoste TS Member Posts: 56

    Do want. 3TB of storage! Damn, I have less in my pc. I'm asking myself how one person could record that much TV..
  6. SlowCow

    SlowCow TS Rookie

    What a beast of a TV, I don't know if theres ever 8 things on TV worth watching at any one time though. Also how does one hook up 8 separate channels to a TV?
  7. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 973   +84

    Sweet now if only I could win the lottery.
  8. So, one needs a mini reactor to power this beast? :p
  9. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,197   +171

    With 8 grown-up movies playing at the same time, I can get back to work in seconds! Of course, for $11,200, work will need to pay me well.
  10. Remember that scene in Back to the Future Part II with the video wall and Marty watching all those channels at once. I guess we're there.
  11. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 487   +15

    mini? I'd have two on hand
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