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Toshiba REGZA 55X3 glasses-less 3D TV arrives in Japan mid-December for $11,000

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Toshiba REGZA 55X3 glasses-less 3D TV with 4K resolution given mid-December retail date in Japan for ¥900,000.

Toshiba REGZA 55X3
Toshiba REGZA 55X3

Toshiba just announced a mid-December Japanese retail launch of its REGZA 55X3 glasses-less 3D TV with 4K resolution. The TV shares the same 55-inch Quad Full HD (QFHD) 4096 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution display found in the company's ZL2 set spotted in Berlin back in September. In fact, it appears to be the very same model featuring the same CEVO Engine processing platform and face tracking technology that adjust the panel's nine-parallax viewing positions to the viewers' position by moving the lenslets as required.

In practice, the face tracking worked well during our time with the television at IFA, and the experience was preferable to managing a household of 3D glasses. Then again, the price will put this baby out of reach for all but the most ardent of early adopters: in Europe the set will cost €7,999 while in Japan it'll cost ¥900,000. Still no word on a US release date but given the prices elsewhere, it'll likely arrive with a price above $10,000 before taxes are applied.