LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CES -- Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. ("Toshiba") announced today its full line of DVD products for 2008 designed to enhance the video entertainment experience for consumers. Leveraging its long heritage as a leading innovator in video technologies, Toshiba's new 2008 DVD line-up delivers spectacular image quality, enhanced connectivity features and sleek cosmetic designs at attractive prices for the consumer. "While Toshiba continues to deliver its award winning line of HD DVD players, the market for standard definition video products from premium brands like Toshiba remains strong," said Jodi Sally, Vice President of Marketing, Toshiba America Consumer Products Digital A/V Group. "We are committed to supporting all the current DVD technologies that consumers demand and since Toshiba is a leader in technology and product design, we're able to provide consumers with a deeper, richer entertainment experience." Portable DVD Players As the consumer demand for portability and convenience continues to grow, Toshiba has enhanced its premium line-up of portable DVD players to include new larger screen sizes, sleek cosmetic designs, extended battery life and convenient swivel screens. The 10.2" and 9" models feature a high end brushed metallic finish with chrome accents, making them an attractive travel accessory for consumers who want the quality of the Toshiba brand. Toshiba's top of the line SD-P101S features a large 10.2" widescreen LCD swivel screen and a high resolution display of 800 x 400 pixels, offering premium picture quality to consumers on the move. Allowing plenty of time to enjoy movies, the SD-P101S offers approximately five hours of battery life. With a 4-in-1 (SD, MMC, MS and xD) Memory Card slot, the SD-P101S is a convenient travel partner to view digital photos. This model features Digital Cinema Progressive scan output and is DivX(R) Home Theater Certified. Plus, the SD-P101S comes complete with a car cord adapter, making it the perfect mobile companion. Toshiba also offers the SD-P91S, which has a 9" widescreen LCD swivel screen, dual headphone outputs and supports WMA, MP3 and JPEG playback. Like the SD-P101S, this portable model offers approximately five hours of battery life, a car cord adapter and is DivX Home Theater Certified. For the value-conscious consumer, Toshiba offers the SD-P71S featuring a 7" widescreen LCD with new rubberized black cabinet for a durable appearance and solid feel. The player also features approximately three hours of battery life, a car cord adaptor and supports WMA, MP3 and JPEG playback. LCD TV/DVD Combos As a market leader in TV combination models, Toshiba is enhancing its lineup with the introduction of three new LCD televisions featuring slot loading DVD players. Available in 19" and 22" (diagonal) screen sizes, each set features a high gloss bezel and slim cabinet design, turning this versatile TV into an attractive addition to any room of the home. Toshiba's 22LV505 features a 22" (diagonal) widescreen LCD screen with 1680 x 1050 resolution and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Plus, it offers a fast response speed of 5ms, making action scenes virtually pop off the screen. The HDMI(TM) and PC inputs, along with a very thin chassis depth of just 2.95", allow consumers to easily integrate this set into their home offices or kitchens. Additionally, the 22LV505 supports WMA, MP3, JPEG and DIVX playback to conveniently support any owner's favorite media. Toshiba's 19LV505 offers a 19" (diagonal) widescreen LCD display. Remarkably thin, this set touts a chassis depth of just 2.64", allowing it to hang unobtrusively on a bedroom or bathroom wall or be placed inconspicuously on the kitchen counter. Like its larger sibling, it offers an HDMI and PC inputs and supports WMA, MP3, JPEG and DIVX Playback. This set also comes in high gloss white as the 19LV506, allowing the owner to customize his or her experience and match this versatile black or white 19" (diagonal) set to its surroundings. DVD Players While promoting the transition to HD DVD, Toshiba will continue to offer upconverting single deck DVD players to complement the value conscious consumer's HDTV viewing experience. With upconversion to 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolution, Toshiba's SD-6100 provides near high-definition picture quality via HDMI for a convenient single cable A/V connection. Additionally, the SD-6100 also features REGZA(R) Link (HDMI CEC) for a simplified device control using only one remote. The SD-6100 also offers digital cinema progressive scan, ColorStream Pro(R) component video output, DivX Home Theater Certification and offers WMA, MP3 and JPEG playback. The entry level SD-4100 features digital cinema progressive scan, ColorStream Pro component video output, offers JPEG and MP3 playback and is DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R and CD-RW compatible. The player's sleek styling results in a slim chassis design measuring a modest 43 millimeters in height. DVD Recorders Toshiba's new line of DVD Recorders all feature high definition upconversion capabilities and convenient one touch recording to enable consumers to easily integrate these models into their home theaters. In single deck recorders, Toshiba's D-R410 single deck DVD recorder offers 1080p upconversion to near high-definition picture quality through HDMI, REGZA Link, supports -R/RW and +R/RW recording and playback and includes a DV input and MP3/JPEG playback. The step-up D-R560 adds to these features ATSC/NTSC tuners and WMA and DivX playback. These two recorders also feature a high gloss black cosmetic design -- a fine complement to the enthusiast's home theater. In DVD Recorder/VCR combination models, the D-VR660 is a multi-format DVD recorder that offers 720p, 1080i and 1080p upconversion to near high- definition picture quality through HDMI. It includes ATSC/NTSC tuners and support for DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW recording and playback. As a combination model with a 4 Head Hi-Fi VCR, the D-VR660 offers bi-directional dubbing. Toshiba is also introducing the D-VR610, a similar solution that includes line input to allow recording from cable boxes and satellite receivers.
Expected Pricing and Expected Availability Portable DVD SD-P71S ($129.99, February, 2008) SD-P91S ($179.99, February 2008) SD-P101S ($299.99, April 2008) LCD/DVD Combination 19LV505 ($479.99, March 2008) 19LV506 ($479.99, March 2008) 22LV505 ($599.99, April 2008) DVD Players SD-4100 ($39.99, January 2008) SD-6100 ($69.99, February 2008) DVD Recorders D-R410 ($119.99, February 2008) D-R560 ($179.99, February 2008) D-VR610 ($179.99, February 2008) D-VR660 ($249.99, March 2008) About Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. is owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, a world leader in high technology products with subsidiaries worldwide. Toshiba is a pioneer in HD DVD, DVD and DVD Recorder technology and a leading manufacturer of a full line of home entertainment products, including flat panel TV, rear projection and direct view televisions, combination products and portable devices. Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. is headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey. For additional information please visit www.tacp.toshiba.com. DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under license. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, L.L.C. All others are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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