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Toshiba has got quite a bit of mileage from its Camileo camcorders, and late last week it announced a further three high definition models: the S20, H30 and X100.
Let’s take a look at their features in turn.
First up, the Camileo S20 is touted as one of the world’s slimmest HD camcorders, at just 17mm thick, yet it still packs in a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of shooting in full 1080p high definition video.
Toshiba has announced an interesting little portable multimedia device, which looks much like digital photo frame but in fact can do a great deal more.
The Journe Touch, featuring a seven-inch touchscreen, is totally portable so it can be used around the house to listen to music, watch videos, connect up to a high definition TV via HDMI, and access a range of web sites.
It runs on Windows CE 6.0 Pro, a popular choice that’s built-in to a range of consumer electronics devices, and can connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Before Toshiba has embraced Blu-ray and announced its first Blu-ray player, it was a staunch advocate of technology to upscale standard definition DVDs, to the point that it suggested the technology was almost as good as Blu-ray itself.
Well, although it now has a foot in the Blu-ray camp, it hasn’t given up on the XDE (eXtended Detail Enhancement) technology which significantly improves SD DVD picture quality above and beyond what simple upscaling players do, and has announced the XDE600 DVD player.
Now that Toshiba has embraced Blu-ray and joined the Blu-ray Disc Association, it has announced its first standalone Blu-ray player, the BDX2000.
As you’d expect from any modern Blu-ray player, it incorporates all the latest features including BD-Live Profile 2.0 support, for full interactivity on compatible discs, full 1080p output including upscaling of standard definition content, support for advanced HD audio including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and Deep Colour.
Toshiba has also put its own REGZA-LINK functionality into the player, meaning that it’s possible to control it and other compatible equipment from a single remote control unit.
Toshiba backed HD DVD, then effectively pulled the plug on the format early last year, handing a rather strange victory to Sony-backed Blu-ray.
For a long time it seemed that Toshiba would go its own way, developing new forms of upscaling technology for its DVD players and shunning high definition optical discs altogether.
Compliant with the newest SD Memory Standard, the cards guarantee fast write (35MB/s) and read (60MB/s) speeds — great for devices capturing high definition video and audio as well as a range of other gadgets.