Toshiba Cell TV converts 2D to 3D in real time

Toshiba's kicking off 2010 with one new concept: Cell TV, and I gotta say, it's a impressive technology. At the core is a chip that converts 2D to 3D, in real time. I'd be interested to see if there's any lag time that will cause the audio to proceed video through this process.

Cell TV will give "true super resolution" and enhance the image quality of compressed Internet video. In 2D, it offers 480Hz, and 240Hz for each eye in 3D. The new sets will have Auto View and Color Sensor to detect if the ambient lighting is natural daylight, incandescent or fluorescent, and adjust the image accordingly. Other features that caught my attention were wireless HD (802.11n), DNLA, USB Movie, Net TV, and built-in videophone, with image enhancements. Who doesn't want to look good when they debut on HDTV?

Toshiba was showing the Cell TV with a 1TB built-in hard disk and integrated Blu-ray, too. All in all, an impressive product, but it seems to be putting a big bunch of eggs into one new product basket — for both customer and company.