REGZA ZG1 And F1: Toshiba Announces Another Five (And More Affordable) 3D TVs

You can’t say Toshiba isn’t following up on its announcement in April to enter the 3D game. Apart from the pretty awesome (but pricey) CELL 3D TVs the company showed today, Toshiba is also ready to roll out [JP] some more affordable 3D LCDs for the rest of us. There will be a 46- and a 55-incher in the REGZA F1 series and three models (42, 47, and 55 inches) in the REGZA ZG1 series.

The five models have the following features in common:

  • 240Hz full HD 3D panel
  • LED backlight
  • USB HDD connectivity (HDD sold separately)
  • DLNA support
  • web connectivity
  • 2,000,000: 1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • four HDMI ports

The 55F1 is pictured above and below. It’s just 29mm thick.

The main differences between the two series are that the ZG1 TVs also support HDD access over LAN, offer 2D/3D conversion, and come with an IPS panel (VA in the case of the F1 series).

In Japan, the F1 models will be rolled out next month (prices: $3,760 for the 46-incher and $4,900 for the 55-inch TV). The ZG1 series will debut in October (prices: $3,200 for the 42-inch model, $4,000 for the 47-incher, and $5,100 for the 55-inch TV). No word yet on international sales plans.