Toshiba Cell TV 3D LED LCD HDTV First Impressions Review$1,599.00
Toshiba Cell TV 3D LED LCD HDTV First Impressions Review
Tour & Design
The design of the Toshiba Cell TV is still up in the air. The models on the show floor were merely there to showcase the display. The look of the casing, as far as we could tell, was an afterthought. A rectangle with semi-gloss black, the design could not have been more unadorned. Expect changes before the August 2010 ship date.
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The sides were not particularly thin, which is unusual for an LED-backlit TV. This seems to underline the fact that these models on the CES show floor are not the final product. Expect changes.
All the Toshiba Cell TVs at the booth were mounted to the wall, so we don't know what the stand will look like. However, we can't talk about a 'tour' of the TV without considering the very large hub that comes with the TV. Alternately called the 'Cell,' the base, the hub, or the hunk of wood and plastic, this thing houses the 1TB media drive, the titular Cell processor, and more ports. Toshiba stated that the final model that ships in the US will be slightly smaller than the one picture here (which is the Japanese version). The Cell base and the TV interact wirelessly over 802.11n.
Talking about the aesthetics of the Cell TV is a bit of a moot point, because the models on the CES show floor are likely a far cry from what the final product will look like. The models we did see could not look more ordinary: a plain, black finish.