Posted Thu Apr 8, 2010 at 06:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
It’s got a 500GB hard drive, a built in Blu-ray player, and glasses free 3D. And we’re really hoping it’s real.
Here’s a puzzler. Amazon has put up pre-order information for something called StreamTV. There are three models online, two that offer glasses-free 3D and one that’s not 3D capable.
All three models claim to have a Super Blu-ray player built in, which I’m guessing just means that they can handle 3D Blu-rays. They also state that glasses aren’t required for 3D content, which would be a nice change.
Additionally, all three models have browsing capabilities “using Entertainment Portal.” They also, apparently, come with a remote, a game controller, a wireless keyboard with a built-in mouse and a camera. The 3D versions are unsurprisingly expensive; $5,999 for 42 inches of screen.
The most exciting listing is the 55” model. It still sports the 500GB hard drive, video conferencing and net browsing capabilities of the others, but without 3D it’s got a nice low price of $2,299.
If StreamTV is real, it could be a great option for TV buyers. It would also put a lot of pressure on Toshiba to prove that the CELL is better, and to price it more competitively.
We should find out more soon. The StreamTV is set to release May 7th.
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