Toshiba Regza HDTVs start shipping

Toshiba began shipping their Regza HDTVs today, which were initially shown off at CES earlier this year. However, another series was added to the line up today, called the XV648, which is certainly worth learning about.

First up is the SV670, which features an LED backlight, a 240Hz panel, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 14-bit color processing and more. It is available in a 46-inch and a 55-inch version that cost respectively, $2,300 and $3,000.

Next is the ZV650, which features a CCFL backlight rather than LED and has a 240Hz panel and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. It's available in sizes ranging from 42-inches to 55-inches and costs from $1,300 to $2,400. Last, there's the XV648, which is new to the Regzas series, and features a CCFL display, a 120Hz panel and a CrystalCoat display for better contrast. It will be available in August in sizes ranging from 40-inches to 52-inches for $1,100 to $2,000.