Toshiba announces BDX3100KB 3D Blu-ray player

Tosh fully on-board with Blu-ray and outs 3D model

First 3D Blu-ray player for former HD-DVD rival

Now there was a time, just a couple of short years ago, that Toshiba releasing a Blu-ray player was about as likely as Ken Barlow retiring from Corrie, but now here's the former HD-DVD soldiers announcing its first 3D Blu-ray player.

Launched today at the IFA 2010 tech show in Berlin, the BDX31100KB player churns out full high definition 1920x1080p movies in 3D at 24-frames per second. It'll be available to buy in the UK from October 2010.

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Toshiba says: "When connected to a 3D TV, the BDX3100KB enables users to enjoy a whole new kind of home cinema, with greater depth of field and enriched colour production."

The company also announced a non-3D Blu-ray player, the BDX1100KB, which will also be on sale in October. We await UK pricing.

Link: Toshiba