Michley Tivax certainly has an interesting product portfolio, who since the early 90s has been putting out everything from set-top boxes to the Lil' Sew & Sew sewing machine. However, what's made us take notice is the fact Tivax just jumped head first into the 3D space, launching not one, but TWO, self-claimed 3D firsts.
For starters, there's the seven inch MiTV3D7 portable glasses-free 3DTV, which sports an 800x480 resolution and 40 degree viewing angle. Interestingly enough, the press release says it allows the viewer to watch 2D programming in 3D, but says nothing about actually watching native 3D programming. We've got a note out to their PR contact to find out.
Their 2nd "first" is the MiTV-3D-C201 tuner dongle, which gives PC users the ability to receive and watch 3D and converted 2D programming on a PC (provided that PC has 3D capabilities). According to Tivax the image quality is as good as regular 3DTVs, but they probably wouldn't tell you otherwise.
UPDATE: I heard back from Tivax, and rest assured it plays both upconverted 2D as well as native 3D material.
Full press release below:
2011 CES Highlight: Michley Tivax Launches Two of the World's First Portable 3D TVs
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevada Booth #11946 2011 CES -- Michley Tivax unveils several new products including two, extremely innovative portable 3D devices. With 20 years of manufacturing experience, Michley Tivax quickly leapt to the forefront of the digital portable television industry, and is now seeking to expand upon its technological leadership.
The new Michley Tivax announcements include the MiTV3D7, the first seven inch digital portable television affording viewers the luxury of watching 2D programming in 3D format. And perhaps best of all none of those 3D glasses are needed. Good news for both 3D viewers and gamers. The MiTV3D7 employs an LCD panel with 800X480 resolution, providing viewers with ultimate clarity when optimally viewed within a 40 degree angle and at a distance of two feet from the display.
The second 3D first for Michley Tivax is the MiTV-3D-C201 dongle, enabling computer users to watch 3D programming on their personal computers. The dongle device along with an antenna allows users to receive TV programs, and even if that content is in normal 2D format, it will be converted to 3D. 3D glasses are essential for this product, with the type of glasses varying upon the brand of monitor. This is a most inexpensive way to watch 3D. Believe it or not the picture quality rivals that of conventional 3D TVs!
A third new product introduced at 2011 CES by Michley Tivax is its latest MiTV mobile7. This fully portable digital seven inch TV captures high quality signals both mobile M/H and ATSC even while traveling at highway speeds. Passengers, not drivers, can view favorite programs without interruption while en route to their destination. As more and more stations commence broadcasting in the new mobile format, the Michley Tivax portable is sure to garner a strong audience.
In the relatively short-lived existence of digital television, Michley Tivax was one of the first companies earning plaudits for its efforts, most notably by the leading consumer rating's publication for its STB-T9 digital converter box. Since then Michley Tivax has concentrated efforts on enhancing portable digital television technology.
For more information on Michley Tivax, please stop by Booth #11946 in the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center during 2011 CES; or please contact Steve Ispas VP of Marketing, Michley Tivax at email@example.com or call 408-489-5752 or 1-888-338-4829 (option 1).
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