Technology group Toshiba
has presented five new LCD TV ranges. These should bring with them an entirely new range of new features, stand out thanks to their slim new design and offer extended connectivity, the manufacturer indicated in a press release.
At the top is the range of 120-Hertz Type UX600 screens with Edge-Type LED illumination. The panel and exterior together therefore measure just five centimeters in depth. The design, which Toshiba refers to as "Thin Air Lagoon", is not only trimmed to a slim exterior, but also conceals the speakers.
40UX600U is the name of the 40-inch model in the UX600 series (Picture: Toshiba).
A WiFi adapter that is included is used for connection to NetTV; this allows users to access apps and content on [url=http://www.vudu.com/]VUDU[/url and also enjoy DLNA support. The panels can be used as digital photo frames via USB or SD card slot and other connectors include four HDMI as well as VGA and RJ45,
The UX600 series includes three models with screen diagonals of 102 (40UX600U), 117 (46UX600U) and 140 centimetres (55UX600U). They are Full-HD enabled and have a dynamic contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1. The prices for the models on the American market are 1,399, 1,699 and 2,499 US Dollars.
The three models in the G300 series have all the functions of the UX600 models apart from LED illumination, W-LAN and NetTV. Their design is not the same as the Thin-Air Lagoon design. On the US market, the 40G300 will cost 900 US Dollars, 1,100 as a 46-inch model and 1,600 Dollars with a 55-inch screen diagonal.
For the other HDTV models, Toshiba values frugal energy consumption. Despite their Full-HD resolution, these models are more suitable for smaller budgets. The three E200 models in 32, 37 and 40 inches should cost between 550 and 700 US Dollars. Toshiba’s Insta Port technology should guarantee a fast switch between the four HDMI inputs.
The logo for the E200-Baureihe is illuminated discreetly when the model is in use (Picture: Toshiba).
Interms of size, the four C100 models in the next smallest series range between 19 and 32 inches, with sizes of 22 and 26 inches in between. Instead of Full-HD resolution, they only have 720p; the number of HDMI ports has been reduced to two. In return, the TVs, which are intended for use as second televisions, have a gaming mode and can also act as digital photo frames thanks to their USB connections. The price range is 250 to 450 US Dollar fort he C100 models.
Largest in its series: the 32CV100U with 31.5-inch diagonal (Picture: Toshiba).
In the CV-/LV-100 series, Toshiba combines LCD televisions with slot-in DVD players. The buyer can choose from models with 15.6-inch diagonal up to 32 inches. The all-in-one entertainment models can be bought for between 280 and 520 US Dollars. All new screens should be available for purchase in March in the USA; it is not yet known when the new Toshiba HDTVs will be available in Germany.