The other day we could reveal that Danish Jacob Jensen Design has teamed up with Toshiba for some new TVs and now we can presents two European Jacob Jensen designed Toshiba TV. They will hit the market shortly and will be named WL768 and VL748. The latter also has 3D.
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Japanese technology meets Danish design
Jacob Jensen Design and Toshiba have joined forces to create a range of TVs. We previously mentioned a F1 series and now Toshiba has officially unveiled WL768 and VL748 models that will hit Europe in a couple of months.
Toshiba and Jacob Jensen Design
The design builds on a minimalistic philosophy with clean lines and a slim frame (less than 3 cm). The choice of materials is glass and aluminum. The two models have different frames. Toshiba WL768 will be the most expensive one and VL748 somewhat cheaper.
The design is complete and the Jacob Jensen has put emphasis on the small details. All inputs are pointing either down or to the side to allow very slim wall mounting solutions. Touch buttons has also been integrated and these are invisible when inactive.
Picture quality looked promising but we donâ€™t want to base our impressions on the demonstrations from the fair ground, and hopefully we will have some more time with these TVs soon.
WL768 is the most expensive model with 3D and 200 Hz. The stand has a transparent triangular design and a manual swivel function.
The TV incorporates Internet access to services such as YouTube, as well as two USB inputs and DLNA that lets you stream video, music and images from another device in the home. Toshiba has also focused on speakers and even though WL768 has a slim design, it has decent sound, Toshiba promises.
WL768 be available in Europe in 40, 46 and 55 inches in October called 40WL768, 46WL768 and 55WL768. No prices have been announced yet.
40â€ť, 46â€ť and 55â€ť
Full HD LCD panel with Edge LED backlight
3D Full HD
1x Active shutter included
3D Resolution+, Intelligent 3D
DVB-T, DVB-C and DVB-S (in Europe)
Home Network and Wireless LAN
4x HDMI and 2x USB (supports DivX HD, MKV, JPEG, MP3)
REGZA-Link (HDMI CEC), Instaport
SoundNavi og Audyssey EQ
Toshiba has also exhibited the cheaper VL748 series that comes without a 3D panel and without some of the technical specifications of its bigger brother.
VL748 has a slightly different design with a simpler stand and a two-piece aluminum frame. The touch buttons are still integrated and all inputs are pointing to the side or downward.
Toshiba mentions technical specifications such as 100 Hz, Internet access, DLNA and three digital tuners.
VL748 will be available in 40 and 46 inches in October called 40VL748 and 46VL768. Prices have not been announced.