Toshiba 2011 TV line-up
Toshiba’s 2011 TV line-up

07 Apr 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |

Toshiba World 2011 in Rome is over and we have just returned home with a bag of interesting things to tell about Toshiba’s 2011 TV line-up for Europe (the US TV line-up is found here). Toshiba unveiled new TVs with the CEVO engine, passive 3D, a new Smart TV interface.

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Toshiba’s 2011 TVs in outline

We have just returned from Toshiba World 2011 and Rome where Toshiba unveiled their new 2011 products and their new 2011 flat panel TV line-up.

Toshiba’s 2011 TVs
Toshiba’s 2011 TVs


Toshiba plans to step up their presence in the TV market with some interested TVs featuring a CEVO engine, Smart TV, passive 3D, personal TV and much more. You can expect new TVs ranging from low-end to extremely high-end from Toshiba

Toshiba’s 2011 TVs
Toshiba’s 2011 TVs


The new flagship model is called ZL1 and it will incorporate Toshiba’s CEVO engine, which is an extremely powerful processor that takes care of picture quality optimization. CEVO also enables LED local dimming on ZL1 in 512 zones to ensure extremely deep blacks with very few compromises.

Toshiba’s 2011 TVs
Toshiba’s 2011 TVs


A new Smart TV platform has been developed called Toshiba Places. From here you have access to different video on demand services, YouTube, social media, games, an App Store and more.

Toshiba’s 2011 TVs
Toshiba’s 2011 TVs


They also introduced a so-called Personal TV interface, which basically means that a small camera in the TV recognizes your face and personalizes your channel list, settings and more.

Toshiba’s 2011 TVs
Toshiba’s 2011 TVs


LG, Vizio and Philips recently announced passive 3D TVs with the much cheaper polarized 3D glasses that you know from cinemas and Toshiba joins the choir with its introduction of passive 3D TVs under the name “Smart 3D”. But as most other manufacturers Toshiba also plans to release 3D TVs with active 3D shutter glasses, including the flagship CEVO models. See the new active 3D glasses below.

Toshiba’s 2011 TVs
Toshiba’s 2011 TVs


A design partnership with Danish Jacob Jensen Design was announced in 2010 and this cooperation continues in 2011. Most new Toshiba TVs will come with Jacob Jensen’s minimalistic design philosophy and the choice of top quality materials.

Toshiba’s 2011 TVs
Toshiba’s 2011 TVs


The last thing we want to highlight before we move on to the new TV ranges is Toshiba’s new automatic calibration. The high-end and mid-end models will come with integrated automatic calibration. You just need a hardware calibrator and you are set to go. You don’t need any experience in the calibration field because everything is 100 % automated. You just place the sensor in front of the screen and the TV will run the required test patterns.

Toshiba CEVO ZL1

Toshiba ZL1 in the flagship model with the CEVO system and LED local dimming in 512 zones. It also features 3D and Smart TV.

Toshiba ZL1
Toshiba ZL1


  • CEVO engine
  • Active 3D
  • ProLED 512
  • Smart TV (Toshiba Places and Personal TV)
  • USB recording with 500 GB replaceable HHD
  • DLNA + Wi-Fi
  • Auto calibration

    Toshiba ZL1 will be available in 55 inches called 55ZL1.

    Toshiba CEVO YL863 & WL863

    Toshiba’s YL and WL ranges are a step down from ZL1. They still come with CEVO but with Edge LED instead of backlit LED.

    Toshiba WL863
    Toshiba WL863


    YL is a white variant of WL.

    Toshiba YL863
    Toshiba YL863


  • CEVO engine
  • Active 3D
  • ProLED 32
  • Smart TV (Toshiba Places and Personal TV)
  • USB recording
  • DLNA + Wi-Fi
  • Auto calibration

    Toshiba WL863 and YL863 will be available in 42, 46 and 55 inches called 42WL863, 46WL863 and 55WL863. The white models will be called 42YL863, 46YL863 and 55YL863.

    Toshiba VL863

    VL is a mid-end range without the CEVO engine but with a range of multimedia features and passive 3D.

    Toshiba VL863
    Toshiba VL863


  • Passive 3D
  • Smart TV (Toshiba Places and Personal TV)
  • USB recording
  • DLNA + Wi-Fi
  • Auto calibration

    Toshiba VL863 will be available in 42 and 47 inches called 42VL863 and 47VL863.

    Toshiba UL863

    Toshiba UL is the step down from VL and comes without 3D.

    Toshiba UL863
    Toshiba UL863


  • Smart TV (Toshiba Places and Personal TV)
  • USB recording
  • DLNA + Wi-Fi
  • Auto calibration

    Toshiba UL will be available in 32, 37, 42 and 46 inches called 32UL863, 37UL863, 42UL863 and 46UL863.

    Toshiba SL863

    SL is an entry-level model with the most basic features.

    Toshiba SL863
    Toshiba SL863


  • Smart TV (Toshiba Places and Personal TV)
  • DLNA + Wi-Fi

    Toshiba SL863 will be available in 32, 37, 42 and 46 inches called 32SL863, 37SL863, 42SL863 and 46SL863.

    Overview

    In the table below you can compare the different features on Toshiba’s new 2011 TVs.



    In future articles we will take a look at some of new additions to Toshiba’s TVs. You can also read more about Toshiba on our Toshiba coverage page.



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