Toshiba has announced a range of new TVs for 2013, including new Ultra HD TVs. Toshiba boasts new “super slim designs”, MHL support and the Cloud TV platform.
Toshiba announces its 2013 TVs
Toshiba’s Ultra HD TVs will be the most impressive and most expensive to come out of Toshiba’s factories this year but they also have cheaper 1 to 7 TV ranges.
Toshiba’s 7 series
The 7 series come with slim designs and a very thin bezel. It will be available in 40, 50 and 58 inch versions with active 3D, WiDi technology, built-in WiFi. The 7 series TVs are based on edge LED backlighting.
The 6 series TVs are also edge LED based and still have a fairly slim design with brushed aluminum at the bottom. The 7 series will be available in 32 and 40 inch sizes. WiDi technology and WiFi is integrated.
Toshiba’s 4 series
The 4 series TVs will arrive in 32, 49 and 50 inch sizes. WiDi technology and WiFi is still available and users can also playback media files from a USB hard drive.
The 1 and 2 series are aimed at the budget segment of the market. Most of the TVs use 720p panels but goes up to Full HD for the larger size variants.
A new Cloud TV platform offers TV apps, including Netflix, iPlayer and YouTube, and other internet services. It can be found in the 4 series and above. The Cloud TV platform integrates the TV program guide with a picture-in-picture mode. The home screen can be individualized with social media and other information, and Toshiba also offers what they call “Premium apps”. In addition, Cloud TV has a media player that can access music, pictures and video from network devices or USB devices.
Toshiba’s 2013 TVs will be available in Europe and USA from May 2013.