IRVINE, CALIF. –
Toshiba has started delivering
a range of TV models in its 2012 line, all
of which offer new cosmetic styling and value
price points for their respective classes.
All models this year have been designed
to present “a family look” in styling, deliver
strong picture and sound quality, and present
consumers with good value for the price,
the company said.
The 2012 cosmetic is called the Aero Design
and stresses a minimalist bezel look,
thin depth, a wing bottom accent and pedestal
Smart-TV functionality has also been enhanced
and expanded to a wider mix of sets.
The company’s smart-TV system uses
Toshiba’s ePortal IPTV platform with open
web browsing, an improved and simplified
Rovi-designed MediaGuide, and support for
Android tablet and smartphone control apps.
Select models also include a dynamic
mode that accentuates “the pop” of the picture
with more pronounced color saturation
Highlighting the lineup, which was first introduced
at International CES last January,
is the 65-inch HT2U ($1,700 suggested retail)
CCFL-backlit 1080p LCD TV, featuring
a ClearFrame 120Hz refresh rate and Audyssey
sound enhancement technology with
At the performance end of the assortment
is the L7200U LED Cinema TV series
including the 47-inch ($1,900) and
55-inch ($2,400) screen sizes, passive
3D capability, FullHD 1080p resolution,
ClearScan 240Hz refresh rates, a CQ
dual-core video engine with 2D-to-3D
conversion, Audyssey sound enhancement
technology with BassXT, smart TV
functionality with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
and a QWERTY keyboard.
The L6200U 3D LED series includes
the 42- ($1,400), 47- ($1,600) and 55-inch
($2,100) screen sizes, all of which include
ClearFrame 120Hz refresh rates, FullHD
1080p, passive 3D and Audyssey sound.
The models all include smart-TV functionality
with built-in Wi-Fi.
The L5200U LED series includes the 40-
($700), 46- ($900), and 50-inch ($1,100)
screen sizes, Full HD 1080p resolution, Audyssey
sound, Dynalight dynamic picture
control, and auto brightness control.
The L4200U series includes the 24-
($300), 19- ($230) and 32-inch ($350)
screen sizes. The 24-inch models offer
1080p resolution while the 32- and 19-inch
models are both 720p. All include Audyssey
sound, Dynalight dynamic picture control
and auto brightness control.
A 40-inch E220U ($500) model offers
1080p FullHD resolution and is optimized
for gaming with a model that shortens frame
delays for better response time between the
display and the controller.
The 32-inch C120U ($350) LCD TV is a
720p model with DynaLight Dynamic picture
mode, auto brightness control and gaming