Toshiba’s Bright Future Unveiled with Ultra HDTV Lineup at CES 2014

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Three New 4K Ultra HDTV Series from Toshiba

Toshiba announced their 2014 4K Ultra HD lineup at CES 2014, which includes the L8400U, L9400U, and L9450U Series Ultra HDTV’s.

“We have expanded our 2014 4K Ultra HD TV lineup for what will be a quickly expanding 4K Ultra HD market,” said Scott Ramirez, vice president of Product Marketing and Development. “Once people see Ultra HD they want Ultra HD and we have created a model for every customer. Because the driver for Ultra HD is incredible picture quality, Toshiba has invested in our own Radiance 4K full array LED panels and our third generation CQ 4K Engine to ensure a ‘Wow’ experience every time you watch TV. In addition, for 2014 Toshiba has incorporated HDMI 2.0 for 4K at 60 fps, HDCP 2.2 to help ensure access to premium content over HDMI, and H.265 HEVC to allow streaming of 4K Ultra HD content directly to the TV. Simply put, we have created an Ultra HD experience that will exceed expectations.”

Premier L9400 Series

Toshiba’s top end 4K Ultra HD offering, the L9400 Series, will be available in 65- and 58-inch sizes. This series features ‘Radiance 4K’ technology, which incorporates ‘SuperBright’ LEDs along with a wide color gamut and local dimming for a superior picture.

In addition, the series features a 240Hz refresh rate, clean aesthetic design, smart TV with cloud based functions for streaming and sharing, voice control, DTS enabled speakers with enhanced bass, background noise separation for vocal clarity, DIRECTV Ready technology, and custom installation integration.

L9450U Series

The L9450U Series features most of the same qualities as the L9400 Series, but replaces the Radiance 4K screen with a larger 84-inch local dimming screen. The Series also features a 240Hz refresh rate, cloud functionality, and voice control.

L8400U Series

The L8400U Series will be available in 58-, and 50-inch screen sizes, and features similar functionality mentioned earlier, but includes a 120Hz refresh rate and ditches the Radiance screen with more cost effective technology.

Toshiba plans to ship the Ultra HD TV lineup this summer, but pricing is yet to be revealed. We will add pictures as they become available on the showroom floor.

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