4K TVs are finally reaching the U.S. market. After Sharp's announcement
this week, Toshiba today said that its L9300U Series of 4K Ultra HD TVs would be available for purchase in the U.S. this August, starting at $4,999 MSRP1for the 58-inch model.
The new Toshiba L9300U Series TVs are powered by Toshiba's proprietary CEVO 4K
Quad+Dual Core Processor, which features 'Resolution Restoration' to restore near
4K image quality from less than 4K content, 'Color Gamut Enhancement' to create
color intensity that matches the resolution impact and 'Surface Brilliance
Enhancement' that promises to bring images to life.
Featuring a new design, the L9300 Series features a gun-metallic trim and matching
frame stand. L9300U Series Ultra HD TVs will be available in 58-, 65- and super
large 84-inch class screen sizes.
In addition to 4K image processing, the L9300U Series feature the 'ClearScan 240Hz'
refresh rate technology, the 'CQ Engine' technology packed with picture quality
controls including Edge Enhancer, Dynamic Gamma, Color Master and Expert Mode
Calibration Capability, and new UltraClear Dynamic Noise Reduction. 'Color and
Depth Adaptive Resolution+' technology also helps create images with enhanced image
resolution, lifelike color saturation and picture depth.
The L9300U Series also includes advanced Cloud TV functionality. Cloud TV is
offering personalized content discovery and acquisition, including news content;
better mobile device interactivity; practical social interaction features,
server-based upgradability and much more. Some of the key initial Cloud TV services
- Family Calendar to share family events
- Personal Messaging to send and receive messages from family and friends
- Photo Album to share digital photos
- Streaming News to view news videos and slide shows
- MediaShare to access content from other DLNA-enabled devices
- MediaGuide, a TV programming guide with advanced search capabilities and program
- Built-in Wi-Fi, Miracast and WiDi for both router and peer-to-peer wireless
The Toshiba L9300U 4K Ultra HD TV Series are scheduled to ship in August 2013.
MSRPs for the 58, 65 and 84-inch models are $4,999, $6,999 and $16,999,