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Finally Toshiba got LED LCD TV announced
but no slim line, Toshiba believe people won't pay premium for Slim TV
2009 Market share report will tell us if Toshiba is right


Overall, Toshiba believes 23 million liquid crystal display TVs shipped in 2008, and that number will be up 5 percent to 24.1 million in 2009. Toshiba said it moved from four-percent market share in the U.S. LCD TV market a year ago to 10 percent today. On average, a 52-inch LCD TV cost $1,948 in November, and very few TVs are now sold above the $2,500 price.


http://www.gadgetell.com/tech/commen...ss-conference/

http://www.gadgetell.com/tech/galler...ive-blog/2392/


Finally it's coming in Japan

http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/n...07_110474.html

http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/n...407_80434.html
 

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It's nice to see them finally get LEDs out, but it doesn't sound like they're really doing anything to differentiate their stuff from what Samsung and LG is making. I guess that doesn't matter if the price is right, though.
 

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Nice to hear they are inching up in market share, I happen to like Toshiba TVs mostly for the value at the right price. The whole 'leading innovation' seems just wrong though when it looks like they are just trying to catch up with this current lineup, although that 'home server' slide is intriguing.
 

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well , with 56" CELL tv 4k*2k, THE PRICE will be 10K+

With LCDs resolution isn't an insurmountable problem. Take a look at the pricing on 2560x1600 monitors, they aren't too bad. It's more an issue of getting the factory set up so they can be mass produced, as anything LCD based without big economics of scale is expensive.


On the other hand, the plasma industry is in trouble if consumers ever start demanding small-sized 4k screens.
 

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well , with 56" CELL tv 4k*2k, THE PRICE will be 10K+

I think the cheapest 4k tv is around $20K right now but it's just a monitor(52"). You could always choose the 1080P CELL TV.
 

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THE 2009 TOSHIBA LCD TV SERIES - MORE SERIES, MORE FEATURES, MORE OPPORTUNITIES


AV600 Series - 720p HD - Small Sizes, Big Features

Toshibas AV600 series packs a powerful punch in a small package. These sets are offered in 19-inch and 22-inch screen sizes (measured diagonally) in a new high-gloss black cosmetic design, and are a great choice for consumers looking to replace old analog sets to prepare for the upcoming digital TV transition.


AV600 models feature DynaLight dynamic backlight control for deeper black levels and two HDMI digital inputs for simple high quality connection to cable/satellite boxes, DVD players and more. These models also include a PC Input for use as a PC monitor or gaming TV, and unlike other smaller TVs they also feature Gaming Mode to shorten the signal to screen time for faster game controller response. Plus, all Toshiba 2009 TV models will meet ENERGY STAR® 3.0 certifications.


AV502 - Mid-Size 720p HD

Toshibas AV502 series mid-size 720p HD models just started shipping in September and will continue throughout 2009. Available in 26-inch, 32-inch and 37-inch screen sizes (measured diagonally), these models come fully equipped with DynaLight, Gaming Mode, 2 HDMI Digital Inputs and a PC Input. Cosmetically, these models feature their own attractive high-gloss black design.


RV525 - 1080p Full HD

Stepping to 1080p Full HD is the Toshiba RV525 Series. Also shipping now and continuing throughout 2009, these models have 3 HDMI digital inputs with REGZA-LINK® (HDMI CEC) and a High-Res PC Input. Available in 40-inch and 46-inch screen sizes (measured diagonally), this series also adds QSound® for enhanced audio quality.


REGZA XV645 Series - REGZA Engine, ClearFrame 120Hz, and Bottom Deep Lagoon Design

Toshibas REGZA line is powered by Toshibas PixelPure® 5G 14 Bit internal digital video processing, the heart of the REGZA engine. All REGZA models also include Resolution+ super resolution technology, the soul of the REGZA engine, to upconvert and enhance 480i/480p and even 720p signals to create increased detail so everything will feel like HD.


The XV645 series is available in 40-inch, 46-inch and 52-inch screen sizes (measured diagonally), and includes ClearFrame 120Hz technology for clearer fast motion video, as well as AutoView, which automatically sets picture settings based on the incoming video signal and ambient room light. This series includes three HDMI digital inputs with enhanced REGZA-LINK (HDMI-CEC) and a high-resolution PC input. Cosmetically, this series features Toshibas new Bottom Deep Lagoon design with invisible speakers. Inspired by nature, this design provides a three dimensional feeling to a clean, flat design.


REGZA ZV650 Series - An All-New Level with ClearScan 240, CrystalCoat, Dolby® Volume, and Next Gen Connectivity

The REGZA ZV650 series is available in 42-inch, 47-inch and new 55-inch screen sizes (measured respectively at 42, 47 and 54.6-inches diagonally) and adds ClearScan 240, which combines a 120Hz frame rate with new Backlight Scanning Technology to create a 240Hz effect for an all new level of picture clarity with fast motion video. For improved sound, the ZV650 series also adds Dolby Volume, which eliminates annoying, inconsistent volume levels from commercials or when changing channels. Connectivity is also taken to an all new level with four HDMI digital inputs that have enhanced REGZA-LINK (HDMI-CEC), and InstaPort for faster HDMI switching. To allow playback of downloaded content, this line also adds a USB Port allowing consumers to watch their JPEG pictures, MPEG-1 & 2 video or even DivX® video and listen to MP3 audio. There is also an SD Card Slot that allows easy viewing of JPEG digital pictures by simply taking the memory card from the camera and placing it in the TV.


Cosmetically, this series features the Full Deep Lagoon Design with invisible speakers.


REGZA SV670 Series - FocaLight LED Backlight with Local Dimming and Stunning Infinity Flush Front Design

Available in 46-inch and 55-inch screen sizes (measured respectively at 46 and 54.6-inches diagonally), this state-of-the-art series adds FocaLight LED Backlight with Local Dimming. Unlike simple edge LED, FocaLight offers a full LED matrix for enhanced brightness uniformity. Even more important is the local dimming, which creates significantly higher dynamic contrast, as blacks are blacker without reducing the peak white brightness.


The ultimate in cosmetic design, this series features Toshibas Deep Lagoon process behind the new Infinity Flush Front. Inspired by an infinity pool, this design uses a solid sheet of anti-reflective glass across the entire front of the TV. The stunning appearance of the SV670 will set a new standard in LCD TV design.


An Internet TV

Toshiba plans to introduce an additional series later in 2009 that will incorporate the new TV Widgets, enabled by the Widget Channel framework, which allows consumers direct and easy access to sources of personalized Internet content via their remote control. A rich array of content is available, such as local weather, top news stories, favorite sports scores, stock quotes, pictures, videos and more, and they are all just a click away. In addition, DLNA and Microsofts Extender for Windows Media Center capabilities will also be added to allow remote control of a compatible PC. With DLNA and Microsofts Extender for Windows Media Center, the user can access all of the multi-media content stored on their PCs hard disc drive.


Expected Models and Availability:


AV600 Series

19AV600U (March 2009)

22AV600U (March 2009)


AV502 Series

26AV502U (Available Now)

32AV502U (Available Now)

37AV502U (Available Now)


RV525 Series

40RV525U (Available Now)

46RV525U (Available Now)


REGZA XV645 Series

40XV645U (May 2009)

46XV645U (May 2009)

52XV645U (May 2009)


REGZA ZV650 Series

42ZV650U (April 2009)

47ZV650U (April 2009)

55ZV650U (April 2009)


REGZA SV670 Series

46SV670U (May 2009)

55SV670U (May 2009)


Additional REGZA Series to be announced
 

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Hi All,


Is the Cell TV only going to offered at 55" Screen size? Nothing smaller? Toshiba have been making such a very big hoo-haa about this Cell TV for a very long time now but if it is not going to be available at a range of sizes and prices (even though they may be added with viable premiums) that they can target the general buying public with, then what is the point of it? Would it clearly not then become a very niche product that will be so costly that only the very rich or extreme videophiles would buy?


Bazzy!
 

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Yeah, and maybe for the same price as the Cell TV, if it's only in 55", you could easily go for the upcoming Vizio LED LCD, and a PS3, and have Cell in your Blu movies and games, and DLNA media from a PC, etc...


Actually, if the Cell TV is the SV670 Series, I think I saw you have the 46" option there, if it's the LED one.
 

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4k x 2k cell TV with Resolution + seems to die for. Recording 6 HD channels simultaneously ... wow. My 14 yr old would probably do that!


... at what cost I have to ask ....


May huh, 46" for a bedroom TV or 55" for great room?
 

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I order a 52 inch xv545 at Ultimate Electronics 2 weeks ago for $1698. before taxes. Well since it taking so long they are going to upgrade me to the new xv model for no extra charge, I would just have to wait another three weeks to get it. After reading some of the threads only the sv and zv had the 240hz ,but the guy at UE told me mine would have 240hz and led light. I guess I should call him and find out for sure the exact modle I'm getting.
 

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I order a 52 inch xv545 at Ultimate Electronics 2 weeks ago for $1698. before taxes. Well since it taking so long they are going to upgrade me to the new xv model for no extra charge, I would just have to wait another three weeks to get it. After reading some of the threads only the sv and zv had the 240hz ,but the guy at UE told me mine would have 240hz and led light. I guess I should call him and find out for sure the exact modle I'm getting.

What? Nothing new is coming out until April. What is the model number of the upgrade?
 

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What? Nothing new is coming out until April. What is the model number of the upgrade?

I will call tomorrow and find out. He did say i would have the first one. When I talk to him I'll let him know what I have read on here.
 
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