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Toshiba Unveils Internet Enabled UX600 Series LED TVs

Toshiba Unveils Internet Enabled UX600 Series LED TVs

Couch potatoes who suffer from Internet addiction may want to steer clear of this one, lest they overdose with awesomeness. We're talking about Toshiba's new UX600 series LED TVs, which the company says combines high picture quality with Internet capability.

LED is the latest buzz in TV tech and helps these new sets deliver a 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio (dynamic, of course), along with a depth of less than 2 inches. Toshiba also slapped on a layer of its CrystalCoat high contrast screen coating so that contrast remains high, even in bright rooms.



But it's the Internet capability that steals the show. Each set comes with its own WPA Wi-Fi adapter. And unlike some other models, Toshiba says its UX600 series is "ready to deliver the latest content right out of the box." That includes direct access to VUDU's video library with over 3,000 HD movies on demand, as well as other tasty Web features, such as a customizable "Ticker" at the bottom of the screen to keep track of Twitter, News, Weather, or Stock updates.

Toshiba's UX600 comes in three sizes, including 40-inch (40UX600), 46-inch (46UX600), and 55-inch (55UX600) models priced at $1,400, $1,700, and $2,500 respectively.
Slim and easy to use, the UX600 with included Wi-Fi® adapter delivers digital entertainment on demand

WAYNE, N.J., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Consumer Products L.L.C. ("Toshiba"), a market leader in LCD TVs, today announced the availability of the new UX600 LED TV, offering breakthrough picture quality with advanced interactive features for non-stop entertainment.

 Entertainment on-demand is taken to new levels with the UX600's NET TV™ capabilities. Net TV includes a wide variety of applications that broaden the definition of "TV Content" and enrich the overall user experience. VUDU™ Movies offers true 1080p HD, 5.1 surround sound and gives viewers access to over 3,000 HD movies on demand. NET TV also streams audio applications such as Pandora® and creates personalized "Channels" of the music users enjoy. Viewers can also keep in touch while watching TV through social networking applications like Facebook® and Twitter®. Additionally, video and photo services such as YouTube™, Flickr®, and Picasa™ Web Albums let users share content with friends and family wherever they live. News services including the New York Times®, AP, National Weather, and more, provide up to the minute information about the world around you. And, the customizable "Ticker" available at the bottom of the screen allows you to keep up to date with information from Twitter, News, Weather, or Stocks, automatically.

In order to provide consumers with simple and instant access to the Internet, the UX600 also comes equipped with its own Wi-Fi adapter. Unlike some other Internet capable televisions, the UX600 is ready to deliver the latest content right out-of-the-box. The included WPA Wi-Fi adapter eliminates the need to purchase additional accessories, and simplifies the set-up process.

 "This is a high quality LED TV that is both simple and fun!" said Scott Ramirez, VP, TV Marketing. "We have packed amazingly deep LED picture quality, robust Internet capability, and a long list of key Toshiba features, into our new slim Air Lagoon™ design, and included a Wi-Fi Adapter to make it a total pleasure from day one. This is a package people will be excited to own."

Available in 40?, 46? and 55? sizes (measured respectively at 40.0?, 46.0? and 54.6? diagonally), the UX600 is packed with a number of cutting-edge picture quality features. The stunning 3M:1 dynamic contrast ratio LED produces a clearer, crisper image. To ensure consistent contrast levels, the UX600 benefits from Toshiba's CrystalCoat™ high contrast screen coating to keep contrast high in bright rooms, AutoView™ which analyzes ambient room light and the incoming video signal to automatically create the optimal picture in all lighting conditions and DynaLight™ automatically adjusts the backlight intensity based on the incoming video signal. All this is combined with the Pixel Pure® 5G engine, whose superior processing enhances the quality of high definition and standard definition images. Fast-paced action video also achieves the ultimate clarity with Toshiba's ClearFrame™ 120Hz technology which doubles the video frames from 60 per second to 120 per second to reduce any motion blur that may occur when watching sports or action movies. The superior picture quality is matched by superior sound quality as Dolby® Volume ensures a consistent volume level, even during commercials or when changing channels.

Going above and beyond an ordinary television, the UX600 also boasts many other features designed to enhance the consumer experience. Photo Frame capability lets consumers effortlessly view photos in an automatic slide show, allowing the TV to act as both a TV, and a digital photo frame. Gaming Mode is designed reduce game controller delay, giving the player improved reaction time and a more realistic playing experience. With the UX600, these, along with a list of other advanced features, transform television viewing.

The UX600 heralds a new luxurious appearance for Toshiba's LED range, featuring a slim, gorgeous Air Lagoon™ design less than 2? in depth. As efficiency is also important, the UX600 also meets ENERGY STAR® 4.0 requirements.

Pricing and Availability:

The 40UX600, 46UX600 and 55UX600 will be available to purchase from March 2010 at a Suggested Retail Price of $1,399.99, 1,699.99 and $2,499.99 respectively.

For full product details and more information on the UX600 as well as other television products, please visit http://www.tacpnewsroom.com or http://www.toshibatv.com.

About Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C.

Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. (TACP) is owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, a world leader in high technology products with subsidiaries worldwide. TACP markets and sells a full line of home entertainment products, including flat panel TVs, Hi-Definition Blu-ray Disc players, TV/DVD Combination products and portable devices. Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. is headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey. For additional information, please visit www.tacp.toshiba.com or www.toshibatv.com.

Important notes:

Third party internet services are not provided by Toshiba, may change or be discontinued at any time and may be subject to third party restrictions. Toshiba makes no representations or warranties about these services, which may require the creation of a user account through a computer with internet access and one-time or recurring charges. Some features may require an always-on broadband internet connection, firmware update and/or additional bandwidth. Some recordable media, cards or files may not be supported.

Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.

ENERGY STAR is a registered mark owned by the U.S. government.

 Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc

. Flickr is a registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc.

 Pandora is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.

 Picasa is a trademark of Google, Inc.

The New York Times is a registered trademark of New York Times Company.

 Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.

VUDU is a trademark of VUDU, Inc.

 Wi-Fi is a registered mark of Wi-Fi Alliance.

YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.

All others are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Does it have a browser built in too? :D i would love to search HH while watching TV! :)

>>Twitter, News, Weather, Stock updates, OR Facebook? :) lol as i don't use twitter so ya Smile

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So I guess PnP, is not really an issue on this thing right?

Why didn't they throw in the bag of chips as well? All the features seem really cool from the onset, yet they should have included an SSD or at least a small HD in some form or another? What happens when you like to save anything from the internet or transfer files without having to get up and pull out the external? Does that mean that the photo mode only works if you use a service like Photobucket online? It does seem that way since in order to access movies they want you to sign up for a service like VUDU?

I guess it is a good thing that it has two USB ports and all the other proper connections like optical out and an SD card slot. Although I don't really understand the reason for having an Audyssey EQ built into it? If you want the Up N Down front channels for a 10.1 system wouldn't that best be left to the receiver?

The gaming mode seems like the really big positive for this TV! I would love to see something along these lines that would act as an hard drive media player as well, which could replace the need to go out and get one of the Wd media players? For all the bells and whistles

All in all, this is rather impressive and the price is not that bad, considering the same sizes from their competitors. Now they just need to build 3D into it and give you free glasses to sweeten the pot! Imagine surfing the net in 3D! :O

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animatortom:

So I guess PnP, is not really an issue on this thing right?

Why didn't they throw in the bag of chips as well? All the features seem really cool from the onset, yet they should have included an SSD or at least a small HD in some form or another? What happens when you like to save anything from the internet or transfer files without having to get up and pull out the external? Does that mean that the photo mode only works if you use a service like Photobucket online? It does seem that way since in order to access movies they want you to sign up for a service like VUDU?

I guess it is a good thing that it has two USB ports and all the other proper connections like optical out and an SD card slot. Although I don't really understand the reason for having an Audyssey EQ built into it? If you want the Up N Down front channels for a 10.1 system wouldn't that best be left to the receiver?

The gaming mode seems like the really big positive for this TV! I would love to see something along these lines that would act as an hard drive media player as well, which could replace the need to go out and get one of the Wd media players? For all the bells and whistles

All in all, this is rather impressive and the price is not that bad, considering the same sizes from their competitors. Now they just need to build 3D into it and give you free glasses to sweeten the pot! Imagine surfing the net in 3D! :O

 

You could probably just leave an external drive plugged into the USB ports. Or since, this has WiFi on it, you might be able to set this up on your home network and save all the stuff on a NAS.

 

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