You can hardly call yourself a TV manufacturer at this years CES 2013 conference if you font have a 4K screen on show, hitting real-world stores soon. Toshiba, being the first to bring a 4K set to the consumer market in the shape of the Toshiba 55ZL2 have delivered their latest offering to AV fanatics, showing off the L9300 UHD TV series.
Ranging in size form 58 to 84-inches, the L9300 series use Toshiba’s bespoke CEVO 4K Quad+Dual Core Processor and, as there’s no commercially available 4K content yet, use Resolution Restoration technology to upscale lower-resolution HD content to fit the 4K display without leading to too messy a picture.
Other specs include a 240 Hz refresh rate, UltraClear Dynamic Noise Reduction, built-in Wi-Fi,
De rigueur smart TV functionality is also included, throwing in Toshiba’s Cloud TV apps platform and DLNA wireless content sharing from computers, smartphones and tablets.
Hitting shelves this summer, there’s no pricing available yet. But with the 55Zl2 55-inch model costing a pound shy of £7,000, expect that 84-inch model to be eye-wateringly expensive.
By Gerald Lynch | January 10th, 2013