Did Toshiba Just Build A Better 4K Fire TV Than Amazon? Check These Specs

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It was just some months in the past when Amazon launched its personal model of Fireplace TVs—the reasonably priced 4K Sequence and the extra premium Omni Sequence. To not be outdone on the larger finish, Toshiba as we speak unveiled its new M-Sequence 4K Fireplace TV line, and if the specs are something to go by, it can have Amazon beat within the picture high quality division.

Naturally we can’t actually know till the M-Sequence has been correctly evaluated and in comparison with what Amazon launched in September. Nevertheless, Toshiba’s M-Sequence is the first-ever Fireplace TV to include full-array native dimming (FALD), which if achieved correctly can have a big influence on the general TV viewing expertise, and particularly HDR content material.

A tv that employs FALD means it has a number of zones of LEDs behind the display. Every zone may be dimmed independently of each other to higher darken and lighten particular components of a scene. This basically enhances the distinction ratio, and is a function usually reserved for higher-end units.

Toshiba’s new 55-inch M550KU tv sports activities 48 zones of native dimming. It additionally incorporates a quick 120Hz native refresh charge and an Auto Latency mode, suggesting that at the very least one of many 4 HDMI ports is HDMI 2.1. This can be a potential boon for avid gamers who’ve adopted one of many newest era consoles (Xbox Sequence X|S and PlayStation 5) or plan to tether their PC to the TV, if in reality the TV helps 4K @ 120Hz gaming (Toshiba hasn’t clarified but).

Toshiba 4K M-Series Fire TV
For HDR content material, the M550KU helps each HDR10+ and Dolby Imaginative and prescient, the latter of which is an ordinary that Samsung stubbornly refuses to implement by itself flagship TVs, together with its highfalutin Neo QLED (QN90a) Sequence with mini LED expertise.
All these goodies and the built-in Fireplace TV performance are powered by Toshiba’s Regza Engine 4K chip and 16GB of reminiscence, which is twice as a lot because the earlier era flagship. The 55-inch mannequin is accessible now for $649.99 on Amazon. As compared, Amazon’s 55-inch Omni Sequence is on sale for $419.99 (down from $559.99), whereas its 55-inch 4-Sequence is discounted to $389.99 (down from $519.99).

Toshiba additionally plans to supply a 75-inch mannequin for $1,999.99 and a 65-inch model for $999.99, both or each of which could sport extra native dimming zones.

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