New from Toshiba is its first range of LCD TVs with LED backlighting, the Regza SV series. The TVs use local dimming technology, allowing areas of the LED illumination to be dimmed in response to the picture content, and this gives the RVs a dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1.
The TVs will be available in 46in and 50in sizes, and feature Toshiba's new Deep Lagoon design, in which the screen sits flush with the frame, this effect being created by a Full Crystal Panel on the front of the set, which also improves contrast and colour.
The processing engine is Toshiba's MetaBrain – great name! –, which controls a range of the TVs' technologies including Resolution+, Active Vision and AutoView.
The last of these measures ambient room lighting alongside the onscreen content to optimise the picture, while also offering energy consumption benefits.
Active Vision M200HD uses intelligent backlight scanning to create smooth 200Hz motion flow, Toshiba says, while Resolution+ is used to enhance edge detail within standard definition images.
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The Regza SVs are also among the first TVs to use Dolby Volume, which normalises volumes between channels, and between programming and commercials.
Four HDMI inputs are provided, along with a dedicated PC input and DLNA compatibility for the streaming of music, images or video from a suitable PC over a network, and the SVs can also play JPEG, MP3 and DivX content from USB memory keys, or pictures from SD cards.
The Regza SV models go on sale this month.