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NEWS: IFA 2017: Toshiba re-enters market with 4K OLED HDR TV

encaser

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Will be interesting to see what price they launch at, and how well the smart system works, Tosh arn't exactly known for great software.
And how their PQ / processor and motion system fair; all of which, Toshiba have been very forward on stating it to be their work and not Vestel.
 

raduv1

Distinguished Member
Blast from the past , my last CRT and first HD ready displays were Toshiba.
 

chaz

Well-known Member
My first surround TV was a Tosh Happy Memories with this TV my first 28" TV i ever brought
 

Goldorak

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Very long video, just fast forward and have a look at the TVs. The wall one called poster TV is stunning
 

Jules

Distinguished Member
Toshiba never really had the same kudos in display technology as the likes of Sony & Panasonic, but back in the day they made huge CRT's that reviewed pretty well.

However, I had a 32" Toshiba LCD and it was bloomin' awful... a terribly slow interface and a mushy picture.

I hope their OS and picture processing have improved.
 

raduv1

Distinguished Member
Toshiba never really had the same kudos in display technology as the likes of Sony & Panasonic, but back in the day they made huge CRT's that reviewed pretty well.

However, I had a 32" Toshiba LCD and it was bloomin' awful... a terribly slow interface and a mushy picture.

I hope their OS and picture processing have improved.
Yup they certainly did on the CRT front, now that was a two man lift :eek:. From someone that has dealings with their heavy industry side today , well they seem rather backwards thinking on the tech front even today.
 

TurboAdam

Banned
I've viewed a few of Toshibas recent new LED offerings, and the picture has been very very good. However the chassis has been that of a tank and I think that will be a problem for the LED market - hopefully the OLED chassis's are more inline with those from Sony and LG
 

Stuartj1

Active Member
I had a 32" picture frame CRT and it weighed in at 65kg!
 

encaser

Member
Although of course the biggest question overall is whether it'll start up with the classic HELLO message
I had a 32" picture frame CRT and it weighed in at 65kg!
Hah! Gone are the days of you can tell where your money went in the weight and build of that.
 

davidcrofter

Well-known Member
Hello tosh got a vestel ...

I gotta admit I am in the "other" camp when it comes to Smart TV - the less money spent by Toshiba developing it is all the better for me as I quite simply wouldn't use any of it.

Be interesting to see how this stacks up against the B7 as it seems to be the cheapest 4K OLED right from launch day.
 

encaser

Member
Yeah, much the Smart TV stuff is on a countdown anyway as to when this ap or that gets cut.
Considering the press initially had the Tosh's without HDR etc. it's looking pretty well equipped. Whether they'll include the prerequisite 5 year warranty of late is up in the air as of yet.
 

chaz

Well-known Member
Like I said Good old Tosh I think I got one of the first surround TVs my 28" Tosh was grey and stuck out like a sore thumb and had these silly little surround spks it was just a basic surround TV nothing special. My wife said that Toshiba TVs had there own smell and she liked it ( must be something that tosh at the time added to the TV to keep the wifes happy and not asking how much it cost! Brought at Dixions ( Think it was £800 at the time might be wrong) If I can remember correctly we loved the TV Never had any problem with it at all. Sold it to my Dad went for years until he died in 2000.I wish I had of kept it the only reason I sold it was I brought the Sony 28" CRT trinitron what bunch of CRAP that turned out to be very bad geometry colour patches all over the screen and at a cost of £2,000!!! and there was no hand grips to lift it once you got it off the pallet. Hope the new TVs do well look after the name she was a Good old Girl
 

babator

Active Member
Vestel tends to be hit and miss in picture quality and settings, but at least the X97 supports HDR unlike the earlier news report about the model (*on some other site).

This could be good, the more OLED makers the merrier.
 

encaser

Member
Vestel tends to be hit and miss in picture quality and settings, but at least the X97 supports HDR unlike the earlier news report about the model (*on some other site).

This could be good, the more OLED makers the merrier.
We'll soon know and see if Toshiba's QC squad have a tight rein on Vestel in production.
 

MikeTVMikeTV

Well-known Member
Surely to come in as low as £1600 for a 55" they must be pretty old panels?

Probably leftover 2015's that the bigger boys don't want.

Have a 2008, toshiba 37" 1080p TV at me mams still going strong, pretty good picture on it still, if these do review well I would certainly consider one.
 

davidcrofter

Well-known Member
Surely to come in as low as £1600 for a 55" they must be pretty old panels?

Probably leftover 2015's that the bigger boys don't want.

Have a 2008, toshiba 37" 1080p TV at me mams still going strong, pretty good picture on it still, if these do review well I would certainly consider one.
These use 2017 panels ... vestel are obviously counting that they can undercut everybody else by at least a couple of hundred quid and use Toshiba's expertise and name to be taken seriously.

Toshiba are also launching a wallpaper oled which they are calling Poster TV so they seem pretty serious to me ...

 

Tor

Active Member
I love the wallpaper TVs, but hate the big ass conected boxes that seems to be a requirement at the moment.
 

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