Posted Fri Jun 21, 2019 at 11:25 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The first Fire TV Edition with Dolby Vision support has been released.
Toshiba has launched its latest Fire TV Edition display, the 55LF711U20. The new 55-inch model adds support for the Dolby Vision high dynamic range format.
Fire TV Edition smart TVs feature integrated support for the Amazon Fire TV platform, offering access to a variety of streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, HBO, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, and more. Likewise, the displays also provide easy access to live over-the-air TV content when paired with a separate HD antenna. In addition, units include a Voice Remote with Alexa support, allowing customers to launch apps, search for content, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more through spoken commands. Hands-free control is also supported via a separate Alexa device, like an Amazon Echo or Echo dot.
Under the hood, the 55LF711U20 is powered by a quad-core CPU/Multi-core GPU, and includes dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity and three HDMI inputs. Likewise, the TV supports new Alexa skills and automatic over-the-air software updates. The LCD panel features a 4K Ultra HD resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a 60 Hz refresh rate. And beyond standard HDR10 support, the new 55LF711U20 model also includes Dolby Vision compatibility.
Dolby Vision is a proprietary end-to-end High Dynamic Range (HDR) format. The process uses expanded brightness to improve contrast between dark and light aspects of an image, bringing out deeper black levels and more realistic details in specular highlights -- like the sun reflecting off of an ocean -- in specially graded Dolby Vision material. In addition, the Dolby Vision process takes advantage of dynamic metadata, allowing it to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis to create a more accurate HDR experience compared to static metadata formats like HDR10.
The Toshiba 55-inch 55LF711U20 Fire TV Edition is now available for $449.99. In addition, 43-inch and 50-inch models are set to launch later this month.
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