Toshiba slims down its LED lit HDTVs with UL605, SL400 series

Just because it's introducing its new 3DTVs to an unsuspecting US populace this fall doesn't mean Toshiba has forgotten about sets that come in slightly lower on the price and feature scale. The UX600 series that just launched this year is already getting a refresh -- now dubbed the UL605 series, these LCD HDTVs keep the edge lit LED lighting, but in a slimmer frame. NET TV widgets are still in effect bringing DLNA access, VUDU, Facebook and Twitter, all of which connect easier to the 55- ($2,499), 46- ($1,699) and 40-inch ($1,399) TVs with an included WiFi dongle. After that, the SL400 series drops all extra frills for a simple edge LED lit TV with two HDMI inputs in smaller sizes from 19- to 32-inch versions for between $399 and $649. More details on specs and pricing follow after the break, these should be popping up on shelves locally any day now.%Gallery-102480%

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The Toshiba SL400 720p HD and UL605 1080p 120Hz series enhance picture quality and design while creating true consumer value

IRVINE, Calif. – September 16, 2010 – Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics and digital home entertainment products, today announced the availability two new LED HDTV Series for 2010: The UL605 Series with NET TV™ and the compact SL400 Series. Together, the latest models in Toshiba's comprehensive HDTV lineup combine crisp picture quality and slim, stylish looks, with an array of key features that deliver real value into the home.

Before even being powered on, Toshiba's newest sets are sure to create an inviting first impression with beautiful new ultra-thin designs. When the UL605's touch sensitive power control on the frame is pressed, users are welcomed by a vibrant picture with deep blacks and bright whites, courtesy of Toshiba's DynaLight™, which automatically adjusts the LEDs for optimal picture quality.

"Invisible" speakers are paired with Dolby® Digital Plus (UL605) for a richer sound experience. Both series also include a gaming mode that cuts the lag between a remote control button press and the resulting on-screen action, making these sets perfect PC or console gaming TVs.

"The definition of value is having high quality at the right price, and the new Toshiba SL400 and UL605 Series certainly both deliver," said Scott Ramirez, Vice President of Product Marketing and Development, Television and Digital A/V, Toshiba America Information Systems. "The new ultra-thin cabinetry and crisp LED picture quality combine to provide a best in class product opportunity, perfect for today's educated shopper."

UL605 Series
The Toshiba UL605 Series LED TV replaces the current UX600 Series, but moves to a new ultra-thin design. It utilizes advanced edge mounted LEDs for exceptional detail, and Toshiba's ClearFrame™ 120Hz technology to greatly reduce motion blur for fast action video.

The UL605 Series has an included Wi-Fi® adapter to make hooking up to a network simple, and Toshiba's NET TV™ suite of streaming content. Available content and entertainment includes the VUDU™ streaming movie service, which offers users over 3,000 HD titles, the largest library of HD movies available anywhere; and the VUDU applications platform, which provides customers with access to a wide range of Internet services and applications including music on demand from Pandora® Internet Radio, access to Facebook® and Twitter®, up-to-the-minute news and updates from The New York Times® and AP Associated Press®, photo browsing through Flickr® and Picasa® Web Albums, and much more. 1

Beyond access to a variety of on-demand content choices, the UL605 Series includes a USB port, and support for DLNA® file sharing. Users can easily watch videos, share and view photos, and listen to music right on the big screen, no matter if the files are stored on a digital camera, a portable drive, a networked PC or elsewhere.

The UL605 Series is available in 55-inch, 46-inch, and 40-inch class screen sizes (measured diagonally at 54.6 inches, 46.0 inches, and 40.0 inches respectively).

SL400 Series
Toshiba's SL400 Series makes it possible to have the high-quality picture and ultra-thin design of a Toshiba LED HDTV in the bedroom, kitchen, or den. With two HDMI®-CEC ports that can be used to control connected CEC devices with just the TV's remote2, and a USB port for sharing photos and music without having to huddle around a computer, the SL400 models promise top quality and features for any application.

The SL400 Series is available in 32-inch, 26-inch, 22-inch, and 19-inch class screen sizes (measured diagonally at 31.5 inches, 26.0 inches, and 21.6 inches, and 18.5 inches respectively).

Pricing and Availability:
55UL605 LED HDTV (available now, SRP $2,499)
46UL605 LED HDTV (available now, SRP $1,699)
40UL605 LED HDTV (available now, SRP $1,399)
32SL400 LED HDTV (available now, SRP $699)
26SL400 LED HDTV (available now, SRP $499)
22SL400 LED HDTV (available now, SRP $399)
19SL400 LED HDTV (available now, SRP $349)

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America.

TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$68 billion). For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at

Important Notes:

Third party internet services are not provided by Toshiba, may change or be discontinued at any time and may be subject to third party restrictions. Toshiba makes no representations or warranties about these services, which may require the creation of a user account through a computer with internet access and one-time and/or recurring charges. Some features may require an always-on broadband internet connection, firmware update and/or additional bandwidth.
Use of HDMI®-CEC feature requires an HDMI®-CEC compatible peripheral device. Depending on the specifications of your device, some or all HDMI®-CEC functions may not work even if your device is HDMI®-CEC compatible.

LED TV is part of the Toshiba LCD TV line.

ClearFrame, DynaLight and Net TV are trademarks of Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. AP Associated Press is a registered trademark of The Associated Press. DLNA® is a registered trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. Flickr is a registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc. Pandora is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc. Picasa is a registered trademark of Google Inc. The New York Times is a registered trademark of New York Times Company. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. VUDU is a registered trademark of VUDU, Inc. Wi-Fi is a registered mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
All others are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.