Toshiba's concept REGZA 40V and 50V 4K HDTVs double as pro-grade reference monitors

Darren Murph
D. Murph|10.01.13

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Toshiba's concept REGZA 40V and 50V 4K HDTVs double as pro-grade reference monitors

Toshiba's overall TV division may be ailing, but it's innovations like this that'll keep it from completely decaying. Displayed at the company's CEATEC booth here in Japan are two new 4K HDTV displays -- the 40-inch 40V and 50-inch 50V. Outside of devilishly-thin bezels and native 4K resolutions, the company's not talking specifications. What it's focusing on instead is the concept: it's dreaming of an Ultra HD range of displays that can operate as televisions and as pro-grade reference monitors. After all, budding editors who are being tasked with cutting together 4K footage certainly deserve a monitor that won't cut corners, right?

A company representative informed us that while the displays weren't perfectly color accurate, they were far superior to rivals. Plus, the ability to easily toggle between reference mode and various other living room-accepted modes will enable a level of A/B testing that's pretty tough to get right now. Naturally, both monitors looked stunning up close, and if we're being candid, we're fallen in love with Photoshop all over again after seeing it displayed on these guys.

Mat Smith contributed to this report.

Gallery: Toshiba's concept 4K HDTV / monitor for Ultra HD reference work demoed at CEATEC 2013 | 9 Photos

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