There are so many points in favor, including HDR standards, surround, object audio, loans from HDMI 2.1, Onkyo audio, to characterize the new models planned in Toshiba’s upcoming XL9C series, based on LG Display OLED UHD panels.
In its cost optimization process, Toshiba has long since sold its PC division, Dynabook, which has passed to a Japanese consortium, with further advantages obtained by delegating the production of other products, such as smart TVs, to third parties. This has allowed the Tokyo giant to continue to innovate with greater agility, as also demonstrated by the new line of XL9C smart TVs (made, as for Sharp, by the Turkish company Vestel, based in Istanbul).
According to what was communicated, the new line of smart TV XL9C includes devices that use OLED panels with WRGB matrix (ie with an extra sub-pixel, in white) provided by the display division of the Korean LG Electronics, cadenced in the diagonals of 55 and 65 inches, with an UltraHD resolution and a refresh rate (refresh rate) quantified in 100/120 Hertz.
The central element in the two models, respectively signed as 55XL9C63DG for the smaller one and 65XL9C63DG for the larger one, is constituted by the adoption of the common image processor TRU Picture Engine: specifically, it is a chip which is entrusted with various tasks of visual optimization, starting from Tru Flow (essentially the omnipresent MEMC, or Motion Estimation Motion Compensation, which fluidizes the images by inserting simulated frames in the middle) to arrive at TRU Micro Dimming (improvement of the contrast ratio in various areas of the screen thanks to the action of some framework analysis algorithms), passing through the TRU Resolution (in practice the upscaling of images at a lower resolution, probably increasing the level of detail). A further improvement to the visual experience will be obtained by users by leveraging support for the main high dynamic range standards (HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG).
On the audio level, it was specified that surround support via Dolby Atmos, the three-dimensional surround of DTS Virtual: X without additional speakers, and object-based audio via DTS: X will be guaranteed, it being established that support for Alexa and Assistant virtual concierges is present , but subject to the use of compatible external speakers enabled for them, it should be noted that the collaboration with the famous sector brand headquartered in Osaka, or with Onkyo (also seen in partnership with TCL), which has brought a dowry on the 55-inch model a pair of 10W stereo speakers each and, on the enlarged 65-inch model, a pair of 12W speakers each.
Turning to the array of connections, the same include, on Toshiba’s XL9C OLED TVs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an RJ45 for Ethernet, and a trio of HDMI with some functional loans (eARC in the second port, on both ALLM self-lowering latency for gaming) from the 2.1 standard. The software closes the overview on the new series of Toshiba smart TVs, soon scheduled for the Italian market as well: in this context, the Linux-based Toshiba Smart Portal interface operates, thanks to which the user will have access to well-known entertaining streaming services from the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, Amazon Music and YouTube.