2014 Symbio™ Models Add Smart TV Alliance App Capability and New Audio Base Includes a Powerful Sub-Woofer

LAS VEGAS, CES 2014, LVCC Central Hall Booth #10926 - Jan. 6, 2014

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its 2014 4K Ultra HD TV offerings. The all new L8400U, L9400U, and L9450U Series Ultra HD TVs deliver an unmatched entertainment experience for movies, TV shows, video games, photo viewing and PC applications. Now in its third generation of Ultra HD image processing, Toshiba has enhanced its proprietary CQ 4K Engine, which offers an even better picture quality than before, and has also added its first-ever Toshiba Radiance 4K Full Array LED Panels.

"We have expanded our 2014 4K Ultra HD TV lineup for what will be a quickly expanding 4K Ultra HD market," said Scott Ramirez, vice president of Product Marketing and Development, Visual Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Digital Products Division. "Once people see Ultra HD they want Ultra HD and we have created a model for every customer. Because the driver for Ultra HD is incredible picture quality, Toshiba has invested in our own Radiance™ 4K full array LED panels and our third generation CQ 4K Engine to ensure a Wow experience every time you watch TV. In addition, for 2014 Toshiba has incorporated HDMI 2.0 for 4K at 60 fps, HDCP 2.2 to help ensure access to premium content over HDMI, and H.265 HEVC to allow streaming of 4K Ultra HD content directly to the TV. Simply put, we have created an Ultra HD experience that will exceed expectations."

"Consumers continue to embrace streaming, and our Symbio streaming media and universal disc players provide the perfect mix of HD streaming and disc playback capability," said Scott Ramirez, vice president of Product Marketing and Development, Visual Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Digital Products Division. "Toshiba engineering is dedicated to providing impressive picture quality, but powerful audio is also needed for a great home theater experience. Our new Audio Base maintains 300 watts with a wireless sub-woofer providing a no-compromise solution for those placing their TV on a table."

Toshiba Symbio™ Media Box & Universal Disc Players

Toshiba Symbio Streaming Media & Universal Disc Players are a Blu-ray Disc™ player, DVD player, CD player and streaming media box all in one. The new ePortal utilizes a one-page version of the new Smart TV with Cloud Portal GUI, which equates to elegant design simplicity and advanced control. For 2014, Smart TV Alliance App capability has also been added to ensure ongoing App library expansion.

The BDX5500 incorporates the UDE™ 4K Upscaling Engine and is Technicolor 4K Certified. UDE Ultra Detail Enhancement provides two-stage picture quality enhancement. Stage one provides superior 1080P video with both edge and texture enhancement so it improves picture quality for any Full HD or 4K TV. Stage two adds high quality 4K Upscaling for use with Ultra HD TVs. The BDX5500 also supports 3D playback, has touch controls and is slot loading so it can be placed vertically.

The BDX3500 offers full Symbio streaming media and universal disc player content capability in 2D with built-in Wi-Fi and Miracast for peer-to-peer wireless capability

Both new Symbio models come in a new, compact, square media box design and are shipping in late Q1.

Audio for Video Products

Toshiba's all-new ABX3250 Audio Base acts as a perfect audio complement for 32-, 40- and 50-inch TVs placed on a table. This 300-watt system includes a powerful wireless sub-woofer, Bluetooth© wireless audio, HDMI© switching and DTS Studio Sound™ for a more impactful home theater experience in a modern space saving table-top design.

Toshiba also offers the equally powerful and full featured SBX4250 and SBX5065 Sound Bars. Both models produce 300 watts, include a wireless sub-woofer, Bluetooth wireless audio, HDMI switching and SRS Surround. The SBX5065 Sound Strip features NFC for one-touch Bluetooth connection and a wider design with gun metallic strip targeting 50- to 65-inch TVs. The SBX4250 Sound Bar is all black and targets 40-to 50-inch TVs.

Toshiba's new Audio Base is scheduled to begin shipping in Q2 2014.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of five business units: Business Solutions Division, Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Telecommunication Systems Division and Industrial Solutions & Services Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including award-winning notebook computers, tablets, branded storage products, digital display solutions and cloud services; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications; and IoT solution development, data analytics and IT services. 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. For more information on TAIS visit

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