IFA 2012: Toshiba readying 84in 4K QFHD TV for early 2013

Ultra-definition televisions have emerged as some of the hottest items at IFA 2012, and Japanese electronics giant Toshiba is one of the manufacturers making waves with its entertainment product announcements.

Specifically, the company has announced a new range of Quad Full HD (QFHD) 4K sets, headlined by an 84in model featuring glasses-free 3D, USB support, Intel Wireless Display and integrated Wi-Fi - the full smart TV package.

Given the current lack of 4K content, one of the main selling points is its Cevo Engine 4K, which upscales and optimises 2D and 3D content for the QFHD display, which was a focal point of Toshiba's booth at IFA.

The downside is that making use of the conversion negates the set's passive 3D capability, so viewers wishing to enjoy the ultra-definition capabilities will have to purchase and deploy a special set of glasses that will be released with the set when it hits Europe in early-2013, on a country-by-country basis.

In addition, USB support enables the easy loading and transferring of external and personal media, so photographs can also be showed off in stunning 4K resolution on the TV.

Pricing for the upcoming 84in set hasn't been revealed, though experience of similar products indicates that it won't be cheap – over £10,000 wouldn't be a surprise.

It's been a busy first few days in Berlin for Toshiba, who also unveiled a series of Windows 8 laptops and ultrabooks, and a physical cloud storage hub, the STOR.E CLOUD device.

Elsewhere in the consumer electronics world, Samsung, Philips and LG also used the opening of IFA 2012 to show off next-generation TVs.

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