The VL20 series marks Toshiba's 3D Smart TV debut in Asia. Equipped with Toshiba Places (Toshiba's Smart TV platform), viewers are able to tap into online services such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Dailymotion as they're munching on the popcorn. Applications are divided into neatly segmented "windows" such as Video Place, Music, Place, Social Place, and so forth. Apart from benefits like a 3D-capable and Full-HD screen, the VL20 also supports the Mobile High-Definition Link standard which makes it possible to display 1080p content stored on mobile devices on the 46-inch screen. Image quality is decent, while Wi-Fi is available via the bundled USB adapter.
Toshiba's Power TV series was launched just a month ago, and it is an ideal choice if you prefer to own a HDTV without the Smart TV and 3D TV frills. For only $899, you get to enjoy a 40-inch Full-HD screen with a zippy response time of 9ms. There isn't a plethora of AV ports to mess with, given its limited two HDMI slots and a single USB port. However, the real forte of the PB200 does not lie with its connectivity benefits, but rather, its augmented sound system. Apart from its twin 10W speakers, this model is designed with a bass booster as well to improve audio performances in the lower frequency ranges.
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