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55” Super HD 3D TV Designed to offer a next-generation home cinema experience, the 55ZL2 features a rang... See full description.
  • 55"
  • Full HD 1080p

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product description

55” Super HD 3D TV

Designed to offer a next-generation home cinema experience, the 55ZL2 features a range of powerful imaging technologies that offer cutting-edge performance.

Quad Full HD resolution offers unparalleled picture quality up to four times the quality of Full-HD 1080p; while revolutionary glasses-free 3D technology removes the need to wear 3D glasses while watching 3D content for a more natural 3D viewing experience. The 55ZL2 displays 3D images for multiple viewing positions simultaneously, allowing larger groups to enjoy 3D playback with no need for glasses. Toshiba’s CEVO ENGINE powers a range of image enhancement technologies that are designed to deliver optimum quality. Resolution+ upscales content to quality beyond Full HD 1080p resolution, capitalising on the Quad Full HD display, providing new levels of detail. Additionally, 2D content can even be upscaled into 3D quality in real time– again, without the need for 3D glasses.

  • Quad Full HD (3840×2160) resolution
  • Experience 3D without glasses
  • Beyond Full HD resolution upscaling

Quad Full HD resolution (3840×2160)
Capable of delivering content up to 4 times Full High Definition 1080p resolution, Quad Full HD represents the next-generation in picture quality, colour, detail and clarity for a viewing experience like no other.

Glasses-free 3D
The world’s first large screen TV featuring glasses-free 3D technology the ZL2 gives you a more natural and comfortable way to enjoy 3D content. 2D to 3D conversion and 3D depth control allow you to enjoy all your existing content in 3D.

Beyond Full HD upscaling
CEVO-Engine powered Resolution+ image upscaling lets you enjoy quality beyond Full High Definition resolution allowing you to experience the capability of the ZL2’s Quad Full HD display.

CEVO engine
Toshiba’s CEVO Engine is an ultra-powerful, multi-core processing platform designed to deliver new levels of image quality. Utilising the full power of the CEVO Engine processor, 2D content can be upscaled to high quality 3D in real time, giving you the ability to view your favourite 2D films in immersive 3D.

Viewer position tracking
The built-in camera tracks the location of the viewers to ensure that 3D image quality is optimised.

PRO-LED backlight technology
Toshiba’s PRO-LED panel which utilises a Full HD 1080p, hybrid back and edge-lit LED panel with local dimming zones to offers stunning picture quality with consistent brightness and enhanced deep colours. Black level performance is also significantly improved, with a high dynamic contrast ratio of 9,000,000:1 ensuring that everything from bright whites to deep blacks are accurately reproduced on screen, creating a superior overall viewing experience. CEVO and PRO-LED technology also combine to deliver a rapid image refresh rate, ensuring that fast moving images are accurately and smoothly reproduced in lifelike clarity.

Smart TV – Access to online entertainment content
Check out your favourite videos via YouTube, catch up on your favourite shows on BBC iPlayer and catch up with friends on Facebook. You can also get access to a range of other online content via Flickr, Acetrax, Aupeo internet radio and more through the Toshiba Places internet portal. Internet content can be accessed via this TV when connected to your home network.

AMR800 ultimate high-speed picture processing
AMR800 is Toshiba’s ultimate high-speed picture processing technology providing vivid images and ultra-smooth moving picture quality. Motion blur is drastically reduced in fast moving pictures, such as action sequences or sports, delivering more defined movement on screen.

Auto calibration
Auto calibration automatically adjusts colour and gamma levels to match them to studio quality. Auto calibration is made possible through the use of a measuring sensor (TPA-1 available separately) that transmits via USB to the TV’s built-in processor. The result is a simple, easy to use way to get the best possible image quality from your TV.

Smart TV – smartphone & tablet remote control application
A Toshiba TV remote control application is available for Apple and Android devices, free to download; this app allows operation of this TV without the need for a remote control.

Built-in WiFi & USB HDD recording
USB recording functionality gives you the freedom to record your favourite programmes direct to a USB drive or external HDD, while integrated Wi-Fi, means you can wirelessly connect your TV to your home network with ease.

4 x HDMI and PC input
Multiple HDMI connectivity makes it easy to connect to Blu-ray and DVD players, gaming consoles and many other devices via a single cable. PC input allows connection to laptop or PC so your TV doubles as a PC monitor.

product specification
Screen size 55"
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Smart TV Yes
Type of screen LCD screen
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 4 HDMI ports
Number of scart ports 2 Scarts
3D Yes
Connections Ethernet
Connections DVI
Connections HDMI
Connections WiFi
Connections USB
Frequency 800Hz
Response time 5 Milliseconds
Screen aspect ratio 16:9 screen format
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 9000000:1 contrast
Reflection angle 178 degree viewing angle
Horizontal resolution 3840 Pixels
Vertical resolution 2160 Pixels
Brightness 450 Candela per square metre
Energy efficiency D rated
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 30.5
Release date 11 Apr 2012