Toshiba launches its first 3D Smart TV in India

Toshiba India, a 100 percent subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan has announced the launch of its first Full HD 3D Smart TV – Toshiba VL20 for the Indian market. Outlined with a 17mm silver colored bezel, the VL20 3D Smart-TV has a slim swivel stand design that complements your living space. Engineered in Japan the VL20 allows easy access to interactive content via TV applications – Toshiba Places. Commenting on the launch, Tengguo Wu, Director - DS Division, Toshiba India, said, “The launch of our first 3D Smart-TV is sure to catapult Toshiba into a new dimension of interactive consumer entertainment. The launch of the VL20 3D Smart-TVs series is a testimony of Toshiba’s continuous endeavor to innovate and our commitment to consumers for an unmatched quality and reliability.” 

This new line of 3D Smart TVs feature Dolby Digital solution and MHL technology and can satisfy those searching for vibrant and sharp 2D as well as 3D visuals. The ‘Toshiba Places’ interface in the VL20 series, enables viewers to use social networking services and view content online. With many smart applications available, consumers can watch their favorite programs in 3D on TV, play their favourite games and surf the Internet, chat with friends and check updates on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.

Smart and sleek!

Smart and sleek!



Upping the bar on ‘staying connected’, the Regza VL20 3D Smart TV comes with a host of connectivity features.

  • Wireless LAN – VL20 is a wireless LAN ready TV that offers a wireless Internet experience to the consumers, without having to worry about messy lines. The 3D Smart TV comes with a USB wireless dongle to enable consumers to simply plug and can enjoy convenient wireless function.
  • MHL, Mobile High-Definition Link, allows digital content, including 1080p HD video and digital audio to be uploaded to and played back on VL20 TVs, simply by connecting simply one cable with a 5-pin interface. It supports playback from mobile phones and other devices that are MHL compliant and allow consumers easily access, share and enjoy a wide range of content, including their own movie.
  • DLNA, the Digital Living Network Alliance’s standard, gives VL20 series TVs integrated home network connectivity, allowing content to be streamed to the TV from PCs, the internet and other sources not necessary limited within Toshiba products but also other makers as long as the products support DLNA.
  • VL20 series also include two USB ports that not only support audio formats, JPEG playback, and up to 28 video formats (DivX, MKV), but also provide support for external devices, including an HDD. An HDMI port can play uncompressed multimedia streams from any HDMI enabled HD source. A PC port, composite and component video ports and digital audio output complete the broad connectivity feature set.


At the heart of the Toshiba VL20 3D Smart TV series is the REGZA Engine technology, which aims to offer great picture quality. It features vivid and vibrant picture quality, with improved colour accuracy compared to conventional LED TVs. One set of Toshiba 3D glasses are bundled along with the product. The TV comes with ClearScan 100 Pro and 2D to 3D Conversion and offers dynamic picture quality in full HD resolution while watching 3D content.


The 10-Bit video processing power of VL20 maintains the 10-bit quality of input data quality during video processing, which produces over 1 billion colors thereby, resulting in a more natural picture creation. The VL20 3D Smart TV series also has a feature called “3D Color Management” that adjusts hue, saturation and color brightness without affecting the other colors, providing a more natural-looking picture.


The VL20 LED TV, like all Toshiba Power TVs comes with the “Auto Signal Booster” and “AutoView” features. Auto signal booster improves signal sensitivity and allows viewing in areas with weak signal strengths while the AutoView feature monitors the room brightness and adjusts the backlight and various picture parameters accordingly. It also continually analyzes image lightness and darkness, adjusting it to maintain maximum contrast and reduces the running costs by lowering power consumption.


The Toshiba VL20 LED Power TV is available in 102cm (40) and 117cm (46) screen sizes, priced at Rs.75,990 and Rs.85,990, respectively. The company has expanded its network of service centres to 195 cities across India with a total of 202 service centres.

Published Date: May 18, 2012 12:09 pm | Updated Date: May 18, 2012 12:09 pm