Toshiba has introduced the primary good TV based mostly on Amazon’s Fireplace TV software program that has a local 120Hz LCD panel. The M550KU-Sequence LED 4K UHD Good TV with Fireplace TV begins at $800 for the 55-inch mannequin. Different sizes embody the $1,000 65-inch and $1,200 75-inch fashions. All three sizes will likely be accessible on Amazon.com, in addition to Finest Purchase (on-line and in shops) beginning December 6.
The M-Sequence is the newest mannequin to carry a set of upscale specs to Fireplace TV-enabled good TVs. It joins the not too long ago introduced Fireplace TV Omni, which was designed by Amazon itself, in addition to the Insignia F50, a Fireplace TV with a quantum dot show.
Just like the Fireplace TV Omni, the M-Sequence is provided with far-field voice microphones so you possibly can subject hands-free voice instructions from throughout the room, with out having to succeed in for a distant. It additionally helps each Dolby Imaginative and prescient and HDR10 for a extra vivid and colourful image when viewing HDR content material from Amazon Prime Video and different streaming companies. However maybe essentially the most notable M-Sequence function is its native 120Hz LCD panel.
Most different Fireplace TV fashions use 60Hz panels. And whereas that’s greater than satisfactory for motion pictures and TV reveals, it’s not so good as 120Hz relating to gaming. That makes the M-Sequence the primary good TV with the Fireplace TV software program to supply this gamer-friendly function. Sadly, the M-Sequence falls in need of being a gamer’s finest pal. Whereas it provides auto low-latency mode (ALLM) which helps vastly with enter lag, it doesn’t assist any taste of variable refresh fee (VRR) know-how, which is turning into more and more fascinating for each console and PC players alike.
The LED backlight provides as much as 48 native dimming zones, which ought to give the TV first rate distinction and black ranges, and Toshiba’s Regza Engine 4K will energy any upscaling of non-4K content material to near-4K high quality. But it surely’s value noting that, in contrast to the Insignia F50, this isn’t a quantum dot panel, so colours and brightness is probably not as vivid.
On the audio aspect of issues, the M-Sequence helps Dolby Atmos, which is essential for people who wish to get the absolute best encompass sound from content material that makes use of Dolby’s 3D format. However there’s additionally assist for DTS Digital:X, which may make every kind of two-channel stereo content material sound much more like encompass sound — although this may all rely on how good the M-Sequence inner audio system are.
Toshiba has given the M-Sequence 16GB of flash reminiscence, which ought to assist with speedy efficiency when it comes to the Fireplace TV person interface, and an included picture-in-picture function will allow you to watch Alexa-compatible safety digicam feeds when you’re bingeing the newest reveals.
When it comes to design, the M-Sequence appears to be like so much like Toshiba’s C-Sequence Fireplace TVs, which it launched earlier in 2021. The almost invisible bezels give it an all-picture look that minimizes the looks of the TV itself. We haven’t had a chance to check the C-Sequence, however rtings.com didn’t precisely subject a glowing report, saying, “The Toshiba C350 is oOK total.” Hopefully the M-Sequence delivers a greater expertise.