Toshiba entering Freeview HD market in time for World Cup

Toshiba has announced it will be entering the Freeview HD market in time for the World Cup.Not only will the company be introducing the HDR5010 Freevi

Toshiba has announced it will be entering the Freeview HD market in time for the World Cup.

Not only will the company be introducing the HDR5010 Freeview+ HD digital TV recorder for hooking up to your existing TV, it will also be pulling 3 Freeview HD-packing TV ranges out of the bag as well.

The HDR5010 will pack a 500GB hard drive for up to 120 hours of HD content, dual digital tuners for watching one channel while recording another, 2 USB ports and 3 HDMIs (2 inputs, 1 output).

As for the TVs, the three new ranges packing integrated Freeview HD will be the RV, SL and WL Series.

The RV Series will be the most affordable of the three, coming in 32-, 37-, and 40-inch screen sizes, with the SL Series measuring up at 32-,40- and 42-inches and the WL Series packing a choice of 40-, 46- and 55-inch screens.

All three will pack full 1080p HD, Toshiba’s improved Resolution+ screen technology, DLNA connectivity, 4 HDMI ports and a USB port.

However the SL and WL Series will include added features such as LED backlighting, Toshiba’s new SoundNavi technology for improved sound from your TV’s speakers, as well as higher refresh rates at 100Hz and 200Hz respectively (the RV Series will be a lower 50Hz).

You can expect the RV and SL Series to hit shelves in April, but you’ll have to wait until May for the WL Series - still in plenty of time for the World Cup.

Pricing is to be confirmed on the TVs, but we know we can expect the DR5010 PVR to come in at £349.99 when it turns up in shops come June.

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