Toshiba TV’s Z870 Mini LEDs are the OLED rivals you need to see to believe

Various angles of the Toshiba Z870 Mini LED TV.
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Mini LED is the TV technology which is taking on OLED in the high-end TV stakes – and it’s winning. With thousands of locally dimmed tiny LEDs providing higher brightness than standard OLED, and with the addition of Quantum Dot Color for brilliant colour accuracy, Mini LED technology has been taking out prestigious high-end TV awards, while at the same time providing remarkable value when it comes to price.

Now Toshiba TV has joined the Mini LED market, with the release of its Z870 Mini LED 4K television range, available in three sizes: 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch.

These latest TVs feature Full-Array Local Dimming Pro for their Mini LEDs, ensuring extraordinary contrast between the deepest blacks and the most radiant whites. To this Toshiba TV has added its revolutionary AI REGZA Engine ZRi for intelligent content processing, as well as built-in surround-sound audio, and stunning Japanese exterior design, culminating in a television range that combines innovation with creativity to deliver a true synergy between the panels’ stunning visuals and the sound systems’ high-quality audio.

Whether it’s high-impact movie streaming, your favourite game show or rapid-fire console gaming, Toshiba TV’s Z870 Mini LED 4K TV aims to have your home entertainment covered.

Various angles of the Toshiba Z870 Mini LED TV.

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 All your entertainment

With over 70 years of history in TV production, Toshiba TV knows how to bring high-quality entertainment to your screen. The company's new Z870 range are smart 4K TVs powered by the easy, fast and secure VIDAA operating system, which seamlessly brings together all your free-to-air TV and online streaming services. There’s full support for high dynamic range (HDR) content and compatibility with the Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG standards, ensuring all the latest 4K content streams from Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube and other providers arrive on screen with the ultimate in quality and contrast. Dolby Vision IQ even tailors the image quality automatically to the conditions of your room using an ambient light sensor.

The Z870’s ‘Filmmaker’ mode delivers movies the way the filmmakers intended, without excessive processing or motion handling. IMAX Enhanced material is also supported, maximising the quality of this digitally remastered 4K HDR content with DTS audio.

Toshiba’s Game Mode Pro also ensures gamers enjoy a smooth and focused experience on this 144Hz display, with support for advanced gaming features such as AMD Freesync Premium, ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and eARC. Whether you’re plugging a console into one of the four HDMI inputs or are playing native app-based games, the Z870 is a TV that will put you in the middle of the action.

Various angles of the Toshiba Z870 Mini LED TV.

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 Immersive sound and smarts

The built-in sound system is one of the keys to the fully immersive entertainment available from Toshiba TV’s Z870 range. The REGZA 2.1.2 Surround Sound system incorporated into the stylish designs is fully compatible with Dolby Atmos soundtracks, featuring genuine up-firing drivers to deliver height content, front-firing speakers to ensure voice clarity by delivering dialogue directly to your ears, plus a ‘bazooka Bass Woofer Pro’ for unique bass enhancement and a Tru Bass Booster system optimising sound pressure levels and bass response efficiency. The result is full depth of impact whether for big movie action scenes or more expansive atmospheric soundtracks.

The full set of speakers is fully tuned by the REGZA Engine ZRi processing to perfectly complement on-screen action with deep yet clear sound, and using 360 Surround Upscaling to spin a realistically immersive audio experience from its built-in speaker set.

There is also voice control built into the Z870 – in two ways, by using either the far-field microphone in the TV itself, or a second mic in the remote control. You can use your voice to control live TV, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control compatible smart home devices, and more. So next time you can’t find the remote control, no worries: you don’t need it!

All the technology

Smart design keeps the Z870 range simple to operate and easy to enjoy, but beneath the simplicity lies a wealth of technology that keeps the quality to the max. Key to the TV’s high performance is that REGZA Engine ZRi, Toshiba TV’s revolutionary AI Engine – which is newly introduced in 2023. It uses machine-learning algorithms to automatically optimise picture and sound based on what you’re watching and your environment. Motion issues like stuttering, smearing and tearing are banished, especially given the ability to upscale from 120Hz to 240Hz High Frame Rate, while the low-reflection ‘Pure View’ screen (available on the 65- and 75-inch models) reduces glare from both natural and artificial light sources.

That means you can enjoy the quality of the Toshiba Mini LED 4K imaging perfectly from any position in the room, at any time of day, with the Z870’s enhanced 4K resolution revealing every strand of hair, the HDR performance revealing details even in dark areas of maximum contrast, and the Quantum Dot colours making images ping from the screen with three-dimensionality.

This is transformative television technology, encased in a slim Japanese-designed ‘Essential Beauty’ exterior that will enhance any décor while bringing your favourite entertainment to life – live TV, streaming or gaming. With Mini LED continuing its rise as the price-competitive TV technology of choice, Toshiba TV’s high-tech Z870 is set to take on all comers, and is a must-audition television for those seeking affordable, smart all-round entertainment immersion.

For more information on the cutting edge Z870 series, visit Toshiba TV Australia

Toshiba TV is a leading manufacturer of smart televisions using the latest display technologies, with dedicated OLED and mini LED families.