Continuing on, Toshiba has several new LED HDTVs to unload, some with 3D support and one touted as the "world's first" personal TV with face recognition.
The UL863 series (pictured above) is really the most intriguing of the TVs introduced today. These devices can identify up to four users using built-in face recognition. Why would that even be necessary? Well, it would automatically adjust the personal settings put in place by the individual user such as volume and favorite channel list. One could argue we've reached a whole new level of laziness here and it's unlikely most consumers would spend extra money simply for that capability, but perhaps it could be useful for someone.
This series is also the only one mentioned here that includes an integrated WLAN interface for Wi-Fi connections. All of these Toshiba TV collections include Smart TV models with DLNA support for connecting and sharing over the same home network. However, both the SL833 (pictured below) and VL863 (pictured right) have to connect using an optional WLAN dongle.
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