Today Toshiba and Insignia both released their Fire Edition TVs in the US and Canada. Insignia has 6 new editions and Toshiba released 5, all in screen sizes ranging from 24-inch to 55-inch. Plus, for the first time, some of these models support DTS Virtual:X passthrough surround sound. Also worth noting, the Insignia 32-inch and Toshiba 55-inch models are not yet available to order.
Here’s a list of the new models:
24-inch Insignia 720p
32-inch Insignia 720p (Not yet available)
39-inch Insignia 720p:
43-inch Insignia 4K
50-inch Insignia 4K
55-inch Insignia 4K
Fire TV Edition – Insignia 4K UHD (2020) delivers true-to-life 4K Ultra HD picture quality with over 8 million pixels for stunning clarity, deep contrast, and vivid colors. This 2020 release is a refresh/enhancement of the 2018 release of this model.
32-inch Toshiba 720p
43-inch Toshiba 1080p
43-inch Toshiba 4K Dolby Vision
50-inch Toshiba 4K Dolby Vision
55-inch Toshiba 4K Dolby Vision (Not yet available in the US)
Fire TV Edition – Toshiba 4K UHD (2020) delivers true-to-life 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision picture quality with over 8 million pixels for stunning clarity, deep contrast, and vivid colors. This smart TV also supports DTS Virtual-X, which delivers an immersive and multidimensional sound for TV shows and movies. This 2020 release is a refresh/enhancement of the 2018 release of this model.
All sizes of these new Toshiba and Insignia models run on Fire OS 7
As you’d expect, these TVs are running Fire OS 7, based on Android 9, which is the latest version of Amazon’s operating system. While it doesn’t really make much of a difference today, compared to Fire OS 6 on the older models, having the newer OS could result in a longer lifespan and app compatibility. Another addition that will help the longevity of these TVs is the addition of AV1 video codec support. These are the first Fire TV devices, TV or not, to support this new open format that is expected to compete with H.265 HEVC in the coming years. Also added this year is the addition of Miracast support.
Both the Toshiba and Insignia models come with a remote control that’s different from the 2018/2019 model. Look familiar? Its the same remote included with the TCL and Nebula Fire TV Edition soundbars.
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Tmera studied journalism at Utah State University where her career began as Senior News Writer for the campus publication. After a few stops along the way, her love of writing and media led her to Cord Cutters News where she reports on breaking headlines, device updates, programming highlights, and more. Before joining the CCN team, Tmera worked in broadcast news, freelance writing, and radio.