Best Buy has released their Insignia 4K Fire TV Edition televisions. The TVs come in three sizes, which include a 43-inch model for $329.99, a 50-inch model for $379.99, and a 55-inch model for $449.99. If those sizes and prices sound familiar, that’s because they’re identical to the Toshiba 4K Fire TV Edition televisions released earlier this year. These new Insignia TVs are nearly identical to the Toshiba TVs, with only a few minor differences. Read more ›
Amazon and Best Buy announced a collaboration earlier this year that would facilitate the release of “more than 10” new Fire TV Edition televisions from Toshiba and Insignia. Toshiba has since released 6 new Fire TV Edition televisions this year, but no Fire TV Edition televisions from Best Buy’s house brand Insignia have been released. New information that I’ve discovered indicates that Best Buy will very likely be releasing 6 new Insignia Fire TV Edition televisions in the coming months. They appear to have screen sizes of 24, 32, 39, 43, 50, and 55 inches and consist of 720p, 1080p, and 4K UHD resolutions. Read more ›
It appears as though Canada will soon see the release of their first Fire TV EDition televisions. While searching for more information about Toshiba’s new non-UHD Fire TV Edition televisions that were released earlier this week, I stumbled on product pages for the Canadian versions of Toshiba’s Fire TV Edition televisions, which have not yet been released. Both the 4K UHD televisions and the newer non-UHD Canadian variants are present on Toshiba’s website, which is a good indication that these TVs will soon be released. Read more ›
Toshiba has just released a new series of HD Fire TV Edition televisions that run Amazon’s Fire TV operating system. What differentiates these new TVs from the ones Toshiba released earlier this year is that these new TVs are 1080p only, so they do not support 4K Ultra HD, and they have more analog input/output capabilities. These new TVs are available in a 32-inch size for $179.99, a 43-inch size for $299.99, and a 49-inch size for $349.99. Read more ›
The Toshiba Fire TV Edition televisions are receiving a new 188.8.131.52 (build 738566532) software update that adds a highly requested new option to the settings menu. With this update, you can now configure the TV to remain on the input that was last used when it is powered on. By default, the TV will always display the Fire TV home screen when it is powered on, regardless of the state that it was in when it was powered off. To change this behavior, you can now go to Settings > Display & Sounds > Power On and change the setting to Last Input to prevent the TV from loading the home screen every time. It is unknown if the older Element Fire TV Edition televisions will also be receiving this option in a future update.
It’s a bit eclipsed by yesterday’s arrival of the Amazon Fire TV Cube, but the new 2nd generation Fire TV Edition televisions from Toshiba have been released today. Thanks to Amazon’s partnership with Best Buy, you should be able to find these TVs on display in Best Buy stores across the US if you want to check them out in person. They come in a 43-inch size for $329.99, a 50-inch size for $399.99, and a 55-inch size for $479.99. These TVs run Amazon’s Fire OS operating system by default, giving you the full Fire TV experience built-in. The advantage of these TVs over a stand-alone Fire TV device is having over-the-air channels available alongside streaming content, right in the Fire TV interface.
Now that more details about the new 2018 2nd-generation Fire TV Edition televisions by Toshiba have been revealed and the TVs are available for pre-order, here’s a look at how they stack up against last years Fire TV Edition televisions by Element. The new TVs are about 27% cheaper than the TVs they’re replacing. While the two versions are very similar in many aspects, a few things have been cut in order to reduce the price by more than a quarter. Here’s a detailed look at each TVs specs and features. Read more ›
Both Amazon and Best Buy have just put up their product listings for the new 2nd-Generation Fire TV Edition televisions made by Toshiba that were revealed last month. These are the first set of new TVs running Amazon’s Fire OS with the Fire TV interface built into the hardware. All of these Toshiba TVs share mostly the same specs except for the TV size, which comes in 43-inches for $329.99, 50-inches for $399.99, and 55-inches for $479.99. Read more ›
Amazon’s developer blog has noted that the new Fire TV Edition televisions set to launch this summer will indeed run Fire OS 6, the latest version of Amazon’s Fire TV operating system, which is currently only available on the 3rd generation Amazon Fire TV. This was probably to be expected, but it’s still good to see confirmation. A concern many smart TV buyers have is that the television hardware will outlast the manufacturer’s willingness to update its software. For this reason, it’s important for a smart TV to at least launch with the latest operating system version available to it. Launching with the latest version of Fire OS is an important indicator that the Amazon treats Fire TV Edition televisions as equal citizens in the Fire TV lineup.
When Best Buy and Amazon announced their partnership this morning to make and sell new Fire TV Edition televisions running Amazon’s Fire TV operation system, it was great news for Fire TV fans because it will bring new hardware options to the Fire TV line. It turns out that the multi-year deal between the two companies goes a bit deeper because, not only is Best Buy going to start making Fire TV Edition televisions under their Insignia brand, they’re also going to be dropping Roku TV televisions. Read more ›