June 28: Amazon has launched its first Fire TV sets with Dolby vision HDR support. The leading e-commerce company announced the launch of the TV at an event held in New York.
The company’s new television set will rival the Roku TV sets in the market which already offer Dolby Vision HDR standard. When compared to HDR10 standard, the Dolby Vision HDR standard will offer better quality.
The leading eCommerce company is also in plans to sell 50-inch and 43-inch models in the United States from June 30. The 50-inch television will cost $329.99 and the 43-inch model will cost $379.99. With the Prime Day approaching the company is expected to offer the device at a cheaper rate.
Amazon already offers Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio on its Fire TV Stick 4K. But this is the first time that the company has added the functionality to TV sets made with manufacturing partners.
Apart from the Fire TV interface that allows accessing Netflix, Prime Video, Hulo and HBO, it will also offer to connect to live-over-the-air TV services. The television offers 4K Ultra HD visuals. The Dolby Vision HDR is an add-on to the features of the television at an affordable rate.
The television also features 3 HDMI ports, USB, Ethernet, and dedicated audio, digital and composite outputs. In order to boost the responsiveness of the company, Amazon and Toshiba have used a quad-core CPU and a multi-core GPU. Dual-Band Wi-Fi is also offered.
Voice Remote incorporating Alexa for controlling functions like power, volume, navigation and input switching is also offered by Amazon. Specific Application launch can also be made using the remote. The television is also compatible with the massive range of Alexa services we associate with the Echo and Fire TV devices. Details of the launch of the television in other markets are unknown.