Toshiba announces affordable quantum dot TVs at IFA 2022

Mike Wheatley

The ever-reliable Toshiba has announced a new range of smart TVs destined for the U.K. market, with quantum dot panels and support for Dolby Vision HDR among the highlights.


First up is Toshiba’s flagship 4K QA5D TV, which features the company’s TRU Picture Engine and supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG, plus surround sound in the shape of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, with built-in speakers designed by Onkyo.

The QA5D is available in 43-, 50-, 55- and 65-inch sizes and boasts a slim bezel “frameless” design. It’s an LCD display with quantum dots providing an improved colour range, with two HDMI 2.1 ports that support eARC and Auto Low-Latency Mode. Chromecast is built-in too, and it runs the Android 11 operating system. Google Assistant is also supported.

Toshiba said the QA5D starts at £400 for the smallest model. There’s also a sibling model known as the Toshiba QL5D with exactly the same specs, size options, quantum dot panel and audio system, but it runs the company’s homegrown, Linux-based operating system instead of Android TV. This model is said to be exclusive to Costco and Buy It Direct, and may well be cheaper, though prices haven’t yet been disclosed.

Meanwhile the Toshiba UF3D TV is the company’s first to be powered by Amazon’s Fire TV operating system. The company said it’s a good option for those who’d like to integrate a new TV with an existing Alexa set-up at home, and the TV comes with an Alexa Remote for voice control.


Although the UF3D doesn’t have quantum dots, it boasts many of the same specs as the QA5D, with Toshiba’s TRU Picture Engine, support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG, Dolby Atmos and Onkyo speakers. It’s also a little cheaper, with prices starting at £370 for the 43-inch model, with 50-, 55-, and 65-inch sizes also available.

Yet more choices come in the shape of the Toshiba UK4D TV, which also runs a Linux-based operating system and lacks quantum dots. What it does have is a frameless designed, 4K UHD panel, TRU picture processing, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG, in the same size options as the above two sets. Prices start at £350 for the Toshiba UK4D.

Last but not least, Toshiba’s fifth new model is a mid-range Android TV called the UA3D, which is available in 43-inch, 50-inch and 55-inch sizes only. Unfortunately it doesn’t sport the same sleek design as its QA5D and QL5D siblings, nor does it feature quantum dots or Dolby Atmos, but Dolby Vision and HDR10 are still there. Prices for the Toshiba UA3D TV will start at £350, the company said.