The THOMSON televisions are even more powerful and connected, with the A and Z Series

Berlin, September 5th, 2014. Presented at this year’s IFA (Hall 21, booth 104), the new Ultra HD TV range by THOMSON - A7, Z7 and Z8 series - will create an experience of perfect images combined with latest features of Smart TV. With their simple and elegant design, these Ultra HD TVs will make immerse viewing experiences possible that have never been more realistic.

A7 series: Pure emotions in Ultra HD

With a sleek design and a screen that is only 5mm slim, the THOMSON A7 series fits easily and conveniently into every home. No detail is missed on the image with the new Ultra HD resolution (which is four times sharper than Full HD resolution). The image processing Wide Color Gamut expands the color gamut for more natural colors and with the new 800 Hz Clear Motion Index technology, the image will be clear and fluid. Finally, a HD based image will be adapted to the screen image, that is to say, it will become a quality close to Ultra HD thanks to the upscaling technology.

The A7 series also has a lot of interesting features: The HDMI 2.0 standard enables it to display content of 4K 2160p at 60 frames per second or less; This is four times the full HD 1080p / 60 now available with HDMI 1.4. The latter was compliant with 4K standard but was limited to 30 frames per second. The THOMSON Smart TV interface on the A7 series is a new user interface that fully respects the personal preferences of the consumer. Equipped with a Quad Core
processor
, the A7 series offers very fast access to Smart TV services and ultra smooth interaction.

Sizes: 49” / 126 cm , 55” / 140 cm

Z7

Z8

The THOMSON Z7 and Z8 series have a sleek design combined with a screen that is only 5mm thin, provide a perfect image and a minimalist foot.
Picture quality combines UHD resolution image (with over 8 million pixels) with Pure Image Ultra processing where its high-performance algorithms optimize contrast, color saturation and brightness for net and ultra natural color contours. This is the first time a LED display shows a contrast this sharp thanks to the function of Local Dimming.

The Z7 and Z8 TVs have an HDMI 2.0 output, the new standard that provides access to HD content base UHD on the screen. The THOMSON Z series is connected with DLNA function to display widescreen content from phones or tablets to the delight of all the members of the family.

Sizes: Z7 (65”, 42” and 40”) and Z8 (85”, 55”, 49”)

Z7 and Z8

*only Z8 85” and Z7 65”
**only Z8 55” and 49”

New SmartTV.2 interface: more ergonomic to make life easier

The smart TV.2 menu now integrates all the TV functionalities, thus the user has everything within easy reach without needing to constantly switch from one menu to the other.

Simple and intuitive navigation: The gyroscopic remote for the THOMSON Smart UHD TVs enables to navigate by using the movements of the hand. The user simply needs to point and click on the chosen content.

Integrated on this connected TV is the GuideOn application, the TV program that meets the needs of the viewers. 21 days of electronic program guide for most channels, information (TV, films, actors, photos) about the current program, personalized recommendations, memorizing favorite programs, a classified index (by category, release dates etc.) are the features this application provides.

The application Thomson TV Remote makes it possible to use a smartphone or tablet as a remote control and to share content from the phone / tablet with the TV. It can be downloaded for free on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).

The connected TV provides access to information (blogs, social networks, specialized sites, etc.), entertainment (video, audio, online purchase, etc.), but also enables to store and share content (pictures, movies, etc.). It is easy to use and access also via a tablet or smartphone through Miracast technology. The new Smart TV interface is more ergonomic with a customized location for favorite applications, RSS feeds visible at a glance, with the help of gyroscopic remote.

These THOMSON televisions easily find their place in every home, they become the whole family’s companion, from the youngest to the oldest with new technologies that will satisfy all generations.

About THOMSON brand

For over 120 years, THOMSON delivers innovative and reliable technology for home entertainment. Leading world-wide brand in consumer electronics, well-known for high quality products with the highest longevity, the THOMSON brand remains at the forefront of providing superior products and services for consumers.

Fashionable products with elegant designs, a variety of comfortable & easy-to-use features, a pure and ergonomic user interface characterize the range of THOMSON products.

It’s no wonder generations of families continue to depend on THOMSON for their home entertainment and lifestyle.

THOMSON is a trademark of Technicolor S.A. used under license to TCL.

About TCL Corporation

Founded in 1981, TCL Corporation (000100.SZ) is one of the largest consumer electronics enterprises in China, with over 70,000 employees in 40 countries throughout the world. Currently it has three listed subsidiaries: TCL Multimedia (01070.HK), TCL Communication (02618. HK), and Tonly Electronics (01249.HK), with a diverse business portfolio covering LCD TVs, LCD panels, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, home appliances and lighting products. In 2013, TCL's total sales reached RMB85.32 billion, and the TCL brand value exceeded RMB63.9 billion. TCL is ranked No. 3 in market share of LCD TVs, No. 5 in mobile phones, and No. 5 in LCD panels sector, on global basis. Starting from 2014, TCL is focusing its goal of building new customer-centered "product + service" business model, while pushing its transformation towards "smart + Internet technologies.” TCL is committed to its new vision of “enriching lives of its customers by rendering products and services of ultimate experience.”

For more information, please visit its website: http://www.tcl.com

About TCL Multimedia

Headquartered in China, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited (HKSE stock code: 01070) is one of the leading players in the global TV industry. TCL Multimedia is engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and distribution of consumer electronic products. Its ultimate holding company is TCL Corporation. According to the latest DisplaySearch report, the Group ranked No.3 in the global LCD TV market share with a 6.8% market share in 2013. The Group remained its No.1 position in the PRC LCD TV market with a market share of 18.1%.

For more information, please visit http://www.tcl.eu

Press contacts:
Kristin Zimmermann
00 33 1 55 02 27 96
k.zimmermann@big-picture.fr

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