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IFA show: Loewe launches first 4K TVs

There are four new Loewe TV ranges in all, with the Connect and Art ranges set to go on sale later this year. Volco Enterprises has been appointed sole South African agent, and will carry products from both these exciting new ranges in 2015.

The Loewe Art range, which uses 'the fastest way to change channels' as its tag line is set to be available in South Africa in 40 and 55 inch variations. The 4K set has a number of neat features. You can watch one channel while recording another to a USB hard drive, stream live TV to a tablet or phone with MyTV2move, and hopefully access streaming 4K content thanks to the inclusion of the HEVC codec. A 2 x 40-watt soundbar is integrated, plus wireless functionality and a host of smart TV apps. 

The Connect range is billed as "the ultimate in video streaming and archiving". It's a 4K resolution screen, typically stylishly designed and with a built-in hard disk drive recorder. You can watch two channels thanks to picture-in-picture in mode, and record another to the 1TB hard disk. The HDD also brings with it pause live TV and rewind functionality. Loewe Smart Assist will let you program recordings from your phone or tablet, too.

Again there's an integrated sound system, support for 3D video and access to Loewe's Smart TV MediaNet portal of apps and streaming services. The Loewe Connect is coming to South Africa in 40 and 55 inch screen sizes and with a range of finishes.