Polaroid unveils its first 4K TVs with built-in Google Cast

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Polaroid is synonymous with instant cameras, both its iconic lines and newer digital models. What you may not know, however, is that Polaroid sells a swath of other consumer electronics including smartphones, tablets, audio gear and even televisions.

In fact, the company recently announced its first 4K-capable LED sets which, among other features, will come with Google Cast streaming built right in.

Polaroid is offering its new sets with screen sizes of 43 inches, 50 inches, 55 inches and 65 inches. Each model packs a 4K (3,820 x 2,160) panel with more than eight million pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate and built-in HEVC codec.

The company isn’t revealing a whole lot on its website although we do know that the sets will offer HDMI 2.0.

Polaroid President and CEO Scott W. Hardy said that by teaming up with a company such as Google, they are able to offer consumers the latest in TV technology so they can easily share and enjoy their favorite content. More importantly, he added, the sets deliver tremendous value to those looking to upgrade to a higher resolution.

Polaroid’s new 4K televisions go on sale this summer priced between $499 and $999. A massive 75-incher will arrive in time for the holidays with an MSRP of $1,899, we're told.

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Polaroid, as in the original company founded by E. Land never made anything but optical equipment. The "Polaroid" corporation you see here is in name only and has as much to do with the instant cameras as "Atari" have to do with Pong and the 2600.

The soulless corporate devils that have reanimated the corpse of a once good name should be ashamed of themselves and is akin to hawking cheap Chinese knockoffs under Washington's name.
 
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Arris

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Polaroid, as in the original company founded by E. Land never made anything but optical equipment. The "Polaroid" corporation you see here is in name only and has as much to do with the instant cameras as "Atari" have to do with Pong and the 2600.

The soulless corporate devils that have reanimated the corpse of a once good name should be ashamed of themselves and is akin to hawking cheap Chinese knockoffs under Washington's name.
I wonder how long before people are fighting over these sets on Black Friday in Asda/Walmart? :p
I'd rate these in the same quality level as "Blaupunkt" units.
 

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Polaroid, as in the original company founded by E. Land never made anything but optical equipment. The "Polaroid" corporation you see here is in name only and has as much to do with the instant cameras as "Atari" have to do with Pong and the 2600.

The soulless corporate devils that have reanimated the corpse of a once good name should be ashamed of themselves and is akin to hawking cheap Chinese knockoffs under Washington's name.
I recently bought an instant camera from them and I have to admit that it works fairly well. it's makes for a good gift too.