Panasonic has unveiled its 2015 line-up of smart TVs boasting a new number of new features and with a focus on quality and design across the entire range.
The company’s approach to the smart TV is quality without compromise.
Panasonic, through its cameras and production equipment, has been part of the production process from the start and want to deliver the director’s vision all the way to the viewer in the best possible way.
This year’s range of TVs is aiming to deliver on that promise in a market where a third of Australians own a smart TV and watch 244 minutes of TV per day on average.
Panasonic has 23 new Viera TV models across eight different series with 60 per cent of those offering 4K Ultra High Definition resolution.
These panels are boasting new technology including Super Bright Panel Plus, Hexa Chrome Drive and 4K Studio Master Drive to deliver brighter colours, crisper images and superior contrast.
They are powered by a quad-core processor to make them even more responsive so you can get to your content and navigate the menu even faster.
The 2015 Viera TVs are 35 per cent brighter but, at the same time, are using 40 per cent less power.
Also on board is a new operating system powered by Firefox which makes setting up and using the TV as simple as child’s play.
Users can also pin their favourite sources and features to the systems home screen for faster access.
On every 4K panel and on the high end full high definition panel is a twin HD tuner to allow viewers to watch one program and record another to a connected USB hard drive.
The twin tuners also make it possible to view two channels at once wither as PIP (picture in picture) or side by side.
Another new feature is TV Anytime that lets you stream content to a mobile device whether at home on your wi-fi network, on the mobile network or anywhere in the world where you can connect to the internet.
A way accessing information quickly through the Viera TV quickly is with Info Frame.
This feature locates convenient information like weather, the TV guide and even a web page off the top, bottom and sides of the screen which can be accessed with a press of the appropriate directional button.
The top-of-the-line CX800 (4K UHD) Series will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch will be available in Q4 this year and pricing has yet to be announced.
The CX740 Series (4K UHD) comes in 65-inch, 55-inch and 50-inch models and are priced at $4,399, $3,099 and $2,699 respectively.
The CX700 Series (4K UHD) is priced at $4,299 (65-inch), $3,699 (60-inch), $2,999 (55-inch) and $2,599 (50-inch).
The CX640 Series (4K UHD) is available in 65-inch ($3,999) and 55-inch ($2,799).
The CD650 Series (Full HD) will cost $2,399 (55-inch), $1,999 (50-inch) and $1,699 (40-inch).
The CS610 Series (Full HD) includes a 65-inch ($3,399), 60-inch ($2,799), 55-inch $2,099, 50-inch ($1,699) and 40-inch ($1,399).