Their new 65" 4K TV (TH-L65WT600A) is a
major step in a new direction for Panasonic, departing from the plasma screens
they are so well-known for and investing everything in a whiz-bang Ultra HD LED
LCD panel. The gamble has paid off with the result being a TV that delivers a
high quality display and excellent audio.
Given that a 4K Ultra HD (UHD) panel
offers four times the resolution of a Full HD panel, the detail and clarity of
this VIERA was always going to be impressive. But the almost-ridiculous picture
quality is only the beginning of the story.
The 65WT600A is the first TV compliant
with the new HDMI 2.0 and Display PortT 1.2a standard that allows users to
access 4K Ultra HD content at rates up to 60 frames per second (fps), instead
of the current 30 fps standard. What does this mean for the viewer? Basically,
it means the TV can reproduce 4K Ultra HD TV image quality from virtually any
The embedded H.264 decoder, allowed us
to run 4K content straight off an SDXC card and streamed from the internet
(after about 10-15 seconds of loading).
Like with their plasma TVs and their
unique Kuro engine, Panasonic engineers have again delivered technology that pretty
far ahead of the competition - which says a lot for a company that was also the
inventor (with Sony) of Blu-ray technology.
Another key benefit of this
award-winning TV is the Smart TV application. The Home Screen interface is
clean and simple and it's a pleasure to use.
There are also picture widgets that can
show you the weather, headlines, and plenty more customised information.
Even better, you can link your mobile
device and display your videos, photos, and web pages in Ultra HD on a giant
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