Panasonic has a very impressive range of new LCD TVs for 2013 which they had proudly on display at their booth at CES 2013 last week.
For the first time, all of the new 2013 Panasonic VIERA LCD models are now LED lit, no old CCFL to be found here. New features include “My Home Screen”, which allows each user in the home to customize their own personal home screen, allowing you to get quick access to your favorite content.
Swipe and Share 2.0 functions allows you to easily turn the TV into the media sharing hub from smart phones and tablets through the VIERA Connect platform. Some of the higher ranges also include both Voice Guidance and Voice Interaction.
Also be sure to check out Panasonic’s 2013 plasma HDTV lineup.
There are 16 new LCD HDTVs for 2013 split into seven series. The overview follows, starting at the top with the WT60 series.
Panasonic WT60 Series
At the top of the line is the new Panasonic WT60 series. It will be available as the 47-Inch TC-L47WT60, and the TC-L55WT60. The new WT60’s are full HD, 3D, IPS LED LCD HDTVs.
The IPS panel has a 1080p HD resoltuion offering very wide viewing angles, 2D to 3D conversion, finer local dimming, and Clear Panel Pro to enhance the images. It features 4200 BLS backlight scanning technology to keep the images sharp and clear during fast moving scenes.
The WT60 is also the first Panasonic series to feature a built in camera. My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, and Voice Interaction / Guidance are all featured. ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration are also supported, along with calibration software provided by SpectraCal (CALMAN). 3x HDMI inputs. Panasonic have just confirmed with me that the WT60 is LED edge lit, and uses passive / polarized 3D glasses.
The Panasonic WT60 has a minimalist design, with a clear stand and thin stylish metal bezel.
- TC-L47WT60 | 47-Inch, Pricing / Date to come
- TC-L55WT60 | 55-Inch, Pricing / Date to come
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, then my video below, which I recorded at CES 2013 must be worth at least 10,000 words! I show the entire Panasonic 2013 LED TV lineup from Panasonic’s booth at CES.
Panasonic DT60 Series
Next in the line is the Panasonic DT60 series, this is available in two sizes, as the 55-Inch TC-L55DT60, and 60-Inch Panasonic TC-L60DT60.
The DT60’s have a 1080p Full HD resolution with 178 degree wide viewing angles, and feature VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Interaction /Recognition. They have 3x HDMI and 3x USB inputs. They’re powered by a dual core CPU with Hexa Processing Engine. The 55-Inch has 1920 BLS technology, while the 60-Inch has 1200 BLS.
- TC-L55DT60 | 55-Inch, Pricing / Date to come
- TC-L60DT60 | 60-Inch, Pricing / Date to come
Panasonic ET60 Series
The Panasonic ET60 series boast a 1080p full HD IPS panel for wide viewing angles, and is LED lit. The ET60’s support 2D to 3D conversion, and still feature VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, built In Wireless LAN, Swipe and Share 2.0, and Voice Guidance.
The ET60’s are available as the 50-Inch Panasonic TC-L50ET60, and the 55-Inch Panasonic TC-L55ET60. Both have 3X HDMI inputs, and 2x USB ports. Both models feature backlight scanning up to 720 BLS.
- TC-L50ET60 | 50-Inch, Pricing / Date to come
- TC-L55ET60 | 55-Inch, Pricing / Date to come
Panasonic E60 Series
The Panasonic E60 series is available in four sizes, all the way up to the large 65-Inch Panasonic TC-L65E60. Other sizes are the 42-Inch TC-L42E60, 50-Inch TC-L50E60, and 58-inch TC-L58E60.
All E60 models have a 1080p full HD resolution, are LED lit and have 3D support. These are the lowest series to still offer 3D support. So these are the best to go for if you’re trying to save cash, but 3D is important to you. They still support VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, built in Wireless LAN, Voice Guidance and Swipe and Share 2.0. They have 3X HDMI inputs, and 2x USB. The backlight scanning is slower at 240 BLB.
- TC-L42E60 | 42-Inch
- TC-L50E60 | 50-Inch
- TC-L58E60 | 58-Inch
- TC-L65E60 | 65-Inch
Panasonic EM60 Series
The Panasonic EM60 series is available in two sizes, as the 39-inch Panasonic TC-L39EM60, and as the 50-Inch TC-L50EM60.
The EM60 series is the last series to feature a full HD 1080p LCD panel. It is also LED lit and boasts and narrow bezel design. They have 2x HDMI inputs and one USB input with built in media player. Dot noise reduction technology is used to enhance the image quality. Backlight scanning utilizes up to 240 BLB.
- TC-L39EM60 | 39-Inch
- TC-L50EM60 | 50-Inch
Panasonic XM6 Series / Panasonic TC-L32XM6
The XM6 series currently consists of just the 32-Inch Panasonic TC-L32XM6 HDTV. The TCL32XM6 features a 720p HD LCD panel with LED lighting. There are 2x HDMI inputs with one USB port. It features a slim bezel and dot noise reduction technology to enhance the image quality.
Panasonic B6 Series
Finally we come to the Panasonic B6 series. This series consists of the 32-Inch Panasonic TC-L32B6, the 39-inch TC-L39B6, and 50-Inch TC-L50B6. The 32-Inch model has a 720p resolution, while the larger two have a full HD 1080p resolution. All three feature 2x HDMI inputs, and one USB port. Dot noise reduction technology is used to improve image quality.
- TC-L32B6 | 32-Inch
- TC-L39B6 | 39-Inch
- TC-L50B6 | 50-Inch
Panasonic have yet to announce pricing or release dates on any of the 2013 HDTVs, but be sure to check back, and I’m sure Panasonic will release this information soon.