Panasonic must have been very very busy last year, as they look set to flood the HDTV market with a whole slew of very impressive new HDTVs for 2012.
Where competitors such as Sony have condensed their lineup in to just three (well, five) different lines. Panasonic have gone in the complete opposite direction announcing eight new LCD produce lines, and that’s to go along with their six plasma product lines!
But choice and diversity is good for customers right? We certainly like to think so. Although it might make your choice of buying a HDTV that little bit more confusing. But we’re here to help, and below you will find our run down on the 2012 Panasonic LCD HDTV line up.
Panasonic WT50 Series
To kick things off at the very top we have the flagship Panasonic WT50 series, a state of the art designed LED series that includes two models: the Panasonic TC-L47WT50 and the TC-L55WT50. You will find that the WT50 series offers a larger screen size for the two new models – the TC-L47WT50 measures 47 inches while the TC-L55WT50 measures 55 inches.
They both make use of the latest full HD 3D, IPS LED LCD panel with high speed 1920 backlight scanning to eliminate motion blur. With built in WiFi it gives access to a web browser and apps with multitasking. Making use a a “Super-Narrow” Metal Frame and Crescent Stand the Panasonic WT50 certainly looks top of the line. It also supports 2D to 3D conversion and has 8-Train speakers.
Panasonic DT50 Series
Just like the WT50 series, the Panasonic DT50 series has also adapted the larger LED screen size which is offered in two models. The Panasonic TC-L47DT50 offers a 47 inch class, while the Panasonic TC-L55DT50 offers a 55 inch class – both similar to the measurements of the WT50 series.
Both feature the am IPS LED backlit LCD panel with the Super high Speed 1920 backlight found on the WT50 Series. It features a narrow, but slightly wider metal frame, along with 2D to 3D conversion. It also feature WiFi and app support. 3D Real sound is provided by 8-Train speakers.
Panasonic E50 Series
Now the Panasonic E50 series gives you a slim design without compromising on the quality of the picture – it gives you a pretty brilliant picture thanks to the IPS LED LCD panel. The E50 series comes in three sizes: the TC-L42E50 which offers a 42 inch class, the TC-L47E50 offers a 47 inch class and finally the TC-L55E50 that offers a 55 inch class. It features a 360 scanning backlight for crisp images, and keeps the social networking features.
Panasonic E5 Series
You will find four LED HDTV models in the E5 series that features a 1080p resolution on it’s IPS LCD panel. The TC-L32E5 is the smallest of the bunch measuring at a 32 inch class, the TC-L37E5 at a 37 inch class, the TC-L42E5 measures at a 42 inch class, and finally the TC-L47E5 at a 47 inch class to round out the bunch.
Panasonic U5 Series
Like the C5 series, the U5 series’ TC-L42U5 is the only other Panasonic 2012 model that is a CCFL backlit LCD HDTV. At a 42 inch class, the TC-L42U5 features a 1080p resolution and includes three HDMI terminals, one USB port, a PC input and game mode.
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Panasonic ET5 Series
The three models that make up the Panasonic ET5 series all feature the IPS LED LDC panel that we’ve been talking about in the higher end models. But not only do they offer that, they also feature a full HD polarized 3D with four pairs of polarized 3D glasses for your viewing pleasure. The TC-L42ET5 measures 42 inches, the TC-L47ET5 measures 47 inches, and the TC-L55ET5 measures at 55 inches. They also include 2D to 3D conversion, built in WiFi, 360 scanning blacklight and built in Wifi for web browsing and social networking functions.
Panasonic X5 Series
The Panasonic X5 series offers you two models – one of which is the smallest inch class out of the 2012 lineup. The TC-L24X5 is a 24 inch class model offering a 1080p resolution on a LED LCD panel. It also features one USB port, one HDMI terminal, a PC input and a game mode. In contrast, the TC-L23X5 is a 32 inch class model offering a lower resolution at 720p on it’s IPS LED LCD panel. It also features three HDMI terminals, one USB port, one PC input and a media player. This model is also Eco-efficient and is Energy Star certified.
Panasonic C5 Series | Panasonic TC-L32C5
Rounding up the Panasonic 2012 lineup is the C5 series with just one model. The Panasonic TC-L32C5 is a 32 inch class CCFL backlit LCD HDTV with a 720p resolution. It features two HDMI terminals, one PC input, one USB port and a game mode.