Panasonic TX-L65WT600 4K TV Announced

Panasonic have announced and launched their very first 4K Ultra HDTV at IFA 2013 in Berlin.

Their 65-inch Panasonic TX-L65WT600 Ultra HD TV from the WT600 series also grabs a world’s first, by being the first 4K TV to support the newly announced HDMI 2.0 input. This means it can support a 4K video singal with 60p, 50/60Hz allowing a frame rate of upto 60fps rather than 24fps. Sony has announced that their new “cheaper” XBR-55X850A, XBR-65X850A (X8) will support HDMI 2.0 out of the box, and their X9 models will receive a firmware update shortly adding support.

The Panasonic TX-L65WT600 of course has a 4K Ultra HD resoltuion of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 4x that of standard 1080p full HD, and is LED edge lit. It makes use of an LCD panel, so no famous Panasonic plasma here, but we doubt we will see a 4K plasma panel from anyone as everyone is slowly moving towards OLED.

Along with the HDMI 2.0 connection it also supports a DisplayPort 1.2a connection for use with professional 4K cameras or Windows / Mac computers.

Panasonic TC-L65WT600

Panasonic TC-L65WT600

You can expect the Panasonic L65WT600 to have all of the goodies you would expect to find on one of their flagship models, just with 4K added to the feature name! The Panasonic TX-L65WT600 has also earned itself a 4K THX certification, making it the second 4K to gain it after the Sharp UD1U.

The L65WT600 makes use of 4K Fine Remaster Engine which upscales any non 4K content to 4k. It also features a 4K Media player, which can display photos, and playback 4K videos from a USB drive or SD card. 4K Intelligent Frame Creation keeps the images looking sharp by upping the frame rate to 120fps eliminating motion blur and image judder.

Finally there is a 4K web browser and 4K online video playback. The specs shows that it supports the h.264 video codec, but no mention of the newer h.265 codec.

Other features include Home Screen, built in (auto) pop up camera, Hexa Processor engine, voice interaction, 4K swipe & share.

The Panasonic TX-L65WT600 is available for pre-order for $5,999.99, and will be available in early October.   In the UK / Europe it is known as the Panasonic TX-L65WT600B and sells for £5,499.

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