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#1 petetherock

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

http://www.whathifi....s-release-dates

http://www.panasonic...elevisions.aspx





2013 Panasonic VIERA Plasma TV line up
There’s 16 new models for the Plasma TV line up, including a new flagship ZT60 series and including enhanced features to the Smart side of things. This line up will be available starting in February 2013.
Also new, and supplied with the ST60 and above, is the Panasonic Touch Pen, which allows you to draw directly on to your plasma TV.


ZT60 Series – flagship plasma TV
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TX-P65ZT60 UPDATE: 65in model shown at CES but not available in UK
TX-P60ZT60 60in model ONLY
Completely different panel to rest of Panasonic range
Full HD 1080p
Active 3D; Includes two pairs of Active Shutter 3D Eyewear
Viera Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance
Optional Touch Pen accessory
HDMI x3, USB x3
‘Beyond the Reference’ picture quality
THX in both 2D and 3D modes (tentative)
Built-in Wireless LAN and web browser, DLNA, Bluetooth
Release date: May


Panasonic VT60 Series
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TX-P50VT60
TX-P55VT60
TX-P65VT60

Full HD 1080p
Active 3D; Includes two pairs of Active Shutter 3D Eyewear
Built-in side speakers
Built-in camera
My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance
Touch Pen supplied
HDMI x3, USB x3
THX in both 2D and 3D modes
Release date: April/May
Price: TBC, similar to 2012 models

Panasonic GT60 Series
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TX-P50GT60
TX-P42GT60
Full HD 3D neoPlasma TV with 3000 Hz FFD
Hexa-processing Engine
THX-certified 2D/3D display
VIERA Connect, my Home Screen, Voice Interaction, Swipe and Share 2.0
USB HDD recording
Voice and gesture controls
Touch pen supplied
Replaces GT50, award-winner
3000 Hz FFD
Release date: April/May
Price: TBC, similar to 2012 models

Panasonic ST60 Series


TX-P42ST60
TX-P50ST60
TX-P55ST60
TX-P65ST60
Full HD 1080p
Active 3D
Viera Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Guidance, web browser
Touch Pen supplied
HDMI x3, USB x2

Panasonic S60 Series

TX-P42S60
TX-P50S60
TX-P55S60
TX-P60S60
TX-P65S60
Full HD 1080p
Built-in Wireless LAN, DLNA, Viera Link
Optional Touch Pen accessory
Online movie/video streaming
HDMI x2, USB x2

Panasonic X60 Series

TX-P42X60
TX-P50X60
720p resolution
HDMI x2, USB x1

Edited by petetherock, 14 February 2013 - 10:32 AM.


#2 petetherock

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:26 AM

2013 Panasonic VIERA LED/LCD TV line up
There’s 16 new models for the LED/LCD TV line up, leading with the WT60 series and including enhanced features to the Smart side of things. This range will be available in the spring of 2013. Silver as main design, with some white and black models available. All Panasonic 3D LCD TVs use passive 3D technology.
Panasonic WT60 Series
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TX-L47WT60
TX-L55WT60
Full HD 1080p
3D
HDMI x3
Backlight scanning 4200 BLS
Local dimming
Wide viewing angle
Built-in camera
Viera Connect My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance
2 x Twin Tuners = 2 Freeview HD and 2 Freesat HD tuners

Panasonic DT60 Series
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TX-L42DT60
TX-L47DT60
TX-L50DT60
TX-L55DT60
TX-L60DT60
Full HD 1080p
178 degree wide viewing angle
HDMI x3, USB x3
Viera Connect My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, Voice Interaction and Guidance
Release date: March

Panasonic FT60 Series

TX-L42FT60
TX-L47FT60
Replaces ET50 range
Similar spec to DT60, no extra remote for voice/gesture, though you can use Viera Remote 2.0 for these functions
Full HD 1080p
178 degree wide viewing angle
HDMI x3, USB x3
Viera Connect My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Guidance
Release date: March

Panasonic ET60 Series

TX-L42ET60
TX-L47ET60
TX-L50ET60
TX-L55ET60
Full HD 1080p
Passive 3D
2D-3D conversion
Viera Connect, My Home Screen, built-in Wireless LAN, Swipe and Share 2.0
HDMI x3, USB x2
Backlight scanning 720 BLS
Panasonic E6 Series

TX-L32E6
TX-L39E6
TX-L42E6
TX-L50E6

Full HD 1080p
No 3D
Dot noise reduction
Viera Connect, My Home Screen, built-in Wireless LAN, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Guidance
HDMI x3, USB x2
Backlight scanning 240 BLS
Panasonic EM6 Series

TX-L32EM6
TX-L39EM6
TX-L50EM6
1080p resolution
HDMI x2, USB x1
Dot noise reduction
Backlight scanning 240 BLS

Panasonic XM6 Series

TX-L32XM6
TX-L39XM6
TX-L50XM6
720p resolution
HDMI x2, USB x1
Dot noise reduction

Panasonic B6 Series

TX-L32B6
TX-L39B6
TX-L42B6
TX-L50B6
720p resolution for TC-L32B6
1080p resolution for TC-L39B6 and TC-L50B6
HDMI x2, USB x1
Dot noise reduction

#3 petetherock

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

The ZT looks very promising.
It was listed for 4000 GBP, let's see what it costs when it finally arrived in the 65".
A little disappointing that it doesn't come in a larger size.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

Such a shame the ZT isn't offered as a 55" :(

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

Those photos are interesting. The plasmas display pictures to show off contrast, the LCDs show pictures so bright the image is burnt into your retinas.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

Do we get European models or Asian models?

Asia is not getting the ZT60's at all, and the loss of that extra 5" on the European model is enough to turn me off. I was hoping we'd see a 70" plasma this year to make everything perfect, but to take a step back is annoying.

Also, apparently the ZT60's are going to be a small production run and not likely to show up in big box retailers, rather by order and high-end specialty retailers. Which means a high price that won't move down much at all.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

And for those doomsayers who think that Plasma is dead. It's the largest range of Plasma TVs that Panasonic have ever released and there's still lots of R&D going on.

http://www.hdtvtest....01302112658.htm

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:13 PM


"Panasonic has also struggled with the diminishing interest in Plasma televisions, which have traditionally dominated the company’s TV line-up. To realign with customer demand, its production of LCD models increased last year, but TVs like Panasonic TX-L47DT50 failed to perform at the level of the best from the competition. However, Estornel suggests that LCD televisions are as in danger as plasma TVs. Estornel says that “people say OLED will replace plasma [but] OLED will replace LCD. It will replace everything.” The only thing currently holding back this relatively new TV technology “is a question of cost.” Panasonic has already announced that it is to cease production of LCD TVs in favour of OLED models, and its new 4k tablet."

http://www.trustedre...t-really-worked


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

Great. Means OLED panels will be perfected and lowered in price sooner rather than later.

Bring on an 80" 4K OLED for $4999.99!

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#11 petetherock

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

Just a thought, the bigger the screen, the more likely it is to catch some reflections, and that's the bane of plasma TVs. I have to look out for stray light, and avoid reflections, which is not so easy on my 64".

Otherwise plasma is fabulous for PQ.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

Just a thought, the bigger the screen, the more likely it is to catch some reflections, and that's the bane of plasma TVs. I have to look out for stray light, and avoid reflections, which is not so easy on my 64".

Otherwise plasma is fabulous for PQ.


Show me an LCD with a less reflective screen than a good plasma, I haven't seen one in years.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

"Panasonic has also struggled with the diminishing interest in Plasma televisions, which have traditionally dominated the company’s TV line-up. To realign with customer demand, its production of LCD models increased last year, but TVs like Panasonic TX-L47DT50 failed to perform at the level of the best from the competition. However, Estornel suggests that LCD televisions are as in danger as plasma TVs. Estornel says that “people say OLED will replace plasma [but] OLED will replace LCD. It will replace everything.” The only thing currently holding back this relatively new TV technology “is a question of cost.” Panasonic has already announced that it is to cease production of LCD TVs in favour of OLED models, and its new 4k tablet."

http://www.trustedre...t-really-worked


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It seems that Samsung and LG are having serious problems with OLED technology and are getting cold feet. Main stream availability and acceptance seem a long way off.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

good to see panasonic further progress the plasmas in their range. very good to hear :)

glad to also see they plan to move on from lcd, good riddance is all can think off !

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

And for those doomsayers who think that Plasma is dead. It's the largest range of Plasma TVs that Panasonic have ever released and there's still lots of R&D going on.

http://www.hdtvtest....01302112658.htm

Quite astute mate . the prices here recall the saying ''nature abhors a vacuum'' :rofl:

No price has been attached to the Panasonic OLED TV, but – as a guide - the rival 55-inch OLED set from LG is set to sell for 8,000 Euros, or roughly £6,400.
Read more at http://www.trustedre...crrceCVHEofl.99



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

It seems that Samsung and LG are having serious problems with OLED technology and are getting cold feet. Main stream availability and acceptance seem a long way off.


Not at all mate, teething problems in a new type of tech/product are very normal.

Once the failure rate is reduced, expect to see plenty in the next 3 years... as I'm sure you know some have already been released overseas.

Don't deny it Owen, you know it's true. :P

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

Your optimism and enthusiasm are to be commended mate, but I'm a realist. It took a decade for Plasma and LCD to get to the pricing we see today and both did not have to compete with well established very cheap alternatives that perform more than acceptably for the vast majority. Added to that the market was hungry for flat panels TV's and was unhindered by a GFC.

Most people now have a flat panel TV, money is tight and demand is way down on what it once was. Selling high price TV's in today's market is going to be very difficult so sales volume will be low and price drops slow.

Large affordable OLED TV's will come sooner or later, but my moneys on latter.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

An interesting objective viewpoint without formal measurements but I do trust this site as their reviews are thorough when they do official ones.

Panasonic ZT60 vs. Pioneer Kuro

Has the King of Plasmas finally been supplanted? Time will tell. One thing is for sure...I have my order in for a ZT60.

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#19 Owen

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

Still limited to 65", and for ZT maybe only 60" down under :( . Surely people after a high end TV will want something larger in 2013. Hell, we could buy 63" Plasma's over 10 years ago, wouldn't buy that size then and sure wouldn't be happy with that size now.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:25 PM

If only Panasonic would team up with Canon and revive SED technology.

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#21 petetherock

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:43 PM

Actually I rather not have these new fangled stuff, and have to pay more.
I rather have a solid plasma or even LED so long as the PQ is good, and the price is right, instead of always paying a very high price for cutting edge, which may still be unreliable or expensive.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

Any pricing for the new range?
Cheers, Pickles.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

Any pricing for the new range?
Cheers, Pickles.


Seems that some pricing is already out online for $2290. Cheaper than current range, also seen $2330. In both cases need to add in postage of $100-200 depending on location, i am sure once they land that the price can be had in store.

I have heard that there is lag for gaming which puts me off as it is one of the primary uses for me as I have a cinema room with projector for movie watching. Does anyone know if it is noticeable lag or just being picky?

Edit: pricing links
$2,290.00 http://www.webprice....a-neo-plasma-tv
$2,330.00 http://www.savvyappl...-id-THP65ST60A/

Cheers,
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Edited by souljah_adam, 23 April 2013 - 01:36 PM.


#24 diesel

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:32 PM

I do like the look of their ZT/VT/GT series.

Finally getting some decent style in their displays.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:37 PM

http://hdguru.com/pa...iew/#more-10296

"...the best overall image of any HDTV we’ve ever reviewed."

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