Panasonic New Zealand has announced the first of its 2016 line-up of 4K Smart Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TVs. Panasonic’s new generation of 4K Smart Ultra HD TVs offer advanced smart features and easy-access content, improved image quality, brightness, colours, and new ‘Switch Design’ pedestals.
Perfect for families and home entertainment enthusiasts, the extensive new TV range includes three flagship ranges – DX740, DX700 and DX600 with screen sizes ranging from 40 inch – 65 inch.
The new ‘Switch Design’ adjustable pedestals mean the TV’s feet can be changed into different styles and adapt to your living space. For the DX740 TV range, it can be switched into up to four different designs.
A large variety of easy-access content and apps makes Panasonic’s new Smart TVs perfect for Kiwis who want access to popular video on demand applications including Netflix, Lightbox, YouTube, and New Zealand’s best catch-up TV streaming services - FreeviewPlus, TVNZ OnDemand, 3NOW and Māori TV On Demand.
James Petterson, TV Product Manager, Panasonic New Zealand says “It’s an exciting time - we no longer have to wait for our favourite TV shows to make their way to our shores. Our favourite content is available when we want it thanks to streaming services such as Netflix, Lightbox and FreeviewPlus.
“Late last year, Netflix recommended Panasonic 4K Smart Ultra HD TVs for their ability to seamlessly launch the Netflix service via a dedicated Netflix button on the TV remote. This clever feature makes it incredibly easy to fire up the Netflix service and it has been a massive hit with our customers,” says James.
To further enhance the smooth operation and easy navigation of Panasonic’s 4K Smart Ultra HD TVs, Panasonic has this year collaborated with Mozilla to introduce a new Firefox operating system.
“Home entertainment fans will absolutely love the new My Home Screen 2.0. They can pin their favourite content and apps to their home screen for quick access and easy navigation. If you have a number of connected devices such as gaming consoles, Blu-ray players or Soundbars, these can be easily renamed on the home screen to improve user-convenience,” says James.
When paired with Firefox OS, Panasonic’s powerful Quad-Core Processor also helps ensure a seamless and superior streaming quality. It can run multiple apps and web pages at once without compromising performance, and allows Kiwis to easily switch between services for a truly sophisticated and immersive smart home entertainment experience.
In addition, Panasonic offers an extensive range of clever, easy to use smart features which have been designed for modern Kiwi families. Available on all three TV ranges, Panasonic’s TV Anytime function lets users enjoy their favourite TV shows anywhere and anytime. It accesses the TVs tuner and USB recordings can be watched on a smart device via the Panasonic Media Centre App.
The Swipe & Share and Easy Mirroring functions enable sharing of content stored on a smart device to be displayed on the TV screen, and Voice Interaction lets users control their TVs without using a remote – Kiwis can simply speak directly to the TV.
Not only do these three TV ranges boast Ultra High-Definition picture quality, the DX740 and DX700 range features a brand-new super accurate Studio Master HCX+ (Hollywood Cinema Experience plus) Processor chip which achieves greater colour accuracy, even with content which hasn’t been made in High Dynamic Range (HDR).
The DX740 and DX700 range faithfully replicate HDR content with an upgraded 3D Lookup Table System. This contains an archive of 8,000 reference points which enables 40 times more colour accuracy compared to a standard TV. This has resulted in an expansion in the range of both colour and contrast with HDR significantly boosting highlights to ensure deeper blacks and more life-like images.
The 4K Smart Ultra HD viewing experience is further enhanced with Panasonic’s new Super Bright Plus LCD panel. This LCD panel technology uses ultra-transmissive LCD cells to achieve greater brightness and more vibrant images, without using more power.
The retail pricing for the 4K Smart Ultra-High Definition TV range is below: