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CES: Neue Plasma & LCD-TVs von Panasonic

Panasonic stellt auf der CES seine neuen Plasma & LCD-TV-Serien vor. In den USA sollen die neuen Plasma-TVs bereits ab Februar und die LCD/LED-Geräte im Verlauf des Frühjahrs in den Handel kommen. In den USA gibt es 16 neue Plasma TV-Modelle zwischen 42 und 65 Zoll Bilddiagonale und ebenfalls 16 neue LCD-TVs in kleineren Größen von 32 bis 55 Zoll. In die Top-Modelle integriert Panasonic eine Kamera für Skype-Telefonie.

Für die Plasma-TV-Flagschiffe der ZT60-Serie verspricht Panasonic eine "Beyond the Reference"-Qualität mit nochmals verbessertem Schwarzwert und Kontrast. Dazu wird u.a. die Frontscheibe direkt auf dem Plasma-Panel befestigt und somit der Zwischenraum beseitigt. Verbesserungen gibt es auch beim erhöhten Farbraum und der 3D-Wiedergabe. Die ZT60-Plasma-TVs sind mit Bilddiagonalen von 60 und 65 Zoll erhältlich und bieten THX sowohl im 2D als auch 3D-Modus sowie eine ISF-Kalibrierung, die mit der "Calman"-Software durchgeführt werden kann.

Für Deutschland liegen noch keine Informationen zu den konkreten Modellen vor, trotz der unterschiedlichen Märkte wird aber ein großer Teil der Feature-Innovationen wahrscheinlich auch bei der neuen Generation hierzulande zu erleben sein:

  • "My Home Screen": Persönliche Gestaltung des Hauptbildschirms für einzelne Nutzer
  • "Swipe & Share 2.0": Austausch von Bildern und Videos zwischen Fernseher und Android/iOS-Geräten mit "einem Wisch"
  • "Touch Pen": Mit dem Zubehör lassen sich Bilder auf dem Bildschirm beschriften
  • "Voice Guidance": Sprachausgabe von Texten auf dem Bildschirm
  • "Voice Interaction": Spracheingabe über den VIERA Touch Pad Controller oder die VIERA Remote 2 App auf dem Smartphone

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PANASONIC UNVEILS ENHANCED 2013 SMART VIERA PLASMA HDTV LINEUP

2013 Models Deliver Increased Connectivity and Personalization Options, Expanded VIERA Connect™, Superior Full HD 3D, “Beyond the Reference” Picture Quality and Pristine Design
 
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 7, 2013) – Panasonic, an industry and technology leader in High Definition and Smart TV technology, introduces its 2013 line of Smart VIERA® Plasma HDTVs.  Continuing its tradition of developing award winning Plasma HDTVs, Panasonic has introduced an enhanced 2013 lineup built around user personalization and advanced networking features, increased connectivity, re-mastered picture quality, and stunning design elements.  Ranging from 42-inch class to 65-inch class, the 16 new models provide the highest quality picture and breadth of viewing options directly to the consumer.
 
Building on its reputation for creating innovative products, Panasonic’s 2013 VIERA televisions have become more than a screen, now functioning as an extension of all lifestyle and mobile devices.
 
The 2013 Smart VIERA Plasma line-up features:
My Home Screen – a personalization function that allows each user in the home to create their own personal home screen giving them quick access to their favorite content. (2013 VIERA ZT60, VT60, and ST60 Series)
Swipe & Share 2.0 – a  connectivity enhancement that transforms the TV into a hub for streaming and sharing photo and video content seamlessly with Smartphone and Tablet devices.  Through Panasonic’s proprietary VIERA ConnectTM platform, users can transfer personal photos and videos from their Android or iOS devices directly to the large screen with a simple swipe of the finger and transfer them back to their smart devices the same way.  Swipe & Share also enables sharing of user-generated photos and videos that are on the large screen with other Android or iOS devices. (2013 VIERA® ZT60, VT60, and ST60 Series)
Touch Pen – a design feature which allows users to add their own writing to their photos on screen and transfer them back to their smart devices using the optional Electronic Touch Pen (TY-TP10U) accessory. (2013 VIERA ZT60, VT60, ST60, and S60 Series)
Voice Guidance – an accessibility function that uses text to speech functions to verbalize text content as it appears on your TV.  (2013 VIERA ZT60 and VT60)
Voice Interaction — by simply saying a key word into the Smart VIERA Touch Pad Controller or Smartphone (VIERA Remote 2 App must be installed), the search result is displayed on the VIERA HDTV screen and also verbally read out. (2013 VIERA ZT60 and VT60 Series)
 
The Smart VIERA ZT60, VT60, ST60 Series models also include a web browser  with built-in Wireless LAN and the VT60 will also feature Panasonic’s first-ever built-in camera  to enhance the home entertainment experience.  In addition, each new Smart VIERA HDTV offers an enhanced VIERA ConnectTM platform including more options for streaming video content, unique social networking features, fully-integrated apps, and intuitive search features designed to make the user experience fast and easy.  
 
“Panasonic continually strives to surpass the previous year’s successes, and the new 2013 series of VIERA Plasma HDTVs does just that,” said Henry Hauser, Vice President, Merchandising Group, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America.  “The series’ enhanced VIERA Connect IPTV functionality, superior picture and sound quality, and advanced connectivity capabilities have completely transformed the TV viewing experience.  With the 16 new models, Panasonic has set the bar for years to come.”
 
The new VIERA® ZT60 Plasma Series is equipped with a master studio panel, producing deep black levels for stunning picture quality. The new design maximizes the natural properties of glass and metal to visually express the superb performance of display and color.  With the addition of a new Louver filter, the ZT Series line delivers improved external light shading, clarity and light transmittance.  The new panel reduces reflections to create sharper pictures with higher contrast in bright environments.
Building on last year’s "Glass and Metal" design concept, the 2013 VIERA models continue to focus on sleek designs while delivering pristine picture display and superior sound quality. The VT60 Series includes built-in side speakers, and a thin metal pedestal with one sheet of glass featured on the ZT and VT Series models delivers a minimalist aesthetics and design. The ZT60 and VT60 Series models are also equipped with a Dual Core with Hexa Processing Engine.
 
ZT60 Series
The ZT60 series is Panasonic’s Full HD 3D Plasma flagship series and is available in two screen sizes – the TC-P65ZT60, 65-inch class and the TC-P60ZT60, 60-inch class. With 1080p resolution, the ZT60 series comes with advanced features for connectivity including My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, three HDMI and three USB connectors, along with VIERA ConnectTM, allowing consumers to connect to applications through the internet via built in Wireless LAN and Web Browser.  2D-3D conversion transforms 2D content to 3D images in real-time.  The ZT Series also includes two pairs of Active Shutter 3D Eyewear.
 
The VIERA ZT60 Series offers a “Beyond the Reference” level of picture quality. Ultimate black color, contrast and crystal crisp picture are achieved thanks to the new Studio Master Panel with newly developed panel driving method and panel structure with direct glass layer. The front glass is directly attached to the Plasma panel itself by Panasonic’s exclusive crafting methods. As a result of the improvement, dim and double images are cut off by eliminating the air gap layer between the front glass and Plasma panel. The ZT60 series enhances compatibility between ultimate picture quality and stylish design. The quality of the ZT60’s 3D images is greatly enhanced, with clear, natural Full HD 3D images because of reduced crosstalk. 3000 Focused-field Drive also produces image resolution of 1080 lines for 2D images, to provide crisp, clear image motion. A wider color gamut (DCI 98% Color Space) is achieved thanks to a newly developed pure red phosphor.  The ZT60 features THX in both 2D and 3D modes *1 as well as ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration. Calibrators adjust the detailed picture setting with calibration software (CALMAN™ ) provided by SpectraCal Inc.
 
In addition to picture quality, operation and usability of the VIERA® ZT60 Series is also refined  with Voice control and easy web search are achieved based on voice recognition technology in combination with new touch pad remote controller with microphone. Also, text to speech function offers voice guidance for convenient usage of the web browser. In addition, the painting and retouching function based on Panasonic’s newly developed Touch Pen technology offers a fun and new experience for using your  TV. (Touch pen accessory is optional) 
 
The ZT60 Series offers advanced network functions via VIERA ConnectTM — Panasonic’s exclusive cloud-based IPTV function.  Multi-tasking allows simultaneous use of apps from seven categories, including YouTube, Skype and Facebook. Web browser capability makes it easy to use the Internet from the TV. DLNA, Wireless LAN and Bluetooth are also supported for a high level of convenience.
 
The ZT60 Series display panel is free of mercury and lead. A newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process give the Plasma panel longevity of up to 100,000 hours before the brightness of the panel decreases to half. This is more than 30 years of viewing when watched 8 hours a day.   The stylish design of the ZT60 Series is based on the concept of “one sheet of glass”, which accentuates the superiority of the panel’s picture quality and the unique pedestal structure with a thin metal plate gives the TV an elegant glass and metal aesthetics.
 
VT60 Series
The VT60 series includes three screen sizes – the TC-P55VT60, 55-inch class; TC-P60VT60, 60-inch class; and TC-P65VT60, 65-inch class.  The VT60 Series achieves the ultimate in advanced design combining built-in side speakers and a built-in camera with a Full HD 3D display delivering 1080p resolution via an Infinite Black Ultra Panel. Similar to the ZT60 series, the VT60 models are equipped with enhanced connectivity features including VIERA ConnectTM, My Home Screen, built-in Wireless LAN and Web Browser, Swipe and Share 2.0.  The VT60 Series also includes a Touch Pad Controller and voice interaction with three HDMI and three USB connectors. The VT60 Series also includes two pairs of Active Shutter 3D Eyewear.  3000 Focused-field Drive technology produces image resolution of 1080 lines for 2D images, to provide crisp, clear image motion. The VT60 also features THX in both 2D and 3D modes *1 as well as ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration. Calibrators adjust the detailed picture setting with the calibration software (CALMAN™ )provided by SpectraCal Inc.
 
ST60 Series
The TC-P50ST60, 50-inch class; TC-P55ST60, 55-inch class; TC-P60ST60, 60-inch class and TC-P65ST60, 65 inch class comprise the ST60 series of Full HD 3D VIERA® HDTVs. The ST60 models include Infinite Black Pro Panel with 2500 Focused Field Drive and 1080p Full HD resolution for pristine picture quality.  The ST60 Series features VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, a Web Browser, Swipe and Share 2.0, and voice guidance.  The series includes three HDMI connections, two USB ports and two pairs of Active Shutter 3D Eyewear.
 
S60 Series
The S60 Series is one of two non-3D models in this year’s HDTV Plasma lineup.
There are five screen sizes in the S60 Series – the TC-P42S60, 42-inch class; TC-P50S60, 50-inch class; TC-P55S60, 55-inch class; TC-P60S60, 60-inch class; and TC-P65S60, 65-inch class.  The S60 Series includes an Online Movies feature — a service that provides select IPTV functionality by offering access to popular applications for streaming movies and other videos.  All S60 models offer 1080p Full HD resolution, built-in Wireless LAN, 600Hz Sub-field Drive, Media Player; DLNA, VIERA® Link, two HDMI connections and two USB ports.
X60 Series
The X60 Series is one of two non-3D models in this year’s HDTV Plasma lineup.
There are two screen sizes in the X60 Series — the TC-P42X60, 42-inch class and TC-P50X60, 50-inch class.  The X60 offers 720p HD resolution; Media Player; 600Hz Sub-Field Drive; Game Mode; two HDMI connections and one USB port.
 
Panasonic’s line of 2013 VIERA Plasma HDTVs will be available starting in February 2013.  They will be on display at the Panasonic booth #9406 at the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8, 2013 through January 11, 2013.  For more information including technical specifications please visit www.Panasonic.com.
 
Notes
*1 – Tentative

 

PANASONIC UNVEILS STUNNING DESIGN INNOVATIONS AND CUTTING-EGDE FEATURES ON VIERA® 2013 LED/LCD MODELS
 
All-LED Line-up Features Expanded VIERA Connect™, Ultimate Picture Quality, Increased Connectivity and Personalization Options, Cutting-Edge Design
 
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (January 7, 2013) – Panasonic, an industry and technology leader in High Definition and Smart TV technology, unveiled the new 2013 lineup of VIERA LED/LCD HDTVs that redefine the home entertainment experience and add simplicity and luxury to the home.  The 2013 VIERA LED/LCD product line achieves the ultimate in advanced design with outstanding picture quality, easy operation and enhanced connectivity and personalization options. For 2013, all Panasonic VIERA LCD models are LED.
 
“Panasonic’s new LED/LCD models transform the home, creating not only the ultimate viewing experience, but the finest in design innovation, allowing the television to become the centerpiece of the home” said Henry Hauser, Vice President, Merchandising Group, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. “We’re committed to pushing the envelope in terms of form and functionality while maintaining our strong commitment to producing the most environmentally-friendly products.”
 
The 2013 Smart VIERA LED/LCD line-up features:
My Home Screen – a personalization function that allows each user in the home to create their own personal home screen giving them quick access to their favorite content. (2013 VIERA WT60, DT60, ET60, and E60 Series)
Swipe & Share 2.0 – a connectivity enhancement that transforms the TV into a hub for streaming and sharing photo and video content seamlessly with Smartphone and Tablet devices.  Through Panasonic’s proprietary VIERA ConnectTM platform, users can transfer personal photos and videos from their Android or iOS devices directly to the large screen with a simple swipe of the finger and transfer them back to their smart devices the same way.  Swipe & Share also enables sharing of user-generated photos and videos that are on the large screen with other Android or iOS devices. (2013 VIERA® WT60, DT60, ET60, and E60 Series)
Voice Guidance – an accessibility function that uses text to speech functions to verbalize text content as it appears on your TV.  (2013 VIERA WT60, DT60, ET60, and E60 Series)
Voice Interaction — by simply saying a key word into the Smart VIERA Touch Pad Controller or Smartphone (VIERA Remote 2 App must be installed), the search result is displayed on the VIERA HDTV screen and also verbally read out. (2013 VIERA WT60 and DT60 Series)
 
Representing the latest engineering technologies, the 2013 lineup achieves the ultimate in modern design. Panasonic’s enhanced IPS Panel technology delivers a wide viewing angle with almost no picture degradation.  Twice backlight scanning motion and improved contrast ratio with finer local dimming control contribute to crisp and superior picture quality with improved color accuracy.  4200 Backlight Scanning technology reduces motion blur and loss of detail in fast-moving images, along with 1080p resolution and dot noise reduction, each of the 16 models feature unmatched, vivid and true-to-life picture quality.
 
Committed to producing products that are mindful of the environment, Panasonic’s new and improved high efficient LED/LCD panels reduce power consumption up to 15%. Panasonic’s new LED/LCD models are Energy Star 6.0 certified. (except the VIERA 50-inch class and 39-inch class B6 Series models).
 
WT60 Series
The WT60 series is the FULL HD 3D, IPS LED LCD flagship series and is available in two screen sizes – the TC-L47WT60, 47-inch class and the TC-L55WT60, 55-inch class.
 
The WT60 is equipped with 1080p resolution and a wide viewing angle .  The 2D-3D conversion, transforms 2D content to 3D Images in real-time, and local dimming and Clear Panel Pro further enhance picture quality.  The models feature three HDMI ports, allowing for 3D video and audio features.  In addition, the panel’s backlight scanning utilizes 4200 BLS technology, which provides a clearer picture to enjoy fast-moving scenes.  The WT60 also features Panasonic’s first-ever built in camera for enhanced connectivity with VIERA ConnectTM apps and technologies.
 
The WT60 Series features a minimalist approach to aesthetics that is encompassed by a clear pedestal with an elegant metal bezel and is equipped with VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, and Voice Interaction / Guidance. The WT60 Series also features ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration. Calibrators adjust the detailed picture setting with the calibration software (CALMAN™ ) provided by SpectraCal Inc.
 
 DT60 Series
The DT60 series includes two screen sizes – the TC-L55DT60, 55-inch class and TC-L60DT60, 60-inch class.  The series achieves the ultimate in advanced design with a stunning display.  The DT60 series produces a clear viewing experience at virtually any angle with 1080p FULL HD resolution and a 178 degree wide viewing angle.  The DT60 Series is equipped with enhanced connectivity features, including VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Voice Interaction /Recognition, with three HDMI and three USB ports, and a Dual Core with Hexa Processing Engine.  In addition, the 55-inch class model’s backlight scanning utilizes up to 1920 BLS technology while the 60-inch class model utilizes up to 1200 BLS.
 
ET60 Series
The TC-L50ET60, 50-inch class and TC-L55ET60, 55-inch class comprise the ET60 series of FULL HD 3D IPS LED LCD TVs.  The ET60 models include 1080p FULL HD resolution and 2D-3D conversion for pristine picture quality.  The ET60 series features VIERA ConnectTM, My Home Screen, built In Wireless LAN, Swipe and Share 2.0, and Voice Guidance.  The series includes 3 HDMI connections and 2 USB ports. In addition, ET60 Series’ backlight scanning utilizes up to 720 BLS.
 
E60 Series
The TC-L42E60, 42-inch class; TC-L50E60, 50-inch class; TC-L58E60, 58-inch class and the TC-L65E60, 65-inch class comprise the E60 series of FULL HD 3D LED LCD TVs. The E60 models include 1080p FULL HD resolution and dot noise reduction for the ultimate viewing experience.  The E60 series features 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports.  With VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, built in Wireless LAN, Voice Guidance and Swipe and Share 2.0, the new line makes it more convenient than ever for users to access and navigate content.  In addition, E60 Series’ backlight scanning utilizes up to 240 BLB.
 
 EM60 Series
The EM60 series provides the consumer with 1080p resolution, slim LED and narrow bezel design. There are two screen sizes in the EM60 series – the TC-L39EM60, 39-inch class and TC-L50EM60, 50-inch class. All offer media player, with two HDMI connections and one USB port. Dot noise reduction technology enhances image quality of content.  In addition, EM60 Series’ backlight scanning utilizes up to 240 BLB.
 
XM6 Series
The TC-L32XM6, 32-inch class model features 720p resolution with two HDMI connections with one USB port.  The XM6 series reflect Panasonic’s minimalistic design with a slim bezel.  Dot noise reduction technology enhances image quality of content.
 
 B6 Series
The TC-L32B6, 32-inch class model features 720p resolution, and the TC-L39B6, 39-inch class model and TC-L50B6, 50-inch class model feature 1080p resolution.  The entire B6 series is equipped with two HDMI connections with one USB port. Dot noise reduction technology enhances image quality of content.
 
The Panasonic 2013 VIERA® LED LCD HDTVs will be available in the spring of 2013.  They will be on display at the Panasonic booth #9406 at the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8, 2013 through January 11, 2013.  For more information including technical specifications please visit www.Panasonic.com.

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