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Panasonic has unveiled their new line-up of televisions for 2013. The 16 new refreshed models feature Android and iOS compatibility, voice interaction and the new Touch Pen accessory.
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The 2013 Smart Viera Plasma line-up allows users to transfer photos and videos to the TV from their Android or iOS devices directly to the screen, dubbed the ‘Swipe and Share’ feature, users swipe their finger towards the TV in order for their photos and videos to be displayed on-screen.
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Panasonic has introduced the ability for users to add their own writing to their photos on screen via their tablet or smartphone by using the optional Electronic Touch Pen accessory.


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Voice Guidance; an accessibility function that utilises text-to-speech technology in order to read-out text content as it appears on screen.
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Panasonic has added Voice Interaction, which enables users to search through content on the TV by speaking into the Smart Touch Pad Controller, or through the Viera Remote 2 app on their tablets and smartphones and will display search results on screen.


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Panasonic won't be releasing anything larger than a 65inch out of their 16. That being said though, their top end range (60 and 65 inch) series feature what they say offers "beyond the reference" level of picture quality.

The new line-up of 2013 models is set to be available as early as February 2013. No information has been given on pricing yet.

Would you use a pen on your Viera TV?


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Simplify your TV experience with My Home Screen

Get instant and easy access to your favorite TV content with Panasonic’s new IPTV technology.

The intuitive interface allows you to find what’s important to you quickly and easily.

Also custom settings let up to 5 people manage their individual preferences, making it perfect for the whole family.

My Home Screen Enabled VIERA Models:

TC-P65ZT60
SMART VIERA® 65" Class ZT60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (64.7" Diag.)

VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction
3000 Focused field drive
30720 Gradation steps, DCI 98% color space
1080p Full HD Resolution, Full 3D HD, THX 3D
Touch Pen (Optional Accessory)


TC-P65VT60
SMART VIERA® 65" Class VT60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (64.7" Diag.)

VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
3000 Focused field drive
30720 Gradation steps, DCI 98% color space
1080p Full HD Resolution, Full 3D HD, THX 3D
Touch Pen (Optional Accessory)


TC-P65ST60
SMART VIERA® 65" Class ST60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (64.7" Diag.)


VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
2500 Focused field drive
1080p Full HD Resolution, Full 3D HD
Touch Pen

PRE-ORDER:

Suggested Retail Price: $2,799.99
Ships In April

TC-L55WT60
SMART VIERA® 55" Class WT60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (54.6" Diag.)


VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
3D IPS LED LCD TV
240Hz, 4,200 Back Light Scanning Technology
Ultra Slim Metal Bezel w/ Acrylic Clear Stand
Dual Core Pro4 Chip Processor
Touchpad Remote Included
2D & 3D in Full HD 1080p Ready
Four Pairs of 3D Glasses Included

TC-L60DT60
SMART VIERA® 60" Class DT60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (60.1" Diag.)


VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction
3D IPS LED LCD TV
1,920 Back Light Scanning Technology
Ultra Slim Metal Bezel Design
Dual Core Pro4 Chip Processor
Touchpad Remote Included
2D & 3D in Full HD 1080p Ready
Four Pairs of 3D Glasses Included

Source: Panasonic @ CES 2013 Updates
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2013 PANASONIC PLASMA LINEUP:

SMART VIERA® Plasma HDTVs - 2013


SMART VIERA® 65" Class ZT60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (64.7" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction
3000 Focused field drive
30720 Gradation steps, DCI 98% color space
TC-P65ZT60

SMART VIERA® 60" Class ZT60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (60.1" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction
3000 Focused field drive
30720 Gradation steps, DCI 98% color space
TC-P60ZT60

SMART VIERA® 65" Class VT60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (64.7" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
3000 Focused field drive
30720 Gradation steps, DCI 98% color space
TC-P65VT60

SMART VIERA® 60" Class VT60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (60.1" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
3000 Focused field drive
30720 Gradation steps, DCI 98% color space
TC-P60VT60

SMART VIERA® 55" Class VT60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (55.1" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
3000 Focused field drive
30720 Gradation steps, DCI 98% color space
TC-P55VT60

SMART VIERA® 65" Class ST60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (64.7" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
2500 Focused field drive
1080p Full HD Resolution, Full 3D HD
TC-P65ST60

SMART VIERA® 60" Class ST60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (60.1" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
2500 Focused field drive
1080p Full HD Resolution, Full 3D HD
TC-P60ST60

SMART VIERA® 55" Class ST60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (55.1" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
2500 Focused field drive
1080p Full HD Resolution, Full 3D HD
TC-P55ST60

SMART VIERA® 50" Class ST60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (49.9" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
2500 Focused field drive
1080p Full HD Resolution, Full 3D HD
TC-P50ST60

SMART VIERA® 65" Class S60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (64.7" Diag.)
1080p Full HD Resolution
Online Movies & built-in Wireless LAN
600Hz Sub-Field Drive
TC-P65S60

SMART VIERA® 60" Class S60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (60.1" Diag.)
1080p Full HD Resolution
Online Movies & built-in Wireless LAN
600Hz Sub-Field Drive
TC-P60S60

SMART VIERA® 55" Class S60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (55.1" Diag.)
1080p Full HD Resolution
Online Movies & built-in Wireless LAN
600Hz Sub-Field Drive
TC-P55S60

SMART VIERA® 50" Class S60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (49.9" Diag.)
1080p Full HD Resolution
Online Movies & built-in Wireless LAN
600Hz Sub-Field Drive
TC-P50S60

SMART VIERA® 42" Class S60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (41.6" Diag.)
1080p Full HD Resolution
Online Movies & built-in Wireless LAN
600Hz Sub-Field Drive
TC-P42S60
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2013 PANASONIC LCD LINEUP:

SMART VIERA® LED LCD HDTVs

SMART VIERA® 55" Class WT60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (54.6" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
3D IPS LED LCD TV
240Hz, 4,200 Back Light Scanning Technology
TC-L55WT60

SMART VIERA® 47" Class WT60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (46.9" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction and Built-In Camera
3D IPS LED LCD TV
240Hz, 4,200 Back Light Scanning Technology
TC-L47WT60

SMART VIERA® 60" Class DT60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (60.1" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction
3D IPS LED LCD TV
1,920 Back Light Scanning Technology
TC-L60DT60

SMART VIERA® 55" Class DT60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (54.6" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Interaction
3D IPS LED LCD TV
1,920 Back Light Scanning Technology
TC-L55DT60

SMART VIERA® 55" Class ET60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (54.6" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Guidance
3D IPS LED LCD TV
120Hz, 720 Back Light Scanning Technology
TC-L55ET60

SMART VIERA® 50" Class ET60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (49.9" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Guidance
3D IPS LED LCD TV
120Hz, 720 Back Light Scanning Technology
TC-L50ET60

SMART VIERA® 65" Class E60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (64.3" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Guidance
Super slim LED LCD TV
120Hz, 240 Back Light Blinking Technology
TC-L65E60

SMART VIERA® 60" Class E60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (59.8" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Guidance
Super slim LED LCD TV
120Hz, 240 Back Light Blinking Technology
TC-L58E60

SMART VIERA® 50" Class E60 Series Full HD LED LCD TV (49.9" Diag.)
VIERA Connect, My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Voice Guidance
Super slim LED LCD TV
120Hz, 240 Back Light Blinking Technology
TC-L50E60
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Looks like the 2012 VT50 innards are now the 2013 ST60 innards - minus the THX settings.

No full details yet of what the difference is between the ZT60 and the VT60?
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Introducing the World's Largest 4K OLED TV

The 56-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel with 4k2k resolution (3,840 x 2,160 resolution, 8.29 million pixels), the world's largest OLED panel produced through the "RGB all-printing method." *1 Prototype each panels are exhibiting at the Panasonic booth.

*1 As of January 9, 2013 for OLED panels produced through the RGB all-printing method. (Panasonic data)

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According to some research I did on this forum, Rahzal mentions that the ZT60 uses a new panel as opposed to the rest of the series all use the same base panel as 2012. It has become the new flagship model which I believe the blacks will look insane on this TV.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450235/ces-panasonic-unveils-2013-tvs-new-smart-tv-interface/60#post_22797363

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Sorry, but I do NOT want to get up and touch my TV, even with a smudge free pen. eek.gif
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Sorry, but I do NOT want to get up and touch my TV, even with a smudge free pen. eek.gif

My thoughts exactly. I am looking to possibly upgrade, but just because at times the floating black levels on TC-P50G25 get minorly annoying and have not heard of any fix for it.
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SMART VIERA® 42" Class S60 Series Full HD Plasma TV (41.6" Diag.)
1080p Full HD Resolution
Online Movies & built-in Wireless LAN
600Hz Sub-Field Drive
TC-P42S60

So Panasonic is bringing back the 42" 1080p plasma?
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Great technology but I still think that Matsushita TV division wil be dead soon...

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1434305/panasonic-planning-to-exit-tv-production

These are more like Apple TVs.
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Sorry, but I do NOT want to get up and touch my TV, even with a smudge free pen. eek.gif

Right!! Exactly what I was thinking.

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+1!!!!!

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Great technology but I still think that Matsushita TV division wil be dead soon...

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1434305/panasonic-planning-to-exit-tv-production

These are more like Apple TVs.


I know last couple years all Japanese TV makers such as Panasonic, Sony, Sharp etc. have been seriously struggling to make ends meet. One of the biggest challenge they faced and still facing is Korean competitors such as Samsung and LG. But this could change. One big contributor for the troubles of the Japanese companies is historically higher Yen against pretty much all other currencies in the world and cheap Korean Won at the same time. The Japanese Yen appreciated more than 30% against the US Dollar and Korean Won in last 5 or so years. While Korean Won was steadily low and even got lower against the US Dollar. So there are double reasons why the US consumers pick cheap TVs made by Korean makers over their Japanese competitors.

But since the Japanese Democratic Liberal Party won the election less than a month ago, a new prime minister Abe started working to bring high Japanese Yen values lower. He is putting a lot of pressure to ease monetary policy set by the central bank of Japan. With such efforts within one month, the Japanese Yen is cheaper against the US Dollar by almost 17 percent compared to the values in September last year. Also, Korean Won has been appreciating its value against both US Dollar and Japanese Yen. Even Japanese stock markets have been rallying last few weeks and are up more than 15% at the same time.

It may be too early to judge if this trend of lower Japanese Yen and Higher Korean Won/US Dollar is a steady trend. There is another election in Japanese for the House of Representatives later this year. If the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party wins just like they did in the Senate last month, Prime minister Abe, the head of the party, will have much easier time controlling the Japanese political scene and push his addenda. Then his monetary easing policy will take much deeper root. It will then revitalize failing Japanese economy and relieve their TV industries.

I hope what I have just written comes true. It's too sad to see Japanese TV industry dissolves in the near future...

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Touch screen pen, I don't even like the motion control on my Sammy Plasma....and on top of than, it will only take one time for my 3 year old to see me using a pen on my tv before she realizes its ok to use blunt instruments to color with on Daddy's TV!!!!eek.gif I realize that all of these extras, voice control, motion control, pen touch control, are gimmicks for the initial purchase to set them apart from the competition, I wish they would just let their picture and price do all the talking....Or do what Mitsubishi did for a little bit and throw a respectable row of speakers in a flat panel for once so our receivers, amps, and speakers can take breaks while watching the damn news or My little Pony Friendship is Magic!!!!tongue.gif

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I know last couple years all Japanese TV makers such as Panasonic, Sony, Sharp etc. have been seriously struggling to make ends meet. One of the biggest challenge they faced and still facing is Korean competitors such as Samsung and LG. But this could change. One big contributor for the troubles of the Japanese companies is historically higher Yen against pretty much all other currencies in the world and cheap Korean Won at the same time. The Japanese Yen appreciated more than 30% against the US Dollar and Korean Won in last 5 or so years. While Korean Won was steadily low and even got lower against the US Dollar. So there are double reasons why the US consumers pick cheap TVs made by Korean makers over their Japanese competitors.

But since the Japanese Democratic Liberal Party won the election less than a month ago, a new prime minister Abe started working to bring high Japanese Yen values lower. He is putting a lot of pressure to ease monetary policy set by the central bank of Japan. With such efforts within one month, the Japanese Yen is cheaper against the US Dollar by almost 17 percent compared to the values in September last year. Also, Korean Won has been appreciating its value against both US Dollar and Japanese Yen. Even Japanese stock markets have been rallying last few weeks and are up more than 15% at the same time.

It may be too early to judge if this trend of lower Japanese Yen and Higher Korean Won/US Dollar is a steady trend. There is another election in Japanese for the House of Representatives later this year. If the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party wins just like they did in the Senate last month, Prime minister Abe, the head of the party, will have much easier time controlling the Japanese political scene and push his addenda. Then his monetary easing policy will take much deeper root. It will then revitalize failing Japanese economy and relieve their TV industries.

I hope what I have just written comes true. It's too sad to see Japanese TV industry dissolves in the near future...

Michaelmorio

Problem is every other country is trying to do the same thing. No one wants a strong currency. You would expect the stock market to rally when a currency goes down. The same thing happens in the US. USD drops, dow goes up. A 15% rise in equities when the currency depreciates 17% is just an illusion of a rallying stock market. The market hasn't rallied at when priced in the world's reserve currency.
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