When it comes to 2014 flat-panel TVs, Panasonic punts
The new TC-AX800U series features UHD resolution and edge-lit local dimming, as well as HDMI 2.0 and Displayport connections . It is available in 58" and 65" sizes; the 58" is available now and the 65" model will ship spring 2014.
Panasonic's TC-55AS680U is the 1080p flagship, but is only available in a 55" size. 240Hz refresh is the headline feature, and like the rest of the company's 2014 models it will feature an improved smart TV experience dubbed Life+ Screens.
The company released a number of additional 1080p LED-lit LCDs, but what I'm curious about is the claim that Panasonic engineers built an LED-lit LCD that can fill the shoes of the now-cancelled line of Panasonic plasma panels. I'll follow up once I've had time to check those new TVs out.
The press conference ended with a pitch for Panasonic's new line of hair dryers and curling irons. Simply put, Panasonic plasma is history. Will Panasonic remain a presence in the consumer TV market, or is this the beginning of the end for Panasonic as a TV brand?
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Edited by imagic - 1/14/14 at 10:24am