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Panasonic UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player plugs the high-end gap left by Oppo
Panasonic UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player plugs the high-end gap left by Oppo By Chris Hall

Panasonic announced a new reference grade Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the DP-UB9000 which has a substantial chassis and a range of other technologies to ensure supreme audio and visual performance. It was announced in February and more recently we've had... Read more

Panasonic's 2018 4K HDR LED TVs support HDR10+ and offer Google and Alexa voice controls
Panasonic's 2018 4K HDR LED TVs support HDR10+ and offer Google and Alexa voice controls By Chris Hall

Panasonic has detailed its 2018 4K HDR LED TVs, joining the flagship OLED models it announced earlier in the year.There are four new series that will carry an LED panel: FX750, FX740, FX700 and FX600. The FX600 is the entry-level point for 4K HDR from... Read more

Colouring in Hollywood: How OLED is helping to change the way our movies look
Colouring in Hollywood: How OLED is helping to change the way our movies look By Stuart Miles

"The new Marvel Avengers [movie] has 18 different versions for the all relevant cinema releases," explains Charles Bunnag, the lead colourist at Technicolor on the new Avengers: Infinity War film due out this summer.It's a number we find hard to believe... Read more

Panasonic CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
Panasonic CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Elyse Betters

Panasonic will be at CES 2018 and will likely unveil new TVs.The company is holding a press conference and will help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address. Unlike other major players, such as Samsung... Read more

Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray player delivers Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Alexa voice control
Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray player delivers Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Alexa voice control By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has launched four new ultra HD Blu-ray players ahead of CES 2018.The new models will offer a range of new features including HDR10+ playback, Dolby Vision support, and for the first time, voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.At... Read more

Panasonic FZ950 and FZ800 flagship OLED TV ranges continue 'Hollywood to Home' focus
Panasonic FZ950 and FZ800 flagship OLED TV ranges continue 'Hollywood to Home' focus By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has announced four new OLED TV models ahead of CES 2018.The new ranges, the FZ950 and FZ800, will continue the company's "Hollywood to Home" focus as Panasonic seeks to help the movie industry recreate the creative intent of the filmmaker by... Read more

Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range
Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range By Rik Henderson

During its IFA 2017 press conference, Panasonic announced that it is adding a 77-inch model to its line of 4K HDR OLED televisions.Coming this Autumn, the Panasonic EZ1002 has a 77-inch screen and, along with the EZ952, fits into the company's 4K Pro... Read more

Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared
Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared By Chris Hall

Panasonic has confirmed its full line-up of 4K HDR TVs for 2017, making quite a shuffle to the line-up compared to 2016. There's a shift in technologies and a change to the numbering scheme, but fear not, because we've got you covered. The 2017 Panasonic... Read more

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300
A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300 By Chris Hall

Panasonic was a big player in kickstarting this whole Ultra HD Blu-ray thing. It, alongside Samsung, launched the first player in 2016, aiming high, with the UB900. That was a remarkable piece of home entertainment kit and soon after followed the UB700,... Read more

Panasonic will update top-tier 2016 televisions to support hybrid log gamma
Panasonic will update top-tier 2016 televisions to support hybrid log gamma By Chris Hall

There's a lot of chatter in HDR land about a new format called hybrid log gamma, or HLG to its friends. Hybrid log gamma is a new system for high dynamic range that's been co-developed by the BBC and it could be a future solution for broadcast HDR. While... Read more

Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017
Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017 By Max Langridge

Panasonic has used CES 2017 to launch a trio of new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players at the more affordable end of the budget spectrum. The DMP-UB400, UB310 and UB300 all promise to deliver a super-sharp 4K Blu-ray image thanks to the company's Hollywood Cinema... Read more

Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills
Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills By Mike Lowe

At CES 2017 it's all about the tellies. And Panasonic is looking to make its mark in TV this year with a brand new Ultra HD 4K OLED, the EZ1002.But this is no ordinary OLED: the EZ1002 is said to produce nearly double the brightness of a normal OLED panel... Read more

Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner
Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner By Mike Lowe

First there was the Viera CZ950V: Panasonic's first 4K OLED television. A TV that we first laid eyes on back in January at the CES 2016 trade show; the very first THX certified 4K OLED, no less; a TV that, despite its £6,000 asking price, sold out its... Read more

Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars
Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars By Mike Lowe

Panasonic has a brand new 4K UHD Blu-ray player, the UB700, which is pitched a peg lower than its UB900 bigger brother - and perfectly placed to take on the Samsung UBD-K8500 in the €500/£430 price wars.The UB700 is similar to the UB900 with many of... Read more

Panasonic 4K HDR choices 2016: DX902, DX802, DX750, DX700 TVs explored
Panasonic 4K HDR choices 2016: DX902, DX802, DX750, DX700 TVs explored By Chris Hall

Panasonic refreshed its line-up of Viera televisions for 2016, with a number of models offering Ultra HD/4K, as well as high dynamic range (HDR).We saw the launch of the DX900 at CES 2016 (appearing as the DX902 in Europe), Panasonic's first television... Read more

Panasonic UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player available from mid-April
Panasonic UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player available from mid-April By Chris Hall

One of the first Ultra HD Blu-ray players to hit the shelves will be the Panasonic UB900, meaning you'll be able to play your (as yet unavailable) Ultra HD Blu-ray discs in glorious 4K with HDR on your brand new television.Panasonic has confirmed that... Read more

Want a premium 4K experience? Panasonic DX900 is first-to-market Ultra HD Premium TV
Want a premium 4K experience? Panasonic DX900 is first-to-market Ultra HD Premium TV By Mike Lowe

The battle for the ultimate 4K TV is on at this year's CES, with Panasonic the first to get an Ultra HD Premium qualified TV to market - the DX900 - which is due out this February.While Ultra HD Premium doesn't redefine the core of what 4K is all about... Read more

UHD Blu-ray players are finally here: Panasonic enters 4K disc market with DMP-UB900
UHD Blu-ray players are finally here: Panasonic enters 4K disc market with DMP-UB900 By Mike Lowe

With 4K ultra-high definition TVs beginning to become the norm, it's been a long and winding road for the physical format, UHD Blu-ray, to reach its final standard. With the UHD Alliance now signed and sealed on that deal, 4K Blu-ray players will, finally,... Read more

Panasonic has invented a surround sound rug. Yes, you read that right
Panasonic has invented a surround sound rug. Yes, you read that right By Mike Lowe

The home of the future is a weird and wonderful place. And to go with your robot butler you’ll obviously want a 6.1 surround sound system that doesn’t get in the way. So why not put it in a rug, on the floor?That’s exactly what Panasonic has shown... Read more

Want the only THX certified 4K OLED TV? You'll want the Panasonic Viera CZ950 then
Want the only THX certified 4K OLED TV? You'll want the Panasonic Viera CZ950 then By Mike Lowe

Panasonic confirmed its newfound commitment to 4K OLED at the 2015 IFA consumer technology showcase, by unveiling the curved-screen Viera TX-65CZ950V TV at its press conference.It's not the first time we've seen a Panasonic OLED set, with various prototype... Read more

First Panasonic Firefox OS-powered smart TVs now available in Europe
First Panasonic Firefox OS-powered smart TVs now available in Europe By Elyse Betters

You can now buy a Panasonic smart TV running Firefox OS.Months after debuting Firefox OS for television sets, Mozilla has ;announced that six Panasonic TV models loaded with its new OS are now available in Europe and will begin to ship elsewhere in the... Read more

What does Firefox OS bring to Panasonic TVs? 10 key features explored
What does Firefox OS bring to Panasonic TVs? 10 key features explored By Mike Lowe

It's the year when smart TVs get even smarter thanks to advancing operating systems. We've seen LG webOS, Android TV used in Philips sets, Tizen for Samsung, and now Firefox OS makes its way to the latest Panasonic 4K TVs.Mozilla Firefox is a well-known... Read more

Panasonic first to sign up to offer Freeview Play on its 2015 TVs and DVRs
Panasonic first to sign up to offer Freeview Play on its 2015 TVs and DVRs By Rik Henderson

Panasonic is the first TV manufacturer to confirm that its new sets will support the new Freeview Play platform.Freeview Play is the free-to-air digital TV service's connected platform which will offer the ability to access catch-up content through a... Read more

Panasonic enters curved TV market: Viera CR850 heads-up 4K LED range for 2015
Panasonic enters curved TV market: Viera CR850 heads-up 4K LED range for 2015 By Mike Lowe

Panasonic has been behind the curve when it comes to curved TVs (terrible pun intended), only teasing a 4K prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015. Now, at its annual company press conference, that model has been given a production name: the Viera... Read more

Panasonic's 2015 4K TVs are Firefox OS powered: CX850 is the new flagship
Panasonic's 2015 4K TVs are Firefox OS powered: CX850 is the new flagship By Chris Hall

Panasonic has unveiled its 2015 range of top-flight televisions and they will be powered by Firefox OS.Revealed on the opening day of CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Panasonic's new line of 2015 TVs includes the CX850, CX800, CX650 and CX600 series, all featuring... Read more

Panasonic AX902 is a 4K Ultra HD TV with Amazon 4K and Netflix 4K
Panasonic AX902 is a 4K Ultra HD TV with Amazon 4K and Netflix 4K By Elyse Betters

Panasonic has announced it will launch the AX902 4K Ultra HD LED LCD television this autumn. The television supposedly features Panasonic's best picture performance and home entertainment experience. In fact, the AX902 can adust to lighting conditions... Read more

Panasonic flagship Viera AX900 4K UHD TV coming Q3, AX800 and AS800 series for World Cup
Panasonic flagship Viera AX900 4K UHD TV coming Q3, AX800 and AS800 series for World Cup By Rik Henderson

Panasonic will introduce a new 4K UHD TV to the UK in autumn that will be its new flagship set, but is yet to reveal significant details on it. The Viera AX900 TV will have "as yet undisclosed picture quality and 'beyond smart' advances". It will feature... Read more

Panasonic Viera smart TVs to come with Freesat Freetime, catch-up services at a click
Panasonic Viera smart TVs to come with Freesat Freetime, catch-up services at a click By Luke Edwards

Panasonic has just announced a partnership with Freesat that means its new Viera smart televisions will come with Freesat Freetime built-in.The Freesat Freetime offering will work for users connected via a dish or through an aerial cable. It will offer... Read more

Panasonic Smart TVs to use Mozilla's Firefox OS
Panasonic Smart TVs to use Mozilla's Firefox OS By Rik Henderson

Panasonic and Mozilla have joined forces to create future Smart TVs powered by Firefox OS. Other manufacturers have announced allegiances with different operating systems, such as Philips/TP Vision's Android set and LG's webOS TV, but Panasonic has opted... Read more

The day plasma died: Panasonic will stop making plasma screens from December
The day plasma died: Panasonic will stop making plasma screens from December By Luke Edwards

Today is a sad day for plasma TVs. Panasonic has announced that it will stop making the screens from December. As one of the greatest makers of plasma televisions, this must surely be the end for this type of TV.After Pioneers's brilliant Kuro line bit... Read more

Panasonic pulling out of plasma TV market by March 2014?
Panasonic pulling out of plasma TV market by March 2014? By Jake Smith

Panasonic has long been a player in the plasma television space, but that may soon end if reports from Reuters and Nikkei are to be believed. According to both publications citing sources, the Japanese electronics giant is planning to exit the plasma... Read more

Panasonic Viera WT600 offers HDMI 2.0, supports 60fps 4K input
Panasonic Viera WT600 offers HDMI 2.0, supports 60fps 4K input By Chris Hall

Panasonic has announced the Viera WT600, a 4K television incorporating the HDMI 2.0 standard that was just announced.The inclusion of HDMI 2.0 compatibility means that the Panasonic set will accept a 4K 60fps input from 4K playback devices such as Blu-ray... Read more

Death of plasma TV: Could Panasonic be thinking of pulling out?
Death of plasma TV: Could Panasonic be thinking of pulling out? By Rik Henderson

Panasonic is reportedly considering withdrawal from the plasma television market. As shocking as that may seem, Japanese newspaper Nikkei claims that the company has already halted new development of plasma display technology and will cease panel production... Read more

Panasonic closing LCD plant to start production on OLED and 4K tablet
Panasonic closing LCD plant to start production on OLED and 4K tablet By Ian Morris

Eagle-eyed television lovers will have spotted that Panasonic has changed its LCD range to use passive 3D technology. Not because it particularly believes passive 3D is the best 3D display tech, but as a result of shutting down its own LCD panel manufacturing... Read more

Panasonic's 2013 TV ranges announced. 16 plasmas and 16 LCDs
Panasonic's 2013 TV ranges announced. 16 plasmas and 16 LCDs By Ian Morris

Panasonic has announced its 2013 range of TVs, and there’s some interesting technology here. First, the company was keen to promote its smart TV platform. It’s improving that this year, with something called My Home Screen. This is a customised user... Read more

Panasonic’s 2013 TVs know who you are and are more accessible than ever
Panasonic’s 2013 TVs know who you are and are more accessible than ever By Ian Morris

If you have hearing or vision problems, then Panasonic wants to make sure you’re not excluded from enjoying its smart TV services. And it wants to personalise the whole experience of smart TV to each user.The technologies for accessibility are nothing... Read more

The death of plasma? Panasonic sales drop by 41 per cent
The death of plasma? Panasonic sales drop by 41 per cent By Rik Henderson

Panasonic has posted its annual financial results and, like many other Japanese consumer electronics brands, the last fiscal year has not been kind. The firm has posted a loss of 812.8 billion Yen (£6.3 billion).In addition, the results show an alarming... Read more

Panasonic to release Siri-style TVs
Panasonic to release Siri-style TVs By Danny Brogan

First it was voice guidance on your phone, now you’ll soon be able to control your television by barking instructions at it. Panasonic's Viera 2012 range of televisions, enables you to change channels, turn up the volume, find listing information and... Read more

Panasonic announces the new VT50 flagship plasma
Panasonic announces the new VT50 flagship plasma By Ian Morris

CES is always the time when Panasonic announces its new, top of the range plasma TV. And this year, the screen it's promoting is the VT50. There are two possible models, one is the 55-inch P55VT50 and the other is the 65-inch P65VT50.Both sets will have... Read more

Panasonic Blu-ray player to launch with Netflix built-in
Panasonic Blu-ray player to launch with Netflix built-in By Hunter Skipworth

Netflix is nothing new to IPTV and Smart home cinema accessories; what is, however, is a dedicated button for it on the remote control. Shown off by Panasonic at this year's CES we figured it worth a mention, given it is Netflix a go go over in the UK... Read more

Panasonic Viera TVs get Fetch TV, Vimeo and other new services
Panasonic Viera TVs get Fetch TV, Vimeo and other new services By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has announced a bevy of new apps for its Viera connected TV range, including Fetch TV and video website Vimeo. Fetch TV offers consumers on-demand access to a wealth of movies from major studios, as well as a range of specialist TV channels,... Read more

Panasonic Star Wars Blu-ray deal announced
Panasonic Star Wars Blu-ray deal announced By Paul Lamkin

If your sole intention of buying a Blu-ray player this summer was in preparation of what surely has to be the biggest Blu-ray release to date - Star Wars: The Complete saga - then Panasonic may have just the deal for you.The Japanese electronics giant... Read more

Panasonic, Samsung and Sony triple team for universal 3D action
Panasonic, Samsung and Sony triple team for universal 3D action By Paul Lamkin

3D purists get ready to punch the air with delight, 3D early adopters get ready to punch the dog in frustration*...Panasonic, Samsung and Sony have teamed up with Xpand to create the "Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative" which will see a set of standards brought... Read more

Panasonic films Elbow tour in 3D
Panasonic films Elbow tour in 3D By Hunter Skipworth

Elbow is set to move into the third dimension with their latest tour which has been filmed by cutting edge Panasonic 3D cameras.Dress rehearsals and behind the scenes footage of the tour, in support of their 'build a rocket boys!' album is to be broadcast... Read more

Panasonic Viera Remote iPhone and iPad app revamped and relaunched
Panasonic Viera Remote iPhone and iPad app revamped and relaunched By Paul Lamkin

Panasonic has announced that its Viera Remote app for iDevices has had a spring clean, and now offers more features and is more compatible with the cloud based Viera Connect service.The app, which controls your Viera TV plasma models (VT30 Series, GT30... Read more

Panasonic DMR-BWT800 and DMR-BWT700 take the 3D plunge
Panasonic DMR-BWT800 and DMR-BWT700 take the 3D plunge By Paul Lamkin

Not sure whether to get a a Blu-ray player, a Freeview HD recorder or a HDD recorder? Then why not get all three in one with the latest home cinema set ups from Panasonic - the 3D ready DMR-BWT800 or DMR-BWT700.Both machines feature twin tuners, so you... Read more

Panasonic debuts its first 3D LED TV
Panasonic debuts its first 3D LED TV By Libby Plummer

Panasonic's Viera TV lineup for 2011 will include the brand's very first 3D LED panel, in the shape of the DT30 series. Comprising two panels - the 37-inch TX-L37DT30 and the 32-inch TX-L37DT30 - the DT30 series adds mid-size TVs to the super-size plasma... Read more

Panasonic: Active 3D better than passive
Panasonic: Active 3D better than passive By Libby Plummer

3D TV is here to stay. The technology has come and gone in the past but, now that it's made it into our homes, it's there for good. That's not the end of the story though. There's still a great debate raging as to what form that 3D is going to take. It's... Read more

Panasonic Viera 3D TV range for 2011 detailed
Panasonic Viera 3D TV range for 2011 detailed By Paul Lamkin

It's Panasonic's turn to wheel out its latest TV sets over in Vegas, with the Japanese company unveiling an absolute plethora of models, with 3D firmly (and unsurprisingly) in mind.Top of the bill is the Panasonic Viera VT30 plasma range which encompasses... Read more

Avatar 3D Blu-ray exclusive to Panasonic until 2012
Avatar 3D Blu-ray exclusive to Panasonic until 2012 By Rik Henderson

Panasonic has confirmed that the 3D Blu-ray of Avatar will continue to be exclusively bundled with the manufacturer's kit until February 2012, dashing hopes that a retail version of the disc will hit stores any time soon.The company has been offering... Read more