Panasonic launches new Life+ Screen range of VIERA LED LCDs

The new range combines smart features with the next generation of exceptional picture quality, all within a modern, premium design

18th Jun 2014

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Panasonic has today announced its new Life+ Screen range of VIERA HDTVs. Boasting intelligent features, excellent picture quality and stunning design, the new range redefines the TV viewing experience and enables users to enjoy all of their content in the simplest and most seamless way possible.

With 22 models across 10 series, the new Life+ Screen range offers more choice than ever before. The flagship AX900 series and AX800 series extend Panasonic’s existing 4K Ultra-HD TV offering, and a complete line up of Full HD models is available in the AS800, AS740, AS700, AS670, AS640, A430, AS610 and A400 series.

Premium features such as IPS LED LCD displays and Life+ Screen functionality are available on a greater range of Panasonic models, ensuring viewers can have the best possible experience on any budget.

Maetham Roomi, Product Marketing Manager, VIERA TV, Panasonic Australia, said, “The days of using a TV mainly for watching free-to-air broadcasts and the occasional DVD are long behind us. The new Life+ Screen range is designed for the modern, hyper-connected household where multiple content sources are standard and second-screening is second nature. Life+ Screens adapt to each viewer’s lifestyle and make it easy to access all of their content, all of the time.”

Intelligent features

Panasonic’s new Life+ Screen range goes beyond ‘Smart TV’ by adapting to the viewer’s preferences and lifestyle. Selected Life+ Screen features are available on the AX900, AX800, AS800, AS740, AS700, AS670, AS640, and AS610 series.

The new my Stream feature presents viewing recommendations that are aggregated from a variety of sources (such as YouTube, web site bookmarks and HDD content) as a single pool, effectively breaking different content types out of their silos. This eliminates the need to change TV channels repeatedly or browse the Internet to find content sources – the Life+ Screen does all of the searching itself. A proximity sensor coupled with face recognition via the built-in camera and voice print recognition works to instantly and automatically display each user’s homescreen, personalised Info Bar and my Stream.

Life+ Screen learns the content preferences of individual users through their viewing history. Viewers can also tag content they’re interested in using the “my” button on the remote control, and there is a Voice Search feature to find specific content based on key words. For example, entering the keyword “soccer” would result in the TV displaying related content such as an online video of game highlights.

Life+ Screen offers a truly tailored experience with the my Home Screen interface. This personalised gateway can be customised with the user’s favourite apps and content, and there are various pre-designed homescreens available for download.

Content has no boundaries thanks to the Swipe & Share (Android and iOS devices) and Display Mirroring (Android devices) features. Swipe & Share works for not only sharing photos, videos, music and web links to the Life+ Screen from a tablet or smartphone, but also for saving content that another person has shared to the Life+ Screen, to their own device. The new Display Mirroring feature takes this a step further by transferring the tablet or smartphone’s entire display in real-time to the Life+ Screen – perfect for viewing favourite apps, games and other interactive content on the larger display.

Viewers can also watch their favourite shows live when they’re not at home while using the new TV Anytime feature.The Remote Recording feature (previously only available on Panasonic’s Blu-ray Recorders) lets users set-up timer recordings to watch programs back home at their own convenience. Thanks to the twin HD tuners, households can also record one channel while watching another.

Other smart features include a Remote Sharing function that enables family members to stay in touch by sending video memos and text messages to the Life+ Screen, a Voice Interaction Pro function that makes navigation almost as easy as having a conversation, and access to a large number of apps from providers such as Quickflix (unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows), Telstra BigPond Movies (a library of 4,000 titles on demand), SBS On Demand, ABC iView and Ovation.

Advanced Picture Quality

Panasonic has taken the learnings from its plasma business to produce unparalleled picture quality in the new Life+ Screen range. The Studio Master Drive provides more accurate colour and smoother gradation at virtually any brightness. The newly-developed Studio Master Colour LED backlight achieves a wide colour gamut.

The IPS LED Super Bright display reproduces clear images even in bright places by using a high-efficiency LED backlight and a high-transmittance panel. The IPS technology ensures beautiful images are produced with excellent brightness, colour and contrast from almost every viewing angle.

Robust blacks and delicate gradation are achieved through the Local Dimming Pro technology, which matches the backlight control and optimises the brightness level to each area. This enables deeper black expression and displays even tiny details in dark scenes with crisp clarity.

Beautiful images are produced from virtually any source courtesy of the Fine Remaster Engine. This works hand-in-hand with the Dot Noise Reduction feature, which uses unique detection and correction technologies to reduce low bit rate noise on everything from broadcasts and web pages to DVDs and online video.

Stunning Design

The Life+ Screen range uses Panasonic’s new Premium Furniture Design, emphasising simplicity. Panasonic has radically shifted its TV design focus for 2014, reflecting the fact that as screen sizes get bigger, TVs should integrate more sutbly and harmoniously into people’s living rooms.

The new design focuses attention on the screen and the pictures on it rather than the bodywork around the TV. The clean, simple lines streamline the visual appeal, with slim and angular borders that follow the lines of the screens. The tabletop stands use subtle finishes and slender open designs that minimise the TV’s physical impact to make it fit in seamlessly with high-quality furniture.

To reinforce the new “TV as furniture” approach, Panasonic builds its new Premium Design TVs using high-quality authentic materials, predominantly glass and metal. The top-of-the-range AX900 and AX800 Series have a luxurious floating design using a super narrow bezel, with the free-standing screen on a three-degree tilt, counterweighted at the rear of the panel.

 

FeaturesModelAvailabilityRRP
AX800 Series – 4K Progressive 3D LED LCD TH-65AX800A Now $5,999
Easy Operation 65 inches
·         Life+ Screen Enabled
·         my Home Screen TH-58AX800A Now $4399
·         my Stream 58 inches
·         Info Bar
·         Dual Core Processing
·         Built in Camera
·         Voice Recognition and guidance
·         Touch Pad Remote
·         TV Anytime
Networking
·         Wi-Fi Built in
·         VIERA Connect
·         4K Swipe & Share 2.0
·         4K Web browser (inc Flash)
·         4K SD Photo Viewer
·         USB HDD PVR Recording
·         Support format: HEVC/H.264/AVCHD/3D/Progressive,
          SD Video/AVI/MKV/WMV/MP4/M4v/
·         FLV/3GPP/VRO/VOB/TS/PS, 
          MP3/AAC/WMA Pro/FLAC/Apple Lossless/WAV, JPEG/MPO
Picture quality
·         Ultra-HD LED LCD TV (3840 x 2160p)
·         2000Hz Backlight Scanning (100Hz Native)
·         50/60p with HDMI 2.0 and Display Port 1.2a
·         4K Fine Remaster Engine
·         Active Shutter Progressive Full HD 3D
·         Local Dimming Pro
·         Twin HD Tuner (Picture in Picture)
·         Dot Noise Reduction Pro
·         ISFccc Calibration Mode
·         4K THX Certified Display
·         Front Speakers x2, Woofer x1 (4+4+10) 18W
Design
·         Super Narrow Bezel
·         3 Degree Tilt
Input/Output
·         1x HDMI 4K 60/50p input (Lower)
·         3x HDMI input (3x Side)
·         1x Display Port 1.2a (Lower)
·         3x USB input (USB 3.0 on Input 1)
·         1x SD Memory Card Slot (SDXC)
·         1x Component Video Input (Shared with Composite)
·         1x Composite Video Input
·         1x LAN Port
·         1x Optical Digital Audio Out
AS800 Series – Full HD LED LCD TV TH-60AS800A WK4 June $3,299
Easy Operation 60 inches
·         Life+ Screen Enabled
·         my Home Screen TH-55AS800A WK4 June $2,799
·         my Stream 55 inches
·         Info Bar
·         Dual Core Processing
·         Camera Built in
·         Voice Recognition and guidance
·         TV Anytime
·         Touch Pad Remote
Networking
·         Wi-Fi Built in
·         VIERA Connect
·         Swipe & Share 2.0
·         Web browser (inc Flash)
·         SD Photo Viewer
·         USB HDD PVR Recording
·         Support format: AVCHD 3D/Progressive, SD-Video/AVI/MKV/WMV/MP4/M4v/FLV/
           3GPP/VRO/VOB/TS/PS,MP3/AAC/ 
           WMA Pro/FLAC/Apple Lossless/WAV, JPEG/MPO
Picture quality
·         Full-HD LED LCD TV (1920x1080p)
·         1,800Hz Backlight Scanning (100Hz Native)
·         Fine Remaster Engine
·         Passive HD 3D
·         Local Dimming
·         Twin HD Tuner (Picture in Picture)
·         Dot Noise Reduction Pro
·         ISFccc Calibration Mode
·         Front Speakers x2, Woofer x1 (4+4+10) 18W
·         VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
Input/Output
·         4x HDMI input (3x Side) (1x Bottom)
·         3x USB input (USB 3.0 on Input 1)
·         1x SD Memory Card Slot (SDXC)
·         1x Component Video Input (Shared with Composite)
·         1x Composite Video Input
·         1x LAN Port
·         1x Optical Digital Audio Out
AS740 Series – Full HD LED LCD TV TH-60AS740A Now $2,899
Easy Operation 60 inches
·         Life+ Screen Enabled
·         my Home Screen
·         my Stream
·         Dual Core Processor


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