Press release. Hamburg 20. february 2012
Panasonic’s expanded LED LCD line-up demonstrates outstanding picture quality, impressive networking capabilities, easy operation, stylish design and eco-friendly features.
(Hamburg 20 February 2012). Panasonic today announces the 2012 line-up of Smart VIERA LED LCD TVs, including its largest ever LED screens. The new range boasts larger screen sizes – including 47 inch and 55 inch LED-based TVs; 20 models incorporating LED technology; and the introduction of passive 3D technology with the ET5 series.
The 2012 Smart VIERA LED LCD line-up benefits from the addition of IPS (In Plane Switching) LED panel technology, delivering an outstanding 178° viewing angle with almost no picture degradation in contrast and colour, as well as high frame rate panels with backlight scanning – up to 1600Hz – for crystal clear results during fast action scenes. The IPS panel also reduces after images and smearing for a smoother, crisper picture and helps to achieve higher contrast ratio and faster response time.
VIERA Connect, Smart VIERA’s cloud-based connected TV platform providing easy access to a growing number of online applications and services, is integrated into the top five new series. On those models you can also access social networking sites while simultaneously watching TV, and utilise the VIERA Remote App giving you a true multiscreen experience via your smartphone or tablet – ‘swiping’ content seamlessly between your mobile display and the TV. With the VIERA Remote App PRO available in the flagship WT50 series, you can ‘pull’ media content from the TV to your tablet or smartphone, and continue watching the content on your mobile device.
The line-up also boasts a host of energy saving features and functions to help reduce the TVs impact on the environment, and the highly efficient LED LCD panels can reduce power consumption by up to 25 percent compared to Panasonic’s 2011 models. All models from E5 onwards have “A+” class certification recognising the energy efficiency of these TVs.
Series by series breakdown
The flagship Smart VIERA WT50 LED series marks the debut of two new larger screen sizes, the 47 inch TX-L47WT50, and 55 inch TX-L55WT50, in addition to the 42 inch TX-L42WT50. All WT50 HDTVs feature:
Continuing Panasonic’s move to larger LED screen sizes, the DT50 series includes three models: the 42 inch TX-L42DT50; the 47 inch TX-L47DT50; and the 55 inch TX-L55DT50. These models feature:
Available in two screen sizes – the 42 inch TX-L42ET50 and 47 inch TX-L47ET50, – the ET50 series features a slim design and outstanding picture quality:
The five models in ET5 series – the 32 inch TX-L32ET5; 37 inch TX-L37ET5; 42 inch TX-L42ET5; 47 inch TX-L47ET5; and 55 inch TX-L55ET5 – feature 3D IPS LED panels and each comes with four pairs of passive 3D glasses. The models also include:
The four LED HDTVs in the E5 series – the 32 inch TX-L32E5, 37 inch TX-L37E5; 42 inch TX-L42E5 inches; and 47 inch TX L47E5 – include:
Featuring three models: