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Steve May  |  Apr 23, 2012  |  0 comments

Dixons’ own-brand 3DTV ships with ten pairs of 3D glasses in the box. Unfortunately the quality of a set’s stereoscopy is not proportional to the number of comedy goggles it comes with.

Ed Selley  |  Aug 25, 2011  |  0 comments
Home cinema has a new reference The P55VT30 is the best domestic plasma TV John Archer has ever seen – and believe us, he's seen plenty of 'em

Panasonic has tried all manner of different TV sizes over the past few years, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised to find it delivering another size ‘first’ in the form of its debut 55in model.

Ed Selley  |  Jul 15, 2011  |  0 comments
Big is always best Bigscreen addict John Archer gives over his entire office to spend quality time with Panasonic’s 85in 3D plasma

So here’s my dilemma. Do I get that brand new, fully loaded Audi Q7 I’ve had my eye on for so long, do I book the family into a luxury villa at the Maldives Hilton for, ooh, a couple of months or so, or do I buy Panasonic’s TH-85VX200 plasma screen?

John Archer  |  Nov 26, 2014  |  0 comments

This year was always likely to be a tricky one for Panasonic in TV terms, without having its ever-reliable plasma division to woo film fans. And to be honest it’s lived up – and down – to expectations, with the brand so far delivering a slightly untidy mix of hit-and-miss LCD sets.

John Archer  |  Feb 11, 2015  |  0 comments

Panasonic’s TX-48AS640 cuts a similar figure on your AV furniture to LG’s 47LB730V, with a bezel that combines silver top and bottom edges with thin black sides to striking effect. Connectivity is similar too, with three HDMIs, two USBs and both Ethernet and Wi-Fi network options.

John Archer  |  Sep 23, 2016  |  0 comments
While Panasonic's flagship screens – the DX902 models and its curved CZ952 OLED – garner the brand its most loving looks, it's never been afraid to aim its sights a little lower and cater for those on more everyday budgets. Here in the shape of the TX-50DX750, we have a 50in 4K HDR TV retailing for a very reasonable £950. Neither a cheapie nor a top-tier option, it's a set that will no doubt be on a lot of people's shortlists. 
Steve May  |  Sep 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Dolby Atmos – this mid-ranger will have AV fans drooling, says Steve May

The days of HDR elitism are over. With the advent of the GX800, Panasonic has neutralised the ongoing debate about dynamic HDR standards. It's slashed the price premium usually associated with the technology too; what was once the preserve of high-end enthusiasts is now ready for primetime. Fed up with having to decide between Dolby Vision or HDR10+ when opting for a new TV? This fair-minded flatscreen is happy playing both.

John Archer  |  Mar 07, 2015  |  0 comments

After a bit of faffing about, Panasonic enters 2015 in pretty good shape from a 4K TV perspective. Its AX802 sets are now – following the belated addition of Netflix 4K streaming support – impressive mid-range options, while its recently released AX902 models do a credible job of simulating the sort of picture qualities previously associated with the brand's plasma screens.

Steve May  |  Jun 05, 2015  |  0 comments

The TX-55AX902 has a lot to live up to. First teased over a year ago, when Panasonic created headlines with the promise that it was working on an LED LCD able to exceed the picture performance of its plasma TVs, it bristles with advanced image wizardry, plus a full-array LED backlight with advanced local dimming. So can it lay claim to the high-end 4K market?

Steve May  |  Nov 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Panasonic’s ownership of Universal Studios in the 1990s may have been short-lived, but it’s had a lasting impact on the way the brand makes TVs. That strategic purchase of the movie studio led to the creation of its Hollywood Labs R&D operation, and deep ties with creatives, in particular colourists, who have helped fine-tune its displays on a mission to replicate the images seen in professional mastering suites.
John Archer  |  Oct 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Standing out in today’s crowded OLED TV market is a tough job. The panels at the heart of almost every OLED TV typically come from the same place, and the extent of improvements brands can deliver year-on-year via processing alone seems to be diminishing. Yet Panasonic's selling point with its 2019 OLED TVs should resonate loud and clear with HCC readers: showing what the director intended...
Steve May  |  Jan 23, 2020  |  0 comments

There’s no shortage of fancy flagship 4K screens if your pockets are deep enough. But many claim rarefied air through cosmetic finesse and fanciful design. Panasonic isn’t interested in such jolly superficiality. Its GZ2000 is that rare beast – an OLED TV designed from the ground up to satisfy the particular needs 
of you, dear HCC reader. It takes a hardcore home cinema approach to sound and vision.

Steve May  |  Nov 25, 2020  |  0 comments
hccbestbuybadgev3Panasonic's Professional Edition OLED panel gets an IQ upgrade and the result is dazzling, says Steve May

There's never been a better time to invest in premium home theatre, now that multiplex screens have lost their silvery allure and cinema concessions now come with a side order of anxiety. Stepping up your AV game is the only sensible solution, and Panasonic's flagship HZ2000 is perhaps the ultimate flatscreen upgrade. Okay, it's not 8K, but for the movie sources of the here and now, it's unbeatable.

John Archer  |  Oct 05, 2016  |  0 comments
With TV frames getting inexorably thinner, it’s becoming harder and harder for TV brands to deliver truly distinctive designs. Yet Panasonic has certainly managed it with its new 58DX802: a 58in TV that arrives hanging between two metallic triangular ‘legs’, like a painting on an easel. 
Steve May  |  Aug 17, 2020  |  0 comments
hccbestbuybadgev3Panasonic sets the bar high with a do-it-all mid-ranger that has a penchant for popcorn, says Steve May

Panasonic's multi-talented, mid-range HX800 LED LCD could be the screen home cinephiles have been clamouring for. Offering a feature specification and picture characteristics more becoming panels twice the price, it's a tempting proposition if Dolby Vision HDR and a blistering gaming performance are big on your want list.

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