I have been a fan of Panasonic TVs for a while now and picked up one of the cheaper DX600B models a few years ago. I am itching to upgrade my main TV increasing the size to 65” so I have been eagerly keeping an eye on releases from all the leading manufacturers.
The latest line of Panasonic TVs is starting to be listed in stores along with pricing. I don’t have word on the latest OLED pricing from Panasonic, but it won’t be cheap based on the FX750B pricing.
The model I am specifically interested in is the TX-65FX750B which has a confirmed RRP of £1,952.99.
The smaller model TX-55FX750B will come in at £1,270.99, and the largest TX-75FX750B will be priced at £3,223.99
The FX750 uses an ‘Art & Interior’ all-glass frame making it very attractive to look at, and it makes it very slim.
The FX750 is certainly well equipped, sporting what Panasonic refers to as a ‘Super Bright’ 4K Ultra HD 100Hz 10-bit IPS LCD panel that uses edge LED backlighting. There’s a quad-core processor and Panasonic’s Studio Colour HCX Processor, along with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR10, HDR10+ and Hybrid Log-Gamma) as well as Wide Colour Gamut.
The one concern I have is the claimed peak brightness of 600nits – it is possible this figure is wrong as Panasonic says the TV is HD 4K Pro and this should have a 1000-nit peak brightness
Other features include My Home Screen 3.0, dual tuners, 4K streaming services, HDMI 2.0, HEVC support and HDCP 2.2 compatibility.
Dependant on the peak brightness of the above model, the FX700B range could become a worthy contender, as the TX-65FX700B is £400 cheaper at £1,562.99. I don’t have confirmation on the 55-inch model, but the TX-49FX750B will be £1,074.99
A brief specification of this is a Switch design, allowing you to move the feet closer together which makes placement on TV units a little easier. The display is an IPS LCD panel with edge LED backlighting and support for wider colour gamuts and high dynamic range (HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG). There’s also Local Dimming and a 1600Hz refresh rate for improved contrast and motion handling, while other features include My Home Screen 3.0, 4K streaming services, HDMI 2.0, HEVC support and HDCP 2.2 compatibility.
I only have pricing for the TX-55FX650B which will be £ 879.99
Details specifications of this model are slim, but the panel is 4K 1300 Hz BMR IFC with Adaptive Backlight Dimming Plus and Multi HDR Support with Auto Brightness Enhance.
At the bottom of the pack is the FX600B range with the TX-65FX600B being a wallet-friendly £1,367.99 and the TX-55FX600B being £830.99.
You get a more plastic construction than the FX700B, but it still uses the switch design. The FX600 uses an IPS LCD panel with edge LED backlighting and includes support for wider colour gamuts and high dynamic range (HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG). There’s also Adaptive Backlight Dimming Plus and a 1300Hz refresh rate, while other features include My Home Screen 3.0, 4K streaming services, HDMI 2.0, HEVC support and HDCP 2.2 compatibility.