Philips Announces 804 and 854 OLED TVs for 2019 with Dolby Vision and Atmos

Philips did not announce anything at CES this year, perhaps to avoid LG and Samsung stealing their thunder. They have just announced the new models for 2019 which should be available within the first half of 2019. Building on the success of its 2018 models – the OLED+ 903 and the OLED 803 – the … Read more

Panasonic GZ2000 OLED TV announced with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision & integrated Dolby Atmos speakers : CES 2019

Panasonic has announced its brand new flagship OLED for 2019 the GZ2000 which is the first TV on the market to feature both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision giving you the best all round HDR compatibility. Available in 55-inch and 65-inch models, but at the moment it appears no 77-inch model will be released similar, unlike the … Read more

Panasonic TX-49FX750 4K LED TV Review – FX750 / FX780 series with 55 & 65-inch models

I have been a fan of Panasonic TVs since reviewing the 55CR852B back in 2015 and then previewing the immensely popular TX-65DX902B that used full array local dimming for the backlighting. Following the superb DX902B model, Panasonic was the second company to bring OLED to the market and have been nipping at the heels of … Read more

Panasonic CF-XZ6 Convertible Toughbook Review

The vast majority of laptop reviews I do are all a bit samey, so it was nice to be sent something slightly different to review recently. The Panasonic CF-XZ6 is one of the niche laptops from Panasonic under their Toughbook range of laptops, and as the name would suggest these are designed to be durable … Read more

Panasonic announce 4K OLED FZ800 and FZ950 TVs & DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray at CES 2018

Panasonic doesn’t get as much attention as LG, Samsung, and LG, but from my experience, they produce fantastic TVs, and I even have one of their 4K sets as my main TV. During CES 2018 they have announced two new models, the  FZ800 and FZ950, which will ship in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes. Both these … Read more

Top 10 4K Blu-Rays Available to buy now.

This year, most TVs that are being released this year are 4K compatible, with higher end models also having HDR(High-dynamic-range) functionality built into them. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. In short, the bright parts of an image can get considerably brighter compared … Read more

Panasonic DMP-UB900 UHD 4k Blu-Ray Player Preview

DMP-UB900

Following on from my previous 2 posts about the general 2016 line-up from Panasonic, and a preview of the new DX902 model( TX-65DX902B ), we were briefly shown the new Ultra HD Blu-ray that Panasonic has just launched, the DMP-UB900. It is funny that 4K TVs have been out for quite a while now but generally … Read more

Panasonic Viera 4K LCD TV (TX-55CR852B) Review

The CR852 is Panasonic’s top of the range model TVs featuring a curved Ultra HD 4K LED screen, quad-core processor, FireFox OS and Freeview Play. Currently priced at £1,299.00 does this TV compete with the current market leader Samsung? Design The first thing you will notice when getting the CR852 out of the box is … Read more

Panasonic 2015 TVs Powered By Firefox OS

We have already blogged about the new range of Panasonic TVs for 2015, all of which will now run Firefox OS, which has been specially customised for this TVs.

]Panasonic have released a video showing some of the functions of the OS on the TV and just how smooth and pretty it is.

The new interface is a vast improvement visually on its predecessor. The home screen features a high-resolution, customisable photographic backdrop, with a row of large, brightly coloured icons superimposed on it.

Firefox OS is the first truly open mobile platform built entirely on Web technologies, bringing more choice and control to the mobile and TV industry. When customising the OS for the TVs the focus has been on making it even easier for users to quickly access their favorite content – including live TV, applications, websites and content on other devices. Also, for the first time, these Panasonic TVs powered by Firefox OS will allow TV on-screen notifications from applications, and, in the future, from compatible connected appliances.

Being built on HTML5 it should be a lot easier to produce apps for the TVs as well as cross compatibility across both mobile and TV platforms. This should allow Panasonic to ramp up the number of Apps available on the TV extremely quickly and Firefox have already demoed  Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Vudu and others and the Firefox browser.

Some of the other key features of the 2015 Panasonic line up include HEVC and VP9 decoding built-in. The former allows you to take advantage of Netflix and Amazon Prime 4K streams while the latter is the codec of choice for Google and is used to encode 4K content on YouTube.

You will also be able to “Swipe and Share” that allows you to push video, photos and other content from your smartphone or tablet onto the TV via the Firefox browser (or compatible unspecified apps). It is not exactly Google Cast yet, but Mozilla is working on improving and expanding the system.

Finally Panasonic's new Life+Screen TVs feature Xumo Guide, which provides recommendations from multiple content sources based on users' viewing history and lets users search and browse for content across multiple apps and platforms.

We can wait to try out this years line-up, Panasonic already produce brilliant screens and having the smart featured powered by Firefox OS could mean they have the most beautiful and functional smart TVs on the market.

 

Panasonic Announc 2015 TVs. Includes Curved 4k and Firefox OS

Panasonic have just announced their TV line-up for 2015 which is quite an impressive line-up. The range covers everything from mid/low end 1080p TVs with 24 – 55in screens, all the way up to the curved CR850 UHD series with a 55 or 65 inch screen. The highlights of the announcement include the CR850 which is a … Read more