Panasonic’s 2015 4K UHD TVs gain “Netflix Recommended TV” Designation

by on June 23, 2015

Stephan Jukic – June 23, 2015

The Panasonic 2015 4K UHD TV lineup, is on sale or soon to be on sale right alongside the 2015 4K TV lines of the company’s major competitors like Sony, Samsung and LG. and because of this stiff competition, Panasonic has also had to make sure that it’s latest ultra HD TV models have plenty of value to offer.

Thus, the company’s lineup for this year, which includes models like the Panasonic CX850, CX800, CX600 and CX650 series, has been given the Netflix Recommended TV designation by Netflix itself.

This designation is the hugely popular streaming video company’s way of highlighting those specific TVs which offer a genuinely high quality, superior level of smart TV performance and digital content stream management. The designation also covers TVs which loyally render Netflix streams to their screens in the quality intended for them.

Panasonic’s 2015 4K TVs are among the better models on sale right now, although they don’t quite match the high tech caliber of the flagship models brought out by Sony, LG and Samsung most of all (with its exquisite SUHD models). Panasonic’s TVs, are however, excellent budget-minded 4K TV models and offer superb picture quality along with a powerful new Firefox OS that’s been designed to offer a faster, smoother and more intuitive user experience.

Netflix is picky about which 4K TVs it gives its "Recommended TV" certification to

Netflix is picky about which 4K TVs it gives its “Recommended TV” certification to

Specifically, Netflix recognized Panasonic’s 2015 4K TVs in its “Recommended TV designation” because:

  • They enable TV activation and launch of Netflix with just a single button press on the TV remote itself
  • Apps quickly open in general and resume quickly from wherever a user last left them off
  • The Firefox OS interface on the Panasonic 2015 models is very conducive to easy navigation and switching around between apps, browsing and inputs.

The Firefox OS is a well-reviewed collaborative effort between Panasonic and Mozilla whose design purpose was to be something that’s considerably more advanced from last year’s Smart TV OS platform. The new OS is highly customizable and offers a “Pin” function that allows users to bookmark their favorite channels, websites, apps, devices and other goodies for easy, quick access. The OS also offers better connectivity features thanks to an open source technology in its standards which also offers better flexibility to developers via WebAPI’s.

The Panasonic 2015 4K TVs themselves also offer a full range of content options, compatibility with HEVC, HDCP 2.2, full connectivity via WiFi, Ethernet and HDMI 2.0, and they come in a wonderfully varied range of prices for different budgets.

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