Panasonic Shows off Yet another Addition at IFA 2014: A new 85 inch Monster 4K TV
by Stephan Jukic – September 3d, 2014
With more Ultra HD features than you can shake a stick at, the new X492 85 inch 4K Ultra HD television is one of Panasonic’s latest and greatest innovations on the home entertainment landscape. And it is one truly impressive package.
Now that the new IFA 2014 tech conference in Berlin has opened up, Panasonic is working to impress audiences with its new product revelations. First they announced the upcoming release of a new line of 4K TVs with a highly unique smart dimming feature that adjust screen lighting to the ambient light in your home and now they’ve emerged with this big, powerful and very impressive new 85 inch monster.
The X492 series of TVs come with the most powerful 4K resolution of any Panasonic TV to date and include as many smart TV features and other specs as the Japanese electronics maker could fit into them.
Panasonic really wants to show the world that it hasn’t lost any of its ability to compete with other major brands of TV makers when it comes to creating the latest in home entertainment technology and the X492 –along with the smaller but also excellent AX900 series they’ve also released at IFA 2014—are here to underscore that reasoning.
This 85 inch UHD model comes with the requisite 3,840 x 2,160 pixels of resolution, as well as Panasonic’s 200Hz backlight scanning technology and a fully intelligent 4K frame creation technology for lighting that keeps images sharp and smooth.
Additionally, the X492 features local dimming for the sake of keeping both blacks and whites absolutely sparkling and a powerful quad-core processor for maximal rendering of the video content the TV shows as well as for smooth interaction with the user interface.
Furthermore, the addition of a 4K master Studio Drive, 3D Color management system and the latest in HDMI connectivity (HDMI 2.0) make sure that this new model is among the top of the line in 4K TVs from any brand.
The addition of HDMI 2.0 and of full compatibility with HEVC decoding is something that Panasonic has only recently introduced to its higher end 4K TV models, but it’s extremely fortunate for the company that both features are present.
Without HEVC compatibility, a 4K TV cannot play any of the streaming content from providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, both of which stream some of the latest and best native, original 4K shows and movies available on the web today.
And without the inclusion of HDMI 2.0, video fed into the TV from other devices that are used to film or stream 4K content can’t render at a rate of 60 fps, which is the amount necessary for truly smooth motion on the screen, especially of live action sequences.
Story by 4k.com