Panasonic’s new 4K UHD CX TVs are now here, starting at just $800
Stephan Jukic – December 4, 2015
As we’ve already covered, Panasonic has been busy on the 4K UHD TV front in late 2015 and the electronics giant’s finished results are now here in the form of five new 4K televisions in what the company is calling the new CX Series.
For those of you who may have missed out on some awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on existing 4K UHD TV models from Sony, Samsung, LG and others, the new CX sets from Panasonic offer up an interesting new option for seemingly excellent, fully modern 4K home entertainment quality at some very reasonable prices.
The five TV lineup of what Panasonic is calling “value-priced” 4K smart TVs comes with superb 4K ultra HD display technology at 3840 x 2160 pixels and includes all the now standard modern connectivity and video compression features that we’ve come to expect from name brand Ultra HD televisions. Features such as HDMI 2.0, HEVC, enhanced color and high-end contrast are expected to be a given for the new CX TVs and the models in question range in size from a reasonably sized 50 inches to a nicely large 65 inch model.
All of the TVs come with out-of-the-box 4K ultra HD content connectivity and offer full smart TV features with web connectivity and access to streaming media apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, YouTube and others which offer 4K entertainment. Other smart TV options include Toon Goggles, Pandora, AccurWeather and, we assume, Vudu, which also recently started releasing content in 4K ultra HD.
Of course, differeng subscription rates and conditions for each of these services will apply from within any of the five new CX 4K TVs but at least we know that all these 4K content services come built right into Panasonic’s new models, at least for owners who have domestic internet connections with enough speed to handle 4K.
Each of Panasonic’s CX 4K TVs comes optimized pre-calibrated visual and usability settings for a more direct-to-viewing customer experience which doesn’t involve a lot of manual tweaking of display characteristics; or, as Panasonic itself has stated, “Created with ease of use in mind, the default settings on the CX Series are pre-optimized, eliminating the need to spend time calibrating picture color gamut, white balance or anything else.”
TV options range between black models (the CX400 TVs) and matte silver versions (the CX420 TVs) and prices truly do look good:
The CX400 black TVs include the 50 inch TC-50CX400U for just $799.99, the 55 inch TC-55CX400U at $999.99 or the TC-65CX400U model (the largest of the CX TVs) for just $1,499.99. In the matte silver CX420 subset of the new 5 TV series, we have the 55 inch TC-55CX420U at $999.99 and the 65 inch version of the same TV also selling for $1,499.99.
Panasonic’s new CX TVs are already available for sale directly from Panasonic.com and other retailers like Best Buy and possibly Amazon.com will start selling them as of the end of December.
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