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Panasonic’s new 4K UHD CX TVs are now here, starting at just $800

by on December 4, 2015
 

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.

One of Panasonic's new CX400 4K ultra HD TVs

One of Panasonic’s new CX400 4K ultra HD TVs

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.

Story by 4k.com

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  • Alan
    December 7, 2015 at 9:42 am

    When will you guys have a review up?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      December 7, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Hello Alan, a review of these very interesting TVs is in the immediate pipeline and we’ll have one up for you shortly. We’re working to get these reviewed as soon as possible.

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      • Alan
        December 10, 2015 at 9:05 am

        Do you have a better approximation? The 65CX400U is going for $1399 on panasonic.com due to “holiday savings.” I don’t want to miss this deal but I also want to hear what you guys have to say about it.

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        • Stephen
          Stephen
          December 10, 2015 at 8:38 pm

          Hello Alan, This is an immediately pending review and it should be up very soon. I apologize for not yet having an exact date of posting but the next few days are very likely.

          thanks

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          • Alan
            January 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

            I guess it wasn’t a few days?


          • Stephen
            Stephen
            January 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

            Apologies Alan, we’re actually in the middle of a whole list of large 4K technology pieces which are currently being published in segments and this review has taken a slight backseat. This is however one review which is definitely pending for publication as soon as it’s possible. Thank you for checking back.


  • tom
    December 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Bought a 50 inch and had to return, bright light leaking all across top of screen. Appeared to be somewhat roughed up a little during fed ex shipping, not sure if that could have been the cause. Picture also had cloudy images on dark screens and a gray shadow on regular picture. Angle of view appeared to be limited.

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  • prop
    February 15, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Very disappointed that Panasonic refuses to share discrete input remote codes. Would not buy again.

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