Panasonic TV CES Show 2013

Plasma, LED, and OLED 4K UHD TVs from Panasonic

Panasonic also had a display showing a 4K UHD OLED TV (56inch), but there was only one piece on display and though it looked great, there was no ETA on delivery this year.

Their TV lineup was split evenly between LED TVs and Plasma TVs, with enhanced black levels in their new TC-P60ZT60 series which are pitch and look to be 20% better than the black levels of the VT50 series from last year which were an industry best. In a side to side comparison in a pitch black room, the ZT60 bested the VT50 by a large margin.

Panasonic ZT60 Plasma TV
The Panasonic ZT60 had some of the best picture quality characteristics seen at the show. Color accuracy and black levels are beaten only by OLED TVs

The glass and metal design is again a focal point of the top end plasma and LED TVs.

Panasonic ZT60 Glass and Metal Design
The appearance of the ZT60 is very attractive. The glass and metal design is elegantly executed and makes the TV stand out in any room

In the Panasonic LED TVs the same technologies from 2012 prevailed such as the super wide enhancement technology which helps wide viewing angles on LED TVs. The TC-L55WT60 replaces the TC-L55WT50 as the top of the line and has the addition of a retractable camera.

Panasonic WT60 LED TV
The design of the WT60 is very striking at first glance. Picture quality is not as strong as Panasonic plasmas, but the WT60 is a worthy contender

All of the top of the line TVs in both technologies from Panasonic have the Swipe and Share feature which is a connectivity enhancement that allows your smart devices (ipad, iphone, tablet) to swipe that content to the TV using the same Wifi connection. Then you can modify it using the new pen touch technology and swipe it back to the tablet or Smart phone in modified form. Voice recognition from the small touch pad remote control is also a new feature, which helps speed browsing considerably but does little else well.

Panasonic Touch Pen Feature
Panasonic's Touch Pen is a fun addition to Viera Connect. The pen allows you to draw on photos and videos then share what you've added with friends and family

Notably Missing from their booth at CES 2013: No LED 4K TVs

Highlighted 2013/14 Panasonic Models

Panasonic VIERA ZT60 Series Plasma TV
Panasonic TC-P65ZT60, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60

Panasonic VIERA VT60 Series Plasma TV
Panasonic TC-P65VT60, Panasonic TC-P60VT60, Panasonic TC-P55VT60

Panasonic Viera WT60 Series LED TV
TC-L55WT60, TC-L47WT60