Panasonic debuts first Firefox-powered Sensible TVs in Europe
Panasonic misplaced some mystique when it stopped making these superb plasma units, however its new Firefox OS-powered 4K Sensible TVs are displaying a return to type. First revealed at CES this yr, these units are now out there in Europe and might be rolling out to the US and elsewhere within the coming months. The Sensible TV area has turn into crowded with gamers together with Google’s Android TV platform, Samsung’s Tizen and Roku, to call just some. Nevertheless, Mozilla touts a number of distinctive benefits to its personal platform, like loads of HTML5 net apps together with Netflix and Hulu, together with the power to share content material from any system with a Firefox browser.
New fashions embrace the curved 4K Viera sixty five-inch CR850 and fifty five-inch CR730, together with numerous flat 4K fashions within the CX collection (pricing and fashions will differ by area, however we’ve not seen any in outlets but). Together with the sensible options, Panasonic has a brand new broad shade phosphor “4K Studio Grasp” image engine it says will ship skilled shade accuracy because of 3D look-up tables (LUTs) utilized by movie business colour execs. The CR fashions additionally sports activities HDR and 10-bit colour functionality for extra delicate gradations between colours — options that will probably be de rigeur for the fanciest new units this yr. Early previews are promising up to now, however anticipate pricing to be fairly excessive — although not 4K OLED excessive.