Panasonic's 4K CES: OLED, LCD and Extremely HD Blu-ray
At Panasonic’s CES press convention we targeted on its new SL-1200 turntables, and now we have hit the corporate’s sales space to see some new 4K hardware. That features the sixty five-inch OLED TV that is presupposed to arrive later within the yr, a DX900 Extremely HD LCD with Extremely HD Premium certification and there is even an Extremely HD Blu-ray participant. Whereas what it has to point out is spectacular sufficient, Panasonic squeezed all of its house theater choices into a comparatively small space of its sales space — not like earlier years when TVs dominated. Now motion cameras, electrical automobiles, knowledge storage and residential automation are taking over a lot of the area.
The DX900 is the extra manufacturing-prepared of the 2 TVs, and Panasonic says it has a brand new ‘Honeycomb’ construction native dimming tech that makes positive all the brand new HDR imagery is vibrant solely the place it is presupposed to be. Inside there is a newly-tuned video processor that is presupposed to deliver image high quality harking back to studio mastering screens, and it is also THX licensed, in case you wanted extra bona fides about its high quality. On the present flooring it is all the time arduous to inform how good a display actually is, however I noticed the TV in a extra managed surroundings earlier within the week and it appeared to carry up.
Panasonic continues to be utilizing Firefox OS on its TVs, and says there shall be an replace later this yr that provides extra streaming providers. They may come by means of custom-made net apps, from sources like Vimeo, iHeartRadio, Atari and Giphy. One other function of the replace will probably be a “ship to TV” capacity from Firefox for Android that is harking back to Chromecast, the cancelled Matchstick gadget and Mozilla’s mockups. There isn’t any phrase on a worth, however sixty five- and fifty eight-inch variations will probably be launched within the spring.
All of the demo content material for the DX900 got here courtesy of Panasonic’s upcoming Extremely HD Blu-ray participant, that includes brief 4K clips from The Lego Film and Mad Max: Fury Street. Different than simply its Extremely HD Film playback, the DMP-UB900 will function ‘excessive-high quality audio elements,’ 7.1-channel analog audio output and even twin HDMI ports to isolate the audio sign from video. It has help for top-res audio codecs, in addition to 4K streaming apps and DLNA — however not Blu-ray 3D. There is no worth or launch date talked about for the participant, nevertheless The Digital Bits has heard it might arrive in April for about $500.
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