Almost certainly the finest larger screen LED Full HD Smart TV to date.
Some statement but in the guise of this latest 55 inch Panasonic TX-L55WT50, from the point at which you first behold this Full High Definition, 1080P resolution, Active Progressive, Full 3D, wide angle LED set’s ultra slim, Air Frame metal frame design, to the moment its high intensity, Infinite Contrast, 8 phase, 3600Hz backlit scanned panel is fired up, displaying the most incredible, vivid picture quality yet produced by LED LCD design, you will agree with the verdict.
At the top end of flat screen TV manufacture, there has been something of a battle in opinion between experts over whether LCD with LED backlighting or the more traditional plasma panels can rightly claim the TV picture quality crown but the TX-L55WT65B seems to weaken the case for plasma substantially: incorporation of a semi professional picture calibrator via on screen menu (the isf ccc feature) which ensures an optimum, tailor made setting for all day and night time viewing requirements, is a major example of the WT65B’s high performance intent whilst additions to the Smart VIERA Engine processes of the new Hexa-Processing Engine and Microsoft Web Smooth Streaming technology transforms ‘jerky’ web video to a more DVD video matching appearance whilst 1080P Pure Direct (matches the processed signal as closely as possible to the video source original,) Facial Retouch (a technique for removing the digitisation often distorting skin tones) and Pure Image Creation (to combine a precise blend of high image border sharpness with smooth but still clear definition.)
Panasonic’s Smart VIERA TXL55WT65 also embraces every aspect of technology pertaining to convergent connection, control, internet and network applications through the comprehensive VIERA Connect suite of apps: a web browser allows the HD TV to act as large screen PC monitor (a feature enhanced by the 55 inch WT65B’s built-in Bluetooth, enabling the wireless connection of a suitable keyboard) whilst portals for face book, twitter and you tube allow access to the web’s prime social media and on demand video sites, not to mention cheap local, national and international video calls through the integral Skype App with built-in video camera and the 55WT65 includes features that can all be run simultaneously (thanks to the Smart VIERA Multitasking feature) alongside live TV programmes.
A key aspect of the TXL55WT65B LED TV involves the twin options of easier remote control operation: first, via the VIERA Remote App, users can use their i-Phone, tablet or other ‘smart’ device to control all the TV’s functions and second, opting for the supplied VIERA Touchpad Controller allows an even more sympathetic way to access all the 55WT50’s web and apps, as well as regular picture and sound control features with a highly intuitive, thumb operated roller pad remote and on top of all that a new Voice Interaction feature.
Blessed by a raft of connection sockets (3 HDMI and USB [including the latest version 3.0 on USB 1,]) the 55WT65B adds direct SD card recording via the SD reader, on top of the same capability with USB and Hard Disc Drives.
The TX-L55WT65 model includes a dual high definition tuner platform with both aerial based Freeview HD plus satellite fed Freesat HD, to provide two distinct methods of totally free, 1080i HDTV so that customers seeking to abandon HD subscription services, those suffering from weak terrestrial reception or maybe those who feel the promise of the Freesat HD’s larger multiplex will mean larger HD programme choice in the future (a distinct possibility,) are in a greater position to secure the benefits of the High Def Broadcast Revolution.
In conclusion, the TX-L55WT65B 55 inch Smart VIERA undoubtedly sits at the very top of the Full HD, 3D LED hierarchy (a point emphasised by its inclusion of 4 free pairs of polarized 3D specs) and there is no avoiding that this benchmark for full high definition television will carry an associated premium but with our commitment to ensuring the best deals and cheapest prices, owning the ultimate in smart, designer LED HD TV need not cost a fortune – click our links to buy at the UK’s lowest prices – thanks for reading.