Review: Panasonic TX-L65WT600
Panasonic’s Ultra HighDefinition tellybox brings its higher frame rate to the yard. and damn right, it’s better than yours…
It shows 4K, costs over $7K, but is it A-okay?
We’re all on board with 4K TV s providing the finest image quality you can get, right? Well, now you can go one better, with a 4K telly able to handle higher frame rates, too. The best just got even better, but sadly no less pricey.
Panasonic’s TH-L65WT600A is the first TV to offer compatibility with high frame rate 4K, splashed across its 65-inch 3840x2160 screen. Expected to be embraced by broadcasters in 2015 – although nothing’s confirmed as yet – 50/60Hz Ultra HD adds a silky smoothness to the already astonishing clarity of 4K images. Test footage of high frame rate 4K looks absolutely brilliant and, importantly, the WT600A also does a terrific job with upscaled Blu-rays.
The connections befit a future-proof smart telly, with four HDMIs, one of which is HDMI 2.0, and a 4K-capable DisplayPort, which can be used to play 4K games at 60 frames per second via a tricked-out PC and graphics card.
Panasonic’s My Home Screen interface lets you pick the content you prefer – currently that won’t include anything 4K, though – and includes a hi-res web browser. The inclusion of multiple tuners allows for MultiView windows, watching two shows at once on one screen, or one on the TV and one on your smartphone.
This is a top TV, but with scant 4K content available, let alone at the high frame rate the WT600A is capable of, we’d advise waiting. $7,699, Pa nas onic.com/au