Panasonic AX800 Series 4K Ultra HD TV Overview
Ultra-top quality (UHD, or 4K) TV still has an approach before it’s plausible for buyers, since next to no 4K content is accessible through any dependable means. This hasn’t prevented each significant HDTV maker from pushing the inescapable innovation and making 4K screens remain on the most astounding levels of their TV lines. It was the situation with LG’s UB9500$2,499.99 at Amazon and Sony’s X900BBest Price at Amazon arrangement, and it’s positively the case with Panasonic and its AX800 line. They’re striking, include filled, splendid LED TVs equipped for showing 3,840 by 2,160 pixels, much the same as Sony and LG’s 4K screens.
We tried the $4,499.99, 65-inch Panasonic TC-65AX800U, and keeping in mind that it created a disillusioning differentiation proportion, its shading precision was amazing. It’s still extremely expensive, with minimal substance accessible in its local determination (particularly with no Netflix 4K bolster yet). On the off chance that you truly need a top of the line HDTV, you can locate the great LG 55EA9800 for under $4,000 now. It’s 10 inches littler and just 1080p, however its bended OLED screen offers a prevalent picture and a substantially flashier profile.
Panasonic truly put it all on the line with its plan for the 65AX800U. The screen itself is a genuinely standard 30.7-by-51.5-by-1.7-inch (HWD), 72.8-pound level board with a thin, lustrous dark metal casing circling its edge. In any case, it sits on an astoundingly thick square of a base that stays totally covered up by the show itself. The HDTV is calculated marginally back, held safely set up by the overwhelming base, and settled further by a moderately feeble, silver-shaded metallic foot that runs the length of the screen. It figures out how to look both moderate and extraordinary, and the slight edge makes it somewhat friendlier for low TV stands and diversion focuses. On the off chance that you don’t need the HDTV to recline on its base, you can utilize the included divider sections.
Fundamental controls sit behind the screen a couple of creeps in from the correct edge, and incorporate Power, Input, Volume Up/Down, and Channel Up/Down catches. The left half of the screen holds three USB ports (one of which is USB 3.0), three HDMI ports, a SD card space, and an optical sound yield. The rest of the HDMI port, alongside mix segment/composite video inputs, an Ethernet port, a radio wire connector, and a DisplayPort, sits confronting descending.
Like most other real HDTV makers, Panasonic prepares its top of the line HDTV with an extraordinary, pointer-arranged remote control. The little, level remote has a roundabout touchpad for exploring the HDTV’s interface. Rather than the touchpad itself clicking to choose things on the screen, a trigger on the underside of the remote goes about as the OK catch. The touchpad is flanked by menu route catches and a Voice Command catch that actuates the inherent receiver, alongside Home, Favorite, and Apps/Content catches underneath, and Power, Volume Up/Down, and Channel Up/Down above. It’s a little, rich remote that is unfortunately a torment to utilize. Most menus on the HDTV consequently snap the pointer to singular things, making exact controls superfluous; the touchpad is intended to offer accuracy cursor development and not fast hopping between settled focuses, and the menu framework is loaded with such settled focuses that the touchpad feels inconvenient more often than not. A regular route cushion is recently less demanding to use outside of restricted uses like the Web program.
Luckily, Panasonic likewise incorporates a traditional remote, and it works superbly fine with the greater part of the AX800’s interface. Despite everything you have to utilize the touchpad remote and its amplifier for voice charges. In any case, when you simply need to flip through menu things, the illuminated catches and simple to-discover heading cushion on the standard remote are the predominant technique. Indeed, even the AX800’s menu framework appears to yield this, showing symbols for the traditional remote’s catches when strolling you through setup.
The AX800 utilizes Panasonic’s Life+ Screen interface, a stage that offers a lot of online administrations and applications in a client adaptable interface. Every client can set their own particular My Home Screen as a fundamental menu with their selection of gadgets and snappy connections, masterminded in tiles around an essential window that demonstrates the present video source. An inherent camera flies out of the highest point of the TV on summon to take video messages, utilize facial acknowledgment to naturally log clients in, or video visit with Skype.
The determination of applications is wide, with the greater part of the typical speculates like Netflix and Hulu Plus present (however Netflix 4K is not yet upheld on Panasonic 4K TVs, so you’re constrained to 1080p and bring down determination recordings), in addition to applications for Facebook, Twitter, climate, news, and even a world clock you can put on your home screen. The TV likewise underpins playing media from arranged capacity over DLNA, and can remotely stream video from a cell phone or PC through Miracast and WiDi.
4K content is still a long way from promptly accessible, and until Netflix 4K bolster is added to the AX800, you won’t have the capacity to watch Breaking Bad and House of Cards at the screen’s local determination regardless of the possibility that you have the 25Mbps least Internet association required for it. You’re by and large constrained to 1080p substance, and that implies depending on the AX800’s 4K Fine Remaster Engine to upconvert it to the screen’s determination. Every one of the 4K TVs upconvert content in some way, and none can create extra detail where there is none or offer picture quality equivalent to local 4K video. In any case, they can hone edges and keep 1080p video from seeming messy or hazy, and at this the 4K Fine Remaster Engine succeeds. In the event that you don’t care for how it forms video, you can set the AX800 to just play out a one-to-four pixel upconversion, specifically extending every pixel in a 1080p video flag to squares of four on the 4K screen.
The AX800 additionally bolsters 3D, with two sets of dynamic shade glasses included. I watched Sharks 3D on Blu-beam, and keeping in mind that the 3D impact was available, it didn’t especially fly out at me. It was more unobtrusive contrasted and other 3D HDTVs we’ve tried, similar to the Sony XBL-65X900B. The recording looked sharp on the 4K screen, however it didn’t demonstrate an astonishing measure of profundity. More terrible yet, extra combines of glasses are expensive at $80 each.
Panasonic AX800 Series 4K Ultra HD TV User Manual PDF