2 August 2013 by Shifali Rao
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Panasonic is a world leader in television and consumer electronics products and as the top plasma manufacturer today, possess a massive share in the television market. Consequently, Panasonic's SmartTV collection exceeds our expectations by quite a margin.
Panasonic has remained faithful to picture quality and sound dynamics even in their SmartTVs, and unlike some of their competitors, (like Samsung), have put these aspects above extraneous Smart features.
Panasonic's smartTV collection sports ,42 inch to 65 inch or larger TVs with either plasma or LED panels.
Panasonic plasma SmartTVs have gone a long way in the reproduction of superbly accurate and crisp images, with the Focused Field Drive providing ultra high refresh rates for the clearest fast motion pictures, to the added technology used to boost contrast and colour accuracy. To complement this Panasonic integrates 8 micro speakers and a subwoofer to deliver dynamic bass and immersive surround sound.
Panasonic LED SmartTVs, like their plasma sets, utilize a range of mechanisms from In Plane Switching to contrast and picture enhancing tools for the best display quality.
Most Panasonic SmartTVs have a built-in Wi-fi while some of them also provide an additional ethernet port. Operating on the Viera Connect platform, the television lets you access online content like Hulu Plus, Youtube, Netflix, Pandora and the rest of the sweets. A full web browser makes sure you're not limited to streaming videos from predestined websites and gives you more independence to surf the web as you please. Added to this is the Skype compatibility which means your video conversations will now happen on a large screen so you can sit back on your console and interact online.
Panasonic has a entire mode dedicated to video gamers, so once you tap into it, your Panasonic SmartTV decides what settings to choose, including a zipping refresh rate to make sure you experience the most detailed visuals with absolutely no lag.
To ensure all your streaming, gaming and browsing goes on smoothly Panasonic SmartTVs are integrated with a dual core processor capable of excellent multitasking abilities.
Other Interactive Options
Like some of the best SmartTV manufacturers, Panasonic too hands you easy ways to control your television. So you can operate, swipe or even share information directly from your smartphone. As if this isn't enough, there's a voice recognition software, meaning you can now simply talk to your television and tell it what you want. And when you require any sort of guidance it going to talk to you too.
Both Panasonic's LED as well as Plasma smartTVs come with active 3D technology to deliver full HD 3 dimensional content. You would however need those active 3D shutter glasses along with it, which may or may not come included in the box.
As always, the feature set you get out of your SmartTV depends on what price you're willing to pay for it and the best Panasonic SmartTVs compete brilliantly in terms of internet sweets and exclusive features with any of the other top brands; but with respect to image and sound quality, these smartTVs are said to surpass most others.