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Panasonic Unveils Smart VIERA WT600 - World's First Ultra HD TV with 4K 60p Input
Designed Based on HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort™1.2a Specifications

WT600 is the first 4K Ultra HD TV in the world with a 4K 60p input based on HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort™1.2a
specification offering outstanding picture quality and a wide range of other Smart VIERA innovations

MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 4, 2013) – Panasonic, a leader in High Definition technology, unveiled today the Smart VIERA TC-L65WT600 – the world’s first1 Ultra HD TV with a 4K2 60p input based on HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort™3 1.2a specifications. Offering up to 60 frames per second 4K playback, the WT600 is the ultimate choice for consumers looking for premium picture quality and the next level in home entertainment.

The 65-inch class (64.5 inches measured diagonally) Panasonic Smart VIERA WT600 Ultra HD TV will be available in mid-October at select retailers across Canada.

With its THX™4 4K certification, the Smart VIERA WT600 is perfect for home cinema enthusiasts. The panel’s 2,400 Back Light Scanning (BLS) technology provides incredibly high motion sharpness, even in fast action scenes. The TV also features a minimalist design, with a thin metal frame that focuses attention on the stunning 4K images. Even when not in use, the WT600 presents an elegant and stylish addition to the living room.

4K Content at Your Fingertips
The WT600 offers access to a wide range of 4K content to make the most of its screen innovations. Users can dramatically expand their 4K experience with not only video content, but also groundbreaking games, Internet content, and their photos, all in stunning 4K quality5.

The next generation 4K 60p input, designed based on HDMI 2.0 and Display Port™ 1.2a specifications, helps assure compatibility with future 4K players, set-top boxes and next-generation gaming consoles.

PC gaming enthusiasts can easily connect their PC to the WT600 via the 60p-capable DisplayPort™, allowing them to enjoy the latest blockbuster games in incredible detail and with high motion clarity. The WT600’s built-in HTML5 web browser can also display Internet pages in crisp 4K quality5.

As an industry leading-edge technology, the WT600 has a built-in 4K H.264 (MPEG4) decoder, which not only enables the playback of 4K video files via USB and SD Memory Card, but – even more importantly – it enables the playback of 4K content directly from the Internet5. Photo enthusiasts can access their photography either via an SD card with the 4K Photo Viewer SD6, or use 4K Swipe & Share6 to wirelessly transfer photos from their mobile phone or tablet in Ultra HD resolution.

Superior 4K Image Quality
To ensure the best 4K home cinema viewing experience, the WT600’s THX4K™-certified 4K display demonstrates its ability to reproduce the colours, tones and resolution intended by Hollywood directors. With 4K Intelligent Frame Creation, the WT600 achieves smooth panning of up to 120 frames per second, even with Ultra HD sources. Panasonic’s 4K Ultra HD TV also analyzes complex scenes - with movement from a variety of directions - and optimizes each object independently.

The Local Dimming Pro enhances overall image by improving control of details in both darker and brighter areas. Meanwhile, the new 4K Fine Remaster Engine maximizes the image quality for content created with resolution lower than 4K. The circuit processing technology produces images with higher definition by interpolating the missing parts of the images and re-producing the non-existent data, bringing them to a level of quality that approaches 4K sources.

The WT600 features ISFccc Calibration Mode7 and is compatible with CalMAN™ calibration software, ensuring precise colour neutrality. The Panasonic TV Remote 2 App also offers Smart Calibration, a powerful function that enables the viewer to set detailed correction curves for gamma, white point and colour saturation on the TV via their Android or iOS8 Smartphone or tablet.

Easy Operation
Thanks to the intuitive user interface, the WT600 is designed to ensure your Smart TV experience is as easy as possible. The personalized My Home Screen feature enables every family member to easily access their favourite TV shows through their own personalized home screen.

Following the success of the Smart VIERA My Home Screen feature, Panasonic has also developed new pre-set Home Screens. The Smart VIERA Home Screen Collection function offers users quick and easy access9 to content from their favourite providers including YouTube.

The WT600’s control and input options are further boosted with the innovative Voice Interaction feature, allowing users to control their TV by speaking into the microphone of the touch pad controller, or into a smartphone or tablet with the installed Panasonic TV Remote 2 App. This allows users to quickly access their Internet content or browse their home network for their favourite music, video and photos. In addition, the photo-sharing capabilities of Swipe & Share mean that users can share images in 4K-resolution on the WT600’s large screen with just a swipe of their finger9.

Advanced Networking and Connectivity
As with all Smart VIERA TVs, the WT600 features built-in Wi-Fi as a standard. Users can quickly and easily access multimedia content on their home network via DLNA streaming. This content can also be accessed through the Apps for the Smart VIERA platform with its continuously expanding range of Smart TV applications including popular social networking TV apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype™. With the WT600’s automatic pop-up camera, video calls can be made with the click of a few buttons.

The WT600 includes a 4K web browser. For easy text and web address input, users can connect a keyboard to the WT600 using a USB adapter or wirelessly via Bluetooth®10. The Bluetooth® module provides users with additional wireless connectivity options, allowing them to connect compact speakers or headphones.

A subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can call Panasonic’s Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505 or access Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.ca

1 As of September 4, 2013
2 Actual resolution: 3840 x 2160p
3 DisplayPort is a trademark owned by the Video Electronics Standards Association in the United States and other countries.
4 THX and the THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd. registered in some jurisdictions. The THX 4K DISPLAY logo is a trademark of THX Ltd. All rights reserved.
5 USB 3.0 is required and provides 4K input up to 30p. Picture resolution will depend on its original source. Viewing experience varies depending on the Internet connection.
6 Picture resolution will depend on its original source and the content may vary depending on the file format.
7 ISF and IMAGING SCIENCE FOUNDATION are Trade Marks owned by Imaging Science Foundation, Inc.
8 Supported OS: iOS 5.0.1 or later, Android 4.0 or later
9 Access to a broadband Internet connection is required to access apps for Smart VIERA features.
10 HID (Human Interface Device Profile) compliant keyboards are available. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) compliant audio devices are available.


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