In 2012 Panasonic is introducing larger LED LCD models up to 55 inches with the beautiful DT50 and WT50 ranges, as well as a passive 3D ET5 LED model. Expect 3D, slim designs with almost no bezels and backlight scanning systems.
Panasonic DT50, WT50 & E5 LED line-up
Panasonic promised to release larger-sized LED LCD-TVs in 2012 and so they have. Panasonic is introducing the high-end DT50 and WT50 ranges as well as a cheaper ET5 model with passive 3D.
DT50 is a beautiful, slim TV with a narrow metal frame and a very slim cabinet. The WT50 is also slim and has a boomerang-shaped metallic stand.
Both DT50 and WT50 offer IPS panels with Clear Panel Pro, and backlight scanning picture systems. They also offer active 3D and 2D-3D conversion. The cheaper ET50 model utilizes passive 3D with polarized 3D glasses.
Smart Viera is the new updated Smart TV platform and in 2012 Panasonic focuses on connectivity and apps. Panasonic and its partners plan to add a range of new apps in 2012 and the connectivity features enable tablet and smartphone owners to push media content from their devices onto the TV screen, as well as controlling the TV with the same handheld devices. A web browser is mentioned as well and Panasonic also highlights a Touch Pad controller and multitasking on WT50.
1920 backlight scanning
Touchpad remote (only WT50)
360 backlight scanning
DT50 will be available in 47 and 55 inches called TC-L47DT50 and TC-L55DT50 in the US. WT50 will be available in the same size classes called TC-L47WT50 and TC-L55WT50. ET5 will be available in 42, 47 and 55 inches called TC-L427ET5, TC-L47ET5 and TC-L55ET5.
Cheaper E5, U5, X5 and C5 models will also be available. FlatpanelsHD will provide full details later.