Panasonic has unveiled the successor to last year’s CX800. The new DX800 combines a unique design with good picture quality. It will also features the latest version of the Firefox operating system.
DX800 has a ”Freestyle design”
Panasonic says that DX800’s unique design has draws on input from European furniture and interior design. Dubbed the “Freestyle design”, Panasonic aimed to redefine the traditional TV form and “present the image like a work of art”.
DX800 uses premium materials to complement the style. The frame and bezel is made from polished aluminum and the speaker fabric is designed to match the style. The edges of the screen have been diamond cut to elevate the premium feel.
Unlike the flagship DX900 LCD unveiled at CES, Panasonic’s new DX800 cannot boast “UHD Premium” certification since it does not feature Panasonic’s most advanced picture systems. It does come packed with a 4K LCD panel and support for HDR (high dynamic range). Panasonic says that it will instead be “THX 4K” certified.
Panasonic adds that the consumer electronics division has collaborated with their Hollywood Labs to ensure that picture quality “genuinely embodies the [film] director’s vision”. Equipped with a Studio Master HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) processor DX800 is capable of reproducing very accurate colors and high contrast, says Panasonic.
Firefox OS 2.0
Like last year’s TVs, DX800 will come equipped with Mozilla’s Firefox operating system for TVs. Later this year, Mozilla will release version 2.0 that brings further optimizations and new features to the 2016 TVs.
Firefox OS allows the user to “pin” apps, input ports, and channels the home screen for quick access. You decide which “pins” are visible, making it a personalized experience.
The Firefox 2.0 update, planned for later this year, will make it possible to access “web apps” and save them on the TV. Web apps will include content from categories such as games, news, VOD, weather and more, says Mozilla, adding that web apps require no installation. The update will also include a “send to TV” feature that allows the user to push content wirelessly to the TV from the Firefox browser on Android mobile devices.
The company says that DX800 will be amongst the first Panasonic TVs to able to stream Amazon Video in HDR quality. Netflix’s upcoming HDR streams will also be supported.
Panasonic DX800 has been confirmed for Europe in 50 and 58-inch sizes. Follow the link for a full overview of Panasonic’s 2016 TV line-up.
4K UHD LED with 2000Hz (BMR) – cutting-edge Cinema Display for impressive picture and motion quality
Studio Master HCX – accurate picture processing tuned in Hollywood delivers image quality as the filmmaker intended
Freestyle Design – form meets function to create a design masterpiece that brings flexibility and harmony to your home
Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) - DX800 even boasts compatibility with SDDP, enabling it to be quickly and seamlessly integrated into a customer’s connected home
THX 4K Certified (pending) – Designed to pass up to 600 THX laboratory tests necessary to achieve THX 4K certification.
Super Bright Panel / HDR – become captivated by the outstanding brightness for more enhanced HDR viewing
12 Train Prismatic Speaker –high quality speaker unit incorporating two tweeters, four squawkers and six woofers to deliver beautiful rich sound in a slim, stylish design.
My Home Screen 2.0 – a new, intuitive look and feel gives you easy access to all your favourite content