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Old Panasonic TV Model Numbers explained

Panasonic makes all types of flat screen TV -Plasma, LED and LCD under the brand name of Viera. The Panasonic Viera Plasma TV with the NeoPlasma Screens were considered the best in the world. Panasonic Viera IPS LED TV screens are also a big hit in the market. Now to understand the Panasonic TV 2012 Viera TV Model Numbers like TH-P65VT30D, TH-L42E3D, TH-L42S20.

All Panasonic Viera TV Model Numbers start with the letters TH (in some countries it is TX). This is followed by a dash and then a letter depicting the type of TV - 'P' for Plasma, L for both LCD and LED. Panasonic 2012 LCD TV model has only one range and that is the series C followed by just one number 3, so it will be 'C3'. The next two numbers represent the size of the TV screen size in inches.

The next two letters represent the TV series. This is followed by the number 30 or sometimes only the single digit 3, to represent a 2011 model. If it is the number 20 or 2 then it is a 2010 model. The following table gives the main Series for the Panasonic Viera Model Numbers.

In the table below the 'C', 'E' and 'X' are HD Ready lowest entry models. 'S' and 'D' are the top range LED and LCD ( for 2011 there is only one series for LCD namely the 'C' series). The 'G' series are smart internet enabled HDTV with Freeview HD tuners, 'ST', 'GT' and 'VT' are 3D HDTV.

Plasma SeriesLED SeriesLCD Series
VT SeriesD SeriesS Series
ST SeriesE SeriesU Series
UT SeriesX SeriesA Series
GT Series X Series
U Series C Series
X Series  

New Panasonic UHD TV models

Below we have the latest Ultra HD TVs from Panasonic with list prices. Most of the models are being offered on heavy discounts.

New Panasonic Viera Ultra HD TV TC-50CX600U
Panasonic 50” Class (49.5" Diag.) 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 120hz-CX600 Series
List Price: $1,199.99
New Panasonic Viera Ultra HD TV TC-55CX650U
Panasonic 55” Class (54.6" Diag.) 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 240hz-CX650 Series
List Price: $1,599.99
New Panasonic Viera Ultra HD TV TC-65CX850U
Panasonic 65” Class (64.5" Diag.) Pro 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 240hz-CX850
List Price: $4,499.99
New Panasonic Viera Ultra HD TV TC-65CX650U

Panasonic 65” Class, (64.5" Diag.) 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 240hz-CX650 Series
List Price: $2,199.99
New Panasonic Viera Ultra HD TV TC-60CX650U
Panasonic 60” Class (59.5" Diag.) 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 240hz-CX650 Series
List Price: $1,899.99
New Panasonic Viera Ultra HD TV TC-55CX850U
Panasonic 55” Class, (54.6" Diag.) Pro 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 240hz-CX850
List Price: $3,499.99
New Panasonic Viera Ultra HD TV TC-55CX800U
Panasonic 55” Class (54.6" Diag.) Premiere 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 240hz-CX800
List Price: $1,999.99
New Panasonic Viera Ultra HD TV TC-85AX850U
Panasonic 85" Class (84.5" Diag.) AX850 4K ULTRA HDTV Series
List Price: $16,999.99
New Panasonic Viera Ultra HD TV TC-65CX800U
Panasonic 65” Class (64.5" Diag.) Premiere 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 240hz-CX800 Series
List Price: $2,999.99
New Panasonic Viera Ultra HD TV TC-60CX800U
Panasonic 60” Class (59.5" Diag.) Premiere 4K Ultra HD Smart TV 240hz-CX800 Series TV
List Price: $2,499.99

Old Panasonic TV models

Panasonic Viera WT60 Series
This is the 2014 top of the range LED TVs from Panasonic Viera Models in the WT60 series are TC-L55WT60, TC-L47WT60
Panasonic Viera DT60 Series
This is 2014 Panasonic's second highest model series for LED TVs. Model Numbers include TC-L60DT60, TC-L55DT60.
Panasonic Viera ET60 Series
This series are the Economy range of 3D TVs from Panasonic. Model number in the Panasonic Viera DT60 Series are TC-L55ET60, TC-L50ET60
Panasonic Viera E60 Series
The E60 series has no 3D features but is smart TV with Viera Connect. Models in the Panasonic Viera E60 Series are TC-L65E60, TC-L58E60, TC-L50E60, TC-L42E60
Panasonic Viera EM60 Series
The EM60 series comes in only two sizes, 50 inch and 39 inch and has no 3D. Models in the Panasonic Viera EM60 Series are TC-L50EM60, TC-L39EM60
Panasonic Viera XM6 Series
This is a cheap range of TVs from Panasonic and comes in only one size the 32 inch model TC-L32M6
Panasonic Viera B6 Series
The B6 series from Panasonic has IPS LED panels and models available in the Panasonic Viera B6 Series areTC-L50B6, TC-L39B6, TC-L32B6

Panasonic Plasma TV discontinued?

Panasonic makes best Plasma TVs today. But we are sad to report that Panasonic recently announce that they are going to stop production of Plasma TVs soon, even as early as the first half of 2014. Plasma TV picture is defiantly superior to other TV types, but the early Plasma TVs produced over 10 years ago suffered from a serious problem of burn-in. The later models of Plasma TVs overcame the Burn-in problem, but the stigma of 'Burn-in' stuck, because consumers were reluctant to buy Plasma TVs even though almost all expert reviewers of TVs always recommended Plasma TV as the best TV for watching movies and sports.

Panasonic took over the very famous KURO Plasma TV made by Pioneer. The Elite Kuro PRO-111FD Plasma TV made in 2008 became famous all over the world for its superb picture quality which was unmatched by any other TV at that time and may be even better quality picture than many of today’s top TVs. But this did not help 'Pioneer Electronics' and they sold their loss making Plasma TV division to Panasonic. Panasonic took their Plasma TVs to great heights but they could not sell enough Plasma TVs to make a profit and so have now decided to close it down. May be the reason for this decision of Panasonic is the emergence of the new technology OLED TVs which work on the same principle of Plasma TVs, that is having self-lighting pixels without the need of backlights.

Unique features of Panasonic Viera TV

Some of the unique features of Panasonic Viera TVs are as follows:

Panasonic NeoPlasma TV

NeoPlasma is Panasonics new Plasma panels which have Panasonic’s NeoPlasma screens which is said to have twice the luminous efficiency, lower power consumption, improved image quality and a thinner screen. The NeoPlasma with Fast switching phosphors and display a 600Hz Sub-field Drive to deliver much sharper pictures of fast action scenes. It is claimed to have a 2,000,000+:1 Dynamic contrast ratio.

Panasonic’s NeoPlasma models have 600Hz sub-field drive Intelligent Frame Creation Pro, excellent contrast ratios with Infinite Black Pro and Infinite Black and with High Contrast Filter Pro. With the 600Hz fast response time and the newly developed fast switching phosphor. Panasonics Viera Plasma TV are excellent for watching Sports. For 3D the Active Shutter technology delivers the best possible picture quality, thanks to the two 3D images being in full HD resolution and the clear separation of the two pictures, one for each eye.

Panasonic's exclusive rights to the movie 'Avtar' 3D Movie DVD

Panasonic sort made a coup d'état by cornering the exclusive rights for DVD and Bluray Discs till February 2012 for the best 3D movie made so far, James Cameron's 3D movie 'Avatar'. Panasonic are not selling in the open market Avatar 3D Bluray. Before February 2012 If you wanted to get an Avatar 3D Bluray disc, then you had to buy a Viera 3D TV or Bluray Player from Panasonic. Avatar 3D Bluray disc is included free with the Viera 3D TV or Bluray Player. So many people bought the Panasonic 3D TV just to be able to get a free copy of Avatar 3D Bluray Disc.

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Buying TV online

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