2013-06-27A Statement of Tradition
For over 4 years, Panasonic has been the leader in the plasma TV market. Critics and consumers both agree that Panasonic plasma TVs offer the best overall quality. In fact, 4 out of the top 5 TVs last year were Panasonic plasma TVs; this year is no different. Panasonic has already received major kudos from professional critics and consumer alike. Panasonic inherited Kuro designers and technology gives Panasonic’s plasma TVs a leading edge over other brands and designs.
The Pioneer Kuro disappeared in 2008 and is still a reference TV today. The Panasonic VT60 challenges the Kuro in every way possible. The VT60 is available in a 55", 60", and 65" models and critics agree that it is "on-par" with the Kuro. You’ll receive everything that is available in the ZT60 series except the Studio Master Panel. The Panasonic TC-P60VT60 is a THX 2D and 3D Certified, ISFccc ready, Full HD 1080p visual powerhouse. You’ll experience phenomenal motion clarity with 3,000 Focused Field Drive and 600Hz Sub-Field Drive technology with fast switching phosphors. The VT60 series offers amazing black levels and contrast with Panasonic’s Infinite Black Ultra panel and over 30,000 steps of gradation with the improved Pure Red Phosphor. The Panasonic VT60 features a wide array of colors, arguably more than any other TV on the market, with 98% DCI and 122% ITU color spaces. If you would like to step up to a TV that is better than the Kuro, check out the Panasonic ZT60-available in a 60- and 65-inch screen sizes.
Not only does the Panasonic VT series plasma offer an amazing picture and a sleek design, it also features a lot of brains and computing power. This 60" TV features built-in Wi-Fi and web browser, a new customizable home screen interface, a built-in pop-up Skype camera, and a dual-core hexa processing engine to enable faster web browsing and multitasking capabilities. Voice recognition allows you to easily navigate your TV with nothing more than your voice and voice guidance makes your Panasonic plasma TV read on-screen commands and prompts back to you. You can download applications from the VIERA Connect marketplace; these applications are formatted specifically for your Panasonic TV. The VT60 is the perfect HDTV for anyone looking who is looking for a great cinematic experience, the 3D and Smart features are just "icing on the cake."
My Home Screen
When you power on your Panasonic 60" TV you’ll arrive at the new and improved user interface, My Home Screen. This Smart TV platform allows you to fully customize your viewing experience to cater to your preferences.
You can create the perfect landing page with all of your favorite applications for easy access. If you’re a major sports fan you can load your home screen with applications like ESPN, Fox Sports and more. If you’re the "social butterfly" in your group, then you can load your home screen with social applications like Skype, Facebook, and Twitter.
The Smart VIERA TV is capable of retaining up to 6 different profiles. Logging into your profile is as simple as standing in front of the built-in camera on the TC-P60VT60. Video-on-demand services, your personal media, TV programs, and a rich social experience is right at your fingertips.
With the TC-P60VT60, Panasonic 60" plasma TV, you’ll gain access to the wonderful world of VIERA Connect. Panasonic VIERA Connect will allow you to tap into a nearly limitless amount of content, direct to your Smart TV. All that’s needed is an Internet connection (wired or wireless) and you can download games, update your social network status, and even stream movies or shows from services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and VUDU HD Movies.
Built-in Web Browser
All you need is a connection to the Internet (wired or wireless) and you’ll be surfing the web in style from your Panasonic plasma TV. The TC-P60VT60 VIERA HDTV’s web browser will render all of your favorite sites as if you were on your mobile device or PC. Sharing a website with your family is as easy as opening the web browser and navigating to the website’s URL.
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The Panasonic VT60 series of plasma TVs allow you to use your VIERA Touch Pad Controller or the VIERA Remote2 application to issue voice commands to your TV. With voice recognition you can use your voice to operate the TV, change settings, and even perform online searches. The Panasonic VT60 plasma TV also features voice guidance that enables your 60" Smart VIERA TV to verbalize on-screen content, i.e. your TV will read aloud to you.
Thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi of the TC-P60VT60, you don’t need anything more than an existing wireless network to get started streaming your favorite movies and shows directly to your TV. Your VIERA plasma TV will detect available wireless networks and guide you through the easy setup process. Once your Smart VIERA TV is connected to your network you’re ready to start streaming.
Hidden in the bezel of the Panasonic TC-P60VT60 is a built-in pop-up camera. The camera features facial recognition technology that allows the TV to recognize up to 6 different users and greet them with their own, personalized home screen. The camera allows you to take advantage of video chat and conference applications like Skype. The built-in camera on the Panasonic HDTV even allows you to leave a video memo on another member’s profile so they can view it when they log in to My Home Screen. The camera automatically pops up and powers off, however, you will need to push the camera back into the bezel when you’re finished.
Dual Core Hexa-Processing Engine
The Panasonic VIERA 60" Plasma TV features the powerful Dual Core Hexa processing engine. This engine taps into Panasonic’s Super Clear Resolution technology that analyzes and optimizes every image, for crisp, detailed pictures. The dual-core processor also streamlines multi-tasking between the Panasonic HDTV’s smart functions. You can run applications, search with the web browser, and stream content without delays or lag.
THX Certified 2D and 3D Display
Panasonic 2D and 3D THX Certified plasma TVs literally turn your living room into a theater. This 60" Panasonic TV adheres to THX’s strict requirements for sharpness, brightness, and gamma and color reproduction. These standards in your home mean that you’ll always have a first class 2D and 3D viewing experience.
Full HD Active 3D
3D is more immersive when you watching it from the comfort of your own home on your Panasonic 60" Plasma TV. Panasonic plasma displays use active 3D technology; this technology doesn’t filter any lines of resolution, leaving you with a Full HD 3D picture. To help counteract 3D judder and crosstalk, that’s inherent to active 3D technology, Panasonic has included their 3D Motion Remaster Technology. This technology employs special algorithms to reduce the time lag seen between the left and right 3D images – this is especially noticeable when two 3D objects "seemingly" crash into each other, when they’re actually crossing paths. 3D Motion Remaster accurately increases perceived depth to create lifelike 3D images.
2D to 3D Conversion
The TC-P60VT60 plasma TV features advanced conversion technologies that turn virtually all of your 2D content into beautiful 3D. With 2D to 3D conversion, your library of 3D content is nearly endless. Your media library, ordinary broadcasts, even your personal photos and videos can be converted to 3D.
Infinite Black Ultra Panel
The Panasonic VT60 series panel generates deeper, truer blacks and it incorporates a Louver filter with fast switching phosphors. The Ultra version of this technology includes Panasonic’s Super Clear Resolution engine. The Infinite Black filter prevents light loss in the panel cells – even in brightly lit rooms; dark scenes and fine textures are rendered with precise detail. The Louver filter allows the plasma TV to adjust the display’s brightness in proportion to the light in the room. Finally, the reformulated fast switching phosphors increase the overall luminous effect and minimizes afterglow – this reduces double image and displays clear, detailed 3D images.
30,720 Steps of Gradation with DCI 98% Color Space
Panasonic increased the number of sub-fields available in the TC-P60VT60 plasma TV. The increase in sub-fields gives your 60" plasma TV deeper control of the light emitted by each individual cell of the TV’s pixel structure. With up to 30,720 steps of gradation, all color, even jet black and brilliant white, is produced in rich, dimensional pictures with flawless color variation.
Pure Red Phosphor
Panasonic has greatly improved the purity level of their VT60 series plasma TV’s red phosphor to give you a picture quality that rivals movie theaters. The improvement of their plasma TV’s red phosphor expands their plasma TV’s color to 122% of ITU¹ broadcasts standards and 98% of DCI² studio standards.
1. International Telecommunication Union – a specialized agency that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies
2. Digital Cinema Initiative - a group of major motion picture studios that establishes the standard for digital cinema systems
Full HD 1080p Resolution
True greatness is in the detail and with Full HD 1080p resolution you’ll see why bigger is better. The Panasonic TCP60VT60 will remind you why you wanted a high-definition TV in the first place. Now all of your content, even personal media can look its absolute best.
600Hz Sub-Field Drive
Are you having a hard time reading the sports or news tickers? Tired of blurry jerseys and jittery motion? 600Hz Sub-Field Drive will help you with those troubles. Panasonic VIERA Plasma TVs are really fast, the images shown on-screen are created 60 times per second, with 10 sub-fields per frame (60 x 10 = 600). This blazing fast speed gives the 60" Panasonic TV a crisp, clear, and sharp image – even during high speed action scenes.
3,000 Focused Field Drive
The previously mentioned panel technologies all lead up to this one fantastic idea, Panasonic’s original 3,000 Focused Field Drive technology. This technology allows you to enjoy crisp, clear images, even during high-speed actions scenes, on your 60" Panasonic TV. The TC-P60VT60 plasma TV detects image movements like the human eye, and the TV’s sub-field controller optimizes light emissions at a rate of 1/3000th a second…that’s blazing fast and extremely accurate! This Panasonic plasma TV guarantees dynamic sports images and breathtaking fast action scenes rendered with stunning clarity.
With the DLNA enabled TC-P60VT60, sharing content is as easy as connecting all of your devices to your home network, wired or wireless. All of the content stored across these devices on your home network can be accessed and viewed right on your Panasonic Smart VIERA TV, regardless of where they’re located in your home.
Panasonic includes a media player with a surplus of features unlike anything you’ve seen on a television to date. The TCP60VT60’s USB-based media player allows you to edit your personal videos and photos in real time from your TV; you can add a frame to a photo or video, and you can even create a slideshow with background music. The media player also supports a wide range of formats, so you can listen to PC-based music and view web movies right on your 60" plasma TV.
Swipe & Share 2.0
With the Panasonic TC-P60VT60 Smart VIERA TV it’s even easier to share content from your mobile devices with your TV. Simply swipe the media from your smartphone or tablet towards your Panasonic TV and it will be transferred to your big screen for viewing or even editing! You can also swipe the content "back" to your mobile device and take it where ever you go. Now you don’t have to huddle around a 4.5" screen to share a video with your family. It’s as easy as a swipe of your finger to transfer photos, videos, and even music to your 60" plasma TV.
VIERA Remote 2 App
Unlock new and fun ways to control and interact with your 60" plasma TV when you download the free Panasonic VIERA Remote Application – available from any iOS and Android store. It turns your mobile device into a fully functional remote control that can even work as a second screen for viewing personal media from a USB or SD card attached to your TV without interrupting the current program. The VIERA Remote Application allows you to adjust picture settings, as well as change the channel and volume.
2 Pairs of 3D Glasses Included
Your 60" Smart VIERA plasma TV comes with 2 pairs of active 3D glasses. These comfortable, stylish 3D glasses are lightweight so you and your friends can have hours of comfortable 3D viewing.
VIERA Touch Pad Remote
To help you navigate your Panasonic HDTV, you’ll receive the VIERA Touchpad Remote. This remote is not your standard remote control; it’s made to fit comfortably in your hand, its ergonomic shape allows seamless control of your Panasonic TV with little to no effort from a fingertip. The simple design incorporates a touchpad that works just like a mouse-pad on a laptop pc and a built-in microphone for you to issue voice commands.
Electronic Touch Pen (Optional)
The Panasonic Electric Touch Pen releases the artist in you right onto your TCP60VT60. The touch pen turns your VIERA TV into a 60-inch Post-it pad. You can leave messages and memos to members of the household on the first appliance that gets turned on when they get home. You can even edit images by drawing or writing right on the picture; once you finish editing the image you can use Swipe & Share 2.0 and save it to your mobile device. The electronic pen is also useful for operating various applications and playing games.
Ultra-Slim Side Speakers with Stage Surround
Not only does the bezel of the 60" Panasonic plasma TV house a pop-up camera, it also hides an ultra slim 2.1 speaker system with virtual surround sound. The VT60 plasma TV’s speakers blend with the sleek design while providing excellent surround sound characteristics that enhance your viewing experience.
One Sheet of Glass Design
The Panasonic VT60 series plasma TV features a unique design; the display only uses a single sheet of glass. Most plasma TVs have 2 layers of glass to create the panel. This single layer design gives the Panasonic plasma TV a more modern and lighter design that’s sure to enhance any décor. The narrow metal bezel is the final complement for the ultimate in functional beauty.
Long Panel Life
By selecting high-quality products that last a long time you can help protect the environment. Thanks to VIERA TV's innovative design, Panasonic’s plasma panels maintain their brightness for up to 100,000 hours. That’s more than 30 years of use for 8 hours per day.
Join Panasonic’s pledge to reducing their negative impact on the planet with their products. Panasonic TC-P60VT60 VIERA plasma display panels are free of mercury and lead, reducing the impact on the environment once it’s time for you to recycle or retire your TV from use.
Automatic Power Save
Panasonic VIERA Smart TVs are designed to be sensible for the environment and your wallet. VIERA TVs save energy by adjusting the display’s brightness based on room conditions, and shutting off after brief periods of inactivity.