Panasonci 2015 TV line-up

Panasonic 2015 TV line-up - full overview

23 Feb 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

Panasonic has unveiled its 2015 line-up of TVs. Most of the new TVs offer Ultra HD resolution and the high-end TVs add HDR and wider colors gamuts. Panasonic will switch to Firefox OS as its new TV platform, which will be integrated in mid-range TVs and up. Panasonic will also launch its first curved TVs. FlatpanelsHD has a full overview.

Updated 10.10.2015: Panasonic CZ950 OLED added to the overview
Updated 15.07.2015: US line-up added to overview
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Panasonic's 2015 TV line-up

Panasonic has a full line-up of Ultra HD TVs from the entry-level to the high-end. A few Full HD TVs will be available, but it is clear that Ultra HD is the future for Panasonic and in 2015, Panasonic will start offering Ultra HD TVs that take advantage of "better pixels" instead of just 4K resolution.

We saw the first signs of HDR (high dynamic range), wider colors gamuts and 10-bit colors during CES 2015 in January, and later this year Panasonic will release TVs that support these new picture quality enhancements. You can expect amazing picture quality with brighter whites and highlights, deeper blacks, and more intense colors. Panasonic says that the TVs have been developed in collaboration with its Hollywood studio, but has still not made any specific announcements regarding content.

Panasonic 2015 TVs

Panasonic will abandon its Smart Viera platform and switch to Firefox OS
To fully support HDR and better colors, Panasonic has developed a new 4K Studio Master processor for its high-end models that will also feature LED local dimming to improve contrast and use "phosphors" to improve the color gamut to DCI. The mid-range TVs are still not ready to take advantage of "better pixels" but you will obviously get true 4K resolution.

The design language of the new TVs is a continuation of the minimalistic trend that has driven the industry for years. The bezels are very thin and the TVs are slim and elegant. Panasonic will offer choice with a range of different stand design, including center-mounted and side-mounted option.

The Japanese TV manufacturer will introduce its first curved TVs in 2015. Three models will be available (CR850, CR730, CR430), including a very high-end model. So far, the curved TVs have only been confirmed for Europe. Europeans can also expect features such as twin tuners and in-house streaming that allows you to watch TV channels from your TV’s internal tuner on a tablet or smartphone screen. TV anywhere will let you stream recordings to your devices when away from home.

Panasonic 2015 TV line-up


Another big change is Firefox OS. Panasonic will abandon its Smart Viera platform and switch to Firefox OS with an inviting and simple user interface, a Xumo TV guide, and a unified search box. We have yet to receive a comprehensive list of supported apps, but we are chasing more information.

Some of Panasonic’s biggest competitors in the TV industry have decided to go all-in on Google’s Android TV this year, but Panasonic believes that the operating system based on open web standards will allow them to offer more and better apps. It is an interesting choice and only time will tell if Panasonic can make Firefox relevant in the living room. TVs from 2014 and before will not be updated to Firefox OS.

Speaking of "Smart TV", Panasonic will equip all of its Firefox-based TVs with HEVC decoding, which is necessary to stream 4K content over the internet. Panasonic has yet to confirm all of its 4K partners, but Netflix is confirmed.




The first Ultra HD Blu-ray players should be ready later this year, but no specific details have announced by Panasonic yet. A prototype player was exhibited earlier this year, and it should be noted that in order to benefit from all the picture quality improvements of the format, you will need one of the 2015 high-end TVs. Netflix will also introduce 4K HDR streaming later this year, and Panasonic confirms that Netflix is supported on its TVs.

Panasonic is also highlighting other "smart" features such as the integrated "Voice Assistant" that lets you speak commands to the TV, DLNA, USB media playback, and "Swipe and Share" that allows you to push video, photos and other content from your smartphone or tablet onto the TV via the Firefox browser (or compatible unspecified apps). It is not exactly Google Cast yet, but Mozilla is working on improving and expanding the system.

Panasonic 2015 TVs

Firefox OS is Panasonic’s plan to enter the "smart home" market. The new Firefox-based TVs will act as a hub for the living room, connecting other devices in your house. This is a long-term strategy, but Panasonic says that some of the features, such as notifications, will be available in 2015.

The first Panasonic’s 2015 TVs will be available this spring. The high-end models will be available later. We will update the overview with pricing and shipping details later.

Panasonic CZ950

Panasonic CZ950 (4K OLED)

Thi sis Panasonic's first OLED TV. It will be available only in 65" with 4K and HDR (high dynamic range) support. There's no Firefox OS. Instead, Panasonic is using its 2014 operating system.

  • Curved design
  • OLED
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • HDR support
  • 4K Studio Master Processor
  • 90 % DCI support
  • 10-bit colors
  • Accurate Color Drive
  • Black Gradation for OLED
  • 2014 Smart TV OS
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • TV Anywhere
  • Twin tuner

    USA: Not confirmed

    Europe: 65" TX-65CZ950


  • Panasonic CX850

    Panasonic CX850 (4K)

    Panasonic CX850 is the flagship for the US. It will not be available in Europe. It has all of Panasonic’s most advanced picture systems and the new Firefox OS.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Studio Master Processor
  • 98 % DCI color space
  • Local Dimming Pro
  • HDR support (Super Bright Panel)
  • 10-bit colors
  • HEVC+VP9 decoding
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Firefox OS
  • Quad-core processor
  • THX 4K Certification (Pending)

    US prices
  • 55" Panasonic TC-55CX850U
  • 65" Panasonic TC-65CX850U

    Europe: No


  • Panasonic CR850

    Panasonic CR850 (4K)

    Panasonic CR850 is one of the high-end models. It has a curved design and all of Panasonic advanced technologies to improve 4K picture quality, including support for HDR and wider color gamuts. It also has the new Firefox OS.

  • Curved design
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 1600 BMR
  • 4K Studio Master Processor
  • 98 % DCI color space
  • Local Dimming Pro
  • HDR support (Super Bright Panel)
  • 10-bit colors
  • HEVC+VP9 decoding
  • HDMI 2.0
  • In-house TV Streaming
  • TV Anywhere
  • Twin tuner (only in Europe)
  • Firefox OS
  • Quad-core processor

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 55" Panasonic TX-55CR850
  • 65" Panasonic TX-65CR850


  • Panasonic CX800

    Panasonic CX800 (4K)

    CX800 is like CR850 but with a flat design. It will feature all the same 4K picture technologies and Firefox OS. Be aware that the US version of CX800 does not offer the high-end features. CX850 is the US equivalent of CX800 in the EU.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 1600 BMR (only in EU)
  • 4K Studio Master Processor (only in EU)
  • 98 % DCI color space
  • Local Dimming Pro (not in 40")
  • HDR support (only in EU)
  • Super Bright Panel
  • 10-bit colors (only in EU)
  • HEVC+VP9 decoding
  • HDMI 2.0
  • In-house TV Streaming
  • TV Anywhere
  • Twin tuner (only in EU)
  • Firefox OS
  • Quad-core processor

    US prices
  • 55" Panasonic TC-55CX800U
  • 60" Panasonic TC-60CX800U
  • 65" Panasonic TC-65CX800U

    EU prices
  • 40" Panasonic TX-40CX800
  • 50" Panasonic TX-50CX800
  • 55" Panasonic TX-55CX800
  • 65" Panasonic TX-65CX800


  • Panasonic CX750

    Panasonic CX750 / CX740 (4K)

    CX750 is a step down from the high-end 8 series models. It no longer has the next-generation 4K features such as HDR and DCI color gamut. Instead, it is a more "basic" Ultra HD with Firefox OS and HEVC decoding. The CX740 is the same TV without the twin-tuner.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 1000 BMR
  • HEVC+VP9 decoding
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Super Bright IPS Panel
  • In-house TV Streaming
  • TV Anywhere
  • Twin tuner (only in Europe)
  • Firefox OS
  • Quad-core processor

    USA: No

    Europe: 43" TX-43CX750, 49" TX-49CX750, 55" TX-55CX750 & 60" TX-60CX750. And 43" TX-43CX740, 49" TX-49CX740, 55" TX-55CX740 & 60" TX-60CX740


  • Panasonic CR730

    Panasonic CR730 (4K)

    CR730 is a curved variant of the CX750, with only minor differences. It no longer has a twin-tuner, but is comes complete with the new Firefox OS and HEVC decoding.

  • Curved design
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 1000 BMR
  • Studio Master Drive
  • Local dimming
  • HEVC+VP9 decoding
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Super Bright IPS Panel
  • In-house TV Streaming
  • TV Anywhere
  • Firefox OS
  • Quad-core processor

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 55" Panasonic TX-55CR730
  • 65" Panasonic TX-65CR730


  • Panasonic CX700

    Panasonic CX700 (4K)

    CX700 is another Ultra HD model, still with Firefox OS, apps and in-house streaming that allows you to stream TV channels to a tablet or smartphone.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 800 BMR
  • Studio Master Drive
  • Local dimming
  • HEVC+VP9 decoding
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Super Bright Panel
  • In-house TV Streaming
  • TV Anywhere
  • Firefox OS
  • Quad-core processor

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 40" Panasonic TX-40CX700
  • 50" Panasonic TX-50CX700
  • 55" Panasonic TX-55CX700
  • 65" Panasonic TX-65CX700


  • Panasonic CX680

    Panasonic CX680 (4K)

    Panasonic’s cheapest Ultra HD TV with Firefox OS for Europe. It has the most essential 4K features, too, including HEVC and HDMI 2.0.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 200 BMR
  • Studio Master Color
  • HEVC+VP9 decoding
  • HDMI 2.0
  • In-house TV Streaming
  • TV Anywhere
  • Firefox OS
  • Quad-core processor

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 40" Panasonic TX-40CX680
  • 50" Panasonic TX-50CX680
  • 55" Panasonic TX-55CX680


  • Panasonic CX650

    Panasonic CX650 / CX600 (4K)

    The CX650 and CX600 are US models. The main difference between the two is Firefox OS.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 240 Hz (CX650) / 120 Hz (CX600)
  • 90% DCI color space
  • HEVC+VP9 decoding
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Firefox OS
  • Quad-core processor

    US prices
  • 55" Panasonic TC-55CX650U
  • 60" Panasonic TC-60CX650U
  • 65" Panasonic TC-65CX650U
  • 50" Panasonic TC-50CX600U - without Firefox OS (otherwise same specs).

    Europe: No


  • Panasonic CX400

    Panasonic CX400 (4K)

    An entry-level Ultra HD TV without Firefox OS. It only has a media player and no advanced apps. Be aware that you will need an extra box to stream 4K content to the TV.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 400 RMR (only 55 and 65")
  • HDMI 2.0
  • USB Media Player

    USA:
  • 50” Panasonic 50CX400
  • 55” Panasonic 55CX400
  • 65” Panasonic 65CX400
  • 55” Panasonic 55CX420
  • 65” Panasonic 65CX420

    EU prices:
  • 40" Panasonic TX-40CX400
  • 48" Panasonic TX-48CX400
  • 55" Panasonic TX-55CX400


  • Panasonic CR430

    Panasonic CR430 (4K)

    Like the CX400 but with a curved design. It is still an Ultra HD TV, but since it has no Firefox OS for streaming apps you will have to rely on an external 4K streamer box to get 4K content into the TV. CR430 will only be available in one size.

  • Curved design
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 400 RMR
  • HDMI 2.0
  • USB Media Player

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 55" Panasonic TX-55CR430


  • Panasonic CS600

    Panasonic CS600

    Panasonic will also release a few new Full HD models in 2015. CS600 is the most advanced, but it still a very basic TV without Firefox OS.

  • Full HD
  • 100 (32") / 200 (40 & 50") / 400 BMR (55 & 65")
  • In-house TV Streaming
  • TV Anywhere
  • USB Media Player

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 32" Panasonic TX-32CS600
  • 40" Panasonic TX-40CS600
  • 50" Panasonic TX-50CS630
  • 55" Panasonic TX-55CS620
  • 65" Panasonic TX-65CS620


  • Panasonic CS520

    Panasonic CS500

    Another Full HD model with very basic features.

  • Full HD
  • 100 (24 & 32") / 200 (40 & 50")
  • In-house TV Streaming
  • USB Media Player

    USA: No

    EU prices:
  • 24" Panasonic TX-24CS500
  • 32" Panasonic TX-32CS510
  • 40" Panasonic TX-40CS520
  • 50" Panasonic TX-50CS520






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