IFA 2013: Panasonic looking to create 4K Universe

hodg100

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TVs and tablets are just the start

As well as placing a great deal of emphasis on the launch of their first ever Ultra HD TV, Panasonic wants to create a 4K Universe for it to inhabit. We all, by now, know about the VIERA TX-65WT600, the world’s first Ultra HD TV with a 4K 50/60p input designed based on HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a specifications, which are all very worthy claims.

Panasonic also mentioned its 4K OLED TV, with a vague promise that it was coming soon but that's clearly a product for down the line.

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Additionally, Panasonic its to launch the 20” 4K Tablet, which was introduced as a prototype in January 2013, at CES. The prototype featured a 20 inch IPS Alpha LCD panel and a unique aspect ratio of 15:10, it displays an A3-size paper in almost full size, so it's probably more something for commercial rather than home use.

Mr. Yoshiyuki Miyabe, Managing Director, Panasonic Corporation and President, AVC Networks Company comments: “We are very excited by the ongoing possibilities that 4K will bring to consumers, as well as businesses in a variety of industries. In particular, we believe the real value of 4K lies in the sheer volume of information that can be displayed on-screen, made possible by such a high resolution. For consumer home entertainment, this opens the potential to display multiple content sources simultaneously on one screen in Ultra HD. With this, we are moving beyond what we previously knew as ‘TVs’, paving the way for a brand new genre of “Smart Screens” which will allow us to access all kinds of different information with just one glance.”
 

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