IFA 2013: Panasonic's WT600 is the first Ultra HD TV with HEVC decoders


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Opening up 4K YouTube Streaming

Panasonic's Berlin unveiling of the 65WT600 might not have made quite impact the Company were hoping for but there were one or two added little tidbits that the leaked web details didn't reveal.

Of primary interest to those who want to see regularly updated 4K content is the news that the WT600 is the first Ultra HD to be equipped with 4K H264 decoders meaning you'll able to stream (connection permitting) native 4K through the internet from the likes of YouTube.


Samsung were actually the World's first manufacturer, with the F8500 plasma TV but since it's only 1080p and doesn't feature HDMI 2.0 connectivity, it's probably a moot point.

The inclusion of H264 4K decoding will also mean you'll be able to playback Ultra HD content from USB and SD cards, too. There's sure to be a slew of 4K video recording devices announced do we're sure that facility will get well used in the infancy of Ultra HD.


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Shouldn't that be H265, I was wondering if it was a typo on Panny's website.

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