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Panasonic TX-L65WT600 review

This is the shape of 4K Ultra HD TVs to come - packing HDMI 2.0 and amazing pictures

While the TX-L65WT600 offers premium league video, it's audio performance is less noteworthy.

The screen features a rear-firing woofer and 'invisible' downward stereo drivers. The audio system is actually quiet adept, reaching up from 50Hz. However, it has absolutely no volume.

The stereo speakers are rated at 2x4w, with 10w thrown to the woofer. And making matters worse, no speaker is pointed at the viewer. It's like listening to a mouse with laryngitis. There's a bass boost option but it just adds a gloopy sonic thickness which isn't appealing.

A selection of user and DSP modes (Standard, Music, Ambience and user, with Stadium, Hall, Natural) don't improve matters. Indeed, they're best left alone. More useful is the Automatic Gain Control which can at least be used to iron out volume differences between channels.

So the upshot of this is that you'll need to pair this TV with a separate sound system.

Usability

Living with this set is a joy. Panasonic's current user interface is wonderfully intuitive. We've admired Panasonic's My Home Screen GUI on a variety of screen sizes, and it's no less valued here.

The ability to create a launch page featuring preferred apps and services is boon. The option of then offering other users their own Home Page iteration is a classy refinement.

Value

Of course, with nascent tech like 4K Ultra HD, there's always a concern that early adopters will ultimately be shortchanged as technology rapidly evolves. That's not going to be the case with this set.

As the world's first HDMI 2.0 display, Panasonic offers a guarantee that other brands are now scrambling to match.

The addition of DisplayPort (in truth, somewhat flaky) is another forward thinking addition to the spec which could be transformative for PC gamers, as well as those seeking to view online Ultra HD content from YouTube's 4K channel. These facts alone conspire to make the £5,499 price point appear solid value.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-S2
Video Signal Standard4K UHDTV
Number of HDMI Ports3
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyViera
3D Type3D
EU Energy LabelA
Smart TVYes
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size165.1 cm (65")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle176°
Vertical Viewing Angle176°
Memory Card ReaderYes
BluetoothYes
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerPAL
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)43 kg
Backlight TechnologyLED
Operating Power Consumption162 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
RMS Output Power18 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand960 mm
Width with Stand1468 mm
Depth with Stand425 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports3
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year225 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height863 mm
Width1468 mm
Depth56 mm
Sound SystemVR-Audio Surround 2.1
Maximum Resolution3840 x 2160
FeaturesDigital Noise Reduction, Web Browser, Ambient Lighting, Teletext, Picture and Picture (PAP), Picture and Text (PAT), Picture on Picture
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelTX-L65WT600B
Product NameTX-L65WT600B 65" Smart Viera LED 4K TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTX-L65WT600B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing InformationTHE RESOLUTION REVOLUTION

TV's newest innovation is its most beautiful yet. With 3840x2160 resolution, 4K display fits four times as many pixels into the screen than eyen Full HD, meaning you see more ofthe ultra-fine detail - and making the world you look at inside the screen appear as real as the one outside your window.

With greater detail, depth and sharpness t you'll feel the power of4K, and see just what you've been missing.

And, even compared to other 4K screens, there's so much more to see, do and share with SmartVIERA 4K Ultra HD TV- now is the time to joi the resolution revolution.
Package Contents
  • TX-L65WT600B 65" Smart Viera LED 4K TV
  • 2 x 3D Eyewear
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)38 kg