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Panasonic Introduces New ZT Series Flagship Plasma TV at CES 2013.


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#1 of 5 Dave Upton

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Posted January 13 2013 - 02:56 AM

Press Release:


ZT60 Series

The ZT60 series is Panasonic’s Full HD 3D Plasma flagship series and is available in two screen sizes - the TC-P65ZT60, 65-inch class and the TC-P60ZT60, 60-inch class. With 1080p resolution, the ZT60 series comes with advanced features for connectivity including My Home Screen, Swipe and Share 2.0, Touch Pad Controller, three HDMI and three USB connectors, along with VIERA ConnectTM, allowing consumers to connect to applications through the internet via built in Wireless LAN and Web Browser.  2D-3D conversion transforms 2D content to 3D images in real-time. The ZT Series also includes two pairs of Active Shutter 3D Eyewear.


The VIERA ZT60 Series offers a “Beyond the Reference” level of picture quality. Ultimate black color, contrast and crystal crisp picture are achieved thanks to the new Studio Master Panel with newly developed panel driving method and panel structure with direct glass layer. The front glass is directly attached to the Plasma panel itself by Panasonic’s exclusive crafting methods. As a result of the improvement, dim and double images are cut off by eliminating the air gap layer between the front glass and Plasma panel. The ZT60 series enhances compatibility between ultimate picture quality and stylish design. The quality of the ZT60’s 3D images is greatly enhanced, with clear, natural Full HD 3D images because of reduced crosstalk. 3000 Focused-field Drive also produces image resolution of 1080 lines for 2D images, to provide crisp, clear image motion. A wider color gamut (DCI 98% Color Space) is achieved thanks to a newly developed pure red phosphor.  The ZT60 features THX in both 2D and 3D modes *1 as well as ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration. Calibrators adjust the detailed picture setting with calibration software (CALMAN™ ) provided by SpectraCal Inc.


In addition to picture quality, operation and usability of the VIERA® ZT60 Series is also refined  with Voice control and easy web search are achieved based on voice recognition technology in combination with new touch pad remote controller with microphone. Also, text to speech function offers voice guidance for convenient usage of the web browser. In addition, the painting and retouching function based on Panasonic’s newly developed Touch Pen technology offers a fun and new experience for using your  TV. (Touch pen accessory is optional)  


The ZT60 Series offers advanced network functions via VIERA ConnectTM -- Panasonic’s exclusive cloud-based IPTV function.  Multi-tasking allows simultaneous use of apps from seven categories, including YouTube, Skype and Facebook. Web browser capability makes it easy to use the Internet from the TV. DLNA, Wireless LAN and Bluetooth are also supported for a high level of convenience.


The ZT60 Series display panel is free of mercury and lead. A newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process give the Plasma panel longevity of up to 100,000 hours before the brightness of the panel decreases to half. This is more than 30 years of viewing when watched 8 hours a day.   The stylish design of the ZT60 Series is based on the concept of “one sheet of glass”, which accentuates the superiority of the panel’s picture quality and the unique pedestal structure with a thin metal plate gives the TV an elegant glass and metal aesthetics.




Here are some comparison images I found on the web:


The ZT50 is on the left:













Here are some shots RayJr took of the new control app  interface (very cool!):
















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Posted January 13 2013 - 03:42 AM

If Im reading it right it includes Calman, think thats the first time I ve ever seen a TV include calibration software.
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Posted January 13 2013 - 06:23 AM

Software is NOT included.

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Posted January 13 2013 - 02:08 PM

Originally Posted by Gregg Loewen 

Software is NOT included.

But the CMS can be programmed directly by the software?



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Posted January 13 2013 - 04:10 PM

Very nice displays for sure!




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