Panasonic TH-60C300DX TV

 

Panasonic TH-60C300DX

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While all this while, we were completely into reviewing the 4K UHD Smart TVs coming from various brands, today we decided to change our route and review a Full HD LED TV from Panasonic. Of course, 4K UHD TV is the smarter version of this TV, however, let us not rule out the fact that everybody is willing to spend a lot on a TV set. Again, some might not feel the need of all the features which a 4K UHD TV comes with, therefore they will rather prefer investing in a Full HD LED TV.

Today we thought of reviewing Panasonic TH-60C300DX Full HD LED TV which is priced Rs.159900 and has a 60-inch screen. So, what are the specifications of this TV? We shall find it out in the write-up further down.

 

Product Description

  • Screen Size: 60-inches
  • Display resolution: Full HD with 1920 X1080 Resolution
  • Total speaker power output rms: 20 W Audio Output
  • Connectivity input: 3 HDMI and 2 USB Slot

 

Design

Panasonic TH-60C300DX is a sleek and smart looking black TV which has been designed to suit the modern design of your home. You can mount it on the wall or make it stand on its silver pedestals on a TV stand. Whatever you choose, the TV is sure to add elegance to your living room. Moreover, the 60-inch size TV screen fits anywhere quite easily which further doubles up the user experience.

 

Picture Quality

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The picture of this TV, well, of course, will not be as good as 4K UHD Smart TVs, however, with a resolution of 1920 X1080 and a screen size of 60-inches, the picture quality can be termed as pretty good. Yes, when compared to other HD TVs, the picture quality of this TV is crisp and clear. Thanks to IPS LED technology and 100Hz Backlight Blinking, it gives you even more vibrant picture quality with the right amount of brightness. However, dark scenes might not appear as clear as the coloured scenes which we will term as a downside of maximum HD LED TVs. When viewed from an angle, the picture keeps the potential to appear little bit greyish, however, it is not something that will bother the user.

 

Sound Quality

The Panasonic TH-60C300DX 152 cm (60) Full HD LED Television comes with two Dolby Digital speakers each of 10W which will provide you with rich and booming sound. You can increase or decrease the sound as per your requirement. We also noticed that the sound did not break as we increased the volume, however it did become tad unclear which again can be avoided. Apart from that, the television features Dot Noise Reduction which is responsible to give you a better experience of sound along with visuals. It also has a surround sound feature that will immerse the viewers into a whole new world of experience by surrounding them with the rich sound quality from all the sides. Thus, we are quite happy with the sound quality of this TV as most of the HD TVs do not come with this good sound quality.

 

Features

The TV has quite a few features and we will go through the features in the list below.

  • 100 Hz Backlight Blinking feature brings out each and every detail with a crystal clear clarity.
  • Full HD screen makes TV viewing experience as good as watching it in a theatre along with a decent picture and sound quality.
  • Dot Noise Reduction which is a special feature is incorporated in this set that has been designed to give you a better experience of sound along with visuals.
  • IPS LED technology is responsible for giving you a vibrant and clear picture quality along with the right amount of brightness and exceptional viewing from an angle.
  • In this television, you will also come across many pre-installed games that you can play when not watching movies or cable. Apart from the games, there are several other applications such as sleep timer and internet browsing.
  • As a bonus, the TV also has a Power Saving Mode which will help you in saving an enormous amount of power and money. The standby consumption is 0.5 Watt.

 

Connectivity

Since it is not a smart TV, it lacks connectivity features like easy screening or mirroring which are very common in a 4K UHD TV. Also, you will not find apps to suit your lifestyle. However, the TV has 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, and one PC input. These ports on this Panasonic TH-60C300DX are to allow you to connect it to your laptop or set-top box. It also enables you to connect your USB devices such as pen drive or external hard drives to play movies and other media. You can also carry out your official work and surf the internet on this TV.

 

Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1-year warranty

However, in case any defects in the manufacturing or functioning of the product are found during its Lifecycle, you can get in touch with Panasonic Customer support. You can also register a service request with homeyantra.com online and an authorized technician from the brand will visit and resolve the issue.

 

Price & Availability

Panasonic TH-60C300DX is priced Rs.159900 and you can find it at HomeYantra. Apart from that, if you need any further information about offers and EMI, then you can click here.

 

Conclusion

Well, the TV has all the important features that a FULL HD LED TV is entitled to have. We are quite happy with the sound quality and have a love-hate relationship with the picture quality. Apart from that, the power saving mode is a bonus which will help you to save a lot of energy and money. However, we do feel that the TV is a bit pricey given the fact that it is a normal HD LED TV and not a Smart TV. If you can send a bit more, you’ll be easily able to by a 4K UHD TV. However, if you feel this TV suits all your needs as an HD TV, then you can go for this TV without any second thought.

Samsung UA55KU6470 TV

 

Samsung UA55KU6470

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We are back with yet another review about a TV and this one belongs to a well-known brand called Samsung. Now, we all know that Samsung is one of the top shot brands when it comes to electronic goods which are spread globally. Whenever a consumer thinks of buying a new electronic good, he or she does give a thought about the brand.

So, today we are all set to review Samsung UA55KU6470 4K UHD Flat Smart TV. However, we will take a look at the features and finally put our thoughts at the end of this write-up.

 

Product Description

  • Display resolution: 4K Ultra HD with 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • Total speaker power output rms: 20 W Audio Output
  • Connectivity input: 3 HDMI and 2 USB Slot

 

Design

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Let us start with the design of this TV. Well, if you see it, you won’t find a huge difference in the design or anything as such striking. Well, like any other 4K UHD TV, this model is also super sleek and chic which has a metal line design with front black and VNB bezel. It has a plate T-shaped stand which you can use if you choose to keep the TV on a TV stand. Apart from that, we did not notice anything outstanding about the design of the product. You can either choose to hang it on the wall or use the stand; however setting this TV in your bedroom or drawing room will add an edge to the interiors along with a splash of elegance.

 

Picture quality

Do we really need to mention anything about the picture quality? Let us just say, we cannot get enough of it. The picture quality without any second thought is stunning. When we tested the picture quality, our first reaction to the picture quality was ‘WOW’! Thanks to the PurColour technology, this has a wider range of colour to present you with true colours, nothing less than real life image. It has 8 million pixels, which is four times more than a normal HD display. PurColour is dedicated to increasing the colour adjustment point by 7 times which otherwise is 27 in conventional UHD TVs. This, in turn, allows the viewer with much richer and more refined shades.

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Viewing pictures or videos on flat screen TV will obviously make it appear all pretty much flat. However, with Samsung’s Contrast Enhancer which is infused in the TV, we actually noticed the flat images to come alive, almost creating 3D- like dramatic effect. Our team was quite impressed by the vivid viewing experience which is quite rare on a flat-screen TV.

Next, we focused on the resolution part of the TV. The TV has a resolution 3840 x 2160 with 4K UHD display. Now, Ultra HD viewing means you can see every elaborate feature on the screen clearer than ever. Think this to be 4-times more when it comes to Samsung UHD 4K TV which makes the experience all the more lifelike as if you are the part of that picture.

Other things that we noticed were that when we transferred a video from a different source which was not a 4K UHD source to the TV, we were surprised that the picture quality on the TV was almost like that of 4K UHD picture quality. Thanks to Samsung UHD Picture Engine for such a unique experience which we did not come across any other 4K UHD TV.

Lastly, we tested the video quality on this TV. We did not notice any blurring or any unwanted glitch in fast moving or slow moving videos. The fast motion videos were clearer than the slow moving videos; however, on the whole, we gave thumbs up to the video quality as well. Overall, we are awestruck by the picture and the video quality and this can one of the strongest points which should push you to buy the TV.

 

Sound Quality

Like the previous Samsung TV, this TV has surprisingly a better sound quality. To start with, allow us to mention Samsung UA55KU6470 has a Dolby Digital Plus sound quality which receives thumbs up from our end. The Sound Output is 20W (L: 10W, R: 10W) with the speaker type of 2CH (Down Firing + Bass Reflex). Other things include DTS Studio Sound for virtual surrounding along with Wallmount Sound Mode and HD audio quality. Yes, the sound quality was pretty good as well when we tested it in a big room. When we played music, the sound was pretty clear without any breaking otherwise. Thus, here we are giving you another reason to invest in this TV set.

 

Features

UHD Picture Engine: UHD upscaling enhances the quality of all of your viewing when you transfer contents from a non UHD source to this TV to view the content which almost same picture quality like that of 4K UHD TV.

Change Instantly: You can now change smoothly and instantly from one app to another or you can switch to live TV while watching a video with Samsung Smart TV. Also, you can start watching the video right from the place where you had left.

Quick Browsing: Well, browsing in Samsung Smart TV has become easier now as it has covered all the amazing apps and websites to your heart’s content. It is packed with tons of best apps and all you have to do is swipe left or right to get hold of your favourite app. It will also suggest your websites which are popular in your region which means browsing is all the more simple now. Everything is possible in the wink of an eye!

Powerful Quad Core: Enjoy faster performance with this amazing Quad Core processor with your Samsung Smart TV. Enjoy seamlessly and faster changing of channels, switching between content and web browsing, as well as smoother interaction.

Experience Multimedia in your living room: With High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) inputs, Samsung will transfer your living room with some kind of an invisible magic wand into a multimedia entertainment centre, with high-speed transmission of high definition digital data from various devices.

 

Connectivity

Those were some of the prominent features in Samsung UA55KU6470. Lastly, we have to speak about the connectivity part of this TV. Well, the TV is quite a master in this context. Samsung Smart TV is super easy to connect to your TV. It can wake you up in the morning with all the important information you need to start the day with. It perfectly syncs with your mobile phone. You can easily watch any video, picture or TV show on that big screen so that you can keep your hands-free. It perfectly picks the signal from your phone when it is close to the TV so that you can enjoy the same content on a bigger screen. Not just that, it can also work another way round, whereby you can watch a content from TV to mobile at any corner of the house.

Apart from that, with ConnectShare Movie, you can easily plug your USB memory drive or HDD into your TV and immediately movies, photos or music. Also, with Wireless LAN Built-in you can easily streamline your TV’s connectivity without adding any external devices to maintain the look of the TV. Thus, we also love the connectivity capability of the TV and yet another reason we have for you to invest on this TV.

 

Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1-year warranty

Support: You can directly call Samsung support @ 1800-3000-8282 or 1800-266-8282. Apart from that you can mail them or go for a Live Chat as well.

 

Price and Availability

SamsungUA55KU6470 priced at Rs. 176900/- (MRP) and is available at  HomeYantra.

For further information about offers and EMI, feel free to check here.

 

Our Views

Well, you must have understood how much we are impressed by the features of this TV. At this price, Samsung UA55KU6470 is offering a lot more than expected. With their improved sound quality and connectivity, we are superbly flattered by this TV. Not just that, the picture quality is one of a kind and this time even if you watch it from an angle, the picture will not appear greyish. Thus, we will highly recommend this TV to our readers and can assure you that you will not regret the investment.

Panasonic TH-55CX700D Television

Panasonic TH-55CX700D

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Panasonic has revealed one of their most interesting and clever technology-based TV set TH-55CX700D which is a 55-inch TV. Well, quite surprisingly the TV is quite well features. Thus, today we are all set to put forward our opinion about this Panasonic TH-55CX700D and decide whether the TV is worth the investment or not.

 

Product Description

  • 55-inch 4k Ultra HD
  • Voice Interaction System
  • Quad Core Processor
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) (with stand) 9 x 76.8 x 23.5 cm

 

Design

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Panasonic TH-55CX700D is a very sleek, elegant and chic looking TV that is sure to add an edge to your drawing room. It has gun-metal dark grey bodywork which definitely looks quite luxurious and smooth for the amount that you pay. However, the design is nothing different from TVs of other brands. It has a rectangular arch-shaped kind of a stand which you can use to keep the TV on a stand if not hanging it on the wall. The brand name is written at the bottom right in the middle. The dimension with stand is    123.9 x 76.8 x 23.5 cm along with the 55-inch screen. When viewed from the front, the screen almost looks like its floating in the air when hanged on the hall. Overall, the design of the TV is quite classy but not something that most of us has not seen before.

 

Picture Quality

Well, we will start our review by focussing on the picture and the video quality of the TV as a picture is the first that should be attracting an individual to get his/her hands on the TV. We cannot deny the fact that the picture quality of the TV is stunning owing to some of the great features with which the set is infused. It is 4K Ultra HD TV with a resolution of 3840×2160 which does the work of presenting a crystal clear picture quality when compared to other normal HD TVs. We literally felt like the picture was coming to life rather than simply watching a TV. When we adjusted the brightness and the colour intensity of the TV, we did not see much change in the picture quality which we quite liked as well. With Quad Core Pro Engine being infused in this set, one can easily spot every small detail in a particular scene.

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When watched the TV from an angle, like from the sides we were quite impressed as the picture did not appear greyish or distorted which we had earlier observed in Samsung TV. Well, thanks to IPS LED Super Bright Plus, a technology which simply makes the picture as well as the video quality way more crisp and vibrant, even when we watched from an angle. It has been done by putting high efficiency LED lights behind which an exceptionally transmissive panel.

Now, comes the most unique feature of the Panasonic TV which is called the HexaCroma Drive which uses 6 Colour Reproduction and advanced processing to allow the viewers to experience a picture quality with rich colour naturally. It makes the picture quality automatically flawless and worth gazing at. No wonder our team was quite mesmerised by the jaw-dropping picture quality that Panasonic TH-55CX700D has to offer to their users. Thus, as far as the picture quality is concerned our team was completely impressed by it. Even when we played a video, be it in slow motion, normal motion or fast motion, we did not notice any disturbance or glitch and the video played quite smoothly.

 

Sound Quality

Next, we, of course, turned our ears to check the sound quality of this set. A TV set with a good sound quality is yet another important feature of a good quality TV. Well, firstly there are two full range speakers that come well fitted with the TV. The quality of the speaker is pretty good with rich bass which offers clear frequency sound. The speaker output is 20W in total (10Wx2). There are four types of sound mode namely Standard, Music, Ambience and User with a VR- Audio True Surround mode. Our Team was actually quite impressed with the sound quality as well which had evenly spread in a medium size room. As we were watching a movie, we could actually hear each and every dialogue clearly. However, if you have a really big room then you can consider installing a better audio system for a better result.

 

Features

  • 4K Ultra HD which works at delivering the picture resolution which is four times more better than that of normal HD TV.
  • IPS LED Superior Bright Plus for a brighter picture quality which can also be viewed from different angles.
  • HexaCroma Drive which is the most unique feature in this TV allows the viewers to experience a picture quality with a higher level of colour vibrancy naturally, without much adjustment.
  • My Home Screen 2.0 backed by Firefox OS which makes it easy to access any content like apps, videos or any channel with intuitive operation. You can simply tell the TV want you to want it to do.
  • Info Frame which acts as a quick access to useful information like weather, time or any useful TV programme, etc. As soon as you will turn on the TV, information that is useful to you will be displayed automatically.

Connectivity

The connectivity department of Panasonic TH-55CX700D is quite easy. There is 3 USB port at the side of the TV and 1 LAN port back portion of the device. You can easily connect your USB memory stick to watch your favourite stored content on a larger screen. Apart from that, you can easily share Smartphone and tablet contents on your TV screen; thanks to Quad Core Pro which is used to analyse and process Beyond Smart functions. It holds a premium place in the TV industry as it enables easy sharing of contents from phone to TV; smooth playing of internet video playback and start-up and use of apps. However, there is no provision of sharing contents from the SD card to the TV which we felt a minor drawback in this case.

 

Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1 year

Support: You can call up Panasonic Support or Customer Care Service @ 1800-108-133/1800-103-1333.

 

Price and availability:

This Panasonic TH-55CX700D  is priced at Rs. 191,000(MRP).

You can get this product online at HomeYantra. To avail great offer and easy EMI,
options to buy this model, click here

 

Wrap Up

So, here we are at the end of this review session and after analysing everything, if we take the price into consideration we feel this TV can be a great investment for those who are not willing to spend a huge amount but want almost all the specification for a 4K Ultra HD TV. Features like HexaCroma Drive, IPS LED panel and Home Screen 2.0 powered by Firefox OS are quite not available in TVs from other brands. Also, the sound quality is pretty good which also get thumbs up from our end. Therefore, we bet Panasonic TH-55CX700D can be a great investment which is endowed with some unique features at an affordable rate.

The Ultimate Guide To Buying A TV

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Last 5-7 years have been the most dynamic and eventful phase in the history of Television as a product category in India. After the transition from CRT TV to flat panel screens, TV has been on constant evolution from Plasma to LCD to LED to its more sophisticated versions coming up every year. Brands are fighting each other on technology, viewing experience and pricing in this fiercely competitive category.

Whereas a customer is confronted with a plethora of choices. From TV types like regular HD TV to ultra modern 4K HD TVs to an insane amount of smart features. It’s enough to send any ones’ head for a spin to decide on which one to buy. This Ultimate Guide to buying the right Television by Homeyantra makes the process of buying right product simpler.

Know what Television best suits your home and family. To begin with, some key features that should be considered while buying a TV.

Screen Size

In the case of TVs, big is almost always better. You need to consider the below parameters to zero in on the ideal screen size for you.

  • Budget – Refer to the below table to get an idea of TV costing
Screen Size (in Inches) Standard HD LED TV (in INR)
30 & Below 10,000 to 20,000
31 to 40 20,000 to 40,000
41 to 49 30,000 to 55,000
50 & Above 40,000 to 12 Lacs
  • Viewing Distance – There is an optimum viewing distance for every TV. If you are too close the images appear pixelated, and if you are too far you won’t get optimum details. You have to be at a distance of 1.6 times the diagonal length of the TV.

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Type of Resolution

  • 4K Ultra HD
    • Also known as UHD TVs, this is at present the newest and best resolution available in the marketplace. They provide about 4 times the resolution of HD TVs and produce stunningly clear, crisp and detailed images. Another advantage of UHD TVs is HDR (High Dynamic Range). This enhances the contrast and colour of the existing pixels of the TV to create more lifelike images.
  • HD Resolution
    • 1080p – This supports a resolution of up to 1080 (typical resolution 1920 x 1080). This is by far the highest selling HDTV at the moment. This would allow you to watch full HD content and all TV programs at the highest resolution.
    • 720p – This is for budget buyers. You would get quality resolution for your DVDs and TV shows. This is the most economical of the 3.

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Image showing clarity of picture at various resolutions

Type of Screen

  • Plasma – Plasma TV by far has the best contrast and gives the best picture quality in a dark room. However, now LED technology is catching up and gives the same picture at a lesser price. We don’t see much of Plasma TVs in the market now.
  • LCD – These TV set use Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to produce images. These TVs were successful in replacing the CRT televisions, however, they are neither power efficient nor the picture quality is as rich as LED TVs.
  • LED – The most widely used TV at the moment are LED TVs. They are energy efficient, thin and light weight. These TVs make for very bright images. They come in 2 types, namely
    • Backlit LED
    • Edge LED
  • OLED – OLED or Organic LEDs is the latest and the best display technology at the moment. Unlike other technologies, OLEDs produces the true blacks with bright highlights. OLED displays are extremely thin and super light weight. The only draw back they are still new in the market and very expensive.

Features

  • Smart TV – A TV that could connect to various devices (laptop/phone) through technologies like Miracast are know termed as Smart TVs. Smart TVs can connect to the internet as well and supports Apps like YouTube, Netflix, Hotstar etc.
  • 3D TV – TVs which can play 3D content, which is quite prevalent nowadays, are known as 3D TV.
    • Passive 3D – Shows 2 different images simultaneously. The design of the glass is such that each eye can see only 1 image. Passive 3D glasses do not require a battery.
    • Active 3D – Active 3D alternates images between both eyes. These glasses are expensive and require a battery change.

Difference between 3D glasses

Connectivity

  • HDMI – HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is by far the best and the most efficient connection available for HD TVs. It can stream media players, Blu-Ray players, A/V receivers, gaming consoles and much more. HDMI carries both picture and sound in one cable which makes setting up a simple task and it is much cleaner.
  • USB – There are countless devices that can be connected to the TV like pen drives, digital camera, internet dongles etc. However, not all file formats are supported by the TV. Please check the catalogue to get an idea about the supported files.
  • Optical – This is a little old school option for connecting CD/DVD players. The TV is connected with an optical cable. This type of connection is used for audio equipment only. Although this technology exists, HDMI is a better option.
  • VGA – This option is used for connecting computers/laptops to the TV. This is an old technology and hardly seen in modern TVs.
  • Ethernet – Ethernet cable helps the TV to connect to the home internet so that the smart features could be used.
  • WiFi – This helps the TV to connect to the home network without any wirelessly. Once WiFi is connected you could use streaming technology like Miracast to view content from other devices which are connected to the same network.

With this ultimate guide, one can take an informed buying decision, with the right choice of the television that suits ones need the best. For quicker product discovery, Homeyantra‘s Smart Decision Tool helps you choose the right TV from a wide range of products.