Top positive review
23 August 2018
Panasonic is most trusted electronic company and they make reliable/durable/trouble free products. My house has below Panasonic products and they are still working perfectly.
1. Stereo cassette recorder ( Japan) - bought in 1980
2. Steam Iron ( Japan) - bought in 1992
3. Stereo boom box (Malaysia) - bought in 1990
4. Blender ( Taiwan) - bought in 2004
Previously I owned Panasonic 42 inch 3D TV but the panel was IPS & gave it up. This TV has VA type panel probably sourced from Innolux which make 58 inch size panel in 2017/18. I have owned all top branded TVs such as Sony, Samsung, LG, Toshiba and Sharp. My present TV is 50 inch Sony full HD 3D TV which also has great picture quality.
I compared you tube 4K video clips on this TV and my Sony full HD TV with VA panel side by side. I kept quality of you tube video as 1080P on both TV as I have to compare apple to apple. Panasonic 4K screen produced lovely bright pictures than Sony full HD TV. This does not mean Sony is bad, actually I must compare with SONY 4K TV.
Most of the budget 4K TVs integrated with IPS/PLS panels. If anyone has no issue with off axis viewing angle, better to go for TV with VA panel that gives high contract, deep black level. Almost all 43, 49 TVs are integrated with IPS or PLS panels. Even Sony low end TV uses IPS type panels. 2018 Panasonic FX models 43, 49, 55 must be IPS whereas 2017 models such as EX700 & EX750 (40,50,58,65 size) use VA panels. All budget 4K TV sets advertise HDR 10 capable but they do not have hardware to produce HDR 10 picture on 4K screen & they take HDR input signals only. As a results HDR picture may be worst but this TV has wider color gamut to reproduce HDR 10.
Premium looking TV, body constructed with metal bezel and sturdy stainless steel TV stands
Bright, very clean, pin sharp, lovely natural colors in good sources
Colors on BBC earth full HD blu ray discs are awesome, absolutely better than full HD TV
Vivid blue, Red is noticeable in digital TV mainly in the newsroom programs
You tube 1080p videos produce vivid colors than full HD TV
TV displays an incredible 4K resolution, beautiful colors and bright natural images with inky blacks
VA panel gives high contrast, uniform panel & deep black level
Good LCD panel - no back light bleeding, no clouding, no banding issue. Nowadays most of the consumers complain about back light bleeding and clouding issues of LG TVs/IPS panels.
Fast & easy operating system. Better than Sony android operating system which is very slow.
Sound is more than adequate for watching programmes such as the news and documentaries.
Good Connectivity - Optical, Wi Fi, 3 HDMI, 3 USB, Smart Functionality
Huge 58 inch TV - better in this price range
Picture is not very good when source is low quality. I think standard definition is not great on any 4K TVs and up-scaling of poorer quality content you may be better off with a full HD model.
Perfect TV if there is Bluetooth functionality but can't complain with this price range