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PANASONIC ANNOUNCES AX800 4K ULTRA HD TVs NOW COMPATIBLE WITH NETFLIX ULTRA HD 4K STREAMING
October 30, 2014 (Newark, NJ) – Panasonic, a leader in 4K Ultra HD technology announced today that their AX800 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TVs 4K are now capable of streaming Netflix Inc.’s ultra-high definition 4K streaming offerings.
Existing AX800 owners in North America will receive a firmware update when they connect their set to the Internet enabling them to enjoy 4K Netflix movies and shows such as “House of Cards,” “Breaking Bad,” and a new slate of Netflix Originals which begin in December with “Marco Polo.”
In addition, Panasonic’s 65-inch class AX900 and 85-inch class AX850 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TVs, which will go on sale next month via www.panasonic.com and other retailers, will be compatible with Netflix streaming in 4K right out of the box. Subscribers to the world’s largest internet streaming service pay $11.99 per month for the company’s ultra-high definition service and also get the ability to watch four streams at once.
A firmware update for European AX800 models will be released next month.
About Panasnic 4K Ultra HD TVs
Panasonic 4K Ultra HD TVs deliver "Beyond Smart" features and advanced image rendering performance for supreme picture quality with four times the resolution of Full HD TVs*.
The Panasonic AX800 4K Ultra HDTV Series features two screen sizes – the TC65AX800 65-inch class (64.5 inches diagonal), and TC-58AX800 58-inch class (57.5 inches diagonal).
The AX900 Series, debuting in November in the US, features the TC-65AX900 65-inch class screen size (64.5 inches diagonal) carrying on Panasonic’s rich heritage of design and engineering excellence with superior picture quality coupled with advanced features and functions to deliver the smartest and most intuitive home entertainment experience available.
The AX800, AX850 and AX900 Series are THX® 4K Certified Displays -- an assurance of image quality and consistency, confirming that they not only meet industry 4K performance guidelines, but that they maintain content accuracy true to the original HD image.
* 4K Ultra HD resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels
For more information about Panasonic’s complete line of 4K UHD TVs and 4K imaging products visit www.panasonic.com.
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About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from Ultra HD 4K TVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Beauty, Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand’s 2014 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked fifth overall -- the highest ranked electronics brand in the report.
To learn more about Panasonic USA’s products, visit www.panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic USA on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
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